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Homemade Fire Starters

Interesting Camping tip 1. Homemade Fire Starters For starting campfires, these burn better, and are easier to carry, than the news paper…

Started by Kathleen Hines

8 Nov 24, 2016
Reply by Craig & Barbara

Alternatives for refrigeration in off grid camping

We don't have a solar set up yet and our stock fridge does not run on propane at the moment (too expensive to fix). When driving, we run th…

Started by Mary Atleson

11 Mar 15, 2013
Reply by Dharma Van


Since the "lantern thing" is going to come up, I might as well start it now. Our campouts are typically lit via older style kerosene lante…

Started by Peter

28 Dec 6, 2012
Reply by Laura Anne

Bump 0uts

I'm not sure this qualifies as gear, but thought i'd share it. http://weirdrvs.rvtravel.com/2012/02/camping-van-doubles-in-size-at-push-of.…

Started by Doug

0 Feb 26, 2012

Block Ice ??

So, i'm getting ready to leave on an epic 2 week camping trip, from SF to the San Juan islands. and i'm having difficulity finding Block ic…

Started by Adam

9 Jul 26, 2011
Reply by Joe

Solar cooker

some of us may have one of thous silver windshield shades, now you can use it to heat stuff up with . solarcooking I'm all about repurposin…

Started by Druid

2 May 30, 2011
Reply by Druid

Coleman Portable Slow Cooker-Propane

I am eyeing the Coleman slow-cooker that runs on propane bottles. Has anyone ever used this thing? It is six-quarts, so it's a good size. I…

Started by westywoman

2 Dec 2, 2010
Reply by westywoman

Solar lanterns!

i know some have been able to install solar panels on their Buses (still a wish for me) and I am very frustrated finding SOLAR camping gear…

Started by Laura Anne

4 Nov 6, 2010
Reply by Laura Anne

Another LED thread

My bus sports one of those Sylvania LED stick-on lights. Works well. Cheap. I have it stuck on the metal just inside the rear hatch. Good "…

Started by Joe

0 Aug 12, 2010

Zip Lock Bag popular fly repellent idea that costs 4 cents and the price of a zip lock bag.

This sounds really crazy BUT if it works worth a try!! Zip Lock Bag - Good Tip! Recently I received an email about a popular fly repelle…

Started by Kathleen Hines

2 Jun 5, 2010
Reply by marci michelle


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