100 Years of the Motorhome

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By Leah Messenger

Whether you are planning a once in a lifetime romantic adventure or an action packed family fun adventure, there is arguably no better way to explore the great outdoors than in a motorhome. Loved by many woman adventurers across the world for their practicality and versatility, in a motorhome you can rest easy knowing all your travel requirements are met and everyone in your travelling party is happy and content (for the most part!).

100 Years 2If you are just starting out with the motorhome lifestyle there are many ways you can help familiarise yourself with it all and to build your confident behind the wheel.  Regular practice, booking a course and even joining online forums or a motorhome club can help you meet like-minded female travelers, who are just keen to hit the open road as you!

Seasoned motorhome owners may want to regularly consider whether the motorhome they have is the right fit for their demanding, ever changing lifestyle. With so many options around today to sell and upgrade to a new and improved model, there’s no excuse to have an outdated motorhome that’s not up to scratch with the changing requirements of you and your family.

100 Years 3If you still haven’t taken the plunge and purchased your dream motorhome there are few things you should consider before you part with any cash.  Class B motorhomes drive more like the family car, but contain all the comforts of home including bathroom, bedroom, kitchen as well as ample storage and could well be considered as an entry level motorhome.

Class C motorhomes on the other hand are considered the next stage up and are easily recognisable by the over-the-cab area that is often an optional sleeping area. Significantly more powerful than a Class B motorhome, owners can even tow a small vehicle for short trips if they wish.

To give you an idea of how far the motorhome has come in the past 100 years below we have an infographic that documents the many twist and turns in the history of the motor home.

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Infographic provided courtesy of www.webuyanymotorcaravan.com 

The Exhilarating World of Women Camping: What Is Your Style?

Camping: What is your style?

By Iris West

As summer comes to a dramatic but scintillating close, it wouldn’t hurt to squeeze in a last-minute camping venture into the great outdoors. Well, there’s something alluring about a woman’s camping experience. Maybe it’s a wonderful way to get that sun-kissed, summer tan that is the envy of all your friends. Or perhaps a chance to get away from all the hustle and bustle of your everyday doldrums of life and work. No matter what your reason to get real up close with nature, camping is a sure-fire way to kick back and relax. And, boy, we certainly deserve it.

Here’s the thing you need to know before packing your backpacks with camping essentials: not all camping is actually created equal. In fact, I get forwarded this question now and then: what is the best style of camping out there? Right off the bat, I’ll have to say that it boils down to personal preference.

Nonetheless, below I will walk you through the different types of camping. The good news is that any kind can get you that adrenaline-packed adventure and thrill or that rest and relaxation that you need before wintry months kick in. Let’s get started, shall we?

Camping: What is Your Style?

#1. Backpacking Camping

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Backpacking is perhaps the most extreme type of camping out there. Here, hiking is what I figured for the longest time to be the name of the game. So, if you love hiking and would like to garner an awesome camping experience, backpacking could be a slice of heaven. For this type of camping, however, a nice pair of hiking boots is essential. Here’s a no-brainer tip for any backpacker: pack efficiently but lightly, only bringing stuff that will last you for your hiking adventure. Packing too many things can get a little hectic, if not downright overwhelming out there. In essence, here is a backpackers’ packing list:

  • Light, mostly dried foods found in camping store aisles
  • Bear canisters to keep bears at bay
  • Wealthy supply of clean water
  • Backpackers guide tailored for your hiking destination

#2. Car Camping

The second type of camping is what many American families consider a “real” camping holiday. Car camping encompasses exactly what you are thinking: taking your friends, family or colleagues out in a car to a campsite. Once there, you can pitch a tent, from where you can make day hikes, swimming, play camp games, sports, and a raft of other exciting camping activities. The allure of car camping style lies in its straightforward and no hassle manner. It’s modestly safe and can make for an excellent group camping experience. Day hikes are the highlight of camping, though. This means you can go for nature walks, summit climbing, and so forth. A campfire can also make your nightlife exciting. With it, you can roast marshmallows while enjoying “monster stories” and cold/hot beverages.

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#3. Trail Camping

Before you even ask, trail camping entails traveling from point A to B on a ‘trail.” When it comes to trail camping, anything and everything goes. Most trail campers spend many days out in the wild transcending mountains, hillocks, thickets, and so forth. Of course, trail camping is more than a camp. It can be an indispensable way to shed a few pounds while at it. Much akin to meditation, trail camping can help campers find their “inner selves” and “real meaning in life.” No matter what your reason for trail camping, this type of camping can be fun. A lot of fun.

