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Funny Short Story: “Two City-Slickers Go Bear Hunting”

Two city-slicker buddies were watching a late-night showing of the old movie, “Grizzly Adams.” Afterwards, both agreed that going bear hunting would be a grand adventure and decided to plan their vacations together.

As the weeks passed, each prepared for the trip: buying expensive camping gear, hunting rifles and practiced shooting at the range. Each invested $3,000 to rent a hunting cabin in the mountains.

Finally, departure day was here. They rented an expensive...

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Recipes for the Campsite: Three Bean and Beef Chili

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, diced (1 cup) 1 red bell pepper, diced (1 cup) 2 carrots, diced (1/2 cup) 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 pound extra-lean ground beef (90 percent lean) 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 2 cups water 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, seeded and minced 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from the can of chipotles 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney...

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Accessory of the Month: Comfy Cruise 12-Volt Heated Travel Blanket

Stay Warm on Cold Winter Days! Warms you up in seconds.



Large 42″ x 58″ size covers 1 adult or 2 small children. Perfect for cars, convertibles, trucks, boats, RVs, and SUVs. Great for keeping kids warm, especially when they are in car seats and cannot wear bulky snow suits. Great for your spouse, who wants the temperature warmer than you. Great for senior citizens and...

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Camping Tips and Tricks: Preserving Food and other Knick-Knacks

Cook all your hot dogs at once

If you don’t have a grill and want to cook all your hot dogs at once, all you need is a rake.

Forgo the meat marinade and put the rosemary right on the coals

Once the coals are uniformly gray and ashy, cover them with fresh rosemary branches. Your meat and vegetables will be flavored with the taste of savory herbs.

Line Your Pie Iron with Foil

This makes for quick and easy cleanup.

Pre-make and vacuum seal some of your...

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Customer of the Month: Greg Seely – Spokane, WA

LG: What Little Guy Model do you Currently Own? How Long?

GS: I have a 2011 6-Wide Sport that I have owned since 2012.

LG: What attracted you to first looking at Little Guy and what brought you to purchasing your little guy?

GS: I’ve always had a fascination with Teardrop Trailers since seeing them on the road and in magazines. One day, while visiting family in Boise, Idaho, I was on my way to my mother’s house when I caught a glimpse of a T@B at Bretz RV just...

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Funny Short Story: “The Ones That Got Away!!”

After a Monday fishing on the Beaver Kill River in Roscoe, New York, Bob was walking from the pier carrying two brown trout in a bucket.

He is approached by a Water Conservation Officer who asks him for his fishing license.

Bob replies to the environmentalist, “I was not fishing and I did not catch these brown trout, they are my pets. Every day I come down to the water and put these fish into the water and take them for a walk to the end of the pier and back. When I’m...

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Recipes for the Campsite: Mountain Man Breakfast

Ingredients

1 lb. mild pork sausage, crumbled 5-6 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 lb. package frozen hash browns, shredded 12 eggs, beaten 1 package shredded Cheddar cheese

Equipment

Dutch-Oven w/ Lid Knife Wooden Spoon Chopper Mincer Re-sealable plastic bag

Instructions

Cook and stir the sausage, onion, and garlic in a 12-inch cast iron Dutch oven with lid, raised...

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Accessory of the Month: Winegard Amplified TV Antenna

Looking for a small yet powerful TV Antenna with free HD TV channel reception?

The Rayzar Amplified TV Antenna is the perfect and simple solution. Thin, ultra-lightweight and easy to mount are a few of the features that make this antenna the optimal choice for Teardrop trailers. Do not let the size fool you, the amplified power of this antenna will reach twice the range of its regular crank-up counterparts.


Features:

Extra long coax connection...

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Camping Tips & Tricks: Poison Ivy, Saving Space and Comfort at the Campsite

Foam Floor Tiles: Easy installation for a softer, more comfortable tent floor:

Looking to add cushion to that exterior awing/screen room? Simple foam floor tiles may fit the bill. Easy to setup, these soft “area rugs” provide a barrier from the hard ground as well as comfort for sleeping.

 

Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac: Information and how to spot them on the trail:

Poison Ivy usually has three broad, spoon-shaped leaves or leaflets (“Leaves of three...

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Recipes for the Campsite: Dutch Oven Jambalaya

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ pound smoked sausage, cut into ¼-inch thick slices ½ large onion, chopped 1 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 cup chopped celery ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste 1 cup uncooked white rice 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juice 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 cups chicken broth 3 bay leaves ¼ teaspoon dried thyme 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp Equipment: Dutch-Oven w/ Lid Can-opener Knife Wooden Spoon Dicer Re-sealable plastic bag...

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