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REVIEW: “The Ultimate Portable Task Light”

September 22, 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... Read the rest of REVIEW: “The Ultimate Portable Task Light” »

Add these side trips to your snowbird migration – Part 2

September 20, 2014 by Bob Difley · Leave a Comment  

In last week’s post (Part I) I suggested that instead of making a near non-stop head long rush to your winter home in the Southwestern Desert, you instead take some time to visit some short side trips along the way. This week I follow with the next highlight following Wupatki pueblo that I wrote... Read the rest of Add these side trips to your snowbird migration – Part 2 »

FOR MEN ONLY

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

Ladies, 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... Read the rest of FOR MEN ONLY »

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... Read the rest of DEAL: French Press Coffee Maker 56% Off! »

Add these side trips to your snowbird migration – Part 1

September 13, 2014 by Bob Difley · Leave a Comment  

Snowbirds descending from the Pacific Northwest, the plains states, or the mid-west into southern Arizona for the winter have several routes to choose from, though most often they take the most direct. Typically, my father, the archetypal planner, plotted out the exact mileage and average driving time... Read the rest of Add these side trips to your snowbird migration – Part 1 »

“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... Read the rest of “Drone Crashes in Yellowstone National Park!” »

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... Read the rest of REVIEW: Nikon MONARCH = Great Binoculars »

RVers and bears: Tips on staying safe – for both RVers and bears

September 6, 2014 by Bob Difley · Comments Off  

“When you are naked, it’s amazing how little courage you have,” writes Tom Stienstra in the San Francisco Chronicle relating to his recent camping trip into the mountains of California. Remembering in the middle of the night that he had left his on-the-road dinner leftovers on the passenger... Read the rest of RVers and bears: Tips on staying safe – for both RVers and bears »

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... Read the rest of Monitor Animals (AND PEOPLE!) with Stealthy Scouting Cameras »

“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... Read the rest of “What Kind of Gun to Shoot Bears?” »

If HR5204 passes the House our public lands may no longer be free

September 1, 2014 by Bob Difley · Comments Off  

For those of you who define your RV Lifestyle by the great hiking, fishing, and camping to be found in our national forests and on land managed by the BLM, HR 5204 poses a financial threat and possibly even greater controls over what we can do with our RVs when we go seeking the beauty and solitude of... Read the rest of If HR5204 passes the House our public lands may no longer be free »

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... Read the rest of VIDEO: RV Camping … IN EUROPE ! »

Off the beaten track: Southern Oregon’s South Slough Reserve

August 15, 2014 by Bob Difley · Comments Off  

Though the sea is enjoyable and invigorating any time of year, fall is a great time to RV along the rocky Pacific coastline. The lure is a direct result of the transition that follows Labor Day, the official end of summer. Traffic no longer impacts Route 1, kids are all back in their schools and humming... Read the rest of Off the beaten track: Southern Oregon’s South Slough Reserve »

How I Love Google Maps

August 8, 2014 by Chris Guld · Comments Off  

If I could only have one App on my smartphone, it would be Google Maps. How do I use the Google Maps App on my smartphone or tablet? Let me count the ways: I just look at it to see where I am. I get a quick idea of how long it will take to get from point A to point B, whether that is driving across... Read the rest of How I Love Google Maps »

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... Read the rest of How to Program a Spare Ford Key Fob »

OUTSIDE OUR RV AFTER DARK

July 30, 2014 by Barry & Monique Zander · Comments Off  

By Barry Zander, Edited by Monique Zander, the Never-Bored RVers It’s dark, very dark.  We’re in a park with very few lights to distract us from appreciating our nighttime surroundings.  We are cradled in silence.  This is what nature camping is all about. But wait!  As we lay back in our outdoor... Read the rest of OUTSIDE OUR RV AFTER DARK »

“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... Read the rest of “How to Buy an Airstream” eBook ON SALE THIS WEEK! »

There are many other volunteer positions available to RVers in addition to camp hosting.

