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Bryan Haines

Bryan Haines is a co-founder and blogger on GudGear - and is working to make it the best resource for outside gear.

He is a travel blogger at Storyteller Travel and blogs about photography at Click Like This. He is also co-founder of Storyteller Media, a company he started with his wife, Dena.

How to Sanitize RV Fresh Water Tank: 8 Simple Steps (Tips & Supplies)

Sanitizing your RV water tank is important to protect you and your family from dangerous bacteria, germs, and parasites. These risks include E. coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium. And they can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and more severe conditions such as gastrointestinal distress and kidney failure. Here’s how to sanitize RV fresh water tank in 8 …

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How to Quiet a Generator: 9 Easy Tips for RVers & Campers

Imagine the scenario: You start your generator and notice that it is louder than you remember. To avoid a noise complaint from other campers, you’re trying to silence your generator. In this guide, you’ll learn how to make a generator quiet. Here’s how to quiet a generator: Place your generator on a soft location (like …

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How to Dump RV Waste at Home: 9 Things to Know (3 Methods)

You can legally dump your RV tanks at home in certain areas. If unsure, it’s good to check with your municipality. While it’s generally best to empty your tank before traveling, you might need to dump it at home. It’s important to follow best practices and safety tips for getting rid of RV waste. Below …

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How to Get Diesel Smell Out of Clothes (& Hands) 12 Tips for Campers

Diesel-powered RVs are fabulous on the road and they offer excellent fuel economy. But what happens after tinkering with your RV? Clothing is left smelling like they belong in a mechanic shop. Here’s how to get diesel smell out of clothes: Wash with baking soda and vinegar, grease-cutting detergent, Listerine, or ammonia. To get rid …

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How to Level a Camper: Step by Step for New RVers (Tools)

There are few things more exciting than buying a new camper. You have purchased your ideal camper, learned how to hook it for towing, and now it is time to learn how to level a camper with this step-by-step guide for new RVers.  How to Level a Camper: Begin by choosing a level site and …

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How to Get Gas Smell Off Hands (& Clothes) 11 RVer Tips

Refilling generators, boat motors, and ATVs are common tasks while camping. And it can be hard to keep the smell off your hands and clothes. Here’s how to get rid of the smell of gasoline from your clothes and hands. To get the gas smell off your hands, try mechanics soap, vinegar, baking soda, baby …

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How to Get Gas Smell Out of Car: 8 Tips for Campers

Transporting gasoline is often part of the camping routine. Whether you need it for your RV generator, boat, or other gas-powered accessories, gas is crucial for camping. And if you’re moving gas containers, you’ll probably deal with a little gas spill now and then. You can clean the initial spill with old towels or rags, but …

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4 Ways to Format SD Card for Trail Camera: Windows, Mac, Camera, CMD

Formatting (and reformatting) your SD card is an important step to prevent glitches and full memory cards. Here’s how to format an SD card for your trail camera. There are four ways to format an SD card for a trail camera. These include formatting your SD card with Windows 10, with Mac, in a trail …

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4 Ways to Connect Trail Camera to Computer: View Photos/Videos

After months of filming wildlife, it’s time to see just what your trail camera captured. Here’s how to view trail camera photos on your computer. The methods vary from simple to fastest. Some methods are automated and require monthly data plans. There are 4 ways to view your trail camera photos on a computer. They …

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Trail Camera Not Taking Night Photos? 7 Things to Check

Most trail cameras excel at night photos of local wildlife. But sometimes they fail and won’t take night photos. And sometimes they shoot photos but the night photos are all black. Here are some simple troubleshooting steps to get your camera working again.  Why is my trail camera not taking night pictures? The problem could …

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