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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The a-b-c’s of great camping activities

Activities to do when camping is varied and many. You are only limited by your imagination. Always, there really is something fun to do if you just put your mind to thinking up ways to do it.

The following may be helpful suggestions to do just that. Believe it or not, the below tips do not require expensive devices, batteries, equipments. All one needs is an open mind and a free-wheeling attitude.

Create interesting stories

Telling stories is the age-old device used by our ancestors - and even us - to battle away boredom.

What did you think was the purpose of all those cave drawings? Story-telling is an ingenious way to keep kids occupied. An idle mind is a nest of anxiousness and tantrums. Keep their minds creatively occupied through stories that would surely get their brain cells processing.

Plus, the best thing about this activity is it is free and could be done anytime and anywhere.
How to get started? Simply start with a single line. This line should set up or at least build up the image of where the story could lead to.
For example, you may begin with “Once upon a time,” or with “I saw a green marmalade monster once..” From there, abruptly stop and let others add their own detail to the story.

However, it is best that you also set up specific rules. You may advise that there should be no detail that would scare off “your little brother.” Just good old clean and entertaining fun.

Watch those clouds pass

Relax and unwind. This is one way to unreel and be less uptight about anything. Chilling out has never felt this good.

Spread some towels on the grass or a blanket that is old and not that regularly used. Lay on your back and observe the variety of clouds that pass by. You may see an elephant, a rabbit, a dog. Or you could count the number of clouds that pass. This is a relaxing activity that is also just as fun. Try it out.

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles

When outdoors, do not forget to bring your bubble maker device or toy and let everyone, especially kids, bubble their way to fun. This is an effective way to run around and laugh as bubbles pop and float around.

Board games, dice around and play

In case you get rained on, do not fret. If you have brought your trusty old dice and any easy-to-carry board game with you, playing will be just as easy as one to three, and its fun too.
The game Yahtzee is one example. Card games are also easy and convenient games to bring. It fits one pocket’s easily and can bring loads of entertainment and games. Even magic tricks, if you know a few ones using cards.

Write your way out of boredom

Try bringing a journal, then write your heart out. This could include a log of the activities that you have done all through the camping trip. They may be fun and educational later on.

Study up

When in a new place, it might help if you study the area’s history. This could be a good way to tell kids the background of the area you are at. It may also be a nice story to tell around camp fires.

Sing some songs

Really. Do not think it as cheesy. It maybe an effective boredom buster. Songs around the camp fire is a good activity to keep everyone entertained. Make up a song. Or play a game by letting others guess the song you are humming. Use nature’s instruments. Twigs may be used as drum sticks. Dance also. It does not cost a thing. It may also be a form of good exercise.

All in all, the limits of activities rest on how much you want your mind to explore. The sky’s the limit may also mean, your mind is its own limit. Do not be afraid to try something everyone would enjoy and have fun doing. Be creative. You may also bring toys such as balls. Frisbees are also a fun thing to play with especially when camping in the wild outdoors. Just remember to always have fun.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Camper Rental

If you are visiting a country for a holiday, the best possible way to get to know the country is by renting a camper, motorhome or RV (recreational vehicle). The freedom that a camper gives you allows exploration at your own pace in total sufficiency, without the hustle and bustle of staying in hotels and having to pack and unpack every time you go on tour. A camper allows you the privacy you need, your own living room, kitchen and bedroom (w/ bathroom in larger models) that you have all to yourself throughout the trip. Of course, if you’re only traveling on a holiday you wouldn’t want to buy a camper but just rent it for the duration of time you need it.

Camper rental is sometimes much more practical for most people who just want to have the experience of travel and camping with the comforts of home. For one, camper rental is much more affordable than owning a camper; after the travel you just return it and don’t have to worry about its maintenance. There are a lot of camper rental companies almost all over tourist destination places. Here are some camper rentals websites:

Bestcamper.com
Is a camper rental site dedicated to bringing the best campervan rental and campervan holidays throughout North America, Australasia and Europe . They also have a list of motorhome rental companies operating in USA and Canada , Australia and New Zealand and all European countries, as well as campsites, routes and helpful tips from experienced campers.

