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Cargo Conversion Trailer (CTC) in camping mode

In our neck of the woods….a.k.a the desert southwest.  Our season for camping anywhere close to home, all but shuts down June through August.  Its just too dang hot not only during the day, but also at night.

Us desert dwellers often hole up for the summer and become armchair campers.  Or we try to find something suitable at an elevation over 8000ft to get out of the heat

We are 180 degrees out of phase with much of the rest of the country who often times embrace camping the summer months.  Most campers find the 3 summer months the prime season.  Kids are out of school, all parks are open….. prime vacation time.

As for us, our first official scheduled event after our summer lull, comes up the middle of September.  An annual camp-out that includes a Nevada State Park Sponsored Dutch Oven Cooking competition.  It attracts about 50 cooks and 250 food samplers.  It fills the campground….and many bellies!

Send us some of your summer photos camping with your DIY project.  Also include a small write up of where, and the details.  We would enjoy sharing your experiences with our readers and subscribers.

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Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada
Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada –  Annual Dutch Oven Cook-off

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BUCKSKIN SP Prep [December 2018 Event]

We are prepping the trailer and tow vehicle to head out soon.  We attend an annual Teardrop & Vintage Trailer Rally.  This rally goes on every December at Buckskin Mountain SP.   Near Parker, Arizona.  Right on the banks of the Colorado River.


The campground usually sells out for this event….normally a year in advance.  There is a ton of eye candy in the form of Vintage Trailers, and Vintage Vehicles.  Mix in some Dutch Oven Cooking, serious “Glampers”, sites and trailers decorated for Christmas, and lots of socializing by like minded people.  You can see why this event is so popular.

Be sure to watch for our follow-up post/article and some of the many photos we will more than likely take [December 2018].

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