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RE: Snake Bite Kit

Current medical thinking is just to go to the ER. The tourniquet, cut and suck kits from years ago cause problems and don't actually help. Highly agree...... Get yourself some good high boots, don't put your hands where you can't see want's lurking there, watch where you sit. Easy.
2gypsies 04/25/15 12:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many hours a day do you drive?

It depends on a lot of circumstances for everyone but as retired and constantly traveling full-timers we have stayed within 4-6 hours on the road, including misc. stops. Sometimes we'd only drive an hour or two, depending where we wanted to explore. If we were traveling for a couple days in a row which was rare, we took turns for driving days so we could each concentrate on the scenery. This was very important for the summer on the Alaska trip. We rarely drove interstates unless that was the only way from A to B but only for the shortest distance before getting off on another secondary road. To us, this was a very relaxing way of travel. We didn't want to pass up anything of interest. When retired there's no reason to put in long driving days. It keeps your blood pressure down!
2gypsies 04/24/15 02:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: deeded rv property

If you full-time and travel, why would you want to buy property right away? Travel a while to different areas and check out the many types of different parks. You can rent for way less than buying into a gated community. Buying right away and you're stuck there.
2gypsies 04/23/15 09:00pm Full-time RVing
RE: Prevent Grey Water Smells

You shouldn't be smelling anything through your traps. Perhaps you have a venting problem.
2gypsies 04/23/15 08:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: what to see and do around Boise Idaho

X3 on the Sawtooth Mountains! It's a favorite of ours with some wonderful campgrounds and excellent fly fishing in the river. Also, it will be a lot cooler there. Boise in July will be hot.
2gypsies 04/23/15 01:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Picnic Tables

Hey...we did it for you! That was one of our volunteer jobs for a national park. Another was scraping and staining those suckers. :( It really would be nice if folks would help a little by washing the table themselves after slopping the food on them and by not setting their hot grills on them (carry your own grill table, please) or cutting into them. Thanks!
2gypsies 04/23/15 01:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bryce Canyon Utah

I gave you my answer on 'the other forum'.
2gypsies 04/23/15 12:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

I really wouldn't make reservations far in advance. There are many possible things to happen to get you off schedule - roads, fires, mechanical problems, sickness, wanting to spend more time at one stop, etc. Being on such a tight schedule is work and not enjoyable.
2gypsies 04/21/15 08:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: It's Now or Never - 1 year country tour

You are giving your children a great gift and one they will always remember. You're so lucky to be able to work your job in this manner. Your schedule is awesome! Enjoy!!!
2gypsies 04/21/15 08:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Driver's license requirements & residency

The popular states of domicile for full-timers are Florida, Texas and South Dakota.
2gypsies 04/21/15 08:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: What's Going On with Skagway RV Sites?

Skagway is sooooooo pleasant when there's no cruise ship in town!
2gypsies 04/21/15 11:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

It would be a good idea to make a reservation for Denali, camping and park pass, it gets pretty crowded. Other than that, I agree with you, the less reservation the better to enjoy the moments at your leisure. The only 2 reservations we made for the whole trip was for the July 4 weekend and for 5 nights at Denali's farthest campground - Teklanika. For those we only made them 3 weeks prior when we could better judge when we'd be there. As it turned out, we were early for Denali so on a whim we boondocked nearby at a lovely spot and drove into Denali early morning and easily secured a campsite for our 40' motorhome for 5 additional nights in Denali's Riley Creek campground. It wasn't hard to fill 10 wonderful days in Denali. We saw THE mountain 7 out of 10 days and saw every one of the big 5 critters - some more than once.
2gypsies 04/20/15 09:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What's Going On with Skagway RV Sites?

We've stayed in Carcross at a city park, I believe it was. It was some form of a public park - dry camping. We did easy day trips to Skagway.
2gypsies 04/20/15 01:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Northern CA thru Oregon and Washington

National forests are your best bet for dry camping. We use this publication all the time. It have good directions and their descriptions are pretty accurate as this couple has visited these campgrounds: Dow's Forest Camping Guide
2gypsies 04/20/15 01:30pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: How long can you realistically dry camp?