GetRV.com
Renting an RV makes perfect sense for that once in a lifetime trip, that special sports or festival weekend, or just to get away for a few days to feel the spirit of the open road This site offers camper rental which has the easiest way to find, select and reserve the very best RVs to suit your needs. They feature the finest Recreational Vehicles to fit every budget, and in many different locations in the US.

Camper-world.com
This site offers camper rental of 2002 upwards models of campers. If you thought that traveling in a motorhome through one of the most beautiful countries in the world in style is not within your reach; you will be surprised what they are offering here. Affordable motorhome hire in South Africa, for the traveler who looks for quality without paying extra.

Higginscamperrentals.com
Higgins camper rental is a source for hassle-free camping. They offer rentals for camper trailers in Minnesota and Wisconsin from April through November. They deliver a camper to your home or campsite and pick it up after your vacation. They also offer campers already located on-site and rent-to-own camper program.

Gonorth-camper.com
GoNorth RV camper rental offers slide-in pick-up campers to travelers who want to explore Alaska in their own pace. They offer a spacious Economy model, a convenience-laden Luxury model and a Budget model, which is ideal for travelers who need comfortable transportation with place to eat and sleep under a firm roof. All are mounted on rugged 4x4 trucks, and designed for use on all public roads throughout Alaska.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Class C Motor Home

Thinking for a family getaway on wheels? Looking for something that is bigger than the Class B motor home, but smaller than the Class A? If so, then obviously the Class C motor home type is the right option for you.

But, what is a Class C motor home? How does this type differ from the other two classes of motor homes?

On the most basic, the Class C type of motor home is the one recognized throughout the motor home industry for its unique cab-over bunk. Simply put, the Class C type is that which provides a sleeping bunk atop of the cab which can be used as a bedroom, in addition to the one which is installed in the back. This addition compartment can also be utilized as a storage area when it is not used as a sleeping section.

Also known as mini-motor home, the Class C motor home is built on what is popular as a cutaway van chassis. What this things means is actually that the entire façade of the vehicle which covers the doors, dash, and cockpit area is constructed in the same manner as that of the van or pick up truck. However, today this type has undergone several changes in terms of the appearance and capabilities. What are deemed wonderful about this motor home type are the following features:

* Extra Sleeping Bunk – As mentioned earlier, this compartment is available over the cab area. It can be considered as an additional sleeping area, but it can also be used as a storage room once it is not used as a bedroom.

* Spacious and Fully Equipped – The Class C motor home generally provides spacious rooms for ample living. Just like the other types of motor homes, it is full equipped with all the essentials needed by couples or families. Like the Class A type, this motorized recreational vehicle at least four of permanently installed living system such as refrigeration or ice box, heating or air conditioning, cooking area, toilet, a portable water system, a separate 100 to 125 volt electrical systems, LP gas supply, and of course some sleeping facilities. Yes, all of these supplies and amenities can be found within a Class C motor home.

* Slide Outs – This is but another notable feature found in both Class A and Class C motor home. In the Class C type of motor home, the slide outs can be moved and adjusted at a touch of the button, which is also true with the Class A motor homes. Since the RV’s exterior wall can be moved outward at a push of a button, it’s no wonder that you will obtain extra space that you can utilize as a sleeping area or a living room. Note that these slide outs will add up to an additional of one meter to the width of the Class C motor home.

* Perfect for Towing – This feature is what basically makes Class C motor home similar to the Class B motor home type. Well, just like the Class B, this vehicle can tow a camper trailer, a boat or a smaller car which in turn can provide additional space for a comfortable living.
So that’s said. The Class C motor home basically provides the conveniences and comforts that its Class A and Class B counterparts are capable of giving. What basically differentiates it from the two is the fact that it is a hybrid form of motor home that it is built by taking the chassis of a van and constructing a travel trailer body onto it.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Accessorize Your Recreational Vehicle and Enjoy Safety and Convenience

Accessorizing your recreational vehicle brings safety and convenience on your travels. You may experience the best comfort in setting up standard accessories that will increase the efficiency and full potential of your recreational vehicle.

