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Simple Camping

Simple Camping

By Overland Trailer
Welcome to Simple Camping where we explore the joys, sorrows, and adventures of camping in the great outdoors in a simple and real way.

Brought to you by the creators of the Amazon documentary "Historic Camping and Teardrop Trailers" and
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Camping Intelligence
Education is no longer creative. It is standardized in an attempt to turn our students into interchangeable parts. Camping can change that intelligence for children and adults. Find out how. Show notes: Books referenced in this podcast: Shop Class as Soul Craft - The Nature Fix - Out of our Minds: The Power of being Creative -
November 14, 2018
Creepy Camping Stories
It's the season for creepy camping stories.  There is nothing like a classic spooky story shared by friends and family around a campfire. Here are some stories from members of the 58 club for you to share on your next camp trip. Show notes:
October 31, 2018
Anheuser-Busch Kampkar
There are two remaining KampKar campers for the Model T left in the world and ONE is for sale. In this episode, Mark discusses the creation of the vehicle from an unlikely source and some details about the two that remain. Show Notes: Get your Anheuser-Busch Camping Mug Here:
October 28, 2018
Why a Teardrop Camper?
What makes a teardrop trailer so great? In this episode, Mark breaks down 14 reasons the teardrop camper is a great way to simply camp. For extras and great photos, check out the show notes: Our Favorite Teardrop Trailer Camping Gear: Espresso Maker - Refrigerator/Freezer - Stove & Oven Combo - 12V Heated Blanket - See our Teardrop trailers at:
October 10, 2018
Cowboy Camp Cookin'
Chuck Wagons of the Cattle drives carried food in the front and cooked off the back - just like a teardrop trailer! In this episode, we explore real historic cowboy camp cookin' Show Notes: Cook like a Cowboy: Our Favorite Dutch Oven: Recipes:
October 3, 2018
How to Sell Your Camping Gear Fast
Hilarious real Craigslist & Facebook advertisements help us learn how to set up an online ad to sell Camping Gear fast and for the best price. Show Notes: FREE teardrop trailer documentary here:
September 24, 2018
Boondocking with Bears
Where did Boondocking originate? Where can a person Boondock? What is good Boondocking etiquette? In this podcast, these questions are answered and stories of camping disasters told. Show Notes: My Favorite Boondocking Gear: Water Filter: Luggable Lou: GPS: Gerry Can: Flint & Steel: Lolo Motorway Post 1: LoLo Motorway Post 2: Lolo Motorway Post 3: FREE teardrop trailer documentary here:
September 17, 2018
Teardrops For Zoe
Sharing stories of a little K9 camping companion that was killed while camping this past weekend. That little dog is dearly missed and the last memory together is priceless. Show Notes: Lolo Motorway Post 1: LoLo Motorway Post 2: Lolo Motorway Post 3: FREE teardrop trailer documentary here:
September 7, 2018
Camping Music Festival
Music and Camping go hand in hand. From a simple family camping trip, 1800s traveling cowboys, modern traveling musical artists, and the camping music festival. Of course the ultimate outdoor festival was Woodstock but now there are more camping music fests than ever! Battery Powered Guitar Amplifier: Show Notes: FREE teardrop trailer documentary here: Learn More about Simple Camping & Teardrop Trailers at:
August 30, 2018
Airstream History & Rubber Bands
Take a trip back in time to meet a man who set world flight records, built the Spirit of St. Louis, and who started an RV company that changed the world. And then Airstream copied his work! Join the 58 Club & View our Feature documentary online here: Read the blog on this podcast episode:
August 23, 2018
Road Flares & Ice
Cheating tactics for camping competitions and snow in the middle of summer. This podcast features the extremes of temperature and camping hacks. Starting a fire with only one match and debating what to do when your summer mountain lake is suddenly under 6 inches of snow. Read our Blog: Learn More about Simple Camping & Teardrop Trailers at:
August 14, 2018
Do The Math!
We often neglect the numbers when camping. How long it takes to set up camp, travel, and how many uses our camping gear actually has. The key to simple camping is to use what is needed and remove the roadblocks that keep us from the point of camping - Relaxation and adventure! The Coleman Coffee maker: The Stove Top Coleman Coffee Maker: My Camp Coffee Setup Grinder: Stove Top Coffee Maker: Read our Blog:
August 7, 2018
We're All Metal Fans \m/ (x.x) \m/
Modern camping is hardly possible without Steel and Aluminum. Camping hasn't always been this way. It took a world war to birth the RV industry and to put these metals within any camper's reach. Read our blog on this topic:
July 31, 2018
High in the Mountains
Standing high in the mountains offers a fresh perspective on life. The grand views from the top can make our problems seem so small or unimportant. This perspective of life, the natural world, and the internal self is hard to beat. Even sitting or walking in a park for a few minutes can do good for us physically, emotionally, and mentally. So join Mark this week as he gets high....or travels upward...into the mountains. Not sure how to make that sound like travel instead of a marijuana reference! Read our Blog:
July 24, 2018
Animal Attacks in the Middle of the Night!
This podcast episode features ideas for DIY Campers. It ends with Mark telling a story of how a young boy was drug into the woods in the middle of the night by animals during a backpacking trip. Read the blog of this episode: Watch this episode on Youtube: Visit for more great camping stories!
July 17, 2018
Are We Too Civilized to Poop in The Woods?
When did people start going into the wilderness for the fun of camping instead of doing it out necessity to sustain life? In this episode, Mark introduces William Henry Harrison Murray who literally wrote the book on camping for physical and spiritual health. His writing struck a nerve in the urban worker in the 1800s and still does today. There is a desire in the human condition to go camping. Read Murray's Book Here: Read Murray's book here: Watch this podcast on youtube: Read more at: Get a copy of the Feature Documentary:
July 10, 2018
The Freedom of Travel & The Wilderness
Our First Episode. In this Podcast, Mark breaks down the freedom that camping is to us today. It isn't just about the 4th of July. Independence day should include the bill of rights but also the ability to travel & get outside!
July 2, 2018