Throughout our RV and camping travel adventures, we’ve taken note of some really cool outdoor and camping gear for dogs and cats. They like to go camping or enjoy the great outdoors just like us. So, why not set our furkids up with their own pet accessories so they can go and explore too!
Since early 2017, we’ve grown to love dispersed camping and the boondocking lifestyle. Through the years, we’ve become proficient at it. And, we’ve put together a humorous spin on it that maybe you can relate on how to succeed at RV boondocking.
Before trekking off on your family camping trip to explore the outdoors, there’s important things you need to know about camping safety! Being prepared and knowing what to do if a family member gets injured will help keep them out of the emergency room. Continue reading “Family Camping Safety Tips”
Boondocking etiquette is similar to camping etiquette. The only difference is boondocking generally is a term that applies to RVs and campers. As we’ve experienced through the years, there is a huge disconnect between how RVers should act . And, the things you should never do when camping off grid or in dispersed camping areas to protect the environment, wildlife and other campers. Continue reading “10 Boondocking Etiquette Tips for Off Grid RV Camping”
RV hacks are inexpensive remedies by utilizing objects or ideas that are meant for other intended purposes in your motorhome or camper. These RV storage ideas are also creative ways to recycle items to organize your belongings, all the while, keeping your RV picked up and tidy.
Knowing how to conserve water while you’re boondocking with your RV will enable you to stay off the grid longer. Once you monitoring your water usage, you won’t have to go to campgrounds or find potable water source as often.
Campground/RV Park: Ives Run COE Campground (Corps of Engineers) – PENNSYLVANIA
Location: 710 Railroad Grade Trail (Ives Run), Tioga, PA 16946 (570) 835-0110
Date(s) Stayed: 6/13/15 – 6/20/15
Length of Stay: 1 week
Site #: 111 (Walk-in Site)
Cost per night (with taxes): $17 ($34 for others)
Discount Used: 50% National Park Access Pass (Disabled)
Connections: 30 amp Electric/Water and Dump Station
Ives Run COE Campground sits on the eastern shore of Hammond Lake in north-
The campground is absolutely gorgeous!! Lots of gentle wildlife!! We oftentimes took three walks a day/night. There is a separate swimming area from the boat ramp. Fishing is allowed with proper license. We appreciated their rules of not allowing boats/trailers on the campsites. They have overflow parking down at the boat ramp and elsewhere throughout the park. The campground rules state that each outside guest that visits your site must pay $3 each. There is a small campstore for basics (ie. hamburger/hotdog buns, hotdogs, chips, soda, water, etc.) Quiet time is kindly adhered to. A roving Park Ranger makes his rounds regularly noting safety issues and adherance to the campground rules.
Make certain you bring extra leveling blocks; note that this site sits in the mountainous region of Pennsylvania. As with all campgrounds, we highly recommend filtering your water. The only drawback to Ives Run COE Campground is internet capability is seriously lacking because of its location in the mountains (AT&T and Verizon); spotty at best.
We WILL return! We would have given it 5 stars if internet capability existed.