#4. Cabin Camping

Simply put, cabin camping is much like rustic hotel camping. More often than not, this type of camping has been associated with most baby boomers and retirees. Well, they are dead right on the point on this one. Cabin camping takes camping experience to a whole new and exciting level. If you like as much contact with the great outdoors as possible, however, this is not your camping style. Try something like trail camping. Nonetheless, cabin camping provides decent opportunity to mingle with the wild.

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Of more importance, however, is the fact that cabin campers can bring a truckload of food supply – groceries, hamburgers, beverages, water, condiments, and so on. That is the magical allure of cabin camping and the reason why it has gained increased traction with city dwellers and vacationers looking to find a teensy bit of quiet and peace away from their lousy jobs and fast-paced lives.

#5. And, finally….. RV Camping

As you might expect, RV camping is uncannily similar to cabin camping style, but you get to sleep and rest in a 5th wheel or RV. Again, this style isn’t for people looking for good contact with the wild and outdoors. It’s for individuals who need a small nature walk and hike just to breathe in that ambient and alpine air. Nonetheless, RV camping can be the ultimate fun. You can select a rustic spot to enjoy fishing, campfires, outdoor grilling, and much more. Some RV campers tug along a boat equipped with all fishing essentials.

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There you are – five types of camping styles.  So when it comes to camping: what is your style? With all these options, there’s always a camping style for everyone.

 

33 Top Rated Hiking and Camping Gear on Amazon

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By Kelly Price

This Top Rated list compiled for women outdoor adventurers only features products with at least 4.3/5 stars and 25+ reviews on the global Amazon platform.

When you’re out in the wilderness, it’s just you, Mother Nature and your gear. It’s critical for every product you bring with you to (1) do its job perfectly and (2) leave the smallest footprint possible. The gear on this list has been put to the test by thousands of explorers just like you, and they’ve all performed better than the rest.

 

1. A collapsible kettle that takes up very little room

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Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (30+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I tested it over my propane grill and it did an amazing job heating the water. When it is collapsed it is about the size of a dessert plate so it saves space in my gear.”

 

2. A tiny but effective fire starter

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (1,400+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “A fantastic little tool, really throws some good sparks! Fairly large rod should last a long time, well made, comfortable finger grips, light weight, small enough to fit into any camping / survival kit.”

 

3. A pocket-sized outdoor blanket

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (50+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Easy to carry and can fit in one hand, strong and durable, yet big enough for 2/3 people to lounge around on. We were able to use it as a base for inflatable airpads, or simply pull it out for additional friends to lay on it.”

 

4. A lightweight-yet-warm double sleeping bag

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Average rating: 4.8/5 stars (40+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This thing is awesome! We’re a big camping family (cheap vacation!) and all have our own sleeping bags. However, I loved the idea of a sleeping bag I could share with my husband and this is the perfect fit. It’s not too much bulkier than an average size sleeping bag, but once you open it up the inside is very spacious! The material is soft and definitely will keep us warm on a chilly summer/fall night.”

 

5. An ultra soft microfiber towel

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Average rating: 4.9/5 stars (140+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I bought this towel for camping. It is lightweight and folds up very small for its size. The texture is sort of like a chamois, soft and kinda “rubbery”, for lack of a better word. It will absorb a ton of water. Far more than it needs to to dry you off after a shower. It does dry very quickly if you hang it in a breeze. Much quicker than a standard cotton towel.”

 

6. A hand crank power bank with a radio, flashlight, and USB charger

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Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (340+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This little jewel would provide invaluable during emergencies. It will provide 50 lumen LED light, AM/FM/NOAA radio and even a way to charge phones.”

 

7. A personal water filter

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Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (340+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “As soon as I got this thing in the mail I went straight to the nastiest, most contaminated thing I could find. There just happened to be a sink full of soaking dishes that worked just fine. Couldnt taste a thing. I even spit some of the water out and it was nice and clear.”

 

8. A spork with a bottle opener

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Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (1,700+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Well made. Just right for eating that emergency can of pork and beans on the road. Clipped it to the key ring on my car’s AA Maglite along with the P-38 can opener and Gerber 1 1/2″ pocket knife. Too big for a pant’s pocket but just right for a coat’s. Of course it can be clipped to a purse or pack too.”

