A Campfire Story

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It’s tell a story day on April 27, 2016 and if you are going to be camping that day, it’s the perfect day to tell a campfire story. Even if that is an activity that you usually do, make the day special by learning a new campfire story or by embellishing a favorite with acting.

When you tell a campfire story, you can tell some of the old tried and true horror stories, funny stories, spooky stories or anything else that might be out there. You can even make up your own stories.

Add a twist to the story telling by playing a game you often see in online forums or on long road trips. Have everyone say a sentence to build a story just to see where it goes and how long you can keep it going.

Classics

Some of the classics include Hook, The Headless Horseman, Sasquatch and Bloody Mary legends. Don’t worry if they get too scary – you can just go inside the safe RV you just picked up from Link’s RV Sales. Just be sure you put the campfire out before you go in!

Documenting New Campfire Stories

If you tell your own stories and want to document them for later, it’s probably too dark to see to write and using a tablet or computer is too unwieldy. Simply record the story on your phone. You can write it all down when you get back home. That way, you’ll have a new story to memorize and to add to your list of great campfire stories for next time.

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What to Recycle on the Road

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When you take your RV on the road, you may think it will be too difficult to recycle because of space constrictions. However, don’t let that stop you from recycling. Most cities and towns, and even campgrounds, have recycling bins so that you don’t have to store the recycled items until you get home.

Plastic

Any plastic including water bottles, soda bottles, plasticware and plastic grocery bags can all be recycled. You could even do some recycling of your own by using the plastic grocery bags for trash bags or to hold your recyclable items. When they’re full, just tie the handles together to keep them from spilling the contents all over the basement storage.

Glass

Glass bottles are always a bane because they are easily broken. Store them until you can get them to a recycling bin. You can also use some of the glass bottles yourself. Clean them out and use them to store leftovers or use certain glass jars for drinking cups. You can also use them in crafts including candle holders. Be sure to bring what you don’t use to a recycling bin.

Aluminum

Crush soda cans so they take less room and keep them tied up in a bag. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll find a place that buys aluminum – they’ll pay you for your aluminum cans. Be sure to rinse them out before you crush them. If you rinse them out, they’ll be less likely to attract bugs, bees and four-legged critters that might visit your campsite at night.

Fishing

When you clean fish, don’t just throw the bones and skin away. Bury it in the woods so that it will provide fertilizer for nearby plants. That will also keep the smell out of your campsite trash. Just be sure to bury it deep enough so that animals won’t smell it and dig it up.

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Why Slideouts are Important

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When you walk through RV floor plans you might want to choose an RV with at least one slide out, especially if you have children or you often go camping with friends. The extra space the slide affords you will keep you from stepping on each other if you are stuck inside because the weather isn’t cooperating with you.

Space

Having that extra space is great, even for two people. You won’t have to turn sideways to walk by each other. At the very least, you’ll want a bedroom slide as RV bedrooms are notoriously cramped. A slide gives you more room at the end of the bed and, in most cases, keeps the bed away from the wall so that you can make the bed without having to kneel on it.

More People

If you have children or you enjoy taking people out for a hunting or fishing trip, the slideouts give more room for everyone to move about. Slideouts are particularly important in bunkhouse models where you could sleep up to 10 people. If you choose a bunkhouse for a family of four or five and you don’t plan on taking a bunch of friends out at the same time, you might be able to get away with being comfortable without slides, but you’ll still have to turn sideways if two people are moving from one end of the RV to the other at the same time.

Easy Open and Close

The extra space that a slide offers is not something that adds a ton of extra time to setting up and breaking down camp. Choose an RV with slideouts that have awnings and that are hydraulic or electric. With a push of the button, you can have the slides open or closed in minutes.

If you do choose something without slideout awnings, be aware that when you close the slides with water on the top of them, that water will fall into the RV while you are driving. If slideout awnings are optional, it’s worth the investment to get the awnings installed.

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Stop by Link RV Center of Minong to walk through the many floor plans we have available, including those with slideouts. Choose the new RV that best fits your family or lifestyle by getting something with at least one slideout in the bedroom.

Pro Hiking Tips

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One of the things that most people like to do when they head out for an RV trip is to go hiking. There are safe ways to hike and not so safe ways. The biggest caution is to know your limitations. If a trail is marked as difficult, try an easier trail if you think climbing isn’t for you. You can always start out on the trail, but turn back if you come to an obstacle that you don’t think you can handle.

Don’t Hike Alone

You shouldn’t hike alone, especially on difficult trails. If a trail is well-marked and lots of others are also hiking, you could go alone. If something happens, someone will be along soon. However, if the trail looks deserted, even if it’s well-marked, you should have a hiking partner.

Bring a Pack

Always bring water, even if a trail is short and well-marked. However, if you are taking a longer hike, be sure to carry a pack with water and non-perishable food or snacks. If you should happen to get stranded on the trail, you’ll have some food and water for a couple of days.

Wear the Proper Shoes

Never hike any trail, no matter how easy, unless you have the proper footwear. Improper footwear could, at a minimum, lead to blisters. At a maximum, your footwear could cause serious injury including broken bones from a fall.

Tell Someone

Even if you are hiking with one or more people, let someone who is staying behind know where you are going and when you expect to be back. Never rely on your cell phone as coverage in the woods isn’t always reliable. When you don’t return within an hour or two of your expected return time, the person staying behind will be able to tell authorities where you were going and when you expected to return.

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If you don’t have an RV and think spending the weekend or longer in the woods and hiking, stop by Link’s RV Sales to walk through the many floor plans we have available. If you already have an RV and are getting ready to take it out for the first time this season, give our RV service department a call to set up an appointment to have the RV de-winterized and checked out before you leave.