Stuart Hole Fire

UPDATE: 4pm Tuesday – Evacuations lifted, night shift working the fire line all night.  Fire kept at 227 acres despite gusty winds.  Containment reported at 45%.

There is a new fire burning in Northeast Colorado, not far from the Hewlett Gulch Fire (which is actually still burning, although controlled).  It’s called the Stuart Hole Fire and is in Larimer County.  Updated info can be found at Larimer County Emergency Information‘s website here.  Currently the fire is about 200 acres and there have been some evacuations. Continue reading

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

This is In The Field Camping Podcast Episode 4.

Campground review: Horsetooth Reservoir
http://www.co.larimer.co.us/naturalresources/horsetooth.htm

Equipment reviews: Battery Minder  by VDC Electronics
http://thebatteryminder.com/

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.
http://www.treadlightly.org/

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

Hewlett Fire, fire bans, and impact on camping

FINAL UPDATE:  Cooler temperatures, rain, and higher humidity has helped turn the corner on this fire as Hwy 14 has reopened and evacuations have been lifted.  The fire is 87% contained and no measurable growth is expected.  Ansel Watrous and Stove Prairie campgrounds are OPEN.

UPDATE:  Hwy 14 is now closed from the junction of Hwy 287 (Teds Place) to Stove Prairie Road (CO27).  This essentially closes the Ansel Watrous Campground and the only way to the campgrounds west of the fire is via Stove Prairie Road (CO27) from Masonville until it terminates at Hwy 14. Continue reading

ITF002:Carter Lake review, sharing secrets, and Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter


This is In The Field Camping Podcast Season 1, Episode 2. Recorded on location at Flatiron Reservoir, Colorado.

Campground review: Carter Lake.  2nd largest lake in Colorado, 12mi of shoreline.  96 sites, 13mi west of I25 (west of Berthoud and Loveland).  5 campgrounds (Eagle, South Shore, North Pines, Big Thompson, and Carter Knolls).  No dump at campgrounds, but just east of Carter Lake.  $7 fee to Larimer County Parks + nightly camping fee.  Fishing, swimming, boating.  Very popular, crowded on weekends.
http://www.co.larimer.co.us/naturalresources/carter.htm

Rant/Soapbox:  Sharing information (campgrounds, fishing spots, geocaching).

Equipment review:  Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter
http://jajacampingsupplies.com/  Tell them you heard about this device from In The Field Camping Podcast!

Tips:  What kind of camping can/will you do?  The different options available and Chris’ camping history of different techniques and equipment.

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