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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 outdoor gear and guides.

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

8 Dangerous Animals in the Grand Canyon: Rock Squirrel Attack

While falling might seem like the biggest risk in the Grand Canyon, don’t overlook other risks. For example, dying from heat and dehydration is more common than falling deaths. And the wildlife poses risks to visitors. The most dangerous animal in the Grand Canyon is the rock squirrel. They cause more injuries than any other …

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RV Fridge Not Working on Electric? 6 Things to Check

Whether you’re a stationary RVer or prefer the open road, a functioning refrigerator is one of the most crucial parts of RV life. And while they are pretty resilient, some things can go wrong. Most RV fridges switch from electric to propane, but sometimes they won’t work on electric. If your refrigerator not working on …

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How to Flush and Clean RV Black Water Tank (7 Easy Steps)

As an RVer, one of the most important things to remember is how to flush and clean your black water tank properly. Let’s face it; no one wants to deal with a nasty clog or spillage. This guide will help you to avoid such disasters. To flush your RV black water tank, you’ll begin by draining …

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RV Black Tank Shows Full When Empty? (4 Reasons) How to Fix

You probably don’t give your RV black tank sensors much thought – that is, until they start misbehaving. After all, there’s nothing glamorous about your RV’s black tank sensor. But as any seasoned RVer knows, it’s a vital part of keeping your rig in good working order. If your black water tank shows full when …

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How to Defog Windshield in Summer (7 Fixes, 8 Reasons)

Camping in the summer means foggy windshields. Moisture forms inside your vehicle because the temperature and humidity difference between inside and outside. Condensation often comes from breathing and wet clothes inside the RV, fogging up the windshield.  Here’s how to defog your windshield in the summer. Turn your heat and A/C up at the same …

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How to Boil Water While Camping: 13 Easy, Safe Ways

When camping trip, hot water makes everything better. Hot coffee, hot showers, and clean dishes. But boiling water is also important for killing unwanted bacteria and viruses. Heating water makes it an unsustainable living condition for possible viruses and parasites. Here’s how to boil water while camping. You can boil water over a campfire. You …

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How Long Does Ice Last in a Cooler? 4 Types Compared (5 Tips)

Planning an outdoor event or a camping trip? How will you keep your food cold (and safe)? How long does ice last in a cooler? Here are 4 types compared, with water and dry ice time frames. Plus five tips for extending how long ice lasts. Ice in a cooler will last from 12 hours …

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How to Ground a Generator When Camping: Warnings & Requirements (13 Tips)

When do you need to ground your generator? You don’t want to start a fire or shock someone. In this guide, you’ll learn when you need to ground your generator, according to experts. And how to ground a generator when camping. To ground your generator while camping, you’ll need a few supplies: an 8-ft copper …

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Can Propane Freeze? Guide to Warm Winter Camping (6 Things to Know)

Winter camping means being ready for whatever weather comes. Cold temperatures mean having the tools for your tent or RV. Can propane freeze? Here’s what you need to know. While propane has a freezing temperature, it is never that cold on earth. When someone complains that their propane tank froze, they mean that ice has …

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How to Wash Dishes While Camping: 7 Tips for Fast & Safe Cleanup

Camping is one of summertime’s great pleasures. Nothing beats the taste of simple meals cooked outdoors after a long day in nature, but the last thing you want to do after you finish dinner is struggle through the clean-up process! Here’s how to wash dishes while camping. Bring the necessary supplies, clean the work area, …

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