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September 18, 2014 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our E-mail Digest or RSS Feed. We will then send you the stories that are posted each day in an e-mail digest. We use a service called Feedburner for delivery of these emails. You will receive an e-mail from Feedburner after you subscribe and you must click on that email to activate your subscription. Thanks for visiting and enjoy all the information! RV.Net Blog AdminLadies, we kindly request that you refrain from reading this article. DEAL: Heavyweight Classic Messenger Bag (http://goo.gl/Rcl7EU) Men, we’ve written about the this dilemma before. You know the problem. We’re carrying more stuff than ever. Back in the day, a guy could get through the day with little more than an ignition key, a five dollar bill, and a pocket comb. Here's the messenger bag in a MANLY shade of olive green. (Click the pic to get your own.) But these days, most of us have a phone. Sometimes it’s even a smart one. (Dumb phones are getting harder to find.) We also have a tablet, an iPad or whatever, for those times we want a screen large enough to actually read. What about books? Yes, a few of us die hards still read those “dead tree” editions. Say what you will about paper – it does the job and the batteries never quit. Of course we may have a laptop computer – for those times we want an actual keyboard for actual typing. Of course I can’t read anything without my prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. Stripped... Read more



DEAL: French Press Coffee Maker 56% Off!

September 15, 2014 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

One of the best methods of making coffee while RV camping is the French press. Here’s a great deal on the #1 bestselling SterlingPro French Press (http://goo.gl/s1cQE3). It’s marked down more than half price, and includes two stainless steel screens (valued at $25) as a FREE bonus! If you’ve never used a French press before, you’re in for a treat. The #1 bestselling French press is now available at a great price. (Click the pic for more info.) Making coffee by this method is simple and fast, and the results are delicious. In fact, many coffee connoisseurs believe the French press makes the best tasting coffee. The French press is a great tool for RV campers because it does not require electricity. All you need is hot water, which of course can be obtained via a propane stove, campfire, or whatever method you choose. Your first step is to add ground coffee to the press container. It’s usually best to use coarsely ground coffee since it is more easily strained by the press screens. However, this SterlingPro unit features a “dual screen” design that it claims will allow no grounds in your coffee. So one would assume that most non-espresso grinds would be just fine with this press. Next you simply add piping hot water. After letting the coffee steep for a few moments, you simply “press” the grounds to the bottom of the carafe and your coffee is ready to pour. This SterlingPro French press brews 34 ounces of coffee, which translates to about 8... Read more



“Drone Crashes in Yellowstone National Park!”

September 10, 2014 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

Like many photographers, in recent years we’ve acquired a drone for aerial shots. Our drone of choice is the popular DJI Phantom series (http://goo.gl/uklwdh), but there are many such products on the market. What is a drone? Simply stated, it’s a remotely controlled flying device, usually some form of quadcopter, that’s often equipped with a camera. Drones allow us to capture sky high images from RV shows and events that previously would have been unobtainable. They are wonderful storytelling tools. It looks a little scary, eh? (Click the pic for more info.) As a drone owner, I appreciate the incredible promise of this new technology. Since we purchased our own drone, we’ve integrated the shots into our video and photo projects on our website Long Long Honeymoon, and they have provided a fresh new perspective. Drones are already being used in search and rescue efforts (they are much cheaper to operate than helicopters). Amazon claims they may someday be used to deliver packages. Like it or not, drones are becoming more common in our lives. The only guarantee with technology is that it will continually improve. When we acquired our own drone, I was immediately impressed with its incredible potential. “This is the coolest tech gadget I’ve bought since my original iPhone, “ I told my wife. “In five years, these things will either be everywhere, or they will be illegal.” GUNS ARE OKAY. DRONES? NO WAY!? It didn’t take five years for my words... Read more



