Mosquitoes — deal with them (even if you can’t beat them)

By Greg Illes The first thing you’ll always hear about mosquitoes is DEET, the active ingredient in the most-effective (to date) repellent. “Get some DEET and go soak in it,” or something like that, is common advice. Our attitude about DEET is thoughtfully considered: it’s a toxin, you can’t drink it, so why put it on your skin? Now, that... Read More

Catalytic heaters warm your RV without draining batteries

If you’ve become frustrated with the inefficiency of your RV’s forced air furnace, especially when dry-camping and it kills your batteries in record time, you might want to consider adding a catalytic heater. Using no electricity, and therefore not depleting your batteries, the catalytic heat, operates on propane only, has high to low settings, and costs only pennies an hour... Read More

We know what the Lone Ranger did with his trash – How about yours?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris It’s a problem that doesn’t get much play —but what do you do with the trash? Many “boondocking” locations just don’t have a handy dumpster or trash can for you to toss your junk, so what can you do with the refuse of living? Limiting the amount of “stuff” is a big start. Where... Read More

Roof coating time? Prep work is a key

By Dicor Corporation Just like painting, much of the work in coating an RV roof is in the preparation. Roof coating is a multistep process, beginning with lap sealant replacement or touch-up performed one to two weeks ahead of the actual coating. This will allow the sealant to be well-cured before the coating covers it, helping the sealant and coating... Read More