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The Case Of The Smithville Beaver

While walking the various trails at Smithville State Park we noticed some flooding that just did not make sense just off a bend of the Rancocas River. Our thought was “Wonder if a beaver is hanging about?”. Sure enough as we round a bend…

Review of Bass River State Forest “Yellow Trail” as TIBS takes another test hike.

Bass River State Forest/Lake Absegami Yellow “Poppy Allen” Trail Pros: flat Carpeted in leaves Wildlife Quiet in fall/winter Free parking off season Cons: can be very wet in places Mosquitos and Ticks in spring/summer Weekends are packed with people in summer People not policing…

Enlightened Equipment Torrid Apex Jacket Review

Pros: Lightweight Packable Comfort Customizable Price Cons: Hard to put on in wet Doesn’t store in own pocket Concerns about durability Elastic at waist Not reversible In 2018 I was just days away from leaving for the AT and I did not have a…

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

As 2018 draws to a close Charlene and I wanted to recap 2018 a little. Let’s see…. we started the year enjoying some snow on the Mississippi coast, visited museums in Tallahassee, Mardi Gras parades where Charlene racked in the beads, visited my Aunt…

Hooking Up – How we hook up our Airstream Basecamp

Hooking up your Airstream (or trailer) is simply following a routine process and herein lies the danger. Routine is dangerous because we “ASSUME” we haven’t missed a step and note I emphasized the word assume. We do it the same was every time, but…

TIBS Takes A Hobby To The Next Level

It all started with six little words “you know I used to loom”. Trust me when I say “if I’d had only known…. (lol)”. In the couple months since those six fateful words were uttered my life has changed. And now that the first…

Adding A Dyson Vacuum To Our Airstream Basecamp – We Made Another Change

What do camping, hiking, biking, and an Airstream all have in common?  Dirt!!! Who knew that whenever you walk into your trailer you track in dirt. You could just leave your shoes in the vestibule, sure if you put the side tent up. But…

We Made Some Changes To Our Basecamp – Part 2 (You Have To Have A TV, Right?)

The quiet sunset, cool dry weather, a campfire, beverage of choice and a good book. Wow, this looks great on paper and even better in the travel blogs. And this is why we bought the Basecamp. To get outdoors and commune with nature. But…

Too Windy To Cook Outside?

Have you ever wanted to get outside and throw something on your Firedisc (or grill – btw, time to upgrade) only to have the wind stop you? Maybe the answer is the “Wind Helmet” . The short video below shows the difference with and…

We Made Some Changes – Part 1

Whenever you buy a new home whether that be a Mega-Mansion, Alice (our first Airstream, a 2013 International Serenity 30W) or something like our new on the road home – The Airstream Basecamp; the first thing you do is change it!!! Why would we…

It Started With A Tickle

–Note: The following was written while on steroids, which I am sure everyone will see I don’t handle well (lol)– It started with a tickle, turned into swollen eyes and Jimmy Durante nose. What did? My FACE!!! I have never had an allergic reaction…

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