Camping is an adventure in the great outdoors and sometimes we find ourselves on the receiving end of what the great outdoors has to offer. You may get more exposure to the sun while you are camping and also to insect bites, bumps, scrapes, slivers, and maybe even allergies. All of these can be quickly remedied if you have a well stocked first-aide kit on hand. [Read more…]
Unfortunately, when you are camping, you are spending the night in the mosquitoes backyard. They will do everything they can to take a sampling of you when you aren’t looking. The good news is that there are plenty of products to repel them and some tactics to take around your campsite to keep them away.
Camping is the time to get outdoors and have some fun. You can shed the winter clothes and wear your favorite shorts, tank tops, and flip flops. You spend time in the pool, or just out visiting with your neighbors. You can finally soak up some of that good old vitamin D. Sometimes, you may find that too much time outdoors, too quickly, can be a good way to get sunburned. [Read more…]
Getting ready for your camping trip is probably easier if you do it yourself but involving the kids can be a great way of getting them excited about all of it. Depending on their ages, there are lots of activities they can help with from the planning phase to the packing up and going home phase.
Kids can help with the packing and planning. They can help decide what will be needed and what containers to pack things in. They can decide what toys and games would be best to bring along and can help decide much of the food that will be eaten on your trip. [Read more…]
We all understand that being outside, breathing fresh air, exercising, and getting away from our daily responsibilities is good for our health. But there are other health benefits we get from camping that we may not be able to quite put our finger on.
Sleep. Life is busy. Our schedules are busy. Kids have practice, we have meetings, the house has to be cleaned, bills have to be paid, cars need to be maintained. All these thoughts circle our brain as we try to drift off to sleep at home and we frequently end up sleeping fitfully rather than fully. After a couple of nights in the campground you may find that you have slept; really slept, and it feels good. [Read more…]
There are a few things you need to do before the real fun can begin on your camping trip. We’ll get you started and you can add your own to customize your plan. Get these few things taken care of and the rest of your time can be spent enjoying your friends, family, and time outdoors.
Once you get to your campsite and have your rig positioned the way you want it, level the rig with whichever is your preferred method. Open your slides and turn on your gas valves. Light any appliances that need it and get your rig hooked up to the campground utilities. [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…]
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…]
Most people take care to protect themselves from the harsh rays of the sun, yet they don’t realize their pets need sun protection, too. The damaging UVA and UVB rays can affect your pet just as it does you. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to protect your pet from the sun and you’ll both enjoy the summer without downtime from painful sunburn. [Read more…]
While getting an RV can make a huge difference when it comes to luxury travel and the enjoyment of your travel experiences, driving a full sized recreational vehicle is a lot different than driving a regular car or van. While there’s no denying the benefits, you will definitely want to follow a few of these tips in order to make sure you start off in the right situation. [Read more…]