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Fool the Bears: Sleeping Bag perfect for Jim Gaffigan Camping Sketch

When I saw this sleeping bag, I immediately thought of Jim Gaffigan’s hilarious clip on camping… You’re welcome to watch the whole sketch, or you can pick up at the bear part right here.

This sleeping bag by EIKO ISHIZAWA is clever to play on the relationship between man and nature and was inspired by folklore. When I saw this bear sleeping bag, it totally reminded me of Jim Gaffigan’s sketch on camping.  Yet another reason why I love to RV — a lock on my door! 😀
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12 ways to light up your RV this holiday season


Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some lights! Here’s our list of 12 great lights for decking the halls (er, or should I saw awning) of your RV this holiday season while at the same time, keeping your travels lite:

12. Super Bright Rope lighting is always a great option for sprucing up your site with lights and the plus side of it is it can be used throughout the year! Just take your rope light and put around the base of your RV when you set up camp and you have instant light at night around your RV to keep from tripping up and down stairs and locating things in the campground. This super bright LED version runs 150′ and they come in a variety of color options.

11. Innoo Tech’s Chuzzle Ball (each ball is 2.6 cm wide) string of 20-LED lights. They look like spiky little pom-poms and would be super cute in an outdoor plant or fairy garden. Pluses: + LED + waterproof + solar charged. Perfect!


They also come in red!

chuzzle lights red

10. A star that shone a spotlight and the most amazing birth ever can be remembered with this Sunniemart Solar Powered 30-LED Star string of lights. Pluses: + LED + waterproof + solar charged + can be hung for Fourth of July as well.


9. If you want to have more of an icicle look, the Hikong Star LED Light Curtain might fit your fancy.


8. Note, you might want to keept this River’s Edge American Flag Light Set in mind for the Fourth of July as well!)

7. If you’re missing snow, maybe this adorable string of 20-Snowman Lights will cheer you!


6. We love these Pink Flamingo and Palm Tree string of lights will remind you of warm sunny beaches and tasty margaritas. What better way to celebrate the holidays than to string up a fun set – a great gift idea for the new retiree!


5. Light in the Box Explosion Ball String of Lights are funky and fun!


4. We love the beach, so I could totally see us stringing up these fun Amscan Shell string of lights and doing a whole beach them while camping at the beach with our travel trailer.

3. This set of White Jasmine string of lights are so pretty that I might hang them all year long as a night light inside the trailer!


2. My guys like to fish, so I could totally see us stringing up the River’s Edge Bass String Lights.


1. The 2-Color Lazer Landscap Projector Light with Remote is number one on our holiday light wish list this year! This single light can project thousands of beams up to a hundreds of fee to illuminate your RV, nearby trees, landscaping etc. Takes low voltage and is easy to put up and take down!


Save the date! Georgia’s Largest RV and Camping Show :: January 23-25, 2015

Save the date! The 2015 Atlanta Camping and RV Show will be January 23-24-25 at the Atlanta Exposition Center South (3850 Jonesboro Road, Atlanta GA 30354. Hours: Friday, 11-7; Saturday 9-7; Sunday 10-5. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for adults 55 and older, $5 for ages 6-16, and free for children under the age of 6. It is important to note that they accept CASH only — there is an ATM machine on site if needed. You can save a dollar or two here by printing out a coupon in advance and bringing with you to the 2015 Atlanta Camping and RV Show. This event showcases products like motor homes, fifth wheels, trailers, wheel chairs, power scooters and more etc. in the Marine & Boat industry.

The largest RV Show in Georgia

Upcycle | Fire Starters


For years we spent countless dollars on fire starters from the grocery store.  The good news is, with a little pre-planning, you can make your own at home using items you may already have around.

To do this project you will need:

    • Empty cardboard egg tray
    • Lint from dryer
    • Leftover candles
    • Old pot or old Pyrex glass measuring cup with heat safe handle
    • Stove or heat source for melting wax
    • Aluminum foil
    • Hot pad
    • Kitchen Shears or box knife
    • Plastic Ziplock Sandwich Bags

Step 1: I keep a used egg carton tray (paper not styrofoam, nor plastic) near the dryer.  Stuff lint into egg carton as you do loads of laundry — you will want each egg unit to be completely full of lint.

Step 2: When you have a couple of trays full of lint, you are ready to do a batch.

Step 3: Begin by placing old candles in a old pot or old Pyrex measuring cup with handle and melt at a low temp over a burner.

Step 4: While wax is melting, place egg carton tray on a sheet of aluminum foil — this will keep any wax drippings from going onto your counter.

Step 5: Once wax has melted, using hotpad to stabilize the hot Pyrex, pour carefully and evenly over the lint coating well.

Step 6: Allow wax to cool.

Step 7: Once cool, cut into individual units.  I placed four units into a Ziplock plastic sandwich bag to keep them dry.

Step 8: When ready to use, place one under kindling and fire will start with ease! We use this to start camp fires as well as the smoker with success each time.

Recipe | Campfire Brunswick Stew


We love pulled pork and often make left over sandwiches, but another option is putting it into a Brunswick Stew. We just tried this recipe created by Griffin Bufkin/Harrison Sapp Southern Soul Barbeque of Saint Simons Island, GA that was posted on the Food Network and it was soooo tasty!  Have left over chicken? Shred and use as another option as well.  Throw the following items into a pot and let it simmer over a camp fire. Taaaas-ty! Especially yummy on a colder day.  (Note: we also added kidney beans to the mix.)

Brunswick Stew

Prep Time: 15 min Inactive
Prep Time:  —
Cook Time: 2 hr 25 min
Level: Easy
Serves: 20 plus servings

1/2 pound salted butter
3 cups (2 large) finely diced sweet onions
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup vinegar bbq sauce
1/2 cup brown sweet bbq sauce
1 pound smoked pulled pork
1/2 pound smoked pulled chicken
1/2 pound smoked pulled turkey
1 pound smoked chopped beef brisket
1 (number 10) can crushed tomatoes
1 quart drained yellow corn kernels
1 quart drained baby lima beans
1 quart or more quality chicken stock or broth

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the diced onions and the garlic and saute until the onions are translucent, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes then add 1/2 cup of vinegar sauce and 1/2 cup of bbq sauce. Stir in the pulled pork, chicken, turkey, and brisket. Add the crushed tomatoes and all of the vegetables. Stir in the chicken stock and let simmer for a couple hours over medium heat. Transfer the stew to a serving bowl and serve with warm buttermilk cornbread, if desired.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.