You may find different types of R-V's that have built-in satellite TVs, DVD players, CD players, and computers. These devices are the standard accessories for most R-V's nowadays.

The trend of setting up accessories is something that is a continuous development on recreational vehicles. You may even get satisfaction and the assurance of more comfortable travel if you will consider adding these accessories.

1. You can modify the suspension by allotting more ground clearance when you are driving off road. You may even set up hydraulic stabilizers in the suspension to ensure safety and convenience. Added suspension also gives a stable and comfortable ride.

2. You may need extra lighting when you are driving at night. The brightness you may need on these types of roads is essential for safe driving. Make sure that you are able to see yourself on the reflector to ensure quality of lighting on the road.

3. Purchase a high lift jack that has a rear bar and a large front fitted according to a four-wheel drive vehicle. You must also have a jacking plate in case you may encounter soft surfaces on your lift.

4. You may also attach a pull bar on your recreational vehicle for security and protection. It will secure those valuable accessories and parts of the RV. You should also not forget to ask the fitter if there is an airbag system on the recreational vehicle.

5. Most RVs are fitted with a second battery. The main battery will supply the power for the lights and other gadgets while you are on the road. The extra battery will be used for recharging and providing the supply of power on the different accessories while you are not on the road.

6. You may consider awnings for your recreational vehicle. This will provide extra space in case you want to relax outside with your family. They are simply built to create an extension for the recreational vehicle.

You may experience the convenience and safety during your travel if you have these standard accessories installed on your recreational vehicle. You may seek the advice of your accessory retailer for other optional devices you may want to set up on your recreational vehicle.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

What Items Are Forgotten As A Camping Accessory?

Many items are forgotten as an important camping accessory each time we leave our home and drive off into the sunset. By the time you realize you don’t have the camping accessory with you, it’s much too late to ever turn back. This means we either spend more money at some very expensive gas station or we act stubborn, and be angry for days on end because we no longer have what we depend on.

Let’s discuss just a couple of accessories that are often long forgotten before we ever know it. These items may be small in comparison to what you are thinking right now, but they can also make all the difference in how efficiently your camping trip pans out.

Batteries Are Often A Camping Accessory That is Forgotten

When you are rustic camping, there is no electricity anywhere to be found and some of our important items, like our radios, are battery powered. I can’t tell you the number of times we took an old, beat up radio into the woods, only to remember we forgot to pack the batteries. Needless to say, we ended up without any music or access to weather conditions, and that could have been a disaster.

Batteries are a must-add camping accessory and should be added to your camping list. Your flashlights will run on battery as well, and you just never really know when your batteries may finally bite the dust. Now, what if you were, in lets say, only the second day of a seven-day outing? You better hope then, you decided to go camping when the moon is full, or you will have long, dark nights once your campfire dies down.

Another Long Forgotten Camping Accessory Is Your Can Opener

Oh the joy of getting all settled in at your campsite and pitching up your tent, only to discover you can’t open a single one of your can items! Let me tell you, this could mean the difference between continuing your camping trip or going home. As a camping accessory, your can opener serves as a lid cutter necessary to make lunch and dinner.

I suppose it’s no big deal, if of course, you have other types of foods with you or you are capable of fishing to connect with your next meal. In this case, it’s just a nuisance, because now your backpack won’t be any lighter on the trudge down the side of the mountain.

A Flashlight Or Lantern Can Be Forgotten As A Camping Accessory, Because It’s Still Sitting In Your Driveway!

Once again, unless you are camping under the stars in the whole moonlight, you will need to have a flashlight or a lantern. Yet, this is a commonly forgotten camping accessory. I believe this is most likely due to the fact we are usually leaving our homes in the daylight, and not thinking about when it’s going to be dark.

When we forgot our lantern, we had it on our list, but left it in the driveway. Of course we didn’t realize we left the lantern behind until we were almost to the rustic spot we were camping at, and well, we weren’t going back to get another one!

Where to Go for Your Next Vacation?

