2017

HCR-17-167 Hidden Dangers: Camping Near Large Trees

While camping beneath the stars is a refreshing experience, it’s always important to take note of the conditions that surround us. In the summer months, many campers will take advantage of a shaded area to pitch their tent. In this episode, Skip explains why every camper should take note of nearby trees, and some of the things you should consider before setting up camp. Download

HCR-17-166 Rental Vehicles For Long Distance Camping Trips

The last thing any of us need is car trouble while traveling to and from our camping destination. As our vehicles grow older and absorb greater mileage, the question becomes whether or not the vehicle can withstand a long distance trip from home. In this episode, Skip describes the benefits of renting a vehicle when planning for out-of-town travel. Download

HCR-17-165 Personal Backyard Campsites

Although nothing beats a public or private campground with a running stream or lakeside view, there’s no reason to sit on the sofa this weekend when you have your own personal campsite just a minute or two away. By establishing a dedicated campsite site in your own backyard, you have the freedom to go camping at a moment’s notice. This week, Skip explains how he came up with the idea, and shares his plans for an upcoming trip close to home in the next couple weeks. Download

HCR-17-164 Camp Dinner Ware vs. Paper Plates

When it comes to camping, some campers are known for packing in everything, which includes re-usable dinner ware. Some prefer paper plates and other disposable products. Which is best? Is there a right way and a wrong way when it’s time to serve up a great meal at camp? We’ll look at the benefits and all the options in this edition of Happy Camper Radio. Download

HCR-17-163 Sleeping Bag Replacement

Sleeping bags, if properly cared for, will provide many great years of camping comfort. But like anything, there will come a time when you’ll need to consider replacing it. Your nightly rest and comfort is equally important to the amount of relaxation time you spend next to the fire with family and loved ones. In episode 163, we’ll take a look at some of the options in deciding which sleeping bag is right for you. Download

HCR-17-162 Cold Weather Camping

With brisk temperatures upon us, Skip takes a look at cold weather camping. While many families are known to camp during the spring and summer months, there are plenty of great opportunities to venture out into the cold environment. This week, we’ll take a look at some of the additional preparations you’ll need to make if planning a cold weather camping trip. Download