 

9. All-purpose nylon paracord

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Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (1,700+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Worked great! I brought this with me whenever I went camping or had other outdoor adventures. I used it pretty much every time. The hardest load I put on it was a hammock, which I only had to double the string from the tree to the hammock.”

 

10. A completely waterproof dry bag

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Average rating: 4.9/5 stars (750+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “We used this dry bag on a trip to French Polynesia. Brought it everywhere-on a boat (standing on outside observation deck in tropical rain), a jet ski tour, a shark excursion, and lunch IN the water. Our stuff stayed totally dry. It’s a good looking bag, people asked where we got it. 10LB green bag, perfect size.”

 

11. A portable personal cooking system

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Average rating: 4.8/5 stars (600+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “In the military this was extremely helpful when we had to be out in the woods for weeks on end. We got really creative in what we can make in the jetboil. We used the hot water for shaving, making coffee, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, hot dogs, hot chocolate, if you can make something with boiling water, we made it.”

 

12. A bottle of versatile 18-in-1 soap

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (4,900+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I use this soap for shampoo, body wash, face wash, I put it in my bath, I’ve used it to clean my counters, I’ve used it to clean dishes.”

 

13. A water bottle that will keep liquid cold for 24 hours

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (2,600+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “1) Unbelievably effective at holding temperature. Have yet to see an occasion when there is not still ice at the end of the day, no matter how hot it’s been: sitting in a hot car, going through a double class of Bikram yoga (4hrs in 105 degree room!)
2) Incredibly well made. We have had other metal water bottles; they dent; paint chips or peels. Not this one; my son’s still looks brand new after hanging off his backpack, banging around for the past 3 months.”

 

14. A lightweight, durable backpack for day hikes

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (5,500+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I needed a packable, waterproof backpack for my trip to Brazil and this was perfect! I wore it while hiking through the jungle in Iguassu Falls, where weather was unpredictable, and it kept all my belongings dry. At one point, I was able to fit a change of clothes, sunscreen, towel, and a bunch of other items.”

 

15. And a bigger, more robust backpack for camping

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Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (1,500+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “It has endured some serious abuse and keeps on taking it. I would recommend this pack to anyone at this point. As to the pack itself, it has tons of little features. It has locking mechanisms on the lumbar straps, 2 outside pockets that are literally the perfect size for a Nalgene, It has a pocket on the top for random things (I used it for flint and my back up plan of 9V battery and steel wool), At the bottom it has a place for your sleeping bag. All in all a fantastic pack for the price.”

 

16. A ventilated shoe for warm & wet hikes

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Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (4,300+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I just used these as my primary shoe for a ten day hiking/white water rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. I used them for the 7 1/2 mile hike from the upper rim to the lower rim while carrying a 35 lb. pack and they performed exceptionally. My feet never got sore and my toes didn’t get bruised, despite the constant decline of the trail. I also used them during day hikes. Even when crossing streams, they dried relatively quickly and were still comfortable even when wet.”

 

17. And a heavier duty hiking boot for longer hauls

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Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (4,30+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I pretty much submerged these boots in water ENTIRELY, and they are definitely WATERPROOF. They were also incredibly comfortable – I had multiple days of hiking for 12+ hours consecutively, and I cannot stress how comfortable they were. They seem pretty light-weight, great support, solid traction on all sorts of terrain.”

 

18. Fill them shoes with Darn Tough high performance socks

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Average rating: 4.8/5 stars (40+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I am on my feet 12 hours a day wearing steel-toed boots and these help greatly with making my feet comfortable. I have gifted a few pairs to my coworkers and they have purchased several pairs afterwards. They are a bit pricey but I have a few pairs that have lasted 4+ years, if you wear them out, mail them to Darn Tough and they will send you a new pair.”

 

19. The classic Swiss Army Knife

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (4,600+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I think that this item should be standard issue to everyone. I have several and if I don’t have a reason to use it daily, someone around me does.”

 

20. A compact 10-piece cookset

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (2,300+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This has to be the most complete camping cookware set I have ever purchased. Well finished, fine quality product, pretty solid and tight cookware, no rattling noise when you shake them. It includes a pot with a cover, a frying pan, 2 bowls for drinking water or soup, a soup spoon, bamboo handle spoon, a cleaning loofah and a stainless steel spork, and even though it does not contain a knife, the spork its strong enough to cut through meat, potatoes or carrots.”

