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I took the Pledge @ Pategonia

There’s a reason that ‘recycling’ comes last in the mantra: Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Recycle.Recycling is what we do when we're out of options to avoid, repair, or reuse the product first. That's why I am so impressed with Patagonia for starting its Common Threads Initiative with the real solution: Reduce. Don't buy what we don't need. Repair: Fix stuff that still has life in it. Reuse: Share. Then, only when you've exhausted those options, recycle. – Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff (taken from Patagonia website)
I felt the need to post this campaign by Patagonia. "Don't buy this Jacket" Link Here  I'm not sure what I think. The cynic in me says "yeah right" you know you want us to. And the optimist says "Even if they want us to why not do both at least it's a better message then, over consume" 
Most of us grew up making due with what we had because consumerism wasn't as popular as it is now or at least was…

Folsom Zoo In California


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A Campers Reflection

A CAMPERS REFLECTION  5 am Joe A cool breeze whips through Pushing Summer away Reflections Of camping Post traumatic something or other From Winters edge 2010 Bloggers guilt Mothers guilt Artists guilt Ruth guilt Camping In Style Whatever! Exhale Absolved Dam Mozilla FireFox Reunited Explorer Technology &%$@#% Not enough Definitely Not enough Camping In Any Style
 just a little diddy by Ruth today 


Counting Bear Cubs in Canada

Here is a video I had to watch two or three times. Perfect for kiddos too

 Bear Counting in Canada - You HAVE to watch this

 (The link to this is at the bottom of the page. The park is named after the
Algonquin Indians.)

 This clip is great for animal lovers and young children 

Momma Bear and her three very young cubs in the wild of northern Ontario, Canada. Humane wildlife experts taking a winter bear census right in the hibernation dens.


Note to my bloggies: "blogger" was not allowing me to post due to many problems with the program, it looks like they have upgraded and I am back on track. 

Thanks for visiting my site and Happy Camping In Style!


Vintage Teardrop Camper with 1956 Parklane Trim


My D.L. Bliss Camping Trip

Three nights and four days at D.L. Bliss site #103. LOVED IT!

I spent my 46th birthday celebrating with our good friends the Millers at D.L. Bliss Campground. My girlfriend Deb. took me to lunch at Sunnyside where we shared a bottle of wine and ate deck side watching Lake Tahoe's spectacular views of snow topped mountains in 80degree weather.
Every year I want my camp trip to be better than the last one. I try something new and let go of things that didn't work . This trip was my most perfect trip in 16years.
Our obsession for camping is wanting to make the next trip better, bring better stuff and make it less work. "next trip I'm going to do this instead of that" we say to ourselves.
Here is what made this trip the best.

Organize Your Camp Gear

Good Morning, this is me.............. uh.. Ruth
 I'm tucking in a quick blog post before we take off to Tahoe for our fist Camping In Style trip. 
This time I'm trying to go Camping In Style "Light"
I'm feeling more organized than usual Maybe because I didn't start packing till yesterday and my mind is clear
One tub for beverages/bar
Fire wood bin
One tub for camp necesities One container for dry food And a cooler
One bag for beach goods
Along with all the usual stuff stuffed in my car
I can't wait to get to this 
With Deb after camp set up bye for now!

Vintage Airstream

Could we park this in our garden ?