Howdy, my wife, Carol, gave our then 37 year old Spring Bar tent to our son. I had been counting on that as part of our preparedness equipment. She informed me that our once enjoyable tent camping was now being performed too close to the ground, and I think she's right. Our best friends purchased a 5th wheel Scamp
, and my wife suggested we look into a trailer, so we could enjoy the outdoors together. I studied the Scamp
so far as to read lots of Scamp
forum threads and ran across one intriguing message that said, "We love our Scamp, but it's no Casita
." So I looked at the Casita
website and fell in love. We purchased our trailer and I drove to the factory to take delivery. The folks at Casita
were endowed with Southern hospitality and manners; a touching adornment they placed in our new trailer was a copy of the Bible. Our Casita towed like a dream behind our Chevy Trailblazer on the way home to Utah from Rice, Texas. A couple of years later we pulled an 8.5% grade at 15 mph on the way home from one weekend camp; we decided a new tow vehicle was in store. We bought a used Silverado 2500HD with a Duramax diesel and Allison transmission. We love camping. The Spirit DