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Climbing in Colorado–Part 2: The Summit

Climbing in Colorado–Part 2: The Summit

October 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

My last post (see 9/29/13) left my husband and me part way up our ascent of one of Colorado’s intrepid 14ers, Mt. Shavano, 14, 229 feet. The climb, only four miles, seemed to last forever! Our son, Ryan, was already awaiting us at the top. As we rounded the last corner of the mountain, we […]

She Ran Calling ‘Wildfire’

She Ran Calling ‘Wildfire’

September 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A classic 70’s tune gave us the lyrics, “She ran calling ‘Wildfire’…..” Then a love song, but today, possibly the beginnings of a disaster. With rainfall low, and temperatures and winds high, wildfires are currently raging across the West from Montana to Colorado and California and heavily taxing first responder assets. Many families travel in […]

Hurricane Primer for RVers

Hurricane Primer for RVers

August 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hurricanes can have an impact anywhere along the East Coast, Gulf Coast, and even thousands of miles inland. During the 2012 hurricane season, Sandy led to Presidential disaster declarations in 13 states, sweeping from Maine to West Virginia. Now is the time to prepare for the start of this year’s hurricane season A hurricane is […]

Fires Destroy 7 RVs

Fires Destroy 7 RVs

August 24, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. It is critical that every member of your party know what to do in a fire or other emergency. If you are one of the millions of RV enthusiasts who love to take to the road and explore the country, ensure your family’s safety while […]

Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

August 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Recent media reports detail numerous human encounters with black bears. In most instances the bears became food-conditioned, lost their natural fear of humans, and become a threat as they roamed in search of an easy meal. These bear was either relocated or euthanized by rangers because they posed an obvious human safety risk to campers. […]

To Summit Lobo Peak

To Summit Lobo Peak

August 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As of my last post, Terry and I had hiked the Italianos Canyon Trail off of Ski Valley Road near Taos, NM. However, due to an early afternoon thunderstorm, common in New Mexico during monsoon season which comprises much of the month of July bringing some much needed rainfall, we were unable to continue on […]

RV Tire Blowouts Increase as Temperatures Rise

RV Tire Blowouts Increase as Temperatures Rise

August 12, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

The danger of a RV tire blowout increases as the summer temperatures rise. The damage as a result of a tire blowout can be extensive, as the rubber and steel belting from the tires separate and cause spinning and flying shrapnel damage to the RV and in some cases the vehicles around them. Always check […]

Prepare for Stormy Weather with Quick Exit Plan

Prepare for Stormy Weather with Quick Exit Plan

August 6, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Given the rash of severe weather that’s been striking the United States and Canada this spring and summer, it would be prudent for all campers and RVers to have a quick exit plan in place regardless of where you travel. Water is a major feature at numerous campgrounds and RV parks. Many state and provincial […]

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

August 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas—often dubbed the Silent Killer— that is toxic and the number one cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States. Carbon monoxide can kill quickly if inhaled in high concentrations and can be particularly dangerous in recreational vehicles. It is produced by the incomplete combustion of solid, liquid, […]

Top 5 Ways to Survive a Dust Storm

Top 5 Ways to Survive a Dust Storm

June 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A dust storm usually arrives suddenly in the form of an advancing wall of dust and debris which may be miles long and several thousand feet high. Dust storms that turn day into night are a hazard to drivers. Dust storms can strike with little warning. Blinding, choking dust can quickly reduce visibility, causing accidents […]

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