Yesterday Eva and I played with some Backyard Safari Outfitters toys. We received a bunch of them to test out and review and also do a giveaway. I went out earlier and set up the BASE CAMP SHELTER. This is a half dome tent that kids can set up as their base of operations in the backyard.

Here is the description of that product. “Whether you are hiking in the woods, camping in your backyard, or even setting up a fort indoors, every camping enthusiast needs a place to rest. The Base Camp Shelter comes with everything to set up camp. This rugged shelter is lightweight and easy to assemble. The kit includes a field shelter that will protect you from any troublesome weather. Standing over 40” tall, the Base Camp Shelter is large enough for several Backyard Safari Kids to set up their own instant base camp in the field… all year round! With plenty of storage spaces and pockets, you’ll have plenty of space to put all of your essential field gear like the bonus Mini Lantern with carabiner. This special edition kit comes with the collectible Base Camp Expedition iron-on patch and Pop-Up Field Guide™ that features instructions for completing special missions in the field.”

Setting up the Base Camp shelter was very easy. three tent poles and I was done. The one thing I would have liked to have seen included with this were from metal tent stays that you can push into the ground to secure the Base Camp Shelter. There are holes for them so I was able to use some that I had to accomplish this. It was a bit windy yesterday and with the tent stays in place the shelter was very secure.

Eva and Allison came out and Eva was wearing her CARGO VEST.

Here is the description of that product. A must-have for every Backyard Safari kid and it’s your most essential piece of field gear. The Cargo Vest is tough enough for all of your outdoor adventures. Plenty of cargo pockets means lots of space to load up all of your gear for the great outdoors. Six D-Rings and two shoulder epaulets let you clip and hang more essential gear. A large pocket stores your trusty binocs and a clear-view chest pocket is the perfect place for your Pop-Up Field Guides™.

She not only was wearing the Cargo vest but she had added her own touches to this with a field journal and pen on a necklace so that she could write down her observations.

I clipped on the 6-IN-1 FIELD TOOLS to her vest.

Here is the description of that product. The must-have tool set for any adventurer! Shovel, brush, grab, or probe. Whether gathering samples or excavating that dig site, up close or in hard to reach spaces, these sturdy tools will handle hundreds of field tasks. And, when you discover that interesting find, signal the rest of your field crew with the high audible field safety whistle. Just clip to your Cargo Vest and they will stay within reach to snap off – and back on – with single-handed ease. Tough, yet safe, the nylon plastic won’t wear out.

Eva liked playing with those tools. I used the tweezers to pick up leaves and we would talk about what she observed about the leaves. She used the shovel to dig little bits of dirt and observe that as well.

I was also sent a UTILITY BELT. I snapped that onto Eva under her vest, which was more like a dress on her because it was very large. It is made for a 5 year old so having it on Eva, even though she is on the taller side, it was still big for her.

Here is the description of that product. Do you ever wonder how Explorers carry all of their gear? Adventurers can now take everything they’ll need for their next mission with the Essential Field Gear Utility Belt. The unique modular design lets you customize the arrangement of all your gear, so everything you need is at your fingertips. Clip on the field compass on one of the two adjustable d-ring loops, then slide your Backyard Safari Bug Vacuum (sold separately) into the handy holster. The large canvas Velcro® pouch is the perfect place for storage. There’s even space on the belt for two collection bottles so you can gather specimens in the field to observe at home. All accessories can clip off and on the belt and be set to different positions.The last item that we had to try out was the BIRD WATCHER’S FIELD KIT

Here is the description of that product. Take a closer look at the fantastic birds soaring in the sky, or scope out what bird is chirping outside your door. The Bird Watcher’s Field Kit comes with everything you need for the ultimate bird watching experience. Peek through a pair of 5 x 30 power binoculars with 2.5” lens shades. Secure the binoculars to a lightweight tripod that can be placed on a tabletop or hand held. The kit also includes three different bird callers (Reed, Whistle & Chirp) for attracting just about every backyard bird. Wear your Bird Watcher patch proudly as you follow the in-field missions, from the Pop-Up Field Guide™, to becoming an official Bird Watcher.

We played with everything for about two hours on our front yard. We tried out all the bird calls, tools and equipment. I liked everything. There were a few things that I noticed like the warbler call got me soaked and I had to keep putting water in it to make it work right but it would get used up very quickly and run all over me. I’m not sure if I was doing it wrong or not. The duck call worked the best and there was a Whistle call that was just like a regular whistle but the instructions said to move your hand from side to side. I would have appreciated better instructions on how to use the bird calls but overall I think that I got decent info on how to use most everything else.

The Pop-Up Field Guides™ were very nice. They gave great info that I could read to Eva so that we could learn more about the equipment. She wanted to sleep in the base camp shelter overnight too. Eva had a ton of fun playing with all the equipment and she would have slept in her Cargo vest if we had let her. These toys are definitely fun for getting your kids outside and exploring. I just basically equipped Eva and let her explore, something kids do best.

I have a package of Backyard Safari Outfitters equipment to give away so that your little one can be a ready for your own Backyard Safari.

The Prize Package contains:

Ways to Enter
(Leave 1 SEPARATE Comment for EACH Entry).

  • 1 Entry – Mandatory to Enter – To enter the contest visit the Backyard Safari Outfitters site and leave a comment on this post. Tell me your favorite outdoor adventure. Leave this as your FIRST comment.
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    Tag me in the post: type “@Andrew Bennett”. Friend me first so I can see your tag.
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25 Responses to “Backyard Safari Outfitters Giveaway”

  1. April Barber says:

    visited the site! cool stuff! My family loves going hiking and exploring. One time we found an old bunk house. Part of it was still up and we got to walk around in it, part of it had collapsed.

  2. April Barber says:

    I follow BenSpark on twitter – shortsster

  3. April Barber says:

    I follow @BYSOutfitters on twitter – @shortsster

  4. April Barber says:

    I liked Backyard Safari Outfitters on facebook and left a comment

  5. April Barber says:

    I subscribe to your bootcamp 🙂

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    I subscribe to your news letter 🙂

  7. vickie couturier says:

    My favorite outdoor adventure would be:catching butterflys with the grandsons,an lighting bugs,they love that one


  8. vickie couturier says:

    Follow BenSpark on Twitter

  9. vickie couturier says:

    Follow @BYSOutfitters on Twitter

  10. vickie couturier says:

    Like Backyard Safari Outfitters on facebook an left a comment as instructed

  11. vickie couturier says:

    Subscribe to BenSpark’s Personal Branding BootCamp

  12. vickie couturier says:

    Subscribe to BenSpark’s Giveaway Newsletter

  13. Melissa B. says:

    Visited the site – very cool! My favorite outdoor adventures are going to the beach and boating. I also really like hiking around Horn Pond.

  14. Melissa B. says:

    I follow BenSpark on Twitter – Angelia818

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    I follow BYSOutfitters on Twitter – Angelia818

  16. Melissa B. says:

    I liked BYSOutfitters on FB

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    I subscribe to your PB Bootcamp newsletter

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    I subscribe to your giveaway newsletter

  19. Naomi says:

    She looks so grown up in her outdoor gear! I love that Backyard Safari offers patches for their different adventures. Roo would love the Expedition Two hiking stick but I think Jasper would be more into the Bug Wrangler…
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  20. Naomi says:

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  21. suni says:

    Hy favorite adventures are the ones my child creates. He is so imaginative! We can go on safari adventures, jungle expeditions, and even civil wars with him in the yard.

  22. suni says:

    i follow u @bu11etz
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