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ITF032: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

This is In The Field Camping Episode 32.  In this episode, Chris talks about camping with alcohol, tobacco, and firearms.  If either of those topics offends you, you may want to skip this episode.  Chris talks about his experiences with these and the pro’s and con’s of each.  He also goes off on a side tangent about kids and pets.  This episode was recorded at the Tunnel Mountain 2 Campground in Banff, Alberta, Canada. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast! For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

30mins

4 Aug 2015

Rank #1

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ITF040: Central Colorado & camping with Mother Nature

This is In The Field Camping Episode 40, an extended length 2016 Season Finale!  In this episode, Chris gives full reviews of the Silt/Colorado River KOA, Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Maroon Bells, Stoneyard Distillery, Marble Distilling Company, and Woody Creek Distillery.  Chris next sort of went on a rant about dealing with wildlife, with some stories ripped from the headlines and YouTube.  This episode was recorded at the Silt/Colorado River KOA in Colorado, where the ambient freeway noise was evident. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

37mins

20 Sep 2016

Rank #2

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ITF057: I Got A New Truck

This is In The Field Camping Episode 57.  In this episode Chris did a audio/video simulcast on our YouTube Channel.  He talked about the latest addition to our rig – a new truck, as well as talk of payload, towing capacities, etc.  Also discussed was  Boyd Lake and State Forest State Parks and the campgrounds within them.  This episode was recorded at Boyd Lake State Park in Colorado. Keep Your Daydream video about payload with links to spreadsheet Ford Towing Capability Calculator Save 5% off of The Illuminator solar generator with coupon code ITF!  Call or visit www.solaaron.com to order! In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

42mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #3

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ITF022: Camping mishaps

This is In The Field Camping Episode 22.  In this episode we talked about camping mishaps: including burning bicycles, dragging dogs, bee attack, hit by a car, and fires and floods. Our YouTube Channel has the added benefit of different original music mixed within the episodes.  On this episode, that music is put directly into the podcast version of the show.  On this show, songs include the show title music “Key To Me”, as well as “Take It To The Grave” and “Broken Heart”.   Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast! In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

23mins

2 Jul 2013

Rank #4

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ITF056: Touring the Pikes Peak Area

This is In The Field Camping Episode 56.  In this episode Chris did a audio/video simulcast on our YouTube Channel.  He talked about Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain State Parks, Cripple Creek (including the Molly Kathleen Gold Mine Tour & the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad), as well as some campgrounds around the Pikes Peak area.  This episode was recorded at Mueller State Park in Colorado. Save 5% off of The Illuminator solar generator with coupon code ITF!  Call or visit www.solaaron.com to order! In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

25mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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ITF035: Camping with health issues

This is In The Field Camping Episode 35.  In this episode, Chris wraps up the camping season and gets a little personal with some health issues and raises the question of camping with health issues and concerns.  Also brought up is the never-ending scourge of campground squatters and why we’ll probably never return to Horsetooth Reservoir in Colorado.  Chris also talks about the future of this podcast.  This episode was recorded at Carter Lake in Colorado. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast! For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

27mins

20 Oct 2015

Rank #6

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ITF049: Consumer Reports talks trailers

This is In The Field Camping Episode 49.  In this episode Chris talked about an in depth article by Consumer Reports in reference to trailers.  He also talked about the ongoing dilemma of small holding tanks and what to do with the grey and black water.  This episode was recorded at Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

33mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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ITF046: Start to another season

This is In The Field Camping Episode 46.  In this episode, Chris talks about the start to another season and changes that should help increase camping activity.  Chris mentioned “Less Junk, More Journey” YouTube Channel.  Chris even goes on a walk to measure the volume of the nearby freeway, where this episode was recorded, St. Vrain State Park in Colorado. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

31mins

26 Mar 2018

Rank #8

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ITF029: Camping on a bicycle

This is In The Field Camping Episode 29. In this episode, guest host Peter Rice tackles the many improvisational conundrums faced by those who camp on long-distance bicycle trips. From luxurious RV parks to guerrilla camping in unusual places, he and guest co-host Dave Lorenzen survey the entire field. Rice, the author of Spandex Optional Bicycle Touring: How to ride long distance, the cheap and easy way, is based in Albuquerque. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast! For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

28mins

27 May 2015

Rank #9

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ITF021: Fun and games

This is In The Field Camping Episode 21.  In this episode we talked about outdoor and indoor camping games: including Trac-Ball, Ladder Golf, and My Pole-ish Horseshoes. Our YouTube Channel has the added benefit of different original music mixed within the episodes.  On this episode, that music is put directly into the podcast version of the show.  On this show, songs include the show title music “Key To Me”, as well as “A Year To Remember” and “Get Out Of My Head”.   Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast! In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

16mins

18 Jun 2013

Rank #10

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ITF031: Western Canada, Part 1

This is In The Field Camping Episode 31.  In this episode, Chris talks about crossing the border into Alberta, Canada, and some of the things experienced on his trip to Canada, including Bridgeview RV Resort in Lethbridge, Alberta, Whistlers Campground in Jasper National Park, wildlife, the metric system and currency exchange.  This episode was recorded at the Golden Municipal Campground in Golden, British Columbia, Canada. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast! For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

33mins

21 Jul 2015

Rank #11

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ITF042: Mueller State Park, and a sad story