REVIEW: Nikon MONARCH = Great Binoculars

September 9, 2014 by Loloho.com · Leave a Comment 

A few years ago, we decided to upgrade our binoculars from a set of K-Mart Special el cheapos to something better. After a lot of research, we ended up choosing Nikon MONARCH (http://goo.gl/kw7UOr) binoculars. We opted for the 8×42 magnification, but the binoculars are also available in 10×42 and 12×42 flavors. The binoculars may last a lifetime. (Click the pic for more info.) Quality binoculars are a long term investment for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. We use ours for observing wildlife like birds and bears in national parks. They are also invaluable for viewing boats and (for those of you who enjoy following the latest fashion trends) bikinis at the beach. Of course they are fun at the football stadium as well. Why did we choose Nikon MONARCH? If you know anything about cameras and lenses, you know the name Nikon. The Nikkor company has a long history of lens manufacture. It makes sense to trust Nikon in designing and manufacturing a set of binoculars, since binoculars are essentially a pair of telephoto lenses that are customized for the human eye instead of a camera sensor. When shopping for nice binoculars, you can find the gamut in features and price range. (For example, check out this $6400 pair of military grade night vision goggles – I want some!) We concluded that Nikon MONARCH were the nicest line of binoculars for the money, offering the most “bang for the buck.” Nikon brings all of its lens construction expertise into the binocular... Read more



Monitor Animals (AND PEOPLE!) with Stealthy Scouting Cameras

September 4, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

One of the most interesting camera purchases we’ve made in recent years is our stealth camera. (http://goo.gl/ZcifuD) These cameras are commonly known as hunting cameras, game cameras, trail cameras, and scouting cameras. They are invaluable for taking pictures and video of animals (and sometimes people) on the sly. The Primos Truth Cam 35 is the #1 bestselling scouting camera. (Click the pic for more info.) The typical scouting camera combines a motion sensor, a basic digital camera (often with basic video capabilities), and an infrared flash. The latter feature is important for taking photos and video in the dark, when many animals and criminals like to prowl. What makes these cameras great? You get photos and video that would otherwise be impossible to capture. Animals (and people up to no good) usually have no idea they are being recorded. Most of these cameras record their photos to an ordinary SD card. They are typically designed to run long periods of time on a set of batteries. We use Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries with our unit. Some people report better success with Lithium batteries, but ours works fine with the Eneloop. Since they are designed for the great outdoors, it’s possible to lock most scouting cameras shut. They can be chained to a tree or fence to discourage theft. You can even get camouflage locking systems (like the Master Lock Python series) to handle this task so the whole package seamlessly blends into the environment. Usually scouting... Read more



“What Kind of Gun to Shoot Bears?”

September 3, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

From time to time we receive questions about bears and camping. Often these questions mention firearms. For example, “What kind of gun should I carry into national parks to shoot and kill attacking bears?” For most people, we recommend carrying bear spray (http://goo.gl/Cm07tW) instead of guns to repel aggressive bears. In this article we’ll address why. Let me begin by stating that this question has nothing to do with gun rights. We’re not debating the right to bear arms (or the right to bare arms, or even the right to arm bears). This question is about what tool is most appropriate for the job at hand. In this case, the job is repelling bears. You don’t need a gun to repel a bear. In fact, there is arguably a better alternative. Bear spray repels grizzly bears. It's safer, less hassle, and arguably more effective then relying on a handgun (especially a small caliber handgun). Click the pic for more into. FEAR OF BEARS Many people have an understandable fear of bears, especially those of the grizzly variety. “Death by animal attack” is on every Top 10 Worst Ways to Die list. Indeed it would be a terrible way to go. Bears are powerful animals equipped with knifelike claws and sharp teeth. One swat of a grizzly bear’s paw can easily kill a grown man. It’s even worse when the victim doesn’t die quickly, but rather from an extended mauling. We’ve all heard the horror stories. It seems that once every year, some poor soul gets... Read more



VIDEO: RV Camping … IN EUROPE !

