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Bearbox Cooler - Barb's Camping Tip

When I saw this I almost hit myself for not thinking of it first. Then I tried it and it worked SOOOOOO DAM GOOD that I did hit myself.

While camping at D.L. Bliss in Lake Tahoe, California,  I couldn't help but scope out the campers a few spaces down from me. Everything was so tidy, their gear was job specific and well designed and then "THE BEAR BOX COVER" like a beacon it stood out .
Barb. told me she has cut down on ice consumption considerably. That the material she uses can be found as foil insulation at a place like Low's or OSH and other hardware stores.
If you frequent a campground you can pre-make one of these covers (most campgrounds offer the bear box size or you can call) or just bring duct tape and scissors and create one on the spot. I found that making it so that the piece that covers the doors works great if it can fold up and rest on the bear box doors when it opens. I used my car insulation just to give it a try and it was amazing how well it worked.…

Camping AT D.L. Bliss

Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe California
D.L. Bliss Campground - Not all campsites are equal - Scroll down to see BEST sites
9881 HWY 89
Tahoma CA 96142
Click Here For State Park Link

Entrance of D.L. Bliss by Gary O'Toole

Location – Directions

17 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89, a couple of miles north of Emerald Bay
Tahoma Latitude/Longitude: 38.9851 / -120.1304
Phone: 530-525-7277Reservations: 800-444-7275 Click Here

Even though this park gets a 10 rating from most of the camping books, many campsites are on slops that are rocky or are small. I would rate this place a 5 or a 10 depending on where you’re parking your tent. I love the beach access at this park and a few nice sites sit facing the water. You pay extra for that though and no dogs on beach here, not even on leash. However early rise and sunset ball throw worked for us just fine. The beach is BEAUTIFUL and it’s the beach that makes this campground great. If you want to book a good site you will need to be on the ball and …

WondaWedge IS Wonda Full

Is the WondaWedge Wonda Full?

PRODUCT: WondaWedge
PRICE: $24
SIZE: 1.3 lbs and about the size of two pillows together

PROS: Perfect size, not too big or small, easy to pack, comfortable with angle options, not expensive and I like my orange color. When deflated packs small.
CONS: Blow up is easy but you will need to blow it up

OVERALL: So I just came back from a beach camping trip. Every day we went to the beach and I was very happy to take the WondaWedge instead of a chair. It was so comfortable and I liked being able to rotate it to find the back support I wanted. I also used it in the tent to read in bed - totally FAB. If less is more is your style then taking a WondaWedge will be the perfect gear for you.


So much more to come, click here to see images