Avoid the cordless drill blues

By Dave Helgeson If you are like me, you carry a cordless drill in your RV. They come in handy for a bunch of things including small repairs and campsite improvements. Many RVers even find them useful for raising and lowering the stabilizing jacks on travel trailer and fifth wheels, even though jack manufacturers don’t recommend doing so. Inevitably, the... Read More

RVers must take responsibility for their own safety

By Bob Difley One of the many joys associated with boondocking is finding those pristine, backwoods campsites or forest service campgrounds that have a minimal connection with civilization but with lots of birds, wildlife, trees, canyons, wild rivers and tumbling streams. And along with those amenities comes difficult access, no cell phone signal, no TV or radio reception, and little,... Read More

Be super-careful with gas can usage

By Greg Illes Gas cans aren’t dangerous, but gasoline certainly is. It burns with furious heat, runs all over the place when spilled, and can explode under some circumstances. It can be touched off with even a small static-electricity spark. Despite the dangers, many people elect to carry gas cans (with gas in them) for various reasons — generator gas,... Read More