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What to do when encountering a bear in the woods

By Bob Difley You're hiking a woodland trail on a warm sunny day, the forest alive with the twitterings of songbirds, sunlight dappling the forest...

Don’t stand under a tree during lightning! Here’s why. Oh my!

Here's a video of an impressive (understatement!) lightning strike at Domaine Du Lac Bryson Lake Lodge, Quebec, Canada, in August 2017. Video posted by...

Keep little kids from falling out your RV’s front door

Here are two great safety tips from our long-time reader and RVer George Bliss in Saskatchewan, Canada: George wrote: I'd like to pass along these...

RVer Safety: Safety tools for boondockers: satellite messenger service

By Mike Sherman Modern technology is amazing. Now you can communicate with just about anyone from anywhere regardless of cellular availability ... via satellite. Introducing...

Novel approach to fridge placement could lead to disaster

By Russ and Tiña De Maris An RVer asked if it was possible to install an LP-fired RV refrigerator in such a way that the...

RVer Safety: Be prepared for a tornado

By Mike Sherman Perhaps you have seen disaster movies featuring a vivid display of nature's power. The special effects can be dazzling, no doubt about...

Getting your rig safely to the bottom of that long grade

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Old trucker's maxim: "You can go down the hill too slow many times. You can go down the hill...

Be prepared for lightning-caused or other RV fires

By Mike Sokol The headlines read, "Lightning strike causes fire, consumes three RVs in mobile park." And nothing strikes fear in the hearts of RV...

All about RV park pedestals and their dangers

Our RV electricity expert Mike Sokol explains what every RVer should know about the power pedestals they plug into at RV parks and other...

In Case of Emergency – Your smartphone can help

Smartphones save lives. Or at least they can, if you are prepared. At the very least, you should use your phone's facilities to specify...

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