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The Gripply December 2013
Less Planning - More Playing

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I can hear you asking what does this have to do with camping. My answer is it doesn't. Keep in mind RoadCEO is about camping and running a business from the road. This post of curse relates to running a business from the road.Consider hiring one or more remote works to help you. Keep in...


Please, just laugh at this post, as it is completely satire. If any of you are really crazy enough to try any of these methods in real life... well you deserve what you get. Put on your acting hat, pick up the phone and with some sniffling, coughing and stuffed sounds call...


There is a 1992 movie called ?SideKicks? staring Chuck Norris about a high school kid who is being bullied, having a rough go in school do to his continuous fantasies and of course idolizes Chuck Norris. One of his teachers takes him under her wing and introduces him to her Uncle who teaches him karate....


The Hug-A-Tree Foundation began as a result of the tragic death of a young boy during a family campout in San Diego County. The boy got lost on a popular trail and was found dead four days later. His parents and some searchers formed the Hug-A-Tree Foundation to help kids stay safe if they do...


Three things needed to have a fire. If even one of the things is missing it is impossible for a fire to exist. Do you know what the three things are? When I ask Boy Scouts I get answers that include water, dirt, large cleared out area, an adult, wood, shovel, matches, a fire pit,...


A Moment to Think: 1st PrincipleSometime ago I made a suggestion of a book to have with you to engage during your moments to think. I have also been reading this book, and having quite an experience of furthering my ?self-discovery? by the exploration of the 17 Principles of Success. These principles is not about...


I sit in an old wooden chair under an old street lamp With its dimly glowing lightIlluminating the scenes before meIt glows like a thousand firebugs floating above my headThe sound of water roars byThe night sky twinkles above my headSounds of birds chirp in my earA peaceful clarity fills my soulAs if the water...


Today's "Wordless Wednesday" post is of this Butterfly taking in San Diego, CA March 2004. This photo comes to us courtesy of PDPhotos. Click to enlarge.My friend's 6 year old girl wanted to add this, and I thought it was sweet...This butterfly is pretty. The butterfly has cool colors. I like this picture so much!Then...


Are your campers afraid of getting their hands dirty? Are your campers too saucy for camping? That is a real dilemma since camping is one of the major and important activities when you?re a scout. It teaches you a lot of things such as surviving in the wilderness with few available tools, socializing, teamwork, and...


Here are ten tips for ways to get your kids outside1 - Lets Eat OutsideWho can resist a picnic? A hunk of bread with warm water - mmmm... No matter what it is it just tastes better outside.2 - There Is Treasure To Be FoundWhat is more fun then to find something? You can find...


Today's Wordless Wednesday's post is of a San Diego Sunrise it was taken by PDPhotos in December 2003. Click to enlarge.If you would like to send us an image for a future Wordless Wednesday post, please contact us. If you or your kid would like to include a little something about the ...


I was recently watching a youtube video on GearPods which I thought I would share with you. The jest of it is you get stackable plastic containers that hold a variety of different items including: first aid kit, survival kit, shelter, emergency rations, and small emergency stove. Each container has a label on it to...


If you are looking for a personal water filter for your next adventure then LifeStraw is what you need.Lifestraw lets you have safe drinking water in an instant. No matter where you go on a hiking, fishing, or hunting, you can now drink directly from rivers and lakes. It?s very easy to use. You...


Have you ever cut yourself while chopping veggies or burned your finger on the stove? What did you do? Most people reach for their first aid kit, right? (If you don?t have a first aid kit in your house you really should get one.) The same is true for camping, hiking?any outdoor activity, really. My...


During the brainstorming of this blog, I was trying to think of a different way to talk about First Aid kits, because in truth it can be a very boring subject for most folks. Well it was Monday night that something happens, and it is here that I will tell you about it. As I...


After listing uses for duct tape, clothes pins and a safety pin I found myself wondering what to do next. And then it hit me - why not the under-utilized pie tin? Here are some ideas I came up with; please share yours by commenting below. Pet water/food dish ...


