Category Archives: Camping

TWO TRIPS TO BAILEY CANYON ROAD

Ah, Summer Solstice Day.  Because it threatened to be one of the hottest days of the year, I headed to the mountains to enjoy 25 degrees lower temperatures — the difference between torture and comfort.  I had intended to go … Continue reading

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I BIT THE BULLET AND BOUGHT A WELL REGARDED CAMPING TARP

Shade is in high demand in the southwest.  We always got a campsite with a shelter, but the sun created moving shade.  Same with the awning.   We looked to see what campers around us were using.  By far, the usual … Continue reading

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MID-SIZED COOLER IMPROVEMENT

Ya see this small to mid sized cooler here.  I’ve been taking it to hang out in the mountains, and we store the frozen foods in it when traveling.  Ice disappears quickly.  It’s so old the sides are bulging in … Continue reading

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A LITTLE CAMPING PREP — POLES, TENT

   

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SLEEPING BAG SQUISHER

When I go camping, I take two sleeping bags because I don’t have lots of blankets that I allow out into the great blue yonder.  I have two more bags in a closet because I accumulated them and ya never … Continue reading

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BLUFF SPRINGS, MAY 31, 2017

Location: Bluff Springs, Lincoln National Forest, NM Even before late June’s intense heat I was going to the forest to chill out.  This is what I saw on one of those days.          

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SLEEPING PAD FOR TENT CAMPING

Boy, oh boy, did I learn all about sleeping bag compression last fall.  I had gone to Lake Roberts in southwestern New Mexico within the lovely Gila National Forest.  Took an old tent Margo acquired at an auction.  With two … Continue reading

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