9 Essential Tips For The Newbie Caravanner

1.     Make a checklist Let’s face it; lists make everything easier. First-time caravanners are always surprised at the amount of ‘stuff’ you need to buy and bring. Consider the following categories when creating your caravanning checklist: Food (basics) General Safety (fire extinguisher, spare tyre, wheel jack, brake-controller etc.) Medicinal (first-aid kit, medications, mosquito repellent etc.) Mechanical (coolant, oil, fan belt, duct tape, tools, tyre pressure etc.) Clothing (swimwear, formalwear, casualwear, nightwear etc.) Resources (gas bottles, batteries, water etc.) Cookware (cups, plates, pots, pans, kitchen, cutlery etc.) Entertainment (books, games,…

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10 Brilliant Camping Tips From Reddit Users

I came across this great thread on Reddit the other day about camping tips and tricks and found a lot of great advice. I put together some of the most brilliant camping tips here. Hope you find them to be helpful! Camping Tip #1 This is probably the most overlooked camping tips out there. Many lives would have been saved if had known when to expect the hikers/campers to return. Pro tip: You can send texts via GPS, so you can still communicate even if your phone dies or has no signal. Camping Tip #2…

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Top 20 Must Have Tools for RVing Fulltime

1) Torque Wrench Used for pre-trip setting proper lug torque on my trailer wheels and from time to time on the truck lug nuts. Also every month or two I check the torque on the fifth wheel pin box, hitch and suspension bolts. 2) Socket Set I guess it could be classed as many tools, but for this list, I’ll count it as one. I feel a basic metric/SAE socket set is a must have for performing many simple repairs to the RV or tow vehicle. 3) Tire Gauge Another tool…

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5 Fabulous Cleaning Shortcuts for RVers

The less time and energy spent tidying up the RV, the more time for fun and adventures. Maximize your space and make your RVing trips more enjoyable with these 5 Fabulous Cleaning Shortcuts for RVers. Vertical Space Keeping a clean RV has a lot to do with how you use your space. By maximizing your space, you can employ these simple tricks for storing items without using precious floor/cupboard space. Use hideaway hooks for outer wear that won’t take up space when not in use. Use a hanging fruit basket for a catch-all for keys, sunglasses, etc. Use brackets to…

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8 Ways To Stay Warm While Camping In Cold Weather

Don’t let the cool temperatures of the fall season keep you from getting out and camping.  There are great advantages to “cold season” camping, including fewer people, fall colors, and seeing areas in different seasons, to name a few. With some preparation, most people can stay comfortable in cooler temperatures and keep on adventuring! Don’t let a little cold weather keep you from enjoying your adventures! (Photo by TC Wait) 1. No cotton next to your skin. Cotton holds moisture and is not at all warm.  Natural fibers like silk and wool are…

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20 Camping Hacks From Experts

1. Pack the bottom of your sleeping bag with dry clothes. If snuggling up to a bottle of hot water goes against your better judgment, try some dry clothes instead. They will soak up any moisture in the bottom of your sleeping bag and keep your favorite feet warm. 2. Line your pack with a heavy-duty garbage bag. Use garbage can science to help keep your stuff dry. Line your backpack with a plastic garbage bag and fill ‘er up. 3. Keep one pair of your socks safe. Learn to…

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12 Tips for camping in the rain.

Rain happens. But there’s no need to let it ruin your camping experience. Here are some tips for camping in the rain to help you stay happy and dry when the liquid sunshine starts falling from the sky. 1. Find the Right Tent Site Choose a campsite with a little elevation that’s not beside a river or lake. It isn’t fun to wake up in three inches of water during a downpour. Even better, if your tent faces the morning sun, it’ll be easier to coax yourself out of your…

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Easy Halloween Decoration Ideas for Your Campsite

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Get ready to take your fall camping up a notch this year with these easy ideas for decorating your campsite and golf cart! We love camping in the fall, and one of the reasons for that is that many campgrounds have a lot of different activities revolving around Halloween. At any given campground during the months of September and October you are almost guaranteed to find trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, costume contests, site decorating contests, golf cart parades and more.  It’s a great time to enjoy a long weekend away from the hustle…

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23 Crazy Cool Camping Ideas, Hacks Tips and Tricks

Camping can be so much fun, but it can also be a lot of work.  But with a little pre-planning — and these camping hacks, tips, tricks and insider tips — you can be a happy camper. From an emergency toilet, to a headlamp lantern hack, to storing medicine while camping to how to make campfire orange rolls, there is a little bit of everything included to make your camping experience even better. 1. Mason Jar Matchbox :: Craftaholics Anonymous Keep your matches dry by crafting your own Mason jar matchbox.  Using the center…

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5 Must Know Tips for Camping with Toddlers.

Are you heading out to the campground this summer with a toddler in tow?  Below you’ll find our absolute best tips for camping with toddlers. For some of you super moms out there these tips might not be new.  But over the years each one of the tips below has brought a greater sense of security and made camping with toddlers a little bit less overwhelming for us. Camping with Toddlers: Safety, Fun, and Preparation Site number on their hand This one is so simple and easy, I don’t know why everyone…

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