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“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Holocaust Remembrance Day. It’s also National Have Fun At Work Day!
On this day in history: 1880 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his incandescent lamp.
Tip of the Day
A smart way to organize your RV’s closet and get rid of what you don’t need
”Okay, I’ll admit it. It’s difficult for me to get rid of clothes and shoes I no longer wear. Actually, it’s hard for me to even identify the clothes and shoes I haven’t worn for a while. But no more! I’ve come up with an idea for both challenges: identifying and disposing of things I no longer use. This is a surefire way to clear the RV closet clutter. Skeptical? Just read on…
Too much in too little
To be clear, I’m not talking about seasonal clothing and footwear. I usually keep off-season things in a separate plastic bin under the RV bed. It’s just easier for me that way.
No, what I plan to tackle is the problem of crowding. There are too many clothes on too many hangers hanging on too short a closet pole in my RV. Also, too many shoes schlepped into too small a space. The crowding makes it difficult to find things and I’m frustrated by the hassle. Perhaps you are, as well.
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What is the best portable air compressor to winterize RV with?
I want to winterize my RV water lines by pumping air through them. I have a 110v electric air compressor but don’t have access to power at the RV storage facility. Yes, I could energize my portable generator, but I was looking for something more convenient like a battery-operated air compressor. I do have a 150-watt outlet in my truck’s dash panel I could use. It’s there a 12v or 150-watt portable air compressor that would do the job? —Earl, 2022 Venture RV Sonic Light 169VRK
Video of the day
The Outdoor Boys’ 10 most delicious campfire snacks
By Cheri Sicard
Luke, Tom, and Nathan, with the Outdoor Boys YouTube Channel, have compiled a video of their top 10 favorite campfire snacks and treats. That’s right, you can make all of these terrific munchies, outside, over the campfire!
These recipes are easy. Anyone can do them and they don’t require a lot of specialty gear or specialty ingredients. They’re so easy, in fact, that you can recruit the kids to help you with most of them and get them involved in making happy and delicious family memories around the campfire.
Visit two of the incredible highways in the U.S. that sing to you as you drive! It’s true!
By Gail Marsh
Call me a skeptic, but really? A highway that sings? Yes, it’s true! The original concept came back in 1995 when two Danish artists invented the Asphaltophone: a series of raised pavement dots spaced apart in varying intervals to create different sounds as a vehicle drives over them at a specific speed. In other words, orchestrated rumble strips. Learn more.
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?? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??
This is one of the world’s most popular items, but this one is waterproof, which means it’s perfect for RVers!
Would you go for a ride in a self-driving vehicle?
Prepare recipes for the road
Favorite recipes look good for the road? Take a photocopy of them, or copy onto your mobile device, and note the ingredients needed. Next trip, pack the ingredients – and the recipes if photocopied – in your galley items.
On this day last year…
- Tip: RV Mods: A place to carry your “grass carpet”
- RV Review: Keystone Montana 3791RD
- Ask Dave: Does extreme heat make my RV’s wallpaper wrinkle?
- Featured article: RV travels the highway with slideout extended. Dangerous?
- Recipe: Double Chocolate Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake
Website of the day
The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship: Connected Communities
As the site explains, “The Connected Communities Project is a visionary effort led in partnership with the US Forest Service, SBTS, and community partners to connect 15 mountain towns for economic prosperity through outdoor recreation.”
Clubs and useful organizations
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• RV LIFE Trip Wizard: Make your RV road trip planning easier than ever.
Recipe of the Day
Crock Pot Roast With Gravy
by Gretchen from Columbia, TN
This is really easy to prepare, and so delicious. A flavorful way to slow cook a chuck roast. When done, it’s so tender it falls apart and melts in your mouth. The gravy is thick, creamy, and full of flavor (just try not to lick the bowl). Onion soup adds a punch of flavor. Serve with noodles or potatoes for the perfect comfort food dinner.
Tape it to the limit…
Rather than an adhesive, this type of tape fuses to itself. It makes a totally waterproof seal that can be used to repair the insulation on electrical wiring in the field. It has all kinds of other emergency uses advertised, such as a quick fix for a leaking radiator hose, so it certainly deserves a place in your RV toolbox since it’s a multi-tasking piece of equipment that could save your bacon. Learn more or order.
Standardized timekeeping was brought about by the advent of railroads. Before the advent of the railroad system, keeping time wasn’t too rigid—clocks across different towns would vary from each other and nobody was too concerned about the correct time. Time didn’t so much matter… unless you were railroad operators. In Britain in 1847, all clocks were synced to the Greenwich Mean Time. By 1855, almost all clocks were synced to this time too. However, it wasn’t until 1918 that the standardization of time was finally written into law in the U.S. with the passing of the 1918 Standard Time Act. Now you know!
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Willow, our 6-year-old Havanese, loves her good friend Lily. Lily likes to dress Willow up in dresses, take her for walks, and give her treats. Willow is definitely in good hands whenever Lily and her family are watching her.” —Pauline Brookover
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You also have to remember when looking at a recipe you want to make. How much does it make and how long into the future will you be eating it? I find when its just me I really have to divide that recipe in half or else it will become part of the freezer.
Willow and Lily GREAT SMILES! Made us smile!
Recipes: Save them as a .pdf file on your phone/tablet, and then you have them available for anywhere, including the grocery when you think about making said recipe. (I will save as both a pdf and save the website to my phone, too.)
I guess AI content writing was used today in the newsletter. “Need an excuse to celebrate?” Today is National Holocaust Remembrance Day.” If you are going to use AI at least proof read/edit.
Not sure holocaust day is something to celebrate
My point exactly.
We apologize, Clint and James. We should have used the term “observe” regarding National Holocaust Remembrance Day. Our inadvertent, but unexcused, oversight. Thank you for pointing it out. 🙂 –Diane at RVtravel.com
Thank you for your apology. Lesson Learned?
Definitely. I don’t put those events in there, but should have paid more attention when I was checking for typos. Again, I apologize. Have a good evening/night, Sheri Ken. 🙂 –Diane at RVtravel.com
The ad for keeping your family’s record has all ready been done on 8mm film from the 1960’s. Now I have a box of 8mm films with nothing to play them on. Now for your idea, how many cell phones have you seen that will still be working 20-40 years from now? I’ll answer that NONE. Just another scam to steal your money. Lol
There are companies that will digitize all those old films. My father used to take photos and have them developed on 35mm slides. No physical pictures and no way to document who, when or where the picture was taken. You needed a special projector to view them. I bought a slide scanner and scanned most of these to my computer. They are now on CD’s and I can print them on a photo printer.
I still have slides from our parents and am in the process of scanning them into my computer. I, however, still have two different slide projectors. I have gone thru about 6,000 slides so far – many tossed before scanning. Then my daughter wants to choose from those to actually print to old fashioned photos and have them out to where memories can actually be seen everyday, like those taken on an old Brownie box camera. What a concept – photos out where you can enjoy them every day.
The solution to “advancing” technology and a good practice is to copy old important information (documents, pictures, film, CD, DVD, Hard Drive Pen Drive etc to the newest media you have. Data on old media can degrade with time so doing this transfer once every 5 to 10 years will keep you up to date.
This just reminded me – My dad had recorded my brother and me, when kids, on his WIRE recorder. At one time he transferred it to cassette tape. I guess I need to now see if I can transfer it to something else. Yes, voice recorded on WIRE.
along with all those 5 1/4 inch floppy disk, 8 inch floppy disk, magnetic tapes, VHS, and beta max (8 track tape) from way past
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