ITF012: Campground squatters and reserving campsites

This is In The Field Camping Episode 12.

In this episode Chris got on the soapbox and talked about “campground squatters”, which are people who, sometimes knowingly, take over a campsite that is already clearly reserved and use it for “day use”.  Also discussed was a couple of ways to find and reserve camping sites, Reserve America and RV Park Reviews. Continue reading

FunTreks Guidebooks

As I had previously mentioned in Episode 9, I’m a big fan of FunTreks and their guidebooks.  As a reminder, they make guidebooks and eGuides for four wheel drive trails in the U.S. Southwest.  From their homepage:

HAVE YOU EVER used a 4×4 guidebook and quickly realized the author was never there? Ever wasted all day on a dog of trail because information you found online was just plain wrong? Ever unfolded a map, only to find your trail runs off the edge of the page? If so, then you know why our guidebooks are so popular. Continue reading

ITF011: Dry camping and trouble at the RV Hall of Fame


This is In The Field Camping Podcast Episode 11

In this episode we talked about dry camping, which is camping without hookups (water, sewer, and electric) and some equipment reviews on the following:Sunforce 50033 15-Watt Solar Charging Kit
Camco 42165 RV Refrigerator Solar Vent System
Camco 42161 RV Refrigerator Vent Base
Camco 45192 RV Sunshield Vent Insulator

Wilson Electronics MobilePro Multiple-User Cell Phone Signal Booster 801241
RoadPro RP73002 10″ 12V or Battery Dual Power Portable Fan

We then give a follow-up review on Hermit Park, which is part of Larimer County’s Open Space program.

Finally, we pull out another great camping story from our friends at The Onion, where they tell of a “Lone Smart Alec Ruins RV Hall of Fame For Serious Visitors“.

Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com/ and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast!

Download our App, where our bonus content will be campground pictures and our personal picks for best sites within campgrounds that we’ve personally visited and/or camped at.  Info that many campers would rather you not know.

In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com

For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

10 shows, 42 states, 17 countries

Once again, us at In The Field Camping Podcast want to thank all of you for our excellent growth over the course of our first 10 shows.  Thanks to you, we’ve been heard in 42 states and 17 countries around the world.  Our Facebook page is over 500 LIKES and growing every day.  We also appreciate the feedback, comments on the Facebook page,  Twitter page activity and offers of sponsorship and affiliate programs.  This all during a difficult camping season with forest fires, fire restrictions/bans and a drought.  THANKS!

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ITF010: Mapbooks and Solar Systems


This is In The Field Camping Episode 10.

In this episode we talked about mapbooks that are helpful in finding places to camp, specifically Colorado Road & Recreation Atlas by Benchmark Maps and Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer by DeLorme.  We also talked about using solar equipment in RV’s and camping, including the Solar powered RV Fridge vent system, solar showers, portable solar battery chargers, Solar Entry Door Window Cover, and the Solar Power Pak.

Then it was on to installed solar systems, where we referenced some very helpful websites: “Every Mile’s A Memory“, RV Solar Electric, and AM Solar.

Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com/ and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast!

Download our App, where our bonus content will be campground pictures and our personal picks for best sites within campgrounds that we’ve personally visited and/or camped at.  Info that many campers would rather you not know.

In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com

For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com