Posts Tagged ‘Tips and Tricks’

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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Internet While Camping – Staying Connected

01 Apr

Camping WWWIt’s the digital age.  Nearly 75% of homes in the US and Canada have internet access.  People are connecting electronically more than they ever have before.  Young and old alike, you’d be hard pressed to find any significant number of people without at least an email address in today’s world.

So what do you do when you take a week or two off and head out with the tent, trailer, or RV?  Let’s take a look at how to keep Facebook up-to-date, check email, or read your favorite blog posts while roughing it in the great outdoors.

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Is It Time To Replace Your Interior RV Lights With LEDS

30 Mar

RV lightsHave you ever noticed that the lights in your RV or trailer get really hot after being on for a short while?  The reason that they get so hot is because the bulbs that are used in most RVs are very inefficient incandescent light bulbs.

Over the past year I have been playing with bouncing around the idea that there must be a better lighting solution.  There is, and it’s super cool LED lighting.

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8 Great Ways To Keep The Bears Away

08 Jun

Sweden._Stockholm._Djurgården._Skansen_101 Yesterday I wrote about 10 tips for surviving a bear encounter.  That got me thinking though.  Maybe the best way to deal with a bear encounter is to try to prevent one altogether.

So I’ve put together a list of tips that will help keep the bears from showing up at your camp site.  Prevention is much easier to handle than an actual encounter.

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10 Tips For Surviving a Bear Encounter

07 Jun

Malaysian_Sun_Bear Camping and wilderness seem to go hand in hand.  It just doesn’t have the same appeal when you think about camping in the parking lot at your local Wal-mart.

Enjoying the wilderness also means taking on the potential risks that come with it.  There are any number of dangers in the wild – from poison ivy to wild animals and everything in between.

Bears definitely fall into that category.  They are beautiful creatures to observe, but they deserve a great deal of respect and caution.  We’re going to look at some tips for surviving a bear encounter while camping.

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8 Ways to Keep Up Your Fitness Routine While Camping

04 Jun

Here is another guest post from my wife, Amber.  She recognizes that many people toss their fitness routines right out of the window when they head out to the campground.

There are any number of reasons why this happens, but it’s important to note that it doesn’t have to.  You can keep up your exercising and still have a great time at camp.

Here’s her list of ways to stay fit while roughing it.

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Video – Chill A Coke In 2 Minutes!

28 May

Movie SignIt’s time for this week’s Video of the Week!

This week we’re going to take a look at a video implementation that compliments our article Super Chill Your Drink in Just a Couple of Minutes, which was posted a couple of weeks ago.

This video serves as a testament to just how easy this nifty trick is, as it provides you with a step-by-step walkthrough of the process.

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Save Money While Camping – Part 5

27 May

Money SignWe’ve finally made it to article number five in this five part series on saving money while you camp!

Just to recap,  we’ve bought our firewoodwe’ve made a list and checked it twice, we’ve taken advantage of some great loyalty programs and travel memberships, and we’ve taken a good look at saving money on our groceries.

I usually like to save the best for last and today is no exception.  The final topic in this series is all about entertainment.

Tip 5 – Plan for fun, but frugal entertainment.

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Save Money While Camping – Part 4

26 May

Money SignHere comes the fourth article in our series on saving money while camping.  It’s been a busy week!  We’ve bought our firewoodwe’ve made a list and checked it twice, and we’ve taken advantage of some great loyalty programs and travel memberships.

Today we’re going to move on to a topic that we can’t avoid because we need it to survive.  Can you guess what it is?

Food.  You gotta have it, so why not be as cost effective as possible

Tip 4 – Plan meals wisely to keep costs at a minimum.

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