 

21. A lightweight yet complete first aid kit

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (180+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This one is a terrific size and weight for hiking. It fits anywhere in or on my backpack.”

 

22. A pair of lightweight convertible hiking pants

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Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (460+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “These are great fitting, light weight, comfortable pants, perfect for hiking in. I will never wear jeans to hike in again. They have a nice straight leg (not wide at all) that fits my body perfectly, and I feel skinny and cute in them too! They also dry incredibly fast. I took these pants to hike around in Switzerland and didn’t want to wear any other pants, I loved these so much.”

 

23. An ultra compact sleeping pad

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Average rating: 4.8/5 stars (100+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Great bang for your buck. Inflates with about 15 breaths. Comfortable on the ground. Shields you from feeling every little leaf and twig under you. Obviously not best for very cold weather camping if you’re needing this to help insulate you from cold ground. But for basic camping and down to about 45-50 degrees it works.”

 

24. A handy headlamp

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (200+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I have had several Petzl headlamps which have evolved positively in functionality (e.g. operating the switch with a gloved hand) and the Tikkina is, in my opinion, the perfect end result. The default “on” is bright enough for almost any pre-dawn trekking, approach, or climbing, without fear of running the batteries down. And if you occasionally need extra light, it is available with an extra click.”

 

25. A bottle of water treatment drops

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (340+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “There are many ways to get clean water these days. Filters, UV lights, charged salts, chlorine, iodine, etc. They all have PROs and CONs. I prefer the Aquamira drops over the other methods because I never have to worry about dead batteries, dead UV bulbs, broken equipment, foul tastes, or clogged filters. I keep several sets of these around.”

 

26. A state-of-the-art GPS watch

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (340+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Did a lot of research on a device that can track my ocean swims, bike rides, runs, heart rate, etc. I have gone on an ocean swim, and it worked like a champ. Mapped my swim, calculated the distance and generated a SWOLF score. The hr sensor was working in the water, but I did go with a hrm-tri strap for better accuracy. Did a 15mi bike ride and it synced easily with my garmin cadence and speed sensor. Post workout data gave me every detail on my ride.”

 

27. A portable high capacity power bank

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Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (900+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This is personally the best portable battery I have purchased in my life. For the iPhone 6s a full charge lasts me a good 4 full charges, its small so its very compact and fits in the pocket nicely when you want to go places and it doesn’t bother you so much when walking around or running around.”

 

28. A 10-liter camping kitchen sink

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Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (75+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “If you do any camping at all, you soon discover the need for something that holds water. Sometimes it’s for washing dishes, other times it’s for moving water up to camp so you can filter it, sometimes it’s just for washing the dust off your face. It’s always for keeping “dirty” water away from otherwise clean water sources, unless you’re into making someone else sick or messing up the environment.”

 

29. A pack of No Rinse bathing wipes

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Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (35+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Went on a 2.5 trekking trip through Nepal where you couldn’t shower every day – TMI, I know. These were a great alternative. One wipe is plenty for the whole body – remember you can use the other side. Plus, they packed really flat/neatly into my backpack. There really wasn’t a scent, I felt refreshed and it got the sunblock/insect repellant off surprisingly well.”

 

30. A waterproof notebook

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Average rating: 4.8/5 stars (160+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This is the best pad out there. I have carried one of these in my cargo pocket through training and now months in Afghanistan. I keep a daily journal in one and use another for important notes. I will always have one of these with me.”

 

31. A pair of low gaiters

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Average rating: 4.3/5 stars (65+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “The gaiters were used over some 10 year old waterproof hiking boots on a route following paths cut by snow-melt fed streams that took us in and out of rocky scree, gravel, tundra grasses and 3 inches of fresh snow. I lost track of the number of low water stream crossings, but my feet stayed warm and dry thanks to the gaiters–can’t say the same for my companions. Product was also highly effective at keeping debris out of my boots.”

 

32. A pair of waterproof binoculars

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Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (800+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “The clarity and magnification is pretty remarkable. They are really compact and light weight for what they are. Magnification is about the limit of what you can hold steady by hand without a rest. I went to a football game sitting in the nosebleeds and let a couple strangers next to me use them, they were blown away and ordered a pair on the spot!”

