Kids know how to enjoy the camping experience. They are naturals at it. Most of them, within 15 minutes of arrival, are exploring the campground and setting their sights on what adventures they plan for their stay. They will get plenty of fresh air when they are here and should sleep very well. We see lots of parents leave the campfire carrying sleeping kids who’ve had a full day of fun and couldn’t stay awake a minute longer. [Read more…]
Meals are a big part of your camping experience and sharing food goes on all the time. You may be camping with a group of family and friends who all get together for meals. There are some steps you can take to make sure your food remains delicious and safe for consumption.
You’ll probably be transporting food to your friends’ campsite or maybe to a potluck. Tables will be set up and pans & bowls of food might be out in the elements for awhile. Keeping your food at a safe temperature is important and we’ll give you some tips for doing so. [Read more…]
Camping can be a great time to relax and spend time catching up with friends it’s also a time that you get a surprising amount of exercise. There is a lot of walking that happens around the campground. You’ll find yourself walking from your campsite to the store, over to the pool, back to your campsite, across to your friend’s campsite, and back and forth to other activities that are happening. By the end of the day your feet will feel it. And you may find yourself walking on uneven terrain. You’ll be going over grass and gravel some hilly areas and into some dips and curvatures. That’s why it’s a good idea to protect your feet and ankles and knees from injury. [Read more…]
Living in New York makes us pretty savvy when it comes to mold and mildew prevention. The humidity in the air can be a challenge to contend with if you are unfamiliar with mold treatment. Anything that is packed tightly while still damp from dew or humidity, can begin to mildew in a very short period of time. There are things you can do, however, and we’ll explain them for you. [Read more…]
You will have your share of burgers, steaks, and S’mores when you’re camping and that’s part of the fun. They are familiar foods we eat when enjoying time with others and we look forward to enjoying them guilt-free. You can incorporate healthy offerings along with your old favorites when you’re camping. [Read more…]
If you find yourself frequently replacing your dead RV battery there may be an underlying problem you can fix instead. It will save you frustration and cash; two good reasons to look into it.
Mark Polk, of RV Education 101, recently wrote an article for the Go RVing blog which addresses some of the potential causes for this type of frequent RV battery failure. He lists the following is the most common causes for a dead battery. [Read more…]
Camping in New York may have come to an end for the year but that is no reason to go without some delicious hot chocolate evenings with a family, friends, and a good movie. We found some new recipes to try for next year’s camping trip and we hope you find some new favorites.
Black Bottom Hot Chocolate – This decadent dessert has a layer of thick hot fudge at the bottom of the cup. Top it with whipped cream and it’s three layers of heaven. [Read more…]
We’re seeing more and more RVs coming equipped with a microwave/convection oven and we hear that some RVers aren’t sure how to cook with them. We found some great tips online to help you learn your way around this new, very useful, small RV appliance.
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The benefits of this microwave/convection combination is that it can cook your food quickly like a microwave and also brown your food with the convection feature of the oven. Another benefit is the reduced cooking time keeps you from heating up the inside of your RV compared to a regular oven. [Read more…]
Halloween is the best time for making fun treats and using your imagination. People love snacking on something at the many Halloween and Fall Festival events you’re sure to be invited to. Next time you have to bring something you can try these. They are sure to be a hit. [Read more…]
We love to see the kids get started camping as soon as possible. The fresh air and relaxed atmosphere is good for them and for the parents, too. Plenty of parents bring babies who are only months old and they just have to do a little extra planning to make it a great experience.
You won’t be able to bring their crib along with you but there are a lot of baby sleeping options available these days. You may even be able to borrow something from a friend or family member to try before you buy. As long as baby is in a bed with soft sides and perhaps provides a net to keep mosquitoes away, the little one will sleep like a – well, you know – a baby. [Read more…]