This is In The Field Camping Episode 42.  In this episode, Chris talks about Mueller State Park in Colorado, and a story of some good friends – who were until recently full time camper/RV’rs – and a tragic situation they are dealing with.  This episode was recorded at the Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

29mins

17 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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ITF059: Shakedown consequences

This is In The Field Camping Episode 59. In this episode Chris picked up from last episode, talking about the consequences – mostly financial – after taking the trailer into the shop after the “shakedown” first trip of the year. This episode was recorded at North Sterling State Park in Colorado. Save 5% off of The Illuminator solar generator with coupon code ITF!  Call or visit www.solaaron.com to order! In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, contact us on Facebook, or  email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

17mins

25 May 2019

Rank #13

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ITF038: Southwest Colorado camping

This is In The Field Camping Episode 38.  In this episode, Chris talks about a recent trip to southwest Colorado, including Ridgway State Park, the town of Ridgway, Orvis Hot Springs, Telluride, Telluride Distillery, Montrose, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  Also talked about Stoneyard and Woody Creek Distilleries, and going back and listening to old episodes.  This episode was recorded at the Silt/Colorado River KOA in Colorado. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

28mins

19 Sep 2016

Rank #14

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ITF017: Off season activities, camping philosophy, and food dehydrators

This is In The Field Camping Episode 17.  In this episode we asked what did you do over the off-season (for those of you that had an off-season), and making plans for camping.  We also talked about how things can alter your plans, like forest fires, bans, and restrictions as well as the impact on camping on fiscal issues like sequestration and the furloughs of local, state, and federal government employees involved with camping and hiking. We next talked about the diverse camping/camper demographic and how it runs the gamut of types of people.  Finally, it was on to food dehydrators and all the things you can do with them.  This devolved into “preppers” and how what they do can translate into camping needs, or any kind of disaster preparedness – and how dehydrators can help in this area. EFoodDehydrator.Com Nesco food dehydrators Excalibur food dehydrators Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com/ and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast! Check out The Illuminator from Solaaron – a solar powered generator.  I did a full review in Episode 54. Use coupon code ITF for 5% off for this item or any item that they carry.  Go to solaaron.com for more information. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

44mins

23 Apr 2013

Rank #15

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ITF023: Camping in Hawaii Pt 1: Kauai and Oahu

This is In The Field Camping Episode 23.  This is part 1 of a 3 part series of camping in the Hawaiian Islands, this time it’s the westernmost islands of Kauai and Oahu.  This episode was recorded from Kaanapali Beach on the island of Maui.  Websites mentioned on this podcast were HawaiiWeb.Com, and Hawaii State Parks Kauai and Oahu pages. Campgrounds and camping areas mentioned: (Kauai) Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, Koke’e State Park, Polihale State Park.  (Oahu) Ahupua‘a o Kahana State Park, Malaekahana State Recreation Area, Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area, and Sand Island State Recreation Area. Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast! In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

29mins

16 Jul 2013

Rank #16

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ITF052: Jayco offers buying advice

This is In The Field Camping Episode 52.  In this episode Chris talked buying advice offered by Jayco – with shout-outs to Haylett RV and The Great Outdoors RV.  Also discussed was our first buying experience, a Jayco from Camping World.  Chris also gave an Honorable Mention to Pippi Peterson’s YouTube channel.  This episode was recorded at Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Colorado. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

35mins

1 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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ITF051: Is Workamping For You? And some sleeping bag tech

This is In The Field Camping Episode 51.  In this episode Chris talked about “Workamping”, including being a camp host.  He also discussed  Outdoor Vitals, a premium outdoor gear company.  Honorable mention to Long Long Honeymoon YouTube channel.  This episode was recorded at Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Colorado. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

27mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #18

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ITF034: Final chapter of our Canada/Montana trip

This is In The Field Camping Episode 34.  In this episode, Chris continues talking about the 3 week odyssey to Canada and Montana, including West Glacier KOA, Flathead Lake, Polson KOA, Glacier Distilling Company, Whistling Andy’s Distillery, The Raven restaurant, Willows Huckpatch Huckleberry Pie and Jam Factory, Lake McDonald, Going To The Sun Road, Lake Mary KOA, Fort MacLeod, Waterton Lakes National Park, Prince Of Wales Hotel, Swan Lake, Seeley Lake, and Trixi’s Antler Saloon in Ovando, Montana.  This episode was recorded at Carter Lake in Colorado. In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com Check out the Jaja Pro-Start Fire Starter at http://jajacampingsupplies.com and tell them you heard about it from In The Field Camping Podcast! For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

23mins

20 Oct 2015

Rank #19

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ITF045: End to another season

This is In The Field Camping Episode 45.  In this episode, Chris talks about how the 2017 camping season went, and reflects on past years – then goes way off topic!  (Smoking meats, baseball, etc) In The Field Camping Podcast with Chris Rodriguez is a podcast that is literally recorded “in the field” while camping at various campgrounds. If we’re not camping, we’re not podcasting! We review campgrounds and camping equipment, suggest tips and advice, and go on camping-related soapbox rants. If you have any questions or comments, leave a voicemail (720)440-1080 or email chris@inthefieldcamping.com For more info, visit www.inthefieldcamping.com

28mins

30 Oct 2017

Rank #20