Monthly Archives: November 2017

Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

Posted by | RV Cooking

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Cinnamon rolls are always a morning favorite. If you’re out in your RV this fall or winter and want to whip some up, you can always do it the classic way with premade cinnamon roll dough and an oven. Or, you can try making them over the open fire at your camping site with some crescent rolls, cinnamon, and sugar all on your own. The results are delicious, toasty, and oh-so-sweet.

Toasted Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Wooden Skewers
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp water

Directions

  1. Combine cinnamon and sugar in small bowl.
  2. Separate crescent rolls and wrap them around the skewer.
  3. Roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  4. Cook over campfire for 5 minutes, rotating frequently.
  5. Optional – Mix 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 2-3 tbsp water together to make a glaze and drizzle over cooked roll-up.

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Top Ice Fishing Spots in Alberta

Posted by | Destinations, RV Culture

Little child fishing on a frozen lake in winter.

RV travel isn’t just reserved for the summer months. In fact, winter activities are made even more enjoyable with the RV lifestyle. Ice fishing is one of those activities. Once you learn the basics of ice fishing, the sport will quickly become one of your favorite features of winter. The following simple ice fishing tips will help you get started, so you can enjoy the RV lifestyle even when the weather is cold and the lakes are frozen.

Places to Ice Fish in Alberta

  • Gull Lake – 10 kilometers west of Lacombe off Highway 12, this is the lake you want to visit if you want to get some lake whitefish.
  • Sylvan Lake – 20 kilometers west of Red Deer, Sylvan Lake is teeming with pike, most of which get very large.
  • Calling Lake – 55 kilometers north of Athabasca on SH 813, this lake is known for its walleye.
  • Cold Lake – located on the Alberta/Saskatchewan border near Bonnyville, Cold Lake has plenty of fish species, but is known for lakers.

The Movement of Fish

One of the most important parts of ice fishing is understanding where fish will be and when. In shallow lakes, fish tend to move shallower later in the season. In larger, deeper lakes, fish migrate to where food and cover can be found. They tend to stay deeper where the water is warmer. Fish become less active in the heart of winter, which means they’re easier to catch when they’re moving at the beginning and end of the season.

Start with Smaller Lakes

Starting with smaller lakes at the beginning of season will help you fish more often, and ultimately become a better ice fisherman. Smaller lakes freeze more quickly, which means you can be on the ice earlier in winter.

Later in the season, move to the larger lakes, which have more oxygen. Fish are more active there.

Use Live Bait

Live bait is an essential part of ice fishing. Whether you’re dead sticking, using a bobber or jigging, live bait is the most effective way to fish. Start by jigging larger lures roughly a foot above the bottom to catch the more aggressive fish. If the fish can be seen but not caught, opt for a smaller jig.

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Tips for Going Full Time in Your RV

Posted by | How-To & Helpful Tips, RV Culture

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Many campers buy RVs to save accommodation costs on weekend excursions and family vacations. After a few trips, a number of those buyers end up wanting to live full-time in their motorhome. Why? Because life on the road is exciting, adventurous and surprisingly comfortable.

Moving from a part-time RV enthusiast to living in your RV full time is easier than it seems, and it’s likely you’ll be happier with your life on the road than you were in your brick and mortar home.

Plan and Organize

Small preparations like making arrangements for mail pickup and changing your billing and banking to online options are necessary. Someone picking up your mail from a P.O. Box or street address every so often can save you from late fees on other types of bills (medical, taxes, etc.) You can often pay these bills online, but you may not receive notification that they are due.

In an increasingly online society, paying and receiving money are easy to do with an internet connection. Just make sure you have all of your accounts, passwords and preparations made before you hit the road.

Keep a Budget

Your expenses living an RV will be quite a bit different than those in your previous home, so keep a budget (at least in your first few years on the road) to get a better idea of how much you’re actually spending.

If you find out you’re overspending in some areas, such as costly camp sites, you’ll know to adjust your search and find cheaper accommodation.

Do It Now

What’s the biggest regret among travelers who took the plunge into full-time life on the road? That they didn’t do it sooner. You don’t have to be rich to be a full-time traveler, you just have to be wise about your budget when purchasing a vehicle and planning your travels. What are you waiting for?

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Helpful Tips for Winter Camping

Posted by | Uncategorized

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Camping isn’t just a summertime activity. In fact, camping in the colder months of winter can be just as enjoyable (or even more enjoyable) than camping in other seasons. The thinner campground crowds, exciting outdoor winter activities and thrill of camping in more extreme conditions make this one of the best times of year to hop in your RV and enjoy the great outdoors.

However, camping in the colder temperatures of winter means you need to take extra precautions to keep yourself and your fellow campers safe. The following five tips are ones that will help you make the most out of this winter camping season.

Pre-plan Everything

Make yourself checklists to be sure you have extra food, clothing, water and emergency supplies to last days more than your trip. Call campgrounds ahead of time to make sure they are open and that there are no hazardous conditions that you need to avoid such as avalanches.

Take Precautions Against the Cold

Be sure you have packed plenty of warm clothing that you can layer. It’s always good to have a base layer, middle layer, and outer layer of clothing. This is especially important if you do go out hiking or exploring while camping. Also be sure your boots are waterproof and insulated. Thick hats and gloves are also a crucial factor if you are out and about. The use of skis or snowshoes is recommended if you will be out trekking through snow. Snowshoes will work better for areas where trees might be close together.

Have a Second Helping

Remember that your food intake during winter camping should be almost three times more than you normally intake. That way you don’t lose more energy than needed. It may be cold, but you still need to stay hydrated, so drink plenty of water.

Know Your Surroundings

One of the most important pieces of information is to know your surroundings. Familiarize yourself with everything from types of snow and ice to emergency skills. Don’t wander too far afield, especially if bad weather is in the forecast.

Wear Fire-Resistant Outer Layers By the Fire

You’ll want to sit close to a hot fire when you’re camping in cold temperatures, but it’s important to wear a flame-resistant outer layer, such as wool, when close to the flames. Down jackets burn easily due to heat and stray embers, so keep flammable materials away from the fire and in your RV.

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Woody’s RV World isn’t just a place to purchase new recreational vehicles. Our online parts store is stocked with all of the latest and greatest camping supplies for this winter camping season. Stop by Woody’s RV World today before you plan your winter season.