No travel plans this summer? No problem! Create a kid-friendly getaway in your backyard complete with sleeping bags and a bonfire—no travel required
Call your fire department and ask if conditions are favorable for an outdoor blaze. If you get the go-ahead, start your fire at least 10 feet away from your home. Make sure the area is clear of dry leaves and grass, which could catch fire if ignited by sparks. Stash a fire extinguisher and buckets of water or a hose nearby and keep a close watch on the flames.