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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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Giving Back

Giving Back

Since the late 90’s I have been helping with the annual Bike MS ride in Utah.  This annual event serves as the primary fundraising event for the Utah chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and typically raises about $1.5 million.  Each year, the event takes over the Logan Fairgrounds where participants have the opportunity to camp for the weekend. My team of volunteers is responsible for everything that happens on the course during the event.  This can been things as…

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Welcome to our “Secret Hideout”

Welcome to our “Secret Hideout”

At the end of our 3rd season of RVing we say goodbye to our beloved Jayco Swift 184BH and hello to a Keystone Hidehout 24BHSWE.  Like alot of RVers the shopping for a new rig basically starts the day you bring home your existing rig.  For us the Jayco was our first venture into this way of travel and really acted as a way for us to determine if we would use the trailer and like camping as much as…

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