It’s hard to believe but some people are not fans of camping. Maybe they had a bad experience in the past or maybe they are just not the outdoorsy type. Whatever the reason, you may find yourself talking them into trying it again and there are a few things you can do to turn their frowns upside down. [Read more…]
A good night’s sleep is one of the goals of camping. The breeze through the trees, crickets chirping, and star-studded sky are some of the big attractions of getting away and going camping. It all serves to lull you to sleep so you can begin your day fresh and ready to have some fun. That won’t happen if your bed is uncomfortable but there are some options to look into for a very nice night when camping. [Read more…]
Just like a pilot uses a checklist before taking the plane off the ground, many campers use checklists for arriving at the campsite, departing the campsite, and winterizing their rig. There are many moving parts when it comes to getting on or off the road so having list reduces the likelihood of forgetting something that could be damaging to your RV. Following are some things to do when you arrive at your campsite. [Read more…]
You just can’t go camping without having hot chocolate and we thought you’d like to try out a few twists to the old standard recipe. We found quite a variety and would love to hear if you have any favorite versions of your own.
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate – You’ll be stirring your chocolate along with some creamy peanut butter into that warm milk you have ready to fill your favorite camping mugs. Top it off with mini marshmallows and enjoy. You can find the recipe at One Sweet Mess. [Read more…]
Your RV power cord is the life line between you and all the electricity you need for a fun camping trip. They can be neglected and cause you problems so we found some helpful tips to share. Taking care of your RV power cords will help to assure a memorable camping trip that is memorable in a good way, not in a troublesome way. [Read more…]
You want to have more fun than chores while you are camping and we don’t blame you. That’s why cooking your meals in foil packs has become so popular. You can make the whole meal in the morning and then spend the rest of the day having fun. You can also make these ahead at home, freeze, and bring them with you. And the best reason to try cooking in foil packs is that there is no clean up after a meal. You just toss the used foil and you’re ready for a game of cards or some time around the campfire. [Read more…]
There are lots of electronic games and apps that can be played these days and people love them. There is still a lot to be said for the old favorite card games of the past. There is something about camping that brings people back to the simpler things in life and those old card games fit right in with that feeling. [Read more…]
Pie Irons have been a big part of camping for as long as most of us can remember. It’s amazing how many things you can make in them. Everything from lunch, dinner, and snacks to tasty desserts. We tend to think that most recipes are centered around a couple of slices of buttered bread with lots of goodness in between but there are plenty of other options for cooking in your pie iron. We found a few recipes worth trying on your next camping trip. [Read more…]
Winter has arrived once again and it’s time to put your RV to bed for the season. If you don’t have indoor storage for your RV you might consider a protective cover. Winter weather can take a toll on your RV and leaving it unprotected can damage your investment.
A properly fitting RV cover will protect your rig from ice and snow that has the potential of backing up on your roof and creating leaks when the spring thaw comes. If you’re storing outside in warm weather, the cover protects from damaging UV light and tree sap. [Read more…]
More and more people are camping with their pets these days and we think that is great. They are part of the family and they should have as much fun while camping as you do. There are a few things you can do to make sure things go smoothly for your pet so you all can be happy campers.
Be sure to carry the name and phone number of their regular Veterinarian. Also, carry their vaccination records with you, too. Just in case you have to make a quick trip to a Vet that is not familiar with your pet’s health history, having this information can be a lifesaver. [Read more…]