camping

Glamping Goes to a New Level With Sunshades from Doty Hill Desgins

  • September 8, 2017
Glamping Goes to a New Level With Sunshades from Doty Hill Desgins

When I bought my T@b, I thought it was pretty difficult to improve upon the already adorable little trailer. Then, I discovered window awnings. And, although I liked the idea of window awnings, I had difficulty finding a fabric that I liked. Last year, I found a clearance on a camping tarp with a pattern that I loved and that matched my little turquoise T@b, perfectly. I scarfed up several of these tarps, as I discovered that they were no longer being produced. Then, in one of the greatest coups of my adult life, I conned my mother into sewing both window awnings and a custom sunshade for my T@b out of the tarps....

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Crashing uCamp and Thoughts on the New T@b 400

  • July 23, 2017
Crashing uCamp and Thoughts on the New T@b 400

What do you on a humid, overcast Sunday afternoon in July? You crash the inaugural Ucamp event in Sugarcreek, Ohio, of course! After catching Nathan Brown’s photo of his  T@b set up at Winklepleck Grove, I decided I might try to swing by and say, “Hello” to the early arrivals and meet some of my online acquaintances. I swung by Akron, picked my nephew and his girlfriend, and away the three of us, and Rocky, proceeded towards Sugarcreek. As we approached the grove, I noticed that several T@bs were already parked and set up and more arrived in the short time were were at the campground. ...

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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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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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