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RE: my near disaster

Casitas come with a plug tie-down (shown on the right below). It holds the protective flap tight against the plug insuring that it is tightly locked in place. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Max-EPR/plug%20tie_zpskeqsmmpu.jpg LS
LenSatic 07/29/15 11:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Dispersed areas in the West

LenSatic: Absolutely gorgeous photos!!!! Thanks. Thank our son. It was his first visit to the GC, ever, and he only had 2 and a half days because he had to get back to Denver for his National Guard Drill weekend. He'll be back. ;) LS
LenSatic 07/22/15 09:43pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best Dispersed areas in the West

WOW!! Great, great photos. Judging by the angle of the sun, I am guessing that the shots of Steamboat Mtn. were taken from somewhere near North Timp Point? Next point north, Locust. Our son took the pix. BTW, he got his only F ever in school in photography. ;) Or, as I oFten remind him, FotograFy. :D LS
LenSatic 07/21/15 09:50pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best Dispersed areas in the West

Don't worry, Len -- it is a huge area -- lots of room, lots of great boondocking spots -- most of them have views like this one, taken at 5 am from the door of my trailer: http://bp3.blogger.com/_TCAlCgExYHQ/SEi56h6TldI/AAAAAAAAAXc/GEFrcYJUnOg/s640/Sunrise+on+Rainbow+Rim.JPG height=400 width=600 Just got back: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Max-EPR/IMG_6169-Pano_zpsbfe0klph.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Max-EPR/IMG_6229-HDR_zps81ystvbh.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Max-EPR/IMG_6165-Pano_zpsd9ohip1y.jpg These were taken about 10 to 15 steps from the door. ;) There is a very tiny glimpse of the river center right in the 2nd pic. LS
LenSatic 07/20/15 10:14pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best Dispersed areas in the West

Don't worry, Len -- it is a huge area -- lots of room, We've been a couple of times before but, no matter how big it is, someone will pull in next to us. :M LS
LenSatic 07/04/15 05:15pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best Dispersed areas in the West

Which reminds me -- the North Rim is fantastic for cool weather boondocking in the summer. Google the Rainbow Rim in the Kaibab National Forest. A wonderful place -- great mountain biking, great views of thunderstorms over the canyon in the afternoons. Shhh! We're headed there in the morning and don't want neighbors. ;) LS
LenSatic 07/04/15 04:02pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Yellowstone mosquitoes specifics?

Truth in Posting: I did not read all of the above posts. That said (if it hasn't been said before), apply high heat to a mosquito bite to eliminate the itching. The heat has to be so hot that you can only endure it a short time. But keep applying it, off and on, for at least a minute. A hot cup of coffee or tea works. We use the reusable hot/cold packs that can be nuked or boiled. It's a one time cure. As far as I know it only works for skeeters, though. LS
LenSatic 06/25/15 11:13pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

Maybe I need to ask Michio Kaku or Neil deGrasse Tyson. Short answer...NO! LS
LenSatic 06/22/15 12:55am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

So cool! We just went out and caught a beautiful view of the ISS passing over. Tried my binoculars. Got it in view a few times and gave up. Too jerky and moving too fast. Guess it was traveling about 300 miles a minute or 5 miles a second. Cross the USA in 8 minutes compared to 10 months 150 years ago. Well, when I said "stabilized binos", I was talking about something like these: http://www.opticsplanet.com/canon-10x30is.html ;) But, you gave it a shot. Like I said, just sit back and enjoy the show. And don't forget the Iridium Flash sats. They only last a minute or so, but hone your ability to spot short term anomalies in the sky. LS
LenSatic 06/21/15 10:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

True story -- the first time that my son (at that time about 25 years old) ever saw the ISS, we were in the backyard in light-polluted Southern Calif. (He has always had amazing eyesight.) He looked up and said, "Wow, it looks like the letter "H!" I can't see the solar panels even with my binoculars, no matter how I hold them. My son did a similar thing. I told him about being able to see them with binos and he said that he could see them without. His eyesight is something like 20/15 or 20/12. (Which comes in handy in his Army Artillery Forward Observer job. ;)) LS
LenSatic 06/21/15 11:49am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

