This week on the podcast, we recap the good and bad of our 2019 travels, plus some unconventional camping tips and a major change to a popular internet option.
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Heading out camping? We’ve got a few unconventional tips that offer up a good laugh, but in reality, we actually don’t recommend you try.
Unconventional Camping Tips
- When using a public campground, a tuba placed on your picnic table will keep the campsites on either side vacant.
- Get even with a bear who raided your food bag by kicking his favorite stump apart and eating all the ants.
- Old socks can be made into high fiber beef jerky by smoking them over an open fire.
- When smoking a fish, never inhale.
- A hot rock placed in your sleeping bag will keep your feet warm. A hot enchilada works almost as well, but the cheese sticks between your toes.
- The best backpacks are named for national parks or mountain ranges. Steer clear of those named for landfills.
- Lint from your navel makes a handy fire starter. Warning: Remove lint from navel before applying the match.
- You’ll never be lost if you remember that moss always grows on the north side of your compass.
- You can duplicate the warmth of a down-filled bedroll by climbing into a plastic garbage bag with several geese.
- When camping, always wear a long-sleeved shirt. It gives you something to wipe your nose on.
- You can compress the diameter of your rolled-up sleeping bag by running over it with your car.
- Take this simple test to see if you qualify for solo camping. Shine a flashlight into one ear. If the beam shines out the other ear, do not go into the woods alone.
- A two-man pup tent does not include two men or a pup.
- A potato baked in the coals for one hour makes an excellent side dish. A potato baked in the coals for three hours makes an excellent hockey puck.
- In emergency situations, you can survive in the wilderness by shooting small game with a slingshot made from the elastic waistband of your underwear.
- The guitar of the noisy teenager at the next campsite makes excellent kindling.
- Check the washing instructions before purchasing any apparel to be worn camping. Buy only those that read “Beat on a rock in stream.”
- The sight of a bald eagle has thrilled campers for generations. The sight of a bald man, however, does absolutely nothing for the eagle.
- It’s entirely possible to spend your whole vacation on a winding mountain road behind a large motor home.
- Bear bells provide an element of safety for hikers in grizzly country. The tricky part is getting them on the bears.
- A great deal of hostility can be released by using newspaper photos of politicians for toilet paper.
2019 was filled with a lot of ups and down and as we look back on this epic year, we give thanks for all of you out there who have encouraged us to keep going, keep reaching for the impossible, and who have made RV Miles what it is. It is not Jason and me that make this place amazing, it is all of you. Thank you for sharing your 2019 with us.
2019 Travel Highlights:
- Shreveport LA
- Biloxi, MS
- San Antonio
- Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill North Carolina
- Theodore Roosevelt National Park
- Other things we did this year
- Bus broke down
- Dallas, Met Abby’s uncle
- Weddings, babies, engagements
- Sold the bus
- Bought the Truck/Trailer
- Brain Surgery
- 2nd Brain Surgery
- Abby’s 40th
- See America Podcast
We wrap up this week’s show with our fresh tank black tank segment, which includes Abby being right about “The Rise of Skywalker” and mourning the loss of the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew (see you next year delicious drink), plus we talk about some big news in the industry that has left a lot of us shocked and frustrated – AT&T walking back the unlimited Togo Roadlink data plan. Jason breaks it all down in the latest RV Miles Youtube video.
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