Vacation time is probably the most awaited event of the year. Who would not want to finally have a break from the very hectic and stressful schedule most working people have year-round. Because vacation is done very seldom, most people exert all efforts to make it special as possible. Now the great cause of confusion is choosing where to go. The choices are so enormous that looking for a good destination might be as stressful as work it self. But you need not worry, here are some great destinations suggestions for you next vacation:

If you love the great outdoors and trekking mountains is your thing, then you might want to go to the Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Big Basin is the oldest state park in California and has been around since the year 1902. It is located just above the coastal town of Santa Cruz in Central California and is very well known to for being the home of the ancient coastal redwoods, which are among the oldest existing living things on earth. The park comprises of about 18,000 acres of chapparal, mixed conifer and oak trees. Big basin is known for its dense forests surrounded by ferns canyons and hiking trails. The area is good for camping, backpacking, and trekking as well as bird watching. Wild animals thrive in the area and you could easily spot deer, raccoons and bob cats. There are plenty of waterfalls in Big Basin such as Berry Creek Falls, Golden Cascade Falls, and Silver Falls among many others. The climate can be sunny and warm especially in the ridge tops or foggy and damp in the areas near the ocean. It may take a long time to reach the park, but the trip is very much worth the wait.

If beaches are your thing, whether you want to bring your family or just go bask in the sun alone, Hilton Head Island is the place to go. This beautiful isle in South Carolina is composed of several beaches namely the Alder Lane Beach, Coligny Beach Park, Fish Haul Park, Driessen Beach Park, Burke’s Beach, Folly Field Beach park, and Islanders Beach Park. There are thousands of activities to do at Hilton Head. One can go watch the wild dolphins, bike all over the island, play a round of golf or a game of tennis. But if you would like to do the main thing – that is, swimming – the official swimming areas are at Islanders, Folly Field, Driessen, Coligny and Alder Beaches. Lifeguards are on duty during the beach going months. Vacationers usually come from the first of April to the end of September, the official beach season for Hilton Head Island.

If you do not like salty water but would still get wet, then you might want to go to a lake, and Branson, Missouri is the place to be. Branson prides itself of having three crystal clear lakes. Table Rock Lake has great water attractions like the Showboat Branson Belle that resembles a late 1800s paddlewheel boat. There is also the Branson’s American Star, a dinner and sightseeing yaght that is perfect for both night and day cruises. If you really want to get wet, you might want to try White Water, a large outdoor water park that opens from May to September.

If camping is your game, then Ohipyle State Park can be the right destination for you. It is located in the South Western mountains of Pennsylvania which is perfectly cool during summer and breathtaking during fall. Both hardcore and amateur campers can camp at Ohiopyle as there are provisions for both traditional and electric tents in different sites. This is a good place for animal sightings as mountain cats, white-tail deer, raccoons, and black bears live in the area. There are many fun activities to do at Ohiopyle. There are several hiking trails that are rich in breathtaking views of flora and fauna, lined with wild flowers like triulims. There are many bike trails as well for those who do not want to travel on foot, no need to bring bicycles as they can be rented in the nearby town for just about ten dollars. If you are more adventurous, you might want to try whitewater rafting. Rafts, kayaks, and other rafting equipment can be rented as well.

Vacation can really be fun if you are in a great destination. So go and try these destinations out and have a fantastic vacation!!!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Camper Parts

You may not expect it but a recreational vehicle has its own side of vanity. Surprised? Well, it may be an exaggeration in one way or another but you won’t expect the many camper parts it have. Actually, it is like you are squeezing in all the comforts of your home in a single automobile. Some even find it very amazing because it can even be much homier and cozier than the actual four corners humans live. If you may have noticed, manufacturing companies have not even tired to upgrade the standard of living where every now and then, there are new products launched. It won’t be a wonder anymore why at this millenium there will be nomads because they can just easily drive around with their recreational vehicles.