Will try again Tuesday if clear. Thanks Lensatic Ah, the dastardly June Gloom. We don't have that here. ;) Pat
LenSatic 06/20/15 11:47pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

Just happen to look at the ISS schedule for our area and took the DW outside to catch a glimpse of the space station orbiting over. Then we came out about 90 minutes later for another passing over. May go out tomorrow shortly after 9pm for a long 4 minute pass. Think we can see more with the binoculars? Yes and no. If you have stabilized binos, you might be able to make out the solar arrays. But with unstabilized hand-helds it will just be a bright jiggling point of light. It's best just to sit back and think about the handful of Earthlings that are on-board that man-made satellite. p.s.: Four minutes is a pretty short pass. There will be better. LS
LenSatic 06/20/15 11:28pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Conditioning/"formatting" new batteries: update in 1st post

Uh, Dan, you may be over thinking this. We've both got small TTs but you have much larger battery capacity than we do. We have one type 27 and the 45w Harbor Freight solar panels. I hook them up and move them twice a day. I don't worry about amps, angles, or even shade. I'm just camping. If I fall short, I fire up the Honda, but that really only happens when we use the A/C. Just go camping! You'll be fine. ;) LS
LenSatic 06/17/15 09:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Anybody know a good android app to show BLM lands?

US Public Lands. I think that it is $3. It's a public lands overlay and is very accurate except on the smallest parcels. The smallest parcel it will show is 640 acres. LS
LenSatic 06/01/15 12:05pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Rotating a trailer with a winch in a tight boondocking site

If rotating left chock the right tireuse the tire as a pivot point I've rotated the Casita, by hand, many times and this is one thing we do. While doing it, though, my wife stays with the moving wheel with a chock ready to put it in place if needed. For leveling, I can usually get it to rotate up onto a 1" board. If I need more than that I used a bottle jack to lift the trailer so I could place more boards. I carry a floor jack now, but haven't had to use it yet. HTH. LS
LenSatic 05/31/15 11:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Do you use truck bypasses? Are trailers allowed to?

I did not realize that there are two types of bypasses -- one that goes around a whole town, and one that makes it easier for trucks where there is a junction of two highways. I have never seen the kind that goes around a whole town, but that sure sounds like a useful device. If they ever develop one of those that will get completely around Los Angeles, I will stand up and cheer! That was kind of the idea behind the 210, but it took so long to build that the city caught up with it. ;) LS
LenSatic 05/29/15 11:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Weber 1520 Go-Anywhere Gas Grill discontinued!

Do you need the igniter? Can you still light it with a match? LS
LenSatic 05/25/15 06:54pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Draining hot tub after boondocking? Grey water..

If you don't chlorinate it, dump it back into the river/stream or water the plants, but don't leave a puddle. LS Please don't dump a large amount hot water into a stream - it's really hard on the fish and might kill the aquatic life near where it's dumped. +1. I should have mentioned that. Thanks! LS
LenSatic 05/19/15 10:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Draining hot tub after boondocking? Grey water..

If you don't chlorinate it, dump it back into the river/stream or water the plants, but don't leave a puddle. LS
LenSatic 05/19/15 10:15am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Is there a decent RV park between Bakersfield & Fresno?

Len, yes, there are rest areas along the 99. But unfortunately, the Central Valley is not very safe -- there is a great deal of gang activity, even in the small towns. So I would not park overnight at a rest area. If this were rural Wyoming, for example, I would feel differently. My post was mostly as a poke to those who suggest campgrounds to those of us looking to boondock, but we have stayed there overnight. I always feel safe in the company of truckers, though. Plus, we have the big dog and are always armed. ;) LS
LenSatic 05/16/15 10:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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