ITF012: Campground squatters and reserving campsites

This is In The Field Camping Episode 12.

In this episode Chris got on the soapbox and talked about “campground squatters”, which are people who, sometimes knowingly, take over a campsite that is already clearly reserved and use it for “day use”.  Also discussed was a couple of ways to find and reserve camping sites, Reserve America and RV Park Reviews.

Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com/ and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast!

Download our App, where our bonus content will be campground pictures and our personal picks for best sites within campgrounds that we’ve personally visited and/or camped at.  Info that many campers would rather you not know.

In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com

For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

LP023: Anti-fracking ballot issue and lawsuits

On Episode 23 of Longmont Politics, Chris responded to a response to his “Brandon Shaffer’s Akin Moment” Times-Call guest opinion article, where the original Denver Post writer backs up exactly what Chris said.  Then it was on to Longmont City Councilmembers speaking out AGAINST the fracking ban that will be on the ballot, City of Longmont Ballot Question 300, or as it should be called “The Longmont Lawsuit Invitation Act“.  Erie took a different course, instead deciding on an agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) instead of regulations stricter than the state – or worse, a voter induced fracking ban.

Finally, I highlighted some wise words by Percy Conarroe and Paul Danish in reference to fracking and lawsuits.

Music played in this show was “Maybe It’s Just Me” by Dusty Hughes – courtesy of Music Alley.

Join Chris Rodriguez and his guests as they talk about the topics of the day. While the show will lean towards Longmont, Colorado with emphasis on politics, there’s no limit to where the show might go and may apply to your hometown. Leave a voicemail which we may use on-air at (720)924-1080                                                      

For more information check out our website www.LightningRodRadio.Net

FunTreks Guidebooks

As I had previously mentioned in Episode 9, I’m a big fan of FunTreks and their guidebooks.  As a reminder, they make guidebooks and eGuides for four wheel drive trails in the U.S. Southwest.  From their homepage:

HAVE YOU EVER used a 4×4 guidebook and quickly realized the author was never there? Ever wasted all day on a dog of trail because information you found online was just plain wrong? Ever unfolded a map, only to find your trail runs off the edge of the page? If so, then you know why our guidebooks are so popular.

We start by driving many trails, then select only the best. If it’s fun, it goes in our book, if not, the trash. We’re sure you’ll come home with a smile on your face.

We design a custom map for each trail and add precise directions, including GPS waypoints. You can also purchase data cards with tracklogs that match the book. Photos show trouble spots, not just scenery, so you get everyone home safely.

We cover all levels from easy SUV backroads to difficult Jeep trails, as well as trails for ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes. If it’s off-highway fun you seek, you’ve come to the right place.

I have the Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails and it’s getting a lot of use.  So far I’ve driven #3 Deadman Road, #5 Deadman Lookout, #6 Cherokee Park/Halligan Reservoir, #14 Long Draw Reservoir Road, #15 Old Flowers Road,  #19 Pingree Park/Monument Gulch, #22 Old Fall River Road, #26 Rock Creek, #59 Rollins Pass West – and parts of a few others.  Some of these can be done in regular 2WD cars, most can’t.

I’ve been to the beginning of some of the “red diamond”, or Difficult, trails – and wondered how anyone or anything got up them or over the boulders, they are truly challenging.  Quite often, especially on weekdays, we’ll be the only ones on these roads/trails.  As a camper and hiker, I really appreciate how the authors point out where these activities are in relation to a trail, including “dispersed camping”.

I can’t recommend these books highly enough, now I just need to retire and in addition to full-time RV’ing/camping, I need to go and explore the hundreds of trails in FunTreks‘ books…except for maybe those red diamond ones, some of them just look nuts!

(This was not a paid advertisement, I just like to share quality products that I’m sure others would enjoy and appreciate – Chris)

ST024: Career moves, NFL and MLB picks

Welcome to Colorado SportsTalk EP24 with Anthony Rodriguez recorded on August 30, 2012.  On this episode Anthony talked about what he’s been up to in his sportscasting career at Metro State University of Denver.  We talked about the NFL season preview, predictions, and awards, as well as MLB predictions.

Music played in this show by Modern Science, Odd Austin, and Polaradio – courtesy of Music Alley.  Leave Anthony a voicemail at (720)440-AROD (2763) and follow him on Twitter @anthonyrod33

For more information check out our website LightningRodRadio.Net

ITF011: Dry camping and trouble at the RV Hall of Fame

This is In The Field Camping Podcast Episode 11

In this episode we talked about dry camping, which is camping without hookups (water, sewer, and electric) and some equipment reviews on the following:
Sunforce 50033 15-Watt Solar Charging Kit
Camco 42165 RV Refrigerator Solar Vent System
Camco 42161 RV Refrigerator Vent Base
Camco 45192 RV Sunshield Vent Insulator

Wilson Electronics MobilePro Multiple-User Cell Phone Signal Booster 801241
RoadPro RP73002 10″ 12V or Battery Dual Power Portable Fan

We then give a follow-up review on Hermit Park, which is part of Larimer County’s Open Space program.

