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Cool Finds From the 2017 OR Winter Market

Cool Finds From the 2017 OR Winter Market

In January, the annual Outdoor Retailers Winter Market was held in Salt Lake City.  This event is the primary place where manufactures in the outdoor industry come to pitch their product to prospective retail and online shops.  This year there were 1,075 outdoor and lifestyle brands represented at the show and 163 of them were there for the first time.  It is hard to stay focused at a show like this as there is simply so much to look at….

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Our Camping First Aid Kit

Our Camping First Aid Kit

After our incident in Estes Park (see Getting Sick in Estes Park), it got me thinking about our readiness to deal with issues while we are camping.  In the Estes Park case, we were really close to the city and were easily able to pick up the supplies we needed.  While this worked out, we were at the mercy of the stores in the town and what they had in-stock.  We also frequently camp in areas where a local store…

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Powering up With No Hookups

Powering up With No Hookups

When we purchased our Keystone Hideout, we quickly realized that the generator that we had been using on our Jayco Swift was not going to be able to power the air conditioner.  One of our friends is a die hard Honda person, and with good reason, as they are the ones to beat and have a nearly flawless implementation of their generators.  So needless to say we had a lot of reason to consider a Honda. To help narrow the…

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Outdoor Retailers Summer Market 2016

Outdoor Retailers Summer Market 2016

As part of being a Correspondent for the RVFTA Podcast Network, I attend the Outdoor Retailers show in Salt Lake City.  Back in January, I attended the Winter Market (See Spring Gear Guide 2016 and listen to Episode 79) and found some cool gear.  This August, I attended the Summer Market, which is much larger and a lot more relevant for Camping.  Unfortunately I was only able to attend a small portion of the market and wasn’t able to seek out as much…

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Spring Gear Guide 2016

Spring Gear Guide 2016

In January,  I attended the Outdoor Retailers Winter Market show here in Salt Lake City on behalf of the RVFTA Podcast Network.  My task was to identify several items that were unique or would be great for people ,traveling and vacationing in RVs.  First off, the show was huge and basically everything outdoors related was there.  So the real trick was not getting caught up in the latest jacket or boot technology (by the way be sure to check out…

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