Posts Tagged ‘In Preparation’

DIY: De-winterize your Tow-able RV or Travel Trailer

13 Apr

Trailer SignIt’s exciting when this time of year rolls around again. The snow has melted (if you get snow), the birds are chirping, the air is warming, and your thoughts turn to sitting around a campfire with loved ones.  What could be better?

This step by step guide will help you get your RV ready for the camping season.

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SO…Outdoors Camping Blog: Pre-season Planning

11 Apr

Tent SignI think it’s terrible when people are so worried about being competitive, that they ultimately rob their readers of the kind of value that you come to expect from a blog these days.

If I come across a good read on the Internet, I want to share it with my readers – and here is a great example!

I recently came across an excellent camping blog from Southern Ontario – SO Outdoors Camping Blog.  Plenty of excellent posts on the site, but this one in particular caught my attention.

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7 Helpful Tips for Preventing Motion Sickness

22 May

Moving CarThis is a guest post written by my wife, Amber.  Let me tell you, she has years of experience dealing with motion sickness.  Our youngest daughter gets sick on almost every extended car ride.  Here is what Amber had to say…

Depending on your camping destination, you may be faced with a lengthy drive (check out Great Ways to Combat “Are We There Yet?”).  We have certainly had our fair share of them.  For us, this usually means dealing with the effects of motion sickness in one or more of the children.

Luckily, we have gathered some great advice over the years for handling just such a scenario.

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DIY: Sterilize Your RV’s Fresh Water System

18 May

Wrech SignDo you ever notice that the water in your RV has a stale taste or slight odor after it’s been sitting for a while?  Sometimes the water may seem a little off even when you’ve been using it regularly.

The most likely culprit is that your fresh water system is due for a cleaning!  Bacteria love to make homes in an RV water system, so it’s best to sterilize that system on a regular basis.

No need to worry though, it’s an easy job that you can take care of yourself, we’ll tell you how.

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Taking the Kids to the Beach? 12 Items You can’t Forget!

16 May

Sand CastleThe sun is shining, the temperature is rising, and the only thing on your mind is grabbing the little ones and hitting the beach.  The refreshing sound of the water, the sand on your toes, and the hot sun warming your skin.

It’s a win-win situation.  The kids love playing in the sand and water, and you get to work on your tan!

Read on to make sure that have all the necessities in your beach bag to keep your kids safe and healthy while enjoying the sand and surf.

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9 Things Every Dog Owner Needs While Camping

15 May

Dogs in a TentIf you like camping, and you love dogs, then you probably bring your family pet along with you whenever you camp.  If you’ve never brought your four-legged pal with you, maybe it’s time to give it a try!

Bringing your family pet along with you is a great way to complete the experience and really enjoy the time with your whole family – humans and animals alike.  You can also save some money by not needing to board them in a kennel.

Here is a list of stuff that you’ll want to remember to bring along.

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Book Early to Get the Site You Want

11 May

reserved towelOne of the things that I try to do every year is plan our family camping trips and reserve the campsites early in the season.  I rarely succeed at this, but it’s the thought that counts right?


Have you ever tried sleeping in a tent that is on a slope?  I have and I can tell you that I didn’t get a decent night’s sleep.  So learn from my experience and book early.  Here are some tips to help you get the jump on your planning.

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