Checklist for Camping with Your Dog

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We’ve talked before about preparing your dog to accompany you on your camping trip. It’s always best to be prepared for the worst. Besides the appropriate tags and papers, this list of supplies to have on hand will help to make sure your dog is safe and happy. Collar and Leash. Campsites require that your dog be leashed at all times, so you’ll want a durable leash. Squirrels …

Louisiana Camping

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RVers are constantly on the lookout for a new outdoor paradise to experience and enjoy. Luckily, there are thousands of places to explore. One state with an abundance of natural beauty is Louisiana. There are numerous state parks and RV parks to set up camp. Whether you are searching for a spot along a stream or a park with all the amenities, Louisiana offers lots of options where …

Prepare your Dog for Camping

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Everyone wants to have a successful camping trip–one that is safe and enjoyable. That includes your dog. Making sure Fido is prepared before hand will go a long way toward ensuring that everything goes smoothly. Before you hop in the RV with the dog, you’ll want to take him or her to the veterinarian to determine whether your dog is fit, both physically and behaviorally, to safely go …

New RV’s for 2015

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If you’re considering the purchase of a new recreational vehicle, here are a few Class C’s you might want to take a look at: Outlaw 29H Toy Hauler by Thor. This is an affordable Class C RV, and it has a garage! It’s built on a Ford E-350 chassis and has a 6.8 liter Triton V-10 engine. The interior features residential quality vinyl flooring, LED ceiling lights, raised-panel …

Camping in the Pacific Northwest

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Are you the type of person who enjoys having a variety of things to do when you go RVing? Did you ever wish you could do it all in one trip? Maybe you dream of skiing a snow capped mountain in 80-degree temperatures, wearing nothing but your bathing suit and a backpack (while we didn’t participate, we have seen this done!). Or, perhaps you’d like to hike to …

Setting up Camp

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Whether you are new to RVing, or a road hardened veteran, setting up camp requires your full attention. Each RV is different, so the following is only meant to be a general guideline. Setting up on your camp site: If you are new to RVing, when first arriving at your camp ground, ask if they have an escort service. These folks are seasoned staff members and they will …

Boondocking and Boondocking Etiquette

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If you are not familiar with the term “boondocking,” it means simply parking your RV in a place with limited or no facilities. The term originated when large retailers, such as Wal-Mart, allowed RVers to stay in their parking lots overnight. This practice benefited both the RVers, who stayed for free and the retailer, as the RVers would use this stop to stock up on groceries and other …

Insects and Camping

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When spending time in the great outdoors, insects are an unavoidable part of the experience. There are a number of things you can do to ensure you will not have to share your RV with them. Following are a few of the most common pesky critters and what to do about them. Ants. These critters are everywhere and they are the number one insect problem in the United …

Wildfires and Other Natural Disasters

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One of the great things about owning an RV is the ability to get away from civilization by camping in a nice spot out in the wilderness. It’s important to remember, however, that no matter where you go, it is necessary to have an emergency plan for natural disasters. Unfortunately, no area is exempt from this. It’s important to make sure that everyone in your party, including children, …

Protecting your Belongings

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While you’re out enjoying the great outdoors, you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from insect bites, sun exposure, dehydration, etc. What about your campsite? Do you take steps to make sure your RV site is safe, as well? Most campgrounds have perimeter fencing, security cameras, gates, and 24/7 security. While campgrounds are pretty safe, it’s always a mistake to think that crime won’t happen to you. …