How To

Headed to the woods with the kiddos can be a tricky endeavor, but oh so worth it. How many of you remember your first night under the stars beside your family & friends. We took it upon ourselves to poll the Merrell Team parents on their best tips for the campsite. Share yours with us at @merrelloutside.

Make sure your kids know the difference between cooking oil spray and bug spray.  – Steve – VP of Sales

Remember if you’re going to teach your boy it’s ok to pee on a tree in the woods make sure you teach him that the rule doesn’t not apply when you get back to the house.  – Greg – Product Line Manager

Invest in a good Osprey Child Carrier Pack – throw the kid up there and explore to your hearts content – it even comes with a rain fly and sun cover for the kid. Favorite camp foods – s’mores, Mac n Cheese, & anything that comes out of a camping pie iron. Last tip – look for campsites that have lots of nearby options for entertainment (water, trails, sand/dunes, and firepits).  If you want something more low key find a campsite that has a playground area near by so the kids can play while you relax. Grace – Product Marketing Specialist

Bring a a packable hammock so you and they can relax.  And it doubles as a swing! Also – Bring a surprise rainy day activity.  I always buy pre-packaged gingerbread houses after Christmas.  It’s a fun and you can eat it for breakfast! – Sophie – International Marketing Manager

Do it in the backyard so the house, fridge and beds are easily accessible. – Tom  – Director of Sales

Make sure to stock the ‘adult cooler.’ – Dave – VP of Finance

“Don’t 😉 .” Sue – Product Marketing Manager.

Alright – you’ve heard it from the experts! Pack up the minivan & head to the trails. Share your tips, tricks, & photos with us!


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