Category Archives: Camping

I HAD MORE THAN A SOLO CAMPING GREEN LIGHT FOR LAST WEEKEND

There are few times when Margo expects to have priority over the TV remote and a non-distracting household.  University of Texas football and women’s basketball, The Master’s, and this weekend’s PGA Open.  Days ago she said, “You need to go … Continue reading

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CAMPFIRE DURING A BURN BAN

Watching and listening to the Mescalero fire it reminds me of what I saw on June 4th when I made a day trip to my favorite spot in the mountains.  Yep, someone built a fire during a burn ban.  I … Continue reading

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CAMPING FOOD, KRAFT MACARONI AND CHEESE

I love mac and cheese.  I recently tried mac n cheese at restaurants.  Totally, absolutely, so disappointing that I wish I could have gone back and slapped the cook.  The cheese was barely there; the macaroni was overcooked. I can … Continue reading

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FILTERING WATER WHEN CAMPING

It takes a lot of fuel to move my B3500 van, so anything I can do to reduce weight will help the wallet.  With that in mind, I would like to reduce carrying water.  At eight pounds a gallon if … Continue reading

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SPENT THE FIRST VAN NIGHT IN THE FOREST

Was laying around Saturday thinking about what to do the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend.  Why, I say, don’t I go to the mountains and spend the night in my van?  A couple of minutes to think about it and … Continue reading

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CANNED ROAST BEEF AND POUCH POTATOES

Another camping meal here.  Canned roast beef and pouch potatoes.  Light.  Easy and quick to fix.  Two pots. I expected to see the interior of the can packed — like albacore tuna.  It wasn’t.  This is what it looked like … Continue reading

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OUR LOW ALTITUDE QUICK VISIT PLACE

I’ve been heading to the mountains to enjoy Mother Nature, but Margo reminded me we are maybe four miles from a wonderful nature retreat — if it’s not hot, not the weekend, and not a holiday. We headed north out … Continue reading

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