Here's an idea for keeping kids contained at your site

lugoismad

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Dec 31, 2013
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We have twin 3 year olds, and as soon as they get out of the van they head in opposite directions.

Took them camping last night, and gave this a shot.

A 150 foot roll of marking tape is a few bucks on amazon.
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It made a nice ring around the site, and after a few time outs the girls learned they weren't allowed to cross the tape unless they were holding our hand.
 

Ryanincc

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Dec 28, 2013
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Corpus Christi, TX
Very cool idea! I wonder if the state parks here in Texas all allow you to do that? I have a baby that will be walking soon so I'll remember this one :)
 

lugoismad

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Dec 31, 2013
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Ryanincc said:
Very cool idea! I wonder if the state parks here in Texas all allow you to do that? I have a baby that will be walking soon so I'll remember this one :)

It's just a roll of vinyl. No stickiness. It comes right back down and you can roll it back up.
 

FL_Bill

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Aug 3, 2011
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Saint Petersburg, Florida
We like to let ours run free and be ferrel. Really, ride bikes and explore. After all it is the reason we go camping. But I guess if they are very young....

Happy camping.

FL Bill
 

lugoismad

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Dec 31, 2013
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FL_Bill said:
We like to let ours run free and be ferrel. Really, ride bikes and explore. After all it is the reason we go camping. But I guess if they are very young....

Happy camping.

FL Bill

They just turned 3 last week and can't talk much yet. No, I do not think it's a great idea to let them too far out of our site.

Clearly this is a tool for young children.

I'm not really sure what you are trying to get at.
 

FL_Bill

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Aug 3, 2011
983
Saint Petersburg, Florida
I'm not trying to get at anything...

I did not mean anything offensive.

Rangers at the state parks frown on us stringing a clothes line for a few hours, so...i dont know what they will say about caution tape.

Again i im not judging, or Criticizing. I was just commenting. Mine are 8 and 10.

Like i said, i guess if they are very young....

FLB
 

lugoismad

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Dec 31, 2013
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FL_Bill said:
I'm not trying to get at anything...

I did not mean anything offensive.

Rangers at the state parks frown on us stringing a clothes line for a few hours, so...i dont know what they will say about caution tape.

Again i im not judging, or Criticizing. I was just commenting. Mine are 8 and 10.

Like i said, i guess if they are very young....

FLB

It's tree tagging tape and it's not tight. I can understand no clothes line, as it can damage the bark and kill the tree.
 

froggie

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Sep 2, 2012
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I think it's a great idea. Actually, you are teaching them autonomy and respect for other people's space. My GS is six now, but the I will keep this in mind for the next one, whenever that might come along.
 

gardenbliss

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Dec 9, 2013
1,298
San Diego
I too think it's a brilliant idea for your young twins. As they get older, they will respect other campsites, learn the camp rules and explore while being safe at the same time. I will pass this tip on to my friends with young kids. It will save them a lot of anxiety.
 

Loraura

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Nov 3, 2012
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Does it work in reverse? Can I put it around my site to keep the "wild and ferrel" kids OUT of my site? lol


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bropaul

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Aug 7, 2009
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Excellent idea, Logan!! Very visible and something they can relate to at their age... vs. 'don't go past that tree'! Good thinking! [:D]

Diane
 

lbrygoddess

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Mar 4, 2014
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We have four year old twin girls and I think this is a great idea. Something about twins...they can get into more mischief faster than you can believe! We've been camping with our girls since they were 15 mos. old and it gets easier every year :)
 

lvmycag

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Feb 9, 2013
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I will remember this when the grandchildren come. Thanks for sharing!


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TentOnWheelsTX

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Jul 30, 2012
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Loraura said:
Does it work in reverse? Can I put it around my site to keep the "wild and ferrel" kids OUT of my site? lol


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I'm a fan of the big silent didn't-realize-he-was-there Doberman dog for that one. :)
 

Morgan23

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Feb 21, 2011
406
Just FYI a similar idea works for the firepit: use sticks and string to create a 'safety circle' around the firepit where no kiddos can cross. We used to do this when the minions were smaller and it worked well. It allowed them to play freely around the firepit but kept me from constantly scolding them for getting too close.
 




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