 

33. For extreme emergencies – a personal locator beacon

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Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (180+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “My boat capsized offshore at 11:31 am. I turned on the signal. The colonel from the coast guard called my wife in the next 2-3 minutes to confirm that I was out fishing. The coast guard helicopter was sent to my location immediately. The helicopter was there very soon.”

 

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The 3 in 1 Camping Cuisine Cookbook

“Who else wants to know how to make sure no one complains about food or goes hungry on your next trip to the great outdoors?”

If you are interested in proving you can put together delicious and nutritious creations with limited ingredients and equipment while in the middle of nature … then this is going to be the most exciting message you ever read.

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The 3 in 1 Camping Cuisine CookbookThere is an amazing new book called, The 3 in 1 Camping Cuisine Cookbook.” It covers nearly everything you need to know about putting together tasty, nutritious and hearty food that will satisfy even the most fussy and discerning palates easily and really make your trip memorable.

Imagine being able to to have at your fingertips a resource that would mean you don’t miss out on the joys of scrumptious food and meals just because you don’t have all the modern conveniences of home.. Wouldn’t that be great?

Or what about if you could show off how easily you could put together dishes that foodies would be impressed with, using very limited means.. How would that feel if you could do this?

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  • Camping CuisineHow to put together tasty and nutritious food that provide high levels of energy needed for hiking.
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Karson Freeman

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Stephanie Price
Stephanie Price

“I actually bought this book last month (advanced review copy) because we were going camping with a couple of friends. It really makes a difference when you go because the recipes are really easy to follow and you can cook so many interesting things which you kind of miss when you go camping. All the recipes use basic ingredients that you would have with you. It tells you how to cook using quite limited cooking equipment which is great. It really livens up the cuisine for the week when you go camping. There’s everything from breakfast to lunch to evening meals, desserts and for everything from hiking, cooking around a campfire and for when you go glamping as well.” Stephanie Price, Usk, South Wales, United Kingdom.

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P.S. Don’t forget, you’re getting the expertise of a qualified and experienced caterer, nutritionist and seasoned camper in this publication.  Everything to get you started in putting together tasty, nutritious and hearty food that will satisfy even the most fussy and discerning palates easily and really make your trip memorable.. So if that’s what you want to do, the 3 in 1 Camping Cuisine Cookbook is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

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Understanding Mechanics: Stay out of Trouble

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By Janessa Tice Miller

What is better for any camper than rolling down a back road somewhere in the boondocks, knowing your next big adventure is just around the bend? It’s exhilarating, a giddy anticipation of every adventure that is to come!

But in order to experience all of those adventures, understanding your transportation is vital – particularly when heading out alone into the boondocks. It is important to educate yourself on how to handle your vehicle and understanding things that affect basic mechanics before heading into the boondocks so that you are prepared if and when something goes wrong.

Maintaining your vehicle is the key to preventing larger problems down the road.

mechanics 2If you go camping frequently or live on the road, this is extremely important for your safety and general ease of travel. Learn how and when to maintain your vehicle to prevent problems with mechanics; it is after all a machine that needs care and attention.

Get regular oil changes and tune-ups, and be sure you have a mechanic who is checking on things like your vehicles spark plugs, hoses and belts every 30,000-60,000 miles.

Check your owner’s manual to find out how frequently you should change your oil – depending on your vehicle, the miles covered before you need to change your oil can range from 3,000-10,000.

Here is a quick video on doing an overall checklist before setting off

You can learn to do a few milder, regular inspections yourself!

Every 500 miles, you want to be sure to check on a few very relevant aspects of your vehicle.  Below you will find a few simple, short video tutorials you can refer to:

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the mechanics of your own vehicle.

Every vehicle is different. Study your owner’s manual, and have a good chat with your local mechanic. As you spend time with and in your vehicle, you will begin to learn what level the fluids and gauges need to ride at to be considered healthy or flagged as abnormal. Being aware of all of this is vital for avoiding problems with mechanics in the future, or even getting to a mechanic on time when something does go wrong.

Tires

First of all, every woman should learn how to change her own tire if anything ever goes wrong.

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Every one of these items should be kept in your vehicle at all times in case of tire trouble. Many will come with a standard vehicle. Be sure to learn how to use them!

