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Camground Review: Rosy Lane

  • February 12, 2017
Camground Review: Rosy Lane

Location Summary Overview Taylor Canyon is one of my favorite places to camp. It has a rugged beauty with towering cliffs and a river with mountain snowmelt running through it. I usually camp at Onemile Campground, which has electric connections and good cell service, but they had no empty sites, so my sister-in-law, Nina and I decided to find a spot at one of the other many campgrounds in Taylor Canyon. Taylor Canyon is a popular area and although there are some walk-up sites, we knew we would have limited options as mid-July is the height of the wildflower season in Crested...

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Lessons Learned: The Rest of the Story

  • January 24, 2017
Lessons Learned: The Rest of the Story

I have a few lessons learned that didn't fit into any one category very well, so the last post in this series will be a grocery list of random things I learned along the way. Enjoy! The Alde is a dream for heating, when it is not loud. I found it only loud above 9,000'. Propane lasts a really long time - about 2 weeks with cooking, showers, and running the Alde at night. Streaming Sirius radio from the Internet does not use a lot of data and it works for breaking news events or sports events - like listening to the Penguins win the Stanley Cup! I love downloading TV shows...

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Restocking the T@b Kitchen

  • January 24, 2017
Restocking the T@b Kitchen

Who received Christmas gifts for their T@b? I did not, but I did receive several Amazon gift cards, so, I sort of did receive gifts for my T@b for Christmas and I used mine to restock my T@b kitchen. For some people, cooking and eating is a big part of the camping experience. Sitting around the campfire and sharing a meal is the first thing that pops into their heads. This is not the case for me for two reasons. First, I am the opposite of a foodie. Give me the plainest food you can find. Second, I am out and about too much to have camp life revolve around food. Nonetheless,...

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Lessons Learned: Water & Waste Tank Management

  • January 20, 2017
Lessons Learned: Water & Waste Tank Management

When was the last time you thought about turning on the faucet and pouring a glass of water or taking a hot shower but stopped, first to think about your how much water you had or how much room in your sewer you had left? For most people, it never really enters their mind. If you live in an area with drought conditions, you might give it pause, or if you live an area prone to droughts, but for a lot of us, we never give it a second thought. When you are long-term boondocking, it is always on your mind. No one wants to run out of water or fill their black and grey tanks to overflowing so you do have...

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Lessons Learned: Bringing Your Furry Friend

  • January 17, 2017
Lessons Learned: Bringing Your Furry Friend

If you spend any time surfing RV and camping forums around the Internet, you will quickly learn that a lot of people who camp are pet owners, and the vast majority, dog owners. I have owned 2 Black & Tan Coonhounds who were not compatible with camping because they suffered extreme separation anxiety. They were not happy to be away from home and they were not happy when I was away from home. However, my current dog, Rocky, came to live with me a few months after I bought my T@b, so I committed to introducing him to the T@b at an early age. This really paid off during my long trip last...

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