ITF035: Camping with health issues

inthefieldpodcast-300x300This is In The Field Camping Episode 35.  In this episode, Chris wraps up the camping season and gets a little personal with some health issues and raises the question of camping with health issues and concerns.  Also brought up is the never-ending scourge of campground squatters and why we’ll probably never return to Horsetooth Reservoir in Colorado.  Chris also talks about the future of this podcast.  This episode was recorded at Carter Lake in Colorado.

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

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Galena Fire and forest fires before Spring officially arrives

As we were preparing for our first camping trip, including writing the first podcast for Season 2 for In The Field Camping, of course the forest fire season of 2012 was top of mind.  Unfortunately, it seems forest fire season 2013 may have begun before Spring has officially “sprung”.  Below is a very active Twitter feed with some great pictures.

The Galena Fire (first called the Soldier Canyon Fire) started on Friday, March 15th on the northwest side of Horsetooth Reservoir in northeastern Colorado.  As of 8pm MDT here is a rough map of the area, which shows it’s relation to the reservoir, Fort Collins, and the two campgrounds in the area (Inlet Bay and South Bay).


Apparently there is also a fire burning near Laporte.  The constantly updating information can be found at this Larimer County link and
Twitter #galenafire

There is no Inciweb page for this fire.

The weather is supposed to change Friday night into Saturday with higher humidity and rain possible.



For reference, below is a map of the eastern part of the massive High Park Fire that burned in 2012.  It was just west of the Galena Fire area.


ITF004:Horsetooth Reservoir review, Battery Minder, and Treading Lightly

This is In The Field Camping Podcast Episode 4.

Campground review: Horsetooth Reservoir

Equipment reviews: Battery Minder  by VDC Electronics

Rant/Soapbox:  Pick up after yourself, pack out what you pack in, tread lightly, pick up after your pets.  We pick up trash when we take walks around campgrounds.   Don’t leave a trace you were there.  We used to camp at very primitive campgrounds, and we didn’t just leave it the way we found it, we left it as if we were never there. Continue reading