  • Jack
  • Tire iron
  • Spare tire
  • Tire repair kit (with plugs)
  • 12 volt air pump (hooks to cig lighter)
  • Tire pressure gauge checker

 

Battery

mechanics 4Be sure to ALWAYS:

  • Carry jumper cables in your vehicle.
  • Double check that all lights are off, nothing is plugged in, and/or no trailer power cord is plugged into your vehicle. Any of these items could quickly drain the battery.
  • Monitor the battery level by the gauge on your dash.
    • If the battery is not charging when your vehicle is turned on, this means your alternator is broken. If the vehicle is still running, stay on the smallest roads possible (avoid highways!) and drive to the nearest mechanic. Don’t turn off your vehicle or you will be stranded.

If you are parking somewhere for a long time, every two or three days you should start your car and run the engine for 10-15 minutes.

 

Fluids

mechanics 5Always have these extra items in your vehicle at all times:

  • 1 quart of oil
  • 1-3 gallons of extra fuel
  • 1 gallon of coolant

Before heading into the backcountry, always be sure to:

  • Check your oil level
  • Check your coolant level
  • Check your brake fluid level

Always keep a monitoring eye on your fluid gauges on the dashboard of your vehicle, to make sure everything is in good condition.

When driving on a rocky, backcountry road: if rocks are hitting bottom of your vehicle, pay extremely close attention to your oil pressure gauge. If your oil pan breaks, continued driving could kill your engine. If you see that the oil pressure is going down, stop your vehicle, and call a mechanic!

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A Week In The Life of A Full Time Camper

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By Janessa Tice Miller

What does it look and feel like to live life as a full time camper? It’s difficult to narrow this down and express, because one of the great joys of road life is that every person can mold it to fit their own adventurous spirit! So with that in mind, here is a glimpse into what life looks like for me.

Being a Full Time Camper

I have been living on the road with my husband for a year and a half now in our little 17 foot Casita Travel Trailer. At different phases our daily life can take on a different appearance – sometimes we have to focus more on travelling for work, sometimes we get to play, play, play. Currently, my husband and I are boondocking in the beautiful state of Wyoming, and we would define this phase as a play-heavy. This is our favorite sort of road life living, the bulk of how we spend our time, and the whole reason we live the way we do.

Working

full time camper 2Our mornings are usually taken up with working. My husband has to be keep his cell phone service available from 9-5 EST no matter our time zone, because his company is based in our home state of Pennsylvania. I do freelance writing and editing, and usually spend a bit of my time on a few college courses, as well.

We do all of our working from mobile hotspots off of our Verizon cell phones. We don’t have much trouble finding service, and use a Wilson Booster to ensure we have a good internet connection. It has boosted us from one bar of 1X to three bars of 3G for days on end!

full time camper 3Hiking / Swimming / Fishing

In the afternoons, we generally like to do some kind of fun activity. Often we will hike the area around where we are camped and look for local wildlife.

If there is any kind of water nearby – lakes, rivers, the ocean – we go like to hike to private areas and go swimming or build saunas, and my husband loves to catch something fresh for our evening meal if fishing is an option.

full time camper 4Reading / Writing

I particularly process through writing out my thoughts – both as an emotional process and as a manner of praying and expressing my faith. Both my husband and I are avid readers, and so this usually sneaks in throughout all of our days.

We often read in the evenings or on lazy afternoons. We also enjoy mutually listening to audiobooks (and occasionally a few podcasts) on long drives or in the evening around camp.

Cooking

full time camper 5For breakfast, we usually have something simple like granola and fruit or oatmeal. A few mornings a week we usually cook up a larger breakfast of fried eggs and toast, and maybe some bacon. All of this is generally done on our propane stove inside our little kitchen.

For our main meals, we generally cook meats outside over our Double Flame fire pit or on our MiniMax Big Green Egg smoker. We like to eat very basic foods like a main meat, raw vegetables, and a simple side like rice or potatoes.

Showering

We have a little shower in our Casita which we usually use at least once or twice a week, but keeping enough water around to do dishes and take showers can be difficult. We sometimes fill and use a solar shower outside, as well. If there is any fresh water nearby, such as lakes or rivers, we always dive in with some biodegradable soap and use the world as our shower.

Trips to town

When we are out boondocking for whole weeks at a time, like we are now, trips to town usually come once a week. On a trip to town we generally: stock up on groceries, possibly stop at a laundromat, grab Wi-Fi from a library or café if we need to upload anything, and finally stop at a local gas station or truck stop to refill external jugs of water and the solar and throw away any trash.