Writing on the road is more complicated than some might think. In fact, work of any kind for me at least proves time and time again to not be productive. Even with the use of my laptop, and internet connectivity at various lodging places, my work seems to always get put off until I get...


Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Not having needed equipment and supplies can really put a damper ona potentially great trip.My family keeps checklists for packing easy and preparation for each trip we take- whether camping or justa road trip - not only does this practice keep us organized, it also helps uskeep up...


There is nothing worse than knowing you have something for your next trip but not knowing where it is. There are many ways to organize all those travel guides, fliers, magazines etc. that you?ve collected so you can find them for your next trip.My personal preference is to sort them by state and/or regional location,...


I am supposed to write today?s post about how to stay pretty on the road. I am having a really hard time doing that, mostly because no one ever ?stays? pretty on road trips ? unless (a) they are traveling in an RV or (b) they are one of those people who is always beautiful...


I?ve been asked to run a blog series adapted from a Kamp Kitchen series on InsaneScouter.org.This post is the first of that series.In the future, I will be publishing blogs relating to the camping kitchen, food storage and more.Expect to see topics such as: utensils dishes ...


There are many types of water bottles that you can use. In this picture you can see they are different colors, different style lids, and different shapes. Also, you need to take note what kind of plastic they are made out of, as some plastics are more likely to leach harmful chemicals into the water...


There has been so much talk on this topic I even hesitate to blog about. Yet I feel compelled to do so, as it is a topic near and dear to me. I take everything the news, the experts, even the left and right wings says with a grain of salt. I am one of...


Hello folks, and thank for your support by reading my blog posts! It is my desire for everyone to find interest in this site. Up to this point, my posting have involved Truck Drivers, Car Drivers, (soon to be) Motorcycle Riders, and the Military. Now the overall attraction of this post, is the overall attraction...


According to the official Geocaching website, ?geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices, and then share their experience online?. Basically, it?s a hike and a treasure hunt combined.Today was my family?s first geochaching experience. We have small(ish) kids and we had never done...


New Campgrounds and Attractions



Due to the pine beetle infestation and removal of hazard trees, there is little or no shade in the campground.Campers must not enter the new construction area.Please close gate at the entrance to Windy Point to keep out people who are not with tour group. This area is monitored... [ More ]



Can accommodate RVs up to 60'. 30/50 amp, W/S/E, shaded lots, and individual garbage pickup.... [ More ]



May Queen Campground is located adjacent to Turquoise Lake, in a shaded lodgepole pine forest at an elevation of 10,000 feet. Firewood is sold at the campground. One trailer or motorhome is allowed per site. 2 vehicles per site. Extra vehicle fee $5.00. No discharge of firearms... [ More ]



82 sites in the heart of Gold Country. Open year round. Located adjacent to the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Camp includes pull-through RV sites with no restrictions on size/slideouts, either full hookup or partial hookup (free dump). If you aren?t an RVer and still love to camp, we have comfortable camping in... [ More ]


Recipe

Dilled French Lentil Stew

1 tb Olive Oil
1 c Chopped Leeks; White Part Only
1/4 c Finely Chopped Carrot
3 Garlic Cloves; minced
1/2 c French Lentils
1/2 c Green Or Brown Lentils
1/4 c Red Lentils
5 c Water
1 Bay Leaf
1 c Eight Vegetable Juice
1 tb Minced Fresh Dill Weed
1 ds Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Heat the oil in a nonstick Dutch oven over medium heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring often, until the leeks are wilted and begin to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add carrot and garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute.

Add lentils, water, bayleaf and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 35 minutes, or until lentils are tender.

Add juice and dill and simmer 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf and season with pepper.

Wild Card Chili

2 lbs ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 lb can red beans
1 lb can refried beans
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 tsp dried red peppers
1/2 tsp each salt and garlic salt
1/4 tsp each pepper and cayenne
3 tbs chili powder
1 tbs molasses

Brown beef with onions in Dutch oven: pour off fat. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

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