BearWise program hopes to discourage bear scavenging in Florida

It’s not just irresponsible campers leaving unsecured food in campsites that lures bears resulting in conflicts between bears and humans. Bears quickly learn that trash cans, dumpsters, and bird feeders are sources of food and that these sources are also connected to humans. So if a bear wanders into your campsite, it likely has already learned to follow the smells…

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Firefighter killed battling Mendocino Complex fire

Tuesday, Aug. 14 — Sad news this morning to find a firefighter died in the line of duty while battling California’s biggest wildfire, the Mendocino Complex, state officials announced late Monday and as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. State fire officials have not released his name but said he was from Utah, was injured battling the blaze on Monday,…

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New SW Washington RV dealership and repair facility begins construction

Construction has begun on a new 18-acre RV sales and repair facility along Interstate-5 in Woodland, Washington, reports TDN.com. B. Young RV purchased the property at 1986 Atlantic Ave. in December 2016, which had been an empty field for decades, to construct a 47,000-square-foot building with a parking lot and an inventory yard. The two-story building will have multiple service…

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2019 Chevy Silverado introduces new Advanced Trailering System

The 2019 Chevy Silverado will be available to tow your fifth-wheel trailer, but this year with a little hi-tech pizazz to make the process easier and safer, reports CNET. It’s called the Advanced Trailering System (ATS), a package that comes standard on some Silverado pickups and available as an option on others. Chevy claims that a number of new features…

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Economy around Yosemite suffers due to Ferguson Fire

Wildfires in California are causing some surrounding areas to feel their effects on tourism, including those visiting campgrounds, and the economic impact is being felt especially from the Ferguson Fire in the area surrounding Yosemite National Park. Wildfires burning in the U.S. West have scorched 5.6 million acres this year, including parts of Yosemite and other national forests. The Ferguson Fire…

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Bear incidents rising, many showing attacks on bird feeders

Bear sightings are on the rise. They have walked casually down urban streets in New York state’s Adirondacks, and of special interest to RVers that hang bird feeders in their campsite, several photos have been posted on Facebook of bears destroying bird feeders in search of food. Wilton resident Marcia Lyon snapped a picture of a black bear in broad daylight snooping…

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Fires in Plumas, Stanislaus and Lassen NF force campground closures

With only about a week before California schools open, several popular national forest recreation areas and campgrounds are closing or have closed because of wildfires in the Sierras and the southern Cascades, according to the Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection and as reported by The East Bay Times. Donnell Fire Along Highway 108 west of Sonora Pass. Burned: 23,824 acres…

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Lume Traveler trailer features convertible top, rear outdoor kitchen

The Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, which calls itself “The world’s largest trade fair for motor homes and caravans,” displays some of the sleekest, most groundbreaking motorhome and caravan designs of the year. One unique design making its debut is the Lume Traveler, a rounded, convertible box trailer, reports New Atlas. European media outlets have compared the Lume Traveler to both an…

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