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RE: Is There An Easier Mouse Solution? ;)

Can you borrow a cat?
Opie431 08/05/17 05:22am General RVing Issues
RE: campfire

I have known two people who died starting their fires with something they threw on so I make my own with picture puzzle pieces, dryer lint and melted wax. If I do have have enough lint I use dry wood chips.I make them in paper cups. Last week I made 63 so I will have enough for the rest of the year and part of next year. I melt the wax in a large slow cooker that I bought for almost nothing at Goodwill. Husband had helped me by throwing away the dryer lint bag so I had to use wood chips and puzzle pieces with a candle in each one. Candles come from Dollar Tree.
Opie431 08/03/17 11:03am RV Lifestyle
RE: How young to take children??

When our church took a group camping one family took their three week old. Worked fine. My husband was in charge of the group and walked by their site several times to be sure that neighbors would not be disturbed by crying but was was relieved that he did not hear any. We were at a park with large private sites. worked
Opie431 08/03/17 10:52am RV Lifestyle
RE: Smoky Mountains National Park

Several years ago we hiked to a back country campsite. There was a fire ring on the site. It was an assigned site. Would love to go back but eighty is too old to backpack that far.
Opie431 07/23/17 11:23am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: What are you reading?

I buy lots of used books about the civil war. More than I wanted to read but the last month I sorted them out and have been reading them. I am on my eleventh book now. Glad that I knew the time would come when I would want to read them. I have seven or eight books about WWI that I might read when I am tired of the Civil War.
Opie431 07/22/17 10:55am RV Lifestyle
RE: GRUMPY OR WHAT?

The state park we spend our summer camping in really enforces things like that. See if the parks you are in do the same if someone complains. Having music playing quietly might be enough to keep you from noticing the noise.
Opie431 07/22/17 10:46am General RVing Issues
RE: First time camping in bear country in popup.

We tent camped in bear country for six weeks. We were very careful about food being nowhere except the trunk of the car in a good ice chest, There were other tent campers where we were and none of us had any problems. Be careful, have good bear spay with everyone. And again, be careful. When we did dishes we added some bleach to the dishwater so the dishes would not smell like food. Do not dispose of dishwater near popup. And we did see bear within a mile of the campground.
Opie431 07/20/17 04:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Michigan Trip

We were in the UP seven years ago and found some things we wanted to see were closed for the season. Check if you will be there. And if you want to go to Canada you will need a passport to get back into the US. Be sure you have reservations for Labor Day weekend.
Opie431 07/16/17 03:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to sleep four in a trailer for two?

Are you going to be somewhere that you can set up a tent?
Opie431 06/27/17 04:02pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Tips, advice on erecting outdoor shower?

Just remembered seeing an ice shanty used to a shower.
Opie431 06/25/17 04:35pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Tips, advice on erecting outdoor shower?

I saw a hula hoop with shower curtains hanging from it used as an outdoor shower. I hung from a tree and I was not close enough to see any more.
Opie431 06/25/17 04:33pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Awning Cleaning???

We were given something by the dealer when we bought the TT. It did not work. We bought some Tilex which was all we found in the area we were in. Did not think it would work any bettr but it did. Have used it ever since and am pleased with it.
Opie431 06/22/17 11:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Dinnerware for RVing

We use some Corelle ware plus some good microwaveable for baking. We also have some paper plates for lunches that are mostly sandwiches. When we travel they are kept in place by foam swimming noodles. Corelle breaks into lots of tiny pieces when it breaks.
Opie431 06/16/17 10:40am Beginning RVing
RE: Sleeping bear dunes camping??

They have quite a few sites that are large enough. On ABC someone said it had the best sites of any National Park and now it is difficult to get in. Good luck.
Opie431 06/14/17 03:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Frustrated by short beds and uniformed salesmen

Your toddler can take a shower. Take your pillow and make it narrower and you need a shorter bed.Do you really sleep on your back all stretched out? If you do you probably snore. Sleeping on you side will probably lead to a happier marriage. Your knees bend and you do not need as much length. My six foot four uncle said he had to adapt to the world as it was. And would I be disgusted if everything was too short for me. Good luck in your search. One of our old Keystone Outback bunks is longer but it is so narrow it would probably not help you at all.
Opie431 06/11/17 06:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Summer has Started! Let's swap Potato Salad recipes

Potatoes, celery, radishes, diced onions, hard boiled eggs, chives, Mayo, added some ranch dressing once when I did not have enough mayo and it was great, No recipe just add until it looks right. Had to eat some made with mashed potatoes once and did not care for it but some people raved about it.
Opie431 06/10/17 04:04am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Mice

Borrow a cat.
Opie431 06/10/17 03:51am Beginning RVing
RE: Forwarding Mail - a cautionary tale...

We put a note covered by plastic and held in place by a rock in the mail box. It has worked well.
Opie431 06/08/17 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: campers for 10 people

Our old Outback sleeps ten but it would not live ten and probably all the others that sleep ten would not live ten. When we have that many guests we put up a tent that makes living ten possible. Only would work where that is possible.
Opie431 06/07/17 05:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling with a cat

We had a cat that loved to camp with us. We took a litter box that was in the back seat of the truck while we traveled. On the other side of the seat was a box with his blanky on for him to lay on and look out the window. He was always on a leash in case he tried to get out when the door was open and we wanted to grab the leash and stop him. When husband got out to get gas he sat on my lap. He learned to go for walks at the campground, sat on his own chair by the fire and every night about eleven he would go the the TT door and ask to go for a walk. When we went to the door he would sit on his leash so we take him. The one problem with walking him was when he decided he needed to use the litter box he would make a mad dash for for the TT pulling me behind him. Opie was twelve when he went camping for the first time so you can teach an old cat new tricks. Opie howled the first ten miles of any trip and then settled down. I think he knew then that we were not going to the vet.
Opie431 06/05/17 04:01pm RV Pet Stop
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