So here are the different camper parts broken down into four categories:

Camper parts outside your RV
* Awnings and screens for windows, patio and door
* Camping gears such as backpacks, insect control, tents, lanterns, coolers, binoculars, compass, fishing accessories and sleeping materials
* Outdoor cooking such as charcoal, gas, lighters, barbeque stand, grill burner, tablecloth, chairs and tables
* Transportation means such as bikes, carriers and scooters

Camper parts in maintaining your RV
* Electrical essentials such as batteries, cords, wires, alarms, converters, chargers, adapters, inverters and surge protectors
* Sanitation purposes such as drain systems, sewer fittings, hose supports, tank flush and toiletries
* Freshwater systems such as faucets, filters, cartridges, heaters, pumps, fresheners, hoses and winterizing
* Covers for the hitch, motorcycle, automobile, tires and windows
* Heaters in a form of catalytic, convection, ceramic and electric

Camper parts as you drive your RV
* Jacks and leveling such as chocks, levelers, stabilizing jacks, tongue jacks and tie downs
* Electronics for backup systems, horns, navigation, radio, satellites and portable gadgets
* Truck accessories such as cargo carriers and tailgates
* Schocks and stabilizers such as air springs and steering stabilizers
* Performance purposes for the engine, fuel efficiency, additives and under or overdrives

Camping parts inside your RV
* Bedding and furnishing such as pads, mattresses, draperies, curtains, blinds, carpets, furniture, pillows, blankets, comforters, rack holders, vacuums and linens
* Kitchenwares such as for cooking, dinner, kitchen gadgets, sink accessories, non- slip materials, space savers, stove- top covers and thermometers
* Travel comforts such as computer accessories, travel cushions, medicinal kit and safety gadgets
* Appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, dryers, coolers, warmers, ranges and cooktops
* Laundry and bath such as bathroom accessories, laundry aids, toiletries, storage and shower
* Lighting such as lanterns, flashlights, bulbs and fluorescent lamps

Now you have your camper parts detailed in order to add more success to your planned outdoor adventure inside your new recreational vehicle. Get packing already and hit the road!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Class B Motor Home

Class B Motor Home

So you’re planning for an outing on wheels with your bestfriends. Well, I can’t think of anything perfect for two to four people planning for a home-away-from-home vacation on wheels than the Class B motor home. Yes, there is such a thing! Class B motor home is in fact used by many campers these days for the comfort, luxury and safety it provides.

The Class B motor home is specifically recognized throughout the world as the most versatile and economical type of the motorized recreational vehicles. It is also known by the name “van camper” or “campervan” and is deemed perfect for any travel occasion for the fact that it can easily be readied and loaded.

According to some resources, the Class B motor home was first introduced in the 1970s when the recreational vehicle or RV industry decided to classify van campers as a new type of motor home. The idea of van camper can be traced back to early 1960s when a regular van was transformed and used a campervan. Following that introduction is a massive production of Class B motor homes, and it is nice to know that this phenomenon is evident up to these days.

There are a lot of features associated with the Class B motor home. These wonderful features include the following:

* Easy Driving and Loading – The Class B motor home is said to be perfect for someone who is after easy driving and loading. Well, the main support for claim is that the Class B type of motor home can be left ready for a quick getaway. As simple as that!

* Towing Capability – One of the features of a Class B motor home that makes it attractive for a full time RVer or camper is its capability to tow travel trailers. A camping trailer can actually be towed behind the campervan and this is highly favorable as it gives you extra rooms to rest and sleep. This is perfect for kids and guests. Aside from that, the Class B motor home can tow snowmobile or a boat, and even a small family car for the reason it has proper combination of transmission, final drive axle ration, and engine.

* Full Stand-Up Room – This is but another great feature of a Class B type of motor home. Basically, this feature is achieved the camper van’s raised roof, but this can also be achieved by the use of dropper floors which can be used as an extra head room inside.

* Spacious and Well-Equipped – The Class B type of motor home is said to be narrower than the other types of recreational vehicles mainly for the reason that it uses the space within the body of the vehicle. Most of the van’s body is dropped with a raised roof. Also, the Class B motor home is fully equipped with all the necessary amenities featured in a luxury home. It provides a comfy living space and some essentials for young families such as sleeping rooms, dining area, cooking facilities, and shower.

* Fully Winterized – Just like the Class A motor homes, the van campers are also perfect for winter getaways as it features BTU furnace, upgraded insulation, double glazed windows, as well as heated tanks.

