If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to really make the most out of a situation (and how to make a good banana bread). It’s safe to say this summer has been far from ideal, from limited travel to the continuing of social distancing guidelines. But just because the hot season has passed us by, doesn’t mean you can’t have one last hurrah for Labor Day 2020.   

A typical Labor Day consists of grilling and enjoying the company of loved ones, but a 2020 Labor Day will look a little different. Don’t let this be a reason not to celebrate. Your social distancing Labor Day weekend is the best excuse for a weekend getaway. Here at Forage Paper Co, we love the idea of camping! 

Walt Whitman quote

Pitching a tent, cooking your meals over a fire, and being one with nature may sound daunting, but don’t let it! Instead of thinking of this as “forced quarantine” look at it as though you're choosing to bask in the last moments of summer - surrounded by wildlife.

Whether you’ve been working from home or spending your days scrolling through TikTok, chances are you’ve spent the majority of quarantine glued to your screen. Now’s the time to unplug and be present. 

Cooking over campfire overlooking view of the mountains

The advantage to camping is the lack of a schedule. Wake up when your body wants to - don’t set an alarm. If that means making breakfast at 11am instead of your usual 9am, so be it. Your time off the grid is important to recharge!

The change of scenery could provide some much-needed inspiration in your daily life. Go for a hike, rejuvenate with some meditation, watch the sunset, and finish the night by stargazing. Your future self will thank you for this “me” time.

Charles Lindbergh quote

Turn off auto-pilot and really take your time when making meals. It’s human nature to want to rush through daily tasks and receive instant gratification, but that mindset isn’t needed when you’re cooking over the hot embers. There are an abundance of recipes for campfire cooking, have fun with it!

Happy Camper mug with camping essentials painted on by Forage Paper Co

Back in 2018, our co-founders gathered inspiration for a collaboration by unplugging and leaving Manhattan for a weekend getaway through Getaway. Check out how they were able to pull inspiration from the weekend away and create their Happy Camper products

Camping is an experience the whole way through, but it’s all what you make of it. Labor Day Weekend 2020 is right around the corner, so find your tent and start packing - don’t forget the bug spray.

So, how do you plan to celebrate Labor Day 2020? Let us know by using #ForYouForage to show us!

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