July 12, 2014 by Bob Difley · Comments Off  

8. VOLUNTEERING There are many other volunteer positions available to RVers in addition to camp hosting How does volunteering fit into the RV Lifestyle? Camp hosting is not the only form of volunteer position open to RVers. Though there are volunteer positions available to students, retirees, and for... Read the rest of There are many other volunteer positions available to RVers in addition to camp hosting. »

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... Read the rest of Upgrade Your Rig with a TITAN Large Capacity Fuel Tank »

Nikon’s Outstanding D7100 DSLR Camera

July 7, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off  

We all like to take pictures when we travel, and many of us want the quality of a DSLR. Consider the Nikon D7100 (http://goo.gl/mOaGmb). This is Nikon’s “flagship” DX camera (we’ll explain more about what that means in a moment). The D7100 features a solid weather sealed metal construction.... Read the rest of Nikon’s Outstanding D7100 DSLR Camera »

How to avoid wasting energy while RV boondocking

July 4, 2014 by Bob Difley · Comments Off  

By Bob Difley When you take the ultimate step and decide to be a serious boondocker, you make  modifications to the way you camp and add certain features like installing a sustainable energy source like solar panels, a wind generator, or a fusion nuclear generator [have they invented those yet?] to... Read the rest of How to avoid wasting energy while RV boondocking »

VIDEO: Locked Out of Our Own Rig!

June 25, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off  

Okay, so it finally happened to us. We managed to lock ourselves out of our Airstream. If only we’d had hidden a secret Master Lock Keycase on our RV http://goo.gl/qy8DrU we’d saved ourselves a lot of trouble. “How did this happen,” you ask? (And yes, I can hear you snickering.) It was... Read the rest of VIDEO: Locked Out of Our Own Rig! »

Teaching Technology at the Escapade RV Rally

June 20, 2014 by Chris Guld · Comments Off  

The Escapade is an annual rally for the Escapees RV Club. We’ve been teaching technology topics at RV rallies for 10 years now, but this Escapade had more people who were more interested in the topics of computers, smartphones, maps, pictures, and Blogs than any other we’ve experienced. In... Read the rest of Teaching Technology at the Escapade RV Rally »

Charge Your Electronics with a Solar Recharging Kit

June 17, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off  

As RV campers, we’re always on the lookout for quality power options. One of the most interesting is solar. The Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit (http://goo.gl/hfvbXm) is a portable solar power kit that’s especially designed for portable gadgets like phones, iPods, Kindles, tablets, and... Read the rest of Charge Your Electronics with a Solar Recharging Kit »

Getting away from it all: Boondocking tips

June 13, 2014 by Bob Difley · Comments Off  

By Bob Difley Do you always choose a campground because of the availability of hook-ups? If so, you may be missing some of the pleasures of camping and the RV lifestyle experience; enjoyment of nature in the wild, wide open spaces, primitive areas, leaving the crowds behind, quiet, solitude, and no... Read the rest of Getting away from it all: Boondocking tips »

Tilley Hats – Still the Best

June 6, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off  

What is the best hat for RV camping and outdoor activities? For my money, Tilley hats (http://goo.gl/YVnDOj) are the best. This is another Father’s Day gift that a man will actually use (alas, we can’t guarantee the same for that bottle of Brut by Faberge http://goo.gl/i0lqfD). In our small... Read the rest of Tilley Hats – Still the Best »

Is the end near for free camping and boondocking?

June 5, 2014 by Bob Difley · Comments Off  

I’ve been RVing for over 45 years. My first RV, if you could call it that, was a panel van with a side sliding door. Nothing was built in and a mattress occupied most of the floor of the van. Camping in California state parks back then – none with hookups – cost $6 and you could camp... Read the rest of Is the end near for free camping and boondocking? »

Keep Your RV Plumbing Free of Hair & Debris – for Cheap!

June 5, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off  

If you want to keep hair and other unwanted substances out of your RV plumbing system, pick up some sink strainers (http://goo.gl/Zkg5Ik). These things are cheap and work a treat. Bright colors help the strainers stand out in the sink. (Click the pic to get your own.) Quite simply, the best way to keep... Read the rest of Keep Your RV Plumbing Free of Hair & Debris – for Cheap! »

A FATHER’S DAY GIFT You’ll Actually Use!

June 4, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off  

Want the best outdoors shirt for summertime RV camping? The best I have found is the Columbia PFG “Performance Fishing Gear”(http://goo.gl/9htQfc) line of shirts. They are an ideal blend of style and function, and help keep you cool on hot days. I bought one of these shirts (in the Tamiami II style),... Read the rest of A FATHER’S DAY GIFT You’ll Actually Use! »

VIDEO: Boondocking and POWER (Generators, Propane, etc.)

May 19, 2014 by Loloho.com · Comments Off  

Here’s a new episode of “The Loloho Show,” our ongoing chat series that broadcasts to our YouTube Channel (http://goo.gl/8iyFmH). In this episode, we yap about RV boondocking and power. How do we get power when we are camping in the wild (including the wild Walmart parking lots)? As you’ll... Read the rest of VIDEO: Boondocking and POWER (Generators, Propane, etc.) »

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