This is an update to an earlier post about fires currently underway in East Tennessee to help those planning a visit in the near future. Federal, state, and local teams worked together to reach 85% containment on the Hatcher Mountain Road/Indigo Lane fire while focus shifted towards a second fire on the Blount and Sevier […]
What you need to know about the wildfire near Great Smoky Mountians National Park
***Updated March 31, 2022 8:00 PM to reflect containment updates ** Updated March 31, 2022 5:36 PM to reflect new containment information *Updated March 31, 2022 3:22 PM to reflect road status updates On March 30, a wildfire broke out between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That fire, called Hatcher […]
Setting up the campsite
Are they butterflies in your stomach or it is just the heat? You’re setting up your campsite, and the fear of making a mistake won’t leave you alone. It doesn’t have to be stressful. On this week’s episode of T@b Talk, you can watch my friend, Betsy, set up for the first time. I will […]
I’m on Patreon
It’s a bit awkward to post this, but here it goes. Over the last several months, a growing number of people have asked who thy could support or donate to me, some asking specifically for Patreon. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that people would want to do this. It’s humbling, to say […]
What you need to know before you buy a drone for the campground
You immerse yourself in the environment: the sights, sounds, and smells. Maybe you hear or see one buzz by while you sit at the campfire or see photos or video posted by another camper. Whatever the impetus, you think you’re ready for your own drone to capture the full scale of the sights at the […]
Is your battery bad? Did the manufacturer rip you off? Did the dealer rip you off? Are you going to be able to use your RV without being plugged into shore power? Frustrated and maybe even a little bit angry. It’s how you feel when you burn through RV battery with seemingly little effort. Understanding […]
What’s new with Mattie Ross?
It’s that time of year. No, not when we see the orange cones popping up along the highway, although it’s time for that, too. The time of year when I take my T@b, Mattie Ross, for her first annual “well visit” to the nuCamp service center. Austin Jones is used to my annual email with […]
What’s She Doing?
What do you get when you cross a thru-hiker with a T@b owner and her friend? Fun conversation. I met Mary Ann Mortensen when I was camping at Mohican State Park in late March. We had such a great conversation and I knew I had to invite her on the channel. Thankfully, Mary Ann graciously […]
Campsite Departure Checklist
The weekend or trip has come to an end and now it’s time to pack up your campsite and head home or to your next destination. If only you had a checklist. You do! Not only am I sharing a checklist with you, on this week’s T@b Talk, I walk you through the process of […]