Outdoor Retailer Summer Marker 2017

Outdoor Retailer Summer Marker 2017

In July we had the privilege of once again representing the RV Family Travel Podcast Network at the Outdoor Retailers Summer Market.  As in years past the goal was to find interesting or new products that would be of interest to the RV crowd.  While we can not include every product we find at the show, we try and select several that fit a need or are new and interesting.  All of the products below we have actually tested and felt that they…

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Imagine yourself, sitting in a beautiful national forest campground at the picnic table enjoying your lunch.  Tall pine trees towering above and providing just the right amount of shade to make it cool enough that you need a jacket.  Off in the distance, you can hear to roar of the local river and the chirping call of some very active squirrels.  When all of a sudden the serene moment is shattered by yelling. “HEY HONEY, WILL YOU BRING SOME NAPKINS…..NAPKINS…..NO…..BRING SOME…

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Rafter J Bar Ranch

Rafter J Bar Ranch

While exploring Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills, the Rafter J Bar Ranch served as a great base camp.  The campground is good sized with over 150 sites and several cabins.  Everything is broken up into several loops over what I would estimate is about 70 acres.  So needless to say the campground has a much more open feel and you don’t feel all that cramped.  In fact, the sites that we had while staying there were equivalent to many of the federal…

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Heading to Outdoor Retailers Summer Market 2017

Heading to Outdoor Retailers Summer Market 2017

This Thursday and Friday I once again will have the pleasure of attending and covering the Outdoor Retailers Show for the RVFTA Podcast Network.  This show has been in my city for 22 years, but only recently have I had the ability to attend and each time I am consistently amazed.  Nowhere else can you find this many outdoor industry related products.  It is almost a bit overwhelming but a challenge that I have looked forward to for the last…

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Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

In our recent trip to South Dakota, we stopped overnight at the Red Desert Rose campground in Rawlins, Wyoming.  The campground was about half way along our route and we all figured it would be a good place to hang our hats for the night.  The Red Desert Rose is not much to look at but had a nice, but dated, playground and a large dog run.  The roads were all dirt/gravel and there was not a tree in sight….

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