If you would like to see any glimmers of our travels and life as a full time camper, you can follow us on Instagram @unboundnomads or my personal account @earthlyvagabond.

There is also a video below you might find interesting where I show you all around our Casita Travel Trailer.

 

How To Find Remote (And Free!) Boondocking Locations in the USA

By Janessa Tice Miller

If you can run your RV on solar power or batteries – or you’re just willing to go without power for a few days in the backwoods – there’s no reason not to spend your precious camping time in the middle of nature in some great ‘boondocking locations’.

Even the best campgrounds are usually full of other people and, naturally, many charge a pretty penny for their services. But is it really necessary to pay for Cable and WiFi when the entire reason you went camping was to disconnect and get into nature?

If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind it may be time to try boondocking.

Boondocking, also known as dry or primitive camping, means parking your RV in a campsite without any hookups of any kind, whether electric, water, or sewer. While some campgrounds technically offer dry camping, the term “boondocking” generally refers to camping off the grid in a free location you have discovered away from an organized campground.

Following is a simple guide to finding a great boondocking location in the USA.

  1. Pull Up Google Maps on Your Phone or Computer:

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You should start with a general idea of where in the country you would like to go camping. Zoom in closer to that area on Google Maps, just so you can start to see details, but stay zoomed out far enough to easily observe large chunks of land.

  1. Look For Big Plots of Green Land:

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There are numerous different plots of green land throughout the majority of states. These are various government-allotted masses of land designated as forests, parks, game lands, game preserves, et cetera.

  1. Understand What Areas Are Open for Free Camping

These areas are usually OPEN to public camping:

  • National Forests
  • State Forests

These areas are all almost always open to the public for camping, whether in a tent or an RV. It’s a good idea to check each Forest’s website before you go, just to be sure. Sometimes you will need a permit for camping, and other times there are specifically designated areas where camping is or is not allowed. Generally speaking, this is rare.

The average limit for camping in one National or State Forest is 14 days.

*When choosing your camping site in a National or State Forest be sure to watch out for PRIVATE PROPERTY signs, as many are massive expanses of land and they do often have towns and private  homes spread amongst them! Areas that are not posted are understood to be for public use.

  • BLM Land

BLM Land is public land run by the Bureau of Land Management.  These areas are mostly in the west and may not show up on Google Maps, but it’s definitely worth checking out their website to get to know the areas where they are located. These public lands make for great boondocking locations!

Usually NOT open to public camping:

  • State Parks
  • National Parks

Parks such as these usually have specified campgrounds available for a fee, but are not always open to public camping. Some of these parks will be open to free public camping of some kind, but you cannot assume that boondocking with an RV is permissible. However, backpacking along designated trails is allowed in many State and National Parks – so you might be able to grab your hiking gear instead. Once again, just check out the website for specific info!

  • Game Lands
  • Animal Preserve Lands

Generally speaking, lands pertaining to wildlife are reserved for either the hunting or viewing of wildlife, and do not allow camping unless explicitly stated on their website.

  1. Look for off-shooting roads throughout the forest:

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Once you have picked the public land of your choice, zoom into a main road that travels through that green plot of land. Typically you can find many side roads or logging roads that turn off of a few main roads. Some of these extend for quite a ways, some are extremely short. Having some basic knowledge of where side roads are located should give you a good idea of where you will be able to begin your search for a campsite.

  1. Turn on Earth (terrain) mode to get an idea of how accessible the area is for your rig:

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Before you choose a location, it is important to determine what your rig is capable of handling. If your RV is on the larger side, you will probably need to stick to more accessible roads and flatter plains for your own safety and the safety of your vehicle.

If your RV is a lighter motorhome, van, travel trailer or some other tricked out adventure mobile, then you can probably attempt some more adventurous locations. As long as your tow vehicle is capable, there are lots of steeper, bumpier “roads less traveled” that are open to you.

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The important thing to remember, no matter the size of your RV: push your limits, but never threaten your safety.

  1. Head out and see what you can find!

Once you have done your research, you will have a pretty good idea of where to start searching for camping spots on your chosen area of public land.

This entire process can take you between five and ten minutes once you get the hang of what you are looking for and develop an eye to see it.

Even then, it’s very important to remember that Google Maps is a limited guide. Roads you expected to take might be closed off, or roads you didn’t know existed might be in your path.

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The point is:

  • take your time
  • get a lay of the land
  • be flexible
  • and, of course, appreciate the beautiful places you will eventually discover!
  1. Bonus Tip: Check with the locals!