Finally, we pull out another great camping story from our friends at The Onion, where they tell of a “Lone Smart Alec Ruins RV Hall of Fame For Serious Visitors“.

Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com/ and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast!

Download our App, where our bonus content will be campground pictures and our personal picks for best sites within campgrounds that we’ve personally visited and/or camped at.  Info that many campers would rather you not know.

In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com

For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

LP022: Brandon Shaffer’s rape rant and Hickenlooper targets Longmont

On Episode 22 of Longmont Politics we reminded listeners of the several missteps, mistakes, and voting record of State Senator Brandon Shaffer, especially when he had his own Todd Akin moment when he compared his plight to a rape victim (“it’s a little bit like blaming the woman or saying to a woman she deserved it“).

Then it was on to an impromptu rant about Hispanic/Latino voters and why they should never vote for or accept the patronizing attitude and pandering of Democrats/Liberal/Progressives.  Finally, we talked about Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper supporting the COGCC and their lawsuit against Longmont’s new oil regulations.

Music played in this show was “Fuzz” by Lords Of Fuzz – courtesy of Music Alley.

Join Chris Rodriguez and his guests as they talk about the topics of the day. While the show will lean towards Longmont, Colorado with emphasis on politics, there’s no limit to where the show might go and may apply to your hometown. Leave a voicemail which we may use on-air at (720)924-1080                                                

For more information check out our website www.LightningRodRadio.Net

10 shows, 42 states, 17 countries

Once again, us at In The Field Camping Podcast want to thank all of you for our excellent growth over the course of our first 10 shows.  Thanks to you, we’ve been heard in 42 states and 17 countries around the world.  Our Facebook page is over 500 LIKES and growing every day.  We also appreciate the feedback, comments on the Facebook page,  Twitter page activity and offers of sponsorship and affiliate programs.  This all during a difficult camping season with forest fires, fire restrictions/bans and a drought.  THANKS!

Downloaded in 42 states

(Still waiting on Alaska, Delaware, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia)

Downloaded in 17 countries

 

ITF010: Mapbooks and Solar Systems

This is In The Field Camping Episode 10.

In this episode we talked about mapbooks that are helpful in finding places to camp, specifically Colorado Road & Recreation Atlas by Benchmark Maps and Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer by DeLorme.  We also talked about using solar equipment in RV’s and camping, including the Solar powered RV Fridge vent system, solar showers, portable solar battery chargers, Solar Entry Door Window Cover, and the Solar Power Pak.

Then it was on to installed solar systems, where we referenced some very helpful websites: “Every Mile’s A Memory“, RV Solar Electric, and AM Solar.

Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com/ and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast!

Download our App, where our bonus content will be campground pictures and our personal picks for best sites within campgrounds that we’ve personally visited and/or camped at.  Info that many campers would rather you not know.

In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com

For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

LP021: Fracking, Chicken, RTD, and solar scams

On Episode 21 of Longmont Politics we talked about the fracking ban gathering enough signatures to make it to the ballot – where it will lose – the Chick-Fil-A backlash on the leftists and radicals and what was really behind it, FasTracks/RTD get an earful from Longmont and Louisville City Councils, and the Abound and Solyndra failures and the real world financial consequences hit locally.

Music played in this show was “Every Little Thing” by Modern Science – courtesy of Music Alley.

Join Chris Rodriguez and his guests as they talk about the topics of the day. While the show will lean towards Longmont, Colorado with emphasis on politics, there’s no limit to where the show might go and may apply to your hometown. Leave a voicemail which we may use on-air at (720)924-1080                                          

For more information check out our website www.LightningRodRadio.Net

ITF009: FunTreks, Dispersed Camping, and Leaving No Trace

This is In The Field Camping Podcast Episode 9

In this episode we talked about FunTreks (www.funtreks.com) and their excellent guidebooks, which are great for off-roading as well as a camping resource.  The book I referenced, Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails 3rd Edition by Charles A. Wells & Matt Peterson can be found on FunTreks’ website or Amazon.  I also talked about Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs), which can be found at www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/ohv/ohv_maps.shtml

We also discussed “dispersed camping” with info provided by the US Forest Service and the BLM.  Next was “Leave No Trace” and their 7 Principals which can be found at http://lnt.org/learn/7-principles

Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com/ and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast!

Download our App, where our bonus content will be campground pictures and our personal picks for best sites within campgrounds that we’ve personally visited and/or camped at.  Info that many campers would rather you not know.

In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com

For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com