The Class B motor home type today is considered as an engineering marvel. It comes in a modified and full sized Chevrolet, GMC, Ford or Dodge van and are best suited for short trips.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Accessorize Your Recreational Vehicle and Enjoy Safety and Convenience

Accessorizing your recreational vehicle brings safety and convenience on your travels. You may experience the best comfort in setting up standard accessories that will increase the efficiency and full potential of your recreational vehicle.

You may find different types of R-V's that have built-in satellite TVs, DVD players, CD players, and computers. These devices are the standard accessories for most R-V's nowadays.

The trend of setting up accessories is something that is a continuous development on recreational vehicles. You may even get satisfaction and the assurance of more comfortable travel if you will consider adding these accessories.

1. You can modify the suspension by allotting more ground clearance when you are driving off road. You may even set up hydraulic stabilizers in the suspension to ensure safety and convenience. Added suspension also gives a stable and comfortable ride.

2. You may need extra lighting when you are driving at night. The brightness you may need on these types of roads is essential for safe driving. Make sure that you are able to see yourself on the reflector to ensure quality of lighting on the road.

3. Purchase a high lift jack that has a rear bar and a large front fitted according to a four-wheel drive vehicle. You must also have a jacking plate in case you may encounter soft surfaces on your lift.

4. You may also attach a pull bar on your recreational vehicle for security and protection. It will secure those valuable accessories and parts of the RV. You should also not forget to ask the fitter if there is an airbag system on the recreational vehicle.

5. Most RVs are fitted with a second battery. The main battery will supply the power for the lights and other gadgets while you are on the road. The extra battery will be used for recharging and providing the supply of power on the different accessories while you are not on the road.

6. You may consider awnings for your recreational vehicle. This will provide extra space in case you want to relax outside with your family. They are simply built to create an extension for the recreational vehicle.

You may experience the convenience and safety during your travel if you have these standard accessories installed on your recreational vehicle. You may seek the advice of your accessory retailer for other optional devices you may want to set up on your recreational vehicle.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

When Is the Last Time You Ever Went Camping?

If you’ve never been camping in your life, you are missing out. Camping is one of the best ways you could get yourself involved in nature. Nature can be a mystifying experience and once you partake in the breathtaking beauty, you’ll want to return time and time again.

Bringing your family along can be great entertainment. You can sit around the campfire, cooking smores and roasting marshmallows. The whole while you can reminisce about the days that have already flew by. Camping is something your whole family is sure to love.

While you are camping, you just might want to go fishing by the waterside or go swimming at the nearest lake. You can go hiking, 4-wheeling, boating and a whole variety of other options are available as well.


Fond Memories Are Formed While Camping

Fond memories and strong bonds are formed while on camping expeditions. Lovers have become closer, the world appears fresh and new and the crispy morning sunlight that glistens off the dew on the grass, will leave you breathless.

Taking things a step further, you can also go camping in other states. You can decide if you want to go camping at a state park, which costs money due to electricity and running water or you can rough it in the wilderness, just you and your family and try living off the land.

It just depends what you are interested in, when it comes to camping. Having the right equipment, keeping a first aide kit handy and packing up some family games may be just what you need to sit back and truly relax.

Wake Up To A Breath Of Fresh Air

When you are camping, you don’t smell anything but fresh air. You don’t smell the smog that’s rising up in the distance and you certainly don’t smell a sewer plant running right next door. It’s fresh and clean and gives your lungs a relaxing break from the monotony of every day city air. Camping is an experience you want to get started on today and by tomorrow you could be relaxing on that great big tree trunk covered in moss.

When you are in nature, you can take the biggest breath of fresh air each and every morning you are on your vacation. This is very invigorating, and if you are lucky, you will also be able to get a good whiff of the wildflowers in the meadow down below.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Keep in touch even when camping out

How should you do just that when you are outdoors and away from all the amenities and convenience of civilization?

Easy, there are various ways and means as well as gears that are available to cater to a camper’s every need.

The following are tips and advice to make keeping in touch during camping as easy as a-b-c.

