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Saturday, July 31, 2021

New overnight spot in Billings MT

 There is a new overnight spot in Billings Mt it is next to Canyon Creek Brewing at 3060 Gabel rd and may belong to them and I have been seeing a lot of use in it. This now gives overnighters  5 spots with easy access for overnighting, this spot, Cracker Barrel, Cabela's and the Pilot and Flying J truck stops.

 


 

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Lake Creek Campground Shoshone NF in Wyoming

 Here is a drive through video of the small Lake Creek Campground off the Chief Joseph Highway 

(US Hwy 296) in the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming.

This is a older campground the sites are few and small.


Or click here for the full size version

Lake creek campground

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Custom campers

 I spotted this camper in a storage yard on the way home from work, is it custom or homemade ? Either way it is pretty cool.




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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Cottonwood Creek BLM Campground drive through

 I have pictures here on this site of Cottonwood Creek Campground off Us Hwy 14A outside Lovell WY but I wanted to add a video so you can see the 5 mile dirt/gravel road you travel to get there including the 1/4 stretch of bentonite clay road you drive through which is super slick when wet ( I recommend 4wd in the wet season). But it is a great campground but small, also remember to put your awning away at night as it can get extremely windy there.

 


And a full size version on my Youtube channel

Cottonwood Creek Campground

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Clearsource Ultra water filtration system

 We bought a water filtration system for the 5th wheel, I'm not sure yet if I am going to leave it portable or mount it to the rear bumper, I need to measure the bumper for size for u-bolts to clamp it down and I have to see if my hitch under the bumper will interfere. 

Why the Clearsource filter ? most filter systems only come with 2 filters 1 for sediment and 1 a 0.5 micron filter to get rid of harmful minerals and some bacteria, the Ultra comes with a 0.2 micron filter to get rid of all but the smallest viruses which no filter can catch. Also it is built like a tank and uses a standard size house filter cartridge so if the first two filters get dirty I can pick up a replacement at Walmart or any home improvement store, the last cartridge the 0.2 micron filter is unique to Clear Source as far as I know right now and must be bought from them.

Why a three stage filter or a filter at all ? If you are like me you fill your water tank before leaving home most of the time and wont need to filter the water, but when we go up high on the mountains we don't carry water to reduce the weight and get potable water on the mountain or if we are lower we drive to town and get potable water to refill our tank. So what is potable water ? Potable water is supposed to mean drinking water or in the case of a campground in the USFS or BLM it is well water or spring water and like most municipal water systems it is reasonably safe to drink even thought it may be high in calcium,iron or other minerals but the question is it checked and how often ? Can we say Flint Michigan here ? 

Most of the water you put in your camper doesn't need to be filtered it is going to be used for toilet water, showers,dish water or heated for cooking which will kill the bacteria only 5 -10 percent of your water will be drank straight from the faucet, but the smells and minerals from the water you put in the tank will remain in the water system until it is flushed out or sanitized with bleach, here is where the water filter comes in removing most of the contaminants and minerals before it goes into your system.

 The Clearsource will filter 2000 gallons or more depending on the water you put in it before needing the filters replaced and this will take most people their whole camping season to reach that amount, for full-timmers they will reach it mush sooner and may need to replace every 1-2 months.

I bought my Clearsource from amazon and it was $25 off the normal $399 price this was the lowest price I have seen on these yet. I will post a link below. I don't know if it is still $25 of now.

“As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” a small fee from any sells made from this link and it won't cost you a penny more. Also I will not post any product on here that I do not believe in this page is still about letting you know about products I have tried or trust and not amount any money I make from the products and will always be so.

Clearsource Ultra Premium


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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Camera equipment storage

 Our old dslr camera has always just been in its carry case and as a result it got dirty many times while we were out with the side by side. When we got our drone it came in a mostly unpadded hard case so I decided on a new case for the drone and to use the old one for camera storage, it now houses are old dslr camera, gps and out backup camera for our trailer since we already lost it once.




For our drone I decided on a well padded water and dust proof hard case by GPC (Go Professional Cases)





We added 2 dash cams this year and recently a gopro so I looked first at GPC and they had this small case for go-pros which you could pull the foam liner out flip it over and it had a different set of cutouts available, the problem was lost of storage space that way so I separated both pieces and now have a upper and lower storage area that is now for the dash cams.





and again this is a water and dust proof case. I still have room to add another dslr camera in the first case and another gopro in the above case which I will need both as a web site or youtube page requires you to have a fair amount of camera equipment. Check out the GPC cases I like them already.

GPC cases

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Friday, July 16, 2021

RV dealer badge removal

 Last year we got tired of all of the dealer stickers on our trailer so we removed them on one of our camping trips, here is a video of me doing on our white trailer with a razor blade and a can of starting fluid. I wouldn't try this on a painted trailer or a tan version without trying a small test spot some where.


Or try this link for a larger version.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Our camp spot on the Big Horn River near Lovell WY on the 4th of July weekend.

 This was our first camping trip this year and it was in the 90's during the day, but we only had a short time to camp 3 nights so it was not worth going up on the mountains.




This place is normally a lake this time of year but not this year.


But it has some great sunsets.





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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Some new camping cookware and a small kitchen mod

 We are getting tired of our cheap non-stick and aluminum pots and pans so we picked up this vintage enamelware.




It is circa 1980 and the wife picked up these liners for them.



 The wife also added this rack to the side of the microwave using magnets and it holds just fine.



 

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Monday, July 5, 2021

Five Springs Falls BLM campground drive through video

This is a video drive through of Five Springs Falls BLM Campground off US Hwy 14A outside of Lovell WY. It shows the road in which is narrow and steep with multiple switchbacks. The campground is it the 5000 ft elevation and it was in the 80's when we were there in late June and in the 90's in the valley below. The video is on my Youtube channel listed in the header.



 For the full size video use this link.

Five Springs Falls Campground

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