It would be helpful if you would tell us how big your holding tanks are. That determines how long. If you have a generator that will take care of keeping your batteries up. So it's all about water and holding tanks. Stovetop perculator coffee pots make the best coffee. For toast we buttered the bread and made it in a frypan. No electric use. Run the generator as soon as you wake up and while you're dressing and getting breakfast. Then run it again in the evening before generator hours are up. Since you'll be gone all day that should be plenty. We've gone 2 weeks but our holding tanks are large. A big thing is dishes. You don't want to do dishes after every meal. Just wipe them off with a used napkin or paper towel. Pots and pans, we re-used after wiping them out. Sometimes we went 3 days without doing dishes. Of course, as full-timers we carried more silverware and dishes. We also used paper plates and paper cups for milk or juice. We reused our coffee cup. You can't be a neatnik while boondocking and it's o.k., you won't die. :) When we did dishes we used dishpans and the used water went for flushing the toilet. Showers - not every day and very quick wet down, soap up, and rise with turning the water off inbetween. Supplement with body wipes. You could bring extra jugs of water for cooking, coffee and drinking. Washing hands/brushing teeth - don't let the water run. It was always challenging to see how long we could stay without dumping. Also, we never dumped gray water on the ground. We wouldn't want to park over someone else's waste water either. It's not allowed in most national parks and many other campgrounds. When the tanks were full it was time to leave.
2gypsies 04/20/15 01:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: US 50 East from Sacramento

Hwy 50 is a fine road for big rigs and from your stated experience you won't have any problems. It will be all uphill though. If you can, avoid it on the weekend. A lot of traffic from the city. We've driven it often with our 40' motorhome.
2gypsies 04/20/15 01:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Turquoise Trail Campground and RV

If you don't mind distance, Cochiti Lake Corp of Engineer campground is very nice. There are electric and non-electric sites for big rigs.
2gypsies 04/20/15 01:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Albuquerque

If you're going to be there in Fall, do go to the Balloon Festival which is the first part of October. We boondocked 13 nights on the festival grounds and signed up to crew for a balloon. We got an awesome long balloon ride for our efforts and it was fun to do. This would be a long travel day but you could drive up to Jemez Springs on Hwy 4 and continue to Los Alamos and Bandelier Nat'l Monument to Santa Fe and back to Albuquerque. It's a beautiful drive. Here's a good web site for scenic drives in the area. Scenic Drives If you want a awesome hike experience head north to the Cochiti Lake area (a nice Corp of Engineer campground, too) and nearby is Tent Rock National Monument (Kasha-Katuwe). It is full of ancient rock formations/spires and you can walk among them. You could even take the high speed commuter train up to Santa Fe for a day. Go to Sandia casino for lunch and a great overlook of the city. Drive Hwy 14 on the backside of the Sandia Mtns. which also takes you into Santa Fe. Albuquerque is like any other big city. For one thing, it's huge. If you're into museums there are plenty and restaurants are easy to find and most are very reasonable.
2gypsies 04/20/15 12:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds in Yellowstone...to reserve ahead or not?

There are 7 campgrounds in Yellowstone that don't even accept reservations. Therefore, many people go there without reservations. There are 5 campgrounds in Yellowstone that accept reservations. I'm not saying you are guaranteed a site but this is just our experience. We've stayed in Yellowstone with our 40' motorhome about a dozen times and never had reservations. We've also stayed at Madison and Bridge Bay (reservable campgrounds) and didn't have reservations. We got sites because of cancellations. What you need to do to get into a non-reservable campground is to stay outside the park nearby the previous night and move into Yellowstone early morning when folks are leaving. We've also gotten sites in Baker's Hole national forest campground (not reservable) just outside of W. Yellowstone. It's a beauty right on the Madison River. We rarely traveled with reservations in our 16 years of full-timing.
2gypsies 04/20/15 12:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping Buddies

You might also try public parks instead of RV parks. Places like state parks, national forest campgrounds, Corp of Engineer parks usually draw folks that really enjoy nature and the outdoors. People are outside doing things not sitting inside in front of the TV or in the air conditioning. It is so neat to see your kids actually playing with sticks and rocks in some manner. They are more creative and not sitting with their attention on their electronics. Some public parks have excellent ranger or volunteer-led activities just for kids - crafts, short hikes exploring the areas, looking for critters, exploring what's in the ponds or streams, etc.
2gypsies 04/20/15 12:29pm General RVing Issues
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