28 Jul

Backyard Safari Outfitters – Adventure Kit – CLOSED

My daughter may not yet be 2, but she is already obsessed with “b-ugs”.  The Backyard Safari Outfitters products couldn’t have come at a better time for her.  The ants and spiders are in full force and are nearly taking over our sidewalks.  Going on walks with our daughter is pretty much torture because she stops at every single crack to look at all the “ant-s”, down on her tummy with her eyes close and her mouth wide open for the ants to nearly walk right in.  When you are 22 months, bugs are absolutely amazing.

The first day that we received our Backyard Safari Outfitters products, we took it straight outside and started on the hunt for bugs!  It first lead us to our front deck, but I thought it would be more exciting to keep going because searching for bugs is half the fun.  The next door neighbour’s child (who just turned 3), couldn’t help herself when she saw DD and I outside with the bug vacuum – a strange and captivating contraption.  So the three of us were now on the hunt, and just a few minutes later we found a spider to investigate.  Being a big kid myself  (the adult), I thought it would be best if I was the one that pulled the trigger to try to suck in the spider.  The bug vacuum was able to suck in this little guy and went straight into the viewing area that is complete with a magnifying glass so you can get a closeup of the little creature.  Each child spent time ohhing and awwing over their newest outdoor friend.  The magnified glass isn’t that powerful, but it does enhance viewing.   To let the spider go, we simply had to twist the magnifying glass and out he crawled.

We then used the Bug Vacuum on many other critters, including flies and ants, and found that sometimes the bugs were stronger than the suction, so they were able to just crawl around the cone part of the vacuum and didn’t make their way into the viewing area.  The easiest bugs to capture were the ones that were already caught in spiders webs.  Either way, the kids loved just using the Bug Vacuum (once I gave it over), and started to pull the trigger on unsuspecting victims.  If you want to scope out bigger bugs, the vacuum comes with a simple attachment that has a larger nose to let bigger bugs in.

Backyard Safari Outfitters also carries a cargo vest for your little hunter. My daughter is nearly 2, and the vest is for children sizes 5 and up, so it was rather large on her.  The vest has all kinds of little pockets, d rings and looks like something a dad would wear while out on a fishing trip (we all know how much kids want to be like their dad’s).

Overall, the products at Backyard Safari Outfitters are lots of fun for little ones.  Despite my daughter being so young, her and the neighbour had lots of fun scoping out the bugs around our yard.  I didn’t find the suction was enough to get all the bugs, and the magnifying glass was a little weak, but to the kids it was amazing.  (Do you think I should let them know that my husband went out in the evening to spray  all the insects with bug killer?!?.  I would have thought that being chased around by two toddlers would have been enough for them to vacate the premise, but I guess not).

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Giveaway: One lucky reader is going to receive An adventure Kit, which includes: Water Tight Case, Retractable Carabiner Clip, Mini Lantern and the Pop-Up Essential Field Guide

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305 thoughts on “Backyard Safari Outfitters – Adventure Kit – CLOSED

  1. The binoculars would be fun for kids. They would be fun to take to the zoo to get a better look at animals that aren’t near the front of their enclosures.

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  3. My son just finished going to a day camp where the theme was “Into the Wild”
    They of course learned about different animals and camping outside.
    Anyway, he would love this! I think he would especially like the Lighted Field Scope

  4. That the bug vacuum has a magnifying glass built in – better to check out the bugs you catch! Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  5. I love the pop-up field guide that they have available on their website, lots of great tips.

  6. I saw an item that I think my granddaughter would love to use to explore our backyard – the Backyard Safari Outfitters Field Binoculars 🙂

  7. The Backyard Safari Outfitters Bug Podz Habitat Construction Set is really cool. The prices of all the toys are pretty reasonable too.

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  10. My son would also love the Bug Podz Habitat Construction Set.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.


  11. I saw a great field tip: KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING Ask for directions and don’t travel where someone can’t see you or find you. Always be sure you can find your way back.

  12. On their site I saw the 10 Essential Field Tips such as PACK EMERGENCY GEAR Always carry a whistle, a flashlight, and a first aid kit. Use your whistle to call for help if you get separated from your group.

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