August 27, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

We recently returned from an extended European and North African walkabout. For this trip, we left the Airstream and most of our worldly possessions at home. We brought only a couple of backpacks as our principal luggage. I also brought a day pack that contained extra camera gear. (It’s the camera gear that really weighs me down.) When we departed the United States, we didn’t have a firm plan with regards to itinerary. We simply knew we would fly into Madrid, and travel on from there. Over the course of three months, we visited Spain (Madrid, Seville, Granada, Barcelona), Portugal (the southern coast including Pria De Luz, Lagos, Lisbon), Morocco (Marrakesh and the Sahara Desert), France (Lyon, Paris), and Germany (Limburg). We also spent time in Belgium (Brussels, briefly) and England (London) before returning to North America on the Queen Mary 2. Or as Kristy summed it up in a status update: 12 weeks, 7 countries, 15 cities, 9 train trips, 3 intercontinental flights, 1 transatlantic crossing, 1 rental car, 1 minibus, 2 camels, 12 hotels, 3 apartments, 2 sleeper cars, 2 Riads, 1 airstream, 1 tent, 1 ocean liner stateroom and 1 friend’s spare bedroom. Not to mention countless forms of public transport, including taxis, buses, cable cars, metros, tubes and subways. Or as Bilbo Baggins wrote is his compelling memoir: There, and Back Again It’s hard to easily sum up a trip such as this one in a few words. Similarly, doing a worthwhile video would be an epic... Read more



How to Program a Spare Ford Key Fob

August 6, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

Here’s a straightforward “how to” topic that doesn’t need a lot of explanation. When you buy a Ford diesel pickup truck, the odds are pretty good that you’ll get one keyless entry remote. While keyless entry isn’t exactly necessary for survival in the wilderness, it is a nice feature. It comes in particularly handy late at night, when you want to ensure your truck is securely locked without stepping outside your cozy rig. We carry at least a couple of key rings when we are Airstream camping. One ring is loaded with the full “library” of keys. This includes ignition keys, water compartment keys, hitch lock keys, padlock keys, storage compartment keys, and keys to a number of mysterious items that we probably no longer even own. Unfortunately this key ring weighs about the same as a Smart Car. Read more  Read More →



“How to Buy an Airstream” eBook ON SALE THIS WEEK!

July 16, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

If you’re interested in buying an Airstream, or even another brand or style of RV, check out the #1 bestselling “How to Buy an Airstream” ebook (http://goo.gl/uV1gtJ) which is ON SALE this week as an Amazon Kindle Countdown deal. The initial sale price is only 99 cents! As the week progresses, the price will edge upwards, so it’s best to act now. ON SALE THIS WEEK! (Click the pic for more info.) The #1 Guide For Airstream Shoppers The iconic Airstream trailer is a legend amongst seasoned RV travelers. After more than 80 years of production, the classic aluminum skinned pods are found in highways and campgrounds throughout North America. Today Airstreams are more popular than ever, but finding the right one isn’t an easy task. Supply is surprisingly scarce. Independent, Objective, & Opinionated It’s crucial that buyers – especially first time Airstream owners – proceed with caution when leaping into this lifestyle. A mistake in this transaction could cost thousands of dollars in unforeseen repair bills, not to mention much emotional grief along the way. Topics include: How and where to find Airstream bargains How to negotiate with dealers How to win eBay auctions The truth about vintage Airstream prices Airstream inspection tips Advice on tow vehicles Again, the Kindle Countdown sale runs this week only. If you want this book at a bargain price, click here to get your copy!  Read More →



Upgrade Your Rig with a TITAN Large Capacity Fuel Tank

July 11, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off 

We’ve been pulling together a list of tips for RV travelers who might want to go to Alaska. One of the best involves upgrading to a large capacity fuel tank (http://goo.gl/5hbDkV) by Titan. Install one of these bad boys in your truck and you are pretty much guaranteed to save money. You can almost DOUBLE your fuel capacity with a Titan tank. (Click the pic for more info.) Here’s the deal with a trip to Alaska, or any long trip: you gotta buy fuel. The Titan fuel tank gives you a much larger fuel capacity in your truck. So you can load up on fuel when you find it at cheaper prices. This is crucial for any American who ventures into Canada, where fuel prices can be extremely high. In the Yukon Territory, we have paid $8 a gallon for diesel. Even in more urban areas of Canada, fuel costs are high. You see, Canada offers “free” health care. The way “free” health care works? You pay for it every day, every time you buy any product or service, whether you use said health care or not. “Free” health care is one key reason that Canadian fuel prices are so exorbitant. (To my Canadian friends: please don’t shoot the messenger.) So it makes sense to load up on fuel in the USA before venturing into the Great White North. We met an American traveler in the Yukon territory once who combined a Titan tank with an additional fuel reservoir in the bed of his truck. “I never buy any fuel in Canada,” he told us. “I buy enough in the States to drive through Canada... Read more



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