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: Continue reading

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. Continue reading