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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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Its Their Camping Adventure

Its Their Camping Adventure

A few months back our neighbors had decided it was time to move and started looking at houses.  One day it occurred to them that RVing might be an option instead of buying a house.  We had a few conversations about that potential with them.  We also talked about the types of rigs and gear that might work for their family.  Ultimately they picked and RV and started to get ready for their new adventure.  After countless hours of work and preparation,…

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First Full Season in Our Keystone Hideout

First Full Season in Our Keystone Hideout

We purchased our Keystone Hideout in late 2015, so this was the first full year of camping in it.  Now having a camping year and 36 nights in the Hideout, we felt it was time to reflect back on our purchase and look at some of the positives and negatives. In our post “Welcome to Our Secret Hideout” we outlined some of the main reasons we wanted to upgrade.  The first of those was having dedicated beds.  Our previous trailer…

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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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Happy 100th Birthday!

Happy 100th Birthday!

On August 25th, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act which officially established the National Parks Service.  The purpose of this new organizations was “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.“ Now 100 years later, generations are still enjoying these, and many more,  great…

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