Outfitting an RV

December 30, 2009

Congratulations if you recently purchased a new or used RV. You should be able to look forward to years of camping fun, with your own clan and the extended family of RVers everywhere, including those friends you haven’t even met yet. Unlike a new car, you can’t simply hop in and start using a brand-new... Read more »

Compact Generator Shoot-Out

June 7, 2006

There was a time when I thought the height of camping adventure was wrapping myself in a wool Army blanket and shivering through the night under the stars on a bed of pinecones and rocks. What was I thinking!? Now, I have become more civilized. With age comes wisdom (maybe), and with wisdom comes the... Read more »

12-Volt Revolution

May 19, 2006

Camping used to mean really roughing it. Heavy cotton and wool sleeping bags, canvas tents, wet and cold boots, and dried food were the mainstays of early outdoor adventurers. Then the first revolution in outdoor equipment occurred: Self-inflating sleeping pads for comfort and warmth; geodesic dome tents... Read more »

Packable Generators For Camping

camping generators

January 1, 2006

Camping comfort and convenience can be enhanced by the addition of certain amenities. These days, many of those niceties are powered by electricity. But unless your camping trips take place where there’s camp power, you must create your own “juice” to use electrical goodies. That’s when lightweight,... Read more »