Set boundaries and follow them

Camping, especially if there are kids around, could be quite a complicated activity. To make it less complex and safe, try to set some boundaries in and around the campsite. Advise campers, especially kid campers, what are the things they should do and not do with or without an adult. Usually, an effective method is requiring kids to always be with a buddy. This could be an assigned partner where one could check in on each other on where the other’s location is, or update the rest of the group of any location changes.

Familiarize with the surroundings

Once one has arrived in the camp, make sure that you and the campers immediately familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Try to take note of any noticeable landmarks that are around. A large tree perhaps,, yet make sure these landmarks are locatable in relation within the campsite.

Whistle, whistle, whistle

Give each camper, especially children campers, with their very own whistle. Establish a code for specific situations that everyone could easily follow and heed. For example, a whistle blown two times could be established to mean “help.” Whistles that are blown three times could mean “I am here.”

Color your world

Or at least, have campers carry trash bags that are colored brightly. Once lost, these bags could be used as a device to signal to the others your location. Also, the bags could be used during an emergency like when it is cold outside and they need temporary shelter. Simply cut a slit at the bag’s top and have it pull it through their heads. Believe it or not, this plastic bag could serve as an effective albeit temporary protection that could keep a kid camper alive through the night.

Choose a camp that provides high-tech communication

Believe it or not, there are camp sites that provide campers the same amenities one would usually find in civilization. Email facilities, fax as well as phone equipments are available in a New Zealand camp site called Old Macdonalds. That is if you prefer to surf the internet while enjoying the comfort and glory of the natural outdoors.

This type of camp is perfect for those who might want to be in touch with their business or personal affairs while at the camping grounds. This type of camp strikes a balance between the rugged outdoors and the comfort and convenience of modern technology.

Make use of high-tech communication gears
If you really want to stay connected, utilize modern technology through the following gears:

Hand-held radios. This equipment is very handy now-a-days and so could be easily transportable anywhere and anytime campers need to communicate with each other. Currently though, such an equipment is also used not just in camping but also by families that are out shopping or attending a large sports event.

Laser Range finders are now just as handy as radios. Though they were once large and difficult to actually use, today’s finders are light, user-friendly and extremely accurate. Believe it or not, these laser range finders are also used in golfing.

Global positioning system. Currently, units that have gps are used by the military and units involved in search and rescue operations. Though these equipments have features that are high-tech, they are still easy to operate and very user friendly.

Night vision goggles. The movies are not the only place this equipment could be seen and used. These devices are now readily available. Though these equipments are sophisticated, they are very easy to use, weighs light, and is compact and handy.

All in all, staying in touch while camping out may be a bit difficult if you have no idea how to go about it. To be able to avoid this, prepare beforehand the equipments, rules and stuff you need to go through. Camping should be fun. Ample preparation adds to enjoyment and lessens the stress.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Camper Accessories

Owning a camper doesn’t really mean just buying the vehicle. Sometimes it also means constant improvements and modifications to your camper when you start to use it and find out that it lacks some useful furnishings or needs additional things that would make it more comfortable and convenient for your long or short camping needs. Different camper accessories could answer to theses needs.

Here are some camper accessories that you may find useful for your camper:

37ft.-40ft Classic Deluxe RV Cover
This camper accessory is a triple layer polypropylene cover stops rain while venting moisture to protect RVs, campers, trailers and fifth wheels. It has a rugged UV-resistant fabric with elasticized corners for custom fit. Storage bag and tie-downs included.
Price: $299.99

Masterbuilt Hitch-Haul Triple Bike Rack Accessory
These camper accessories are designed for use with the Hitch-Haul cargo carrier Carry up to 3 bikes Features a tie-down strap and 3 U-shaped steel, stabilizing support arms.
Price: $24.99

Solar II Inside Windshield Cover
These high-quality protective covers camper accessories are available for many popular makes and models of motorhomes, to protect you from the blinding rays of the sun while driving your camper. Special Solar Guard Screen design lets in natural light, not the heat, and eliminates up to 85% of the sun's harmful rays. It protects your motorhome's dashboard and interior upholstery from fading, and keeps your motorhome cooler while allowing full vision from the inside, and allows privacy from the outside (daytime).
Price: $145.00 - $205.00

