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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 photographer at Click Like This. He is also co-founder of Storyteller Media, a company he started with his wife, Dena.

How to Winterize a Camper to Live In: Checklist, Gear, Hacks

Roughing the winter in your camper doesn’t have to be rough. You’re only a few steps away from enjoying winter in your camper—rather than enduring it. To winterize your camper for full-time winter living, you can make a few essential preparations. Make sure you keep the wet bay above freezing. Insulating exterior pipes and vents …

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How to Keep Mice Out of Your RV Camper (Seal, Repel, Remove)

If you aren’t careful, your camper might get mice. Here’s how to to keep mice out of your camper. Learn how they enter, how to repel and remove them. Mice like campers during the winter, these tiny rodents can wreak serious havoc on your RV if left unchecked. If you leave your RV standing for …

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How Much Wind Can an RV Withstand? Moving / Parked (2 Charts)

High winds in an RV can be dangerous. Just how much wind can an RV withstand? In this post, we’ll cover all the details (two charts) for a safe RV adventure. But first, here is the Winds as low as 10 miles per hour can affect a moving RV, making it hazardous to drive. When …

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How Much Does It Cost to Install RV Hookups? (Water, Power, Sewer, Pad)

RVs are great as extra work or living space or to set up camp somewhere exciting. Knowing how to install hookups is necessary to create a livable space with water, electricity, and sewage. Whether you plan on installing hookups yourself or hiring a professional, there’s a cost of installing all types of RV hookups. The …

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How to Winterize Your RV Camper (16 Step Checklist)

A pipe bursting from freezing temperatures is one of the quickest ways to total your RV and permanently ruin your camping trips. It’s important to winterize your camper if you’re parking it in a location that gets below freezing in the winter. If you skip this step, your RV is at risk for major damage …

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12 Essential Campfire Safety Tips: Fire Safety Rules for Kids

According to the US Forest Service, 90% of wildfires in the United States are caused by carelessness. Here are twelve essential campfire safety rules. These fire safety tips will help keep your kids and the forests safe. 12 Campfire Safety Tips Here are 12 tips for safe use of a campfire. These would be great …

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Campfire Cooking Guide: 5 Methods, Temperature Regulation, Gear

So you want to cook on the campfire? Congrats! While there’s nothing wrong with using a campstove, there isn’t anything like food cooking over an open wood fire. Learn five methods of campfire cooking, how to regulate the temperature, plus lots of tips and gear. Guide to Campfire Cooking Toasting marshmallows, roasting hot dogs, or …

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How Long to Boil Drinking Water: Safe Water Guide for Campers

Concerned about having enough safe water on your trip? When you’re hiking and camping, you likely have an endless source of good water – if boil it first. In this post, you’ll learn how long to boil water to purify it for drinking. This guide is going to be complete for campers and hikers. But …

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Crater Lake Camping Guide: 4 Campgrounds, 5 Attractions, 11 Hikes

Crater Lake is located in Crater Lake National Park, in southern Oregon. In this guide you’ll learn about Crater Lake camping, campgrounds, attractions, hikes and answers to many common questions. Crater Lake Camping (Visitors Guide) Crater Lake is located high on the crest of the Cascade Mountain range. The caldera rim reaches an elevation of …

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55 Best Campfire Songs Ever: Family Friendly Guide (Lyrics, Kids, Books)

Ready for a sing-along? Here are the best campfire songs ever. They include classic, folk, modern, and kids. Plus our pick of the best kids campfire songs and 5 of the best campfire songbooks. And you can even sing them all with your kids – they’re all family friendly – without alcohol, violence, or innuendo. …

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