When we bought our camper secondhand, it came with a few “extras.” Things like splattered spaghetti sauce on the ceiling. Squished cookie crumbs under bunk mattresses. A sofa that dipped. And a queen mattress with a small canyon in the middle. So we scrubbed off the sauce stains, sucked up the cookie crumbs, swapped out the sofa, and slapped down a mattress pad. And it
Before our trip out West in 2015, we outfitted our camper with several modifications and new storage solutions to streamline our three weeks on the road. One of the updates was creating a better system for storing the kids’ clothing. Previously we had simply packed their clothes in bins that we stored on the unused bunk, but things quickly became a disorganized mess in those bins.
Today I’m sharing another one of my favorite, easy camping recipes: Camping Stovetop Goulash. It’s hearty comfort food that you can pull together in as little as 30 minutes, so after a fun day of exploring you can get dinner on the picnic table in a jiffy. You can prepare this versatile recipe on an RV stove or camping stove, or you can cook it in a dutch oven over a
A year ago we launched this monthly ministry feature at The Touring Camper to highlight ways campers, RVers, hikers, backpackers, or outdoor enthusiasts can get involved in service opportunities and give back to their communities. This month we are spotlighting the Motorhome Ministry, an outreach we stumbled across while camping at Mustang Island State Park in Corpus Christi, Texas. Founders Larry and Lugene Hammond shared a little bit about
Last week I shared with you my secret tips for no-fail RV menu planning. When plotting our travel menu, I like to select easy camping recipes that can be prepared in a variety of ways–some nights we’ll have a campfire meal, other nights I dish out of a slow cooker, and some nights I whip up a one-pot wonder in the camper kitchen. My goal is always to keep things
On our winter adventure to Texas, we had two opportunities to try out boondocking. This common practice in the RVing community had intrigued us for some time, and our trip to Texas was the perfect time to experiment. We learned a number of things from the experience, including what not to do when boondocking. This is our tale that we lived to tell about. 🙂 WHAT IS BOONDOCKING ANYWAYS?
On our winter adventure to Texas, we had two opportunities to try out boondocking. This common practice in the RVing community had intrigued us for some time, and our trip to Texas was the perfect time to experiment. We learned a number of things from the experience, including what not to do when boondocking. What is boondocking anyways? Great question! Boondocking, which is sometimes also called dry camping,
For many RVers, a wandering and adventuring lifestyle makes it challenging to attend regular church services. While some campers may visit various churches along their route, others find it hard to constantly be attending new places. We discovered over the summer, however, that some organizations are working to help meet this unique need by ministering right where campers are: in the campgrounds. In the state of
On our October camping trip to Assateague State Park, the days had grown crisper and the fall air was brisk along the shore. It was the perfect opportunity to gather around a campfire while this smoky BBQ chicken and potatoes simmered in a dutch oven. The smell was tantalizing, and our little group of campers said it earned the “finger-lickin’ good” seal of approval. The inspiration for our version of