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Yearly Archives: 2021

Instant Pot Cooking for Your Family

 Instant Pot Cooking for Your Family

Welcome to March and Spring (March the 20th)! We hope wherever your roaming, the winter season was kind, and you're heading into Spring with optimism!   Many families start their spring cleaning rituals in March to clear out the clutter and their RVs fresh and new again. If you are doing this kind of laborious effort, we hope you and your family have an Instant Pot on hand.   If you don't know about Instant Pots, they are the best way of cooking in an RV yet conceived. The food all goes into one cooking pot, so you don't have to manage several stove eyes at once. Just set the timer and start within the time of your dinner plans.    We wanted to share five of our favorite Instant Pot meals you can make on the run from many various sources: A Spicy Perspective has a delicious prawn recipe, "Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta"! The Creative Bite presents a ... read more

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Making A Functional Office for your RV

Making A Functional Office for your RV

If you find yourself needing to work at the same time you are also taking your family on the road, you’ll know that the premium of space afforded by an RV will become even dearer when you try to add an office to it.  Fortunately, some products can help you conserve space and organize your work effectively. Look at some of these products if you’re considering an upgrade to working at the dinner table. Laptop - Apple or PC, if you’re going for long periods, a desktop computer makes little sense in an RV, as the CPU housing takes up space, it tends to draw more power and requires a monitor to view. Laptops make great sense. There are many great models to choose from, depending on if you want a touchscreen or a model that converts to a tablet. And some models even come with shock absorption for accidents and slips on your travels. For PC fans, we can recommend a Toughbook! USB mouse and mouse pad - If space is a premium, get rid of cords when and where you can. If ... read more

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What Is Boondocking And Why Is It So Popular?

What Is Boondocking And Why Is It So Popular?

If you’re a longtime RV enthusiast, you’ve probably already heard about the practice of boondocking. For some of the newer enthusiasts, we thought we’d share a little bit of a primer on what it is and how to manage it well. Boondocking is using your skills with an RV to live off the grid for up to months. The two main determining factors are where you take your RV and how you camp there. It means going to a remote location without water or electric hookups for rental. You are entirely dependent on your reserves-- and your resourcefulness-- to get by comfortably. While this kind of nomadic living may require permits in some parts, one place that doesn’t require a permit is Arizona. In Arizona, you may live free in the desert for 14 days. Then you must move-- a minimum of 500 feet. Then, the 14 day timer can start again. With a nearby water source and solar panels (and a very thrifty use of eclectic power), a boondocker can live for months in the Arizona desert ... read more

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