7 Leave No Trace Principles for Backpacking and Camping (+FREE PDF Printable for Kids)

In recent years more and more people are spending time outdoors backpacking, hiking, and camping, which is why it’s more important than ever we all learn how to “Leave No Trace”.  Our outdoor activities can really take a toll on mother nature – litter, polluted water sources, effects on wildlife, and even wildfires. Don’t you just hate seeing campsites and trails littered with garbage!? To help combat our negative effects on mother nature, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics helps take the lead in educational programs and projects … Read more

Gooseneck vs. 5th Wheel | Which Is Best for Your RV?

Do you pull an RV with a traditional 5th wheel hitch in the bed of your truck? If so, you probably hate the hassle of having to load the heavy 5th wheel hitch on the back of your truck every time you go camping.  Then you’ve got the mounting rails that permanently stay in the bed of your truck and make it impossible to slide anything in and out of the bed. So does that mean you should switch to a simple gooseneck hitch and get an adapter for your … Read more

Mobile RV Repair | 5+ Insider Tips that Save You Time and Money

If you’re a long-term RV owner, sooner or later you’re gonna need to hire a mobile RV repair service. It’ll usually go something like this… It’s a beautiful long summer weekend. You get off work early on a Friday and pack up the family for a few days in your RV. Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, family time… what could go wrong? Halfway through Saturday, you notice a smell coming from your RV’s toilet. Hmmm…??? The blackwater tank’s not full. You still have fresh water. But “business” is NOT going down.  … Read more

Best Camping Pillow 2021 | 10 Top Pillows for RVing, Backpacking & Tenting

Here are some of the best camping pillows you can buy today so “roughing it” doesn’t have to be so rough.  Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to survive on bugs, rub sticks together to make fire, and sleep with your head on a rock. In fact, there are more ways than ever to make your next camping trip a little more comfortable. One of the best places to start is with one of these top camping pillows. From plush pillows for car and RV camping to ultralight … Read more

Best RV Sewer Hoses 2021, So You Don’t Get Your Hands Dirty

The humble RV sewer hose, or as I like to call it… the stinky slinky. The RV sewer hose is the black sheep of the RV family, the dirty little cousin that nobody wants to play with. That is until things start filling up and you have no place to “go”. Then, the best RV sewer hose gallops in to save the day, instantly relieving the pressure you were starting to feel.  However, notice I said “the best RV sewer hose”. The wrong RV sewer hose can do just the … Read more

7 Best RV Backup Cameras | 2021 Trailer Backup Camera Reviews

The best trailer backup cameras can save you a mountain of headaches! No one wants to start their camping trip by backing into a poor old oak tree at the edge of your campsite.  Why risk causing thousands of dollars of damage when you could just get a simple RV backup camera? A rear view camera will make it waaaay easier to park your rig without risking damage so you can start relaxing by the fire sooner! But trailer backup cameras come in all different varieties (CCD vs CMOS sensor, … Read more

Solo Stove Spring Into Camping Giveaway!

SHARE AWESOME CAMPING RESOURCES WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN A SWEET PRIZE! Spring 2021 Prizes: One winner will win the whole Spring Into Camping Package (MSRP value: $430.86) that includes the following awesome items! Solo Stove Ranger Stanley Classic 10 Qt Lunchbox Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug 16 oz (white) Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug 12 oz (black) Tiny Hiker Adventure Box from Cruisin’ and Campfires (1) Campsite Journal (2+) Kids Camping Journals (I will send the winner one for each of … Read more

Best RV Step Covers for 2021 | Rugs, Reviews & Ratings

Your RV steps take a lot of abuse. When you’re at your campsite, your RV steps are the gateway to a warm shower and some much-needed A/C. When you’re inside, your RV steps lead you to the great outdoors, that big world beyond, mother nature and all her… (maybe I got a little too dramatic there). Even without my outdoorsy poetic ramblings, the fact is… your RV steps are a humble, yet important part of your trailer which is why a lot of us add extra RV step covers.  So … Read more

3 Ways to Deal with Your Uncomfy RV Mattress (+how to order a custom replacement!)

kids on rv mattress that needs to be upgraded to be more comfortable and right size

If you are an RV owner, then you know how thin the mattresses are that come with your camper are and likely want to replace those RV mattresses first! There’s a couple ways to go about this depending on your budget – everything from mattress toppers to luxrious, custom made RV specific mattresses! Let me help answer some basic questions about replacing first, then move on to custom bed sizing options (and some general tips to take care of any new bed upgrades!) How do find a replacement RV mattress … Read more

5 Best Propane Campfire Pits for No Mess Fires Anywhere

Life is better around a campfire. In fact, if the outdoors were a nightclub, the campfire would be the disco ball. It’s the centerpiece of a good time. But creating traditional fires can be inconvenient and sometimes just impossible. That’s where a propane campfire pit comes in handy.  A propane fire pit gives you a convenient way to enjoy a campfire, make some s’mores, and tell scary stories without having all the mess of a normal campfire… you know what I mean, splinters, smoke in your eyes, and ash all … Read more