King Dome Automatic, Dual LNB – 12 (RV Satellite)
The King Dome Automatic satellite camper accessories are one of the most affordable dome covered RV satellite system available. A touch button lets the electronic controller position the internal dish for optimal reception of hundreds of available channels. No need to manually adjust the dish, the King-Dome quickly locates and locks on the correct signal automatically. The convenient on-screen program guide gets you up-to-the minute news, weather and sports as well as pay-per-view movies and events.
Price: $978.88

Camper Accessories -Yachtubs
One of the most luxurious experiences on vacation is your hot tub. Until now taking a hot tub with you has been impossible, but not any more. This camper accessory is an inflatable tub designed to be setup next to your motor coach, heated and ready to use in just 1-3 hours. The tub is heated via the motor coach’s diesel hydronic (hot water) heater, electric heat using the generator or propane.
Price: $2890.00

G-2000 Automatic Patio Awning
The Girard G-2000 awning offers you motorized operation with push button activation (and or remote control), giving you flexibility to open and close the awning as much or as little as you want, because of the lateral arm design, Girard awnings present no obstructions when walking underneath. Once closed the housing box completely protects the awning fabric from exposure to weather, hence greater product longevity is achieved.
Price: $3790.00

Other camper accessories would include RV generators, GPS navigations, power sources, security, shelters, towing protection, cameras, cleaners, safety products, screenrooms, and a lot more.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Beaver Motor Homes

Are you an avid adventurer who wants to travel with peers and be cradled in comfort and convenience? If yes, then the Beaver motor homes would no doubt be the good option for you to consider.

The Beaver motor homes, for nearly three decades, have represented the very best in quality and style. They have emerged from a small town in Central Oregon, and have developed a great reputation for the breathtaking woodwork they offer. Aside from that, the Beaver motor homes are well-noted for their excellent furnishings, sinuous fabrics, and unparalleled performance and power that make them highly admirable. With all these assets, it’s no wonder that thousands of consumers of motor homes placed Beaver on the top of their list.

There are about three major lines of Beaver motor homes currently available in the market. These include the Beaver Marquis, Beaver Patriot, and Beaver Monterey. If you want to know more about this Beaver product lines, then consider the following details:

* Beaver Marquis – Convenient, comfortable, well-equipped, powerful, and durable are just few of the commonly heard qualities attributed to Beaver Marquis. Well, what made people say those things is the fact that the Marquis line of Beaver motor homes presents sumptuous comfort with its dozens of features and amenities highlighted. The models are built with rich wood and are highly glossed. Aside from that, they are designed and built with the latest technology and with the builders’ strong dedication and commitment to the highest quality possible. They even come with their rugged and durable looks, making them a truly head turners.

* Beaver Patriot – Here is but another remarkable line of Beaver motor homes. The Beaver Patriot actually is noted as a powerful motor home that boasts an excellent exterior and interior style coupled with thoughtful comforts you’ve never imagined before. As commonly noted, the Patriot line of Beaver motor homes has a stunning interior that is designed to take luxury and comfort to a higher level. It is even designed and built with the latest technology to deliver an unparalleled performance in the motor home industry. To put it simply, the Beaver Patriot is a line worthy of kudos.

* Beaver Monterey – This line is exactly where a sense of luxury and excellent power come together. Yes, the Monterey line of Beaver motor homes is specifically noted for its impressive and superb luxury that is capable of giving you the unimaginable comfort and convenience. The motor homes included in this line are all noted for their Caterpillar engine and Roadmaster M-Series chassis that provide you the experience of an incomparable ride. Aside from this, the Monterey line of Beaver motor homes gives you the best in interior design with a touch of the company’s legendary craftsmanship. It’s further nice to know that the Beaver Monterey is deemed as one of the most beautiful motor homes on the road today.

So everything about the Beaver motor homes has been said. If you are really serious with your holiday getaway plans, then start considering the Beaver motor homes. Even at first glance, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with its beauty and performance.

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