ITF009: FunTreks, Dispersed Camping, and Leaving No Trace


This is In The Field Camping Podcast Episode 9

In this episode we talked about FunTreks (www.funtreks.com) and their excellent guidebooks, which are great for off-roading as well as a camping resource.  The book I referenced, Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails 3rd Edition by Charles A. Wells & Matt Peterson can be found on FunTreks’ website or Amazon.  I also talked about Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs), which can be found at www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/ohv/ohv_maps.shtml

We also discussed “dispersed camping” with info provided by the US Forest Service and the BLM.  Next was “Leave No Trace” and their 7 Principals which can be found at http://lnt.org/learn/7-principles

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!

Check out The Illuminator from Solaaron – a solar powered generator.  I did a full review in Episode 54. Use coupon code ITF for 5% off for this item or any item that they carry.  Go to solaaron.com for more information.

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

ITF008: Hermit Park, generators, and a scary story


This is In The Field Camping Podcast Episode 8.

Campground review: Hermit Park  
http://www.larimer.org/parks/hermitpark.htm
Our favorite spots were B1,B3,B4,B8,B10,B15-B20,B22,B24-B25(Huge/Best),B28,B29(Huge), B31-B35 (too tightly packed but good for groups) H1,H2,H3,H27, K1,K8

Tips:  We talked about generators, the Kill A Watt killowatt/hr monitor.  Items to consider when making a camping list: http://www.modbee.com/2012/05/25/2215768/be-prepared-make-camping-list.html

Scary camping stories courtesy of The Onion: “74% Of Children Tenting Out In Yard Don’t Make It Through The Night”

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!

Check out The Illuminator from Solaaron – a solar powered generator.  I did a full review in Episode 54. Use coupon code ITF for 5% off for this item or any item that they carry.  Go to solaaron.com for more information.

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

ITF007: Jacks Gulch, inverters and batteries


This is In The Field Camping Podcast Episode 7

Campground review: Jacks Gulch in northeast Colorado, check out our YouTube video for this campground.  Best sites (in our opinion): 3, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15/16 (double site), 17, 20, 21, and 24.  For info on nearby aircraft wreckage:  Colorado & Wyoming Wreckchasing.

For camping reservations at most of the campground we talk about, go to Reserve America.  We also talked about inverters and batteries, and measuring power usage with a Kill A Watt.  Finally, we shared some humorous camping tips from The Onion.

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!

Check out The Illuminator from Solaaron – a solar powered generator.  I did a full review in Episode 54. Use coupon code ITF for 5% off for this item or any item that they carry.  Go to solaaron.com for more information.

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

ITF006: KOA Kampgrounds and forest fires

We discussed Kampgrounds of America (KOA) and the pluses and minuses of these locations, including the KOA’s we’ve visited: WyomingDevils Tower, Rock Springs/Green River, and Jackson Hole/Snake River.  ColoradoRoyal Gorge/Canon City, Cotopaxi/Arkansas River, Gunnison, and the now defunct Durango North/Ponderosa (now known as the Durango Riverside Resort) and New Castle/Glenwood Springs (now known as Elk Creek) KOA’s.  New MexicoLas Vegas.  ArizonaWilliams/Exit 167/Circle Pines.

Also discussed were forest fires, fire restrictions, and fire bans.  NOTE:  This episode was recorded prior to some new fire restrictions for Colorado, and an all out fire ban in Larimer County.  To be clear, no campfires are allowed in Larimer County until September 30th.

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!

Check out The Illuminator from Solaaron – a solar powered generator.  I did a full review in Episode 54. Use coupon code ITF for 5% off for this item or any item that they carry.  Go to solaaron.com for more information.

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

High Park Fire

UPDATE 7/3/12 5:00pm – The High Park Fire is 100% contained, 87,284 acres were burned.  Most trailheads, campgrounds, and picnic areas have been reopened.  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests have updated their website to show the impact to campgrounds and recreational areas.  You can see it here. Continue reading