When you pull into a new town near public land of some kind and you don’t feel like researching or driving until you find a good spot, just ask the locals where they like to go camping.

They will almost always have great tips for spots that are free and accessible, not to mention knowing all the best hikes and scenery that is worth checking out. It will save you lots of time and probably leave you with the best results, too!

When in doubt always ask a local.

 

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A shot of my husband as we take in the remote and beautiful nature

 

An Overview of Camper Van Travel

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By Shazia Chiu

Imagine if your car was good for more than getting you from point A to point B. Imagine if, in addition to being a mode of transportation, your car was your kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. Camper van travel is just that: an all-in-one package that appeals to one-time and perpetual campers alike.

“Camper van” is a term that is often used to refer to any and all vehicles that have been altered to serve as a living space. An old van with a mattress in the back or a hatchback laden withcouch cushions could both be classified as “camper vans”.  Converting cheap, old cars into camper vans is a popular past time for long-term travelers, especially in “driveable” countries like Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and parts of Europe.

Is a camper van the same as an RV?

Although camper vans and RV s have a lot of similarities, RV s are designed for camping from the get-go. If you plan to take road trips often, you might want to look into purchasing an RV. Most RV s already come with all the fixings necessary to be a home away from home: a bed, a kitchenette, storage space, and in some cases, a bathroom. RV s come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and layouts. Some people like buying an old RV and giving it a face lift, while others opt for something brand new.

It’s important to remember that RV s can be expensive to purchase initially and hard to maintain. Gas mileage in RV s usually isn’t great, either. This is why many travelers are drawn toward camper vans.

Camper vans are a great option for travelers who instead to stay in a particular area for an extended amount of time. In many first-world countries it’s possible to buy an old car, travel in it for the duration of your trip, and then resell the car before you head home. Camper vans give RVs a run for their money since they’re often smaller, cheaper, and more fuel efficient.

Buying your camper van

van1It’s important to shop for a camper van like you would any other car, even if you intend to sell it back before you head home. However, it’s likely that your camper van will endure much more wear and tear during a short amount of time than your everyday vehicle. As you shop for a van, be sure to do your research and to test drive prospective vehicles before making any decisions. If you spot things that concern you, be open with the seller, and don’t be afraid to ask for discounts.

Thoroughly research the laws and requirements of car ownership in the country where you’re making your purchase. It is possible for travelers to buy vehicles in most countries, but it may be more complicated in certain areas than others. Don’t forget to account for insurance and registration costs. You can find out a lot about these expenses and car ownership in general by befriending locals or doing your own online research.

Getting your camper van ready for the road

Aside from the crucial step of making sure your vehicle is road-worthy, you’ll want to make some changes to the interior to make sure that it is comfortable. This process usually involves:

-Cleaning the car thoroughly (assuming it’s old and dirty!)

-Removing the back seats of the car and adding in a mattress with sufficient bedding

-Hanging drapes (or towels) on the windows for privacy

-Designating an area for luggage

-Figuring out where to store food and cooking supplies

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This can be converted into a camper van

For the last point regarding food, some camper van owners take things to the next level by installing a mini-kitchen in the back of the van. They’ll create a space for hanging utensils and build in shelves to hold food and supplies, and bring coolers along to store perishable foods. Your kitchen setup can be as elaborate or simple as you’d like. In any case, it is helpful to have some sort of space set aside for food and cooking.

Where do I park at night?

Figuring out where to hunker down each evening can be a bit of a chore. In camper van friendly countries, like Australia or New Zealand, it’s easy to find rest areas where you can safely and legally park your car for the night. An online search of the general area where you plan to camp will also reveal freedom camping sites, or spots where you can park your camper van overnight without having to worry about fines. These areas aren’t hard to find since they’re usually packed to the brim with cars, RVs, and people in tents. The most important thing to remember with freedom camping sites is that they need to be kept clean. These sites are increasingly at risk of being shut down because of careless camping.

In other countries, you may need to pay a small fine to park at a general campsite. Unlike your freedom camping counterparts, you’ll probably enjoy access to a bathroom, running water, and showers!

Camper van travel is an exhilarating way to explore and live life on the road. Whether you car camp for a week or months on end, you’ll come away from your camper van trip with plenty of memorable experiences, and enough driving practice to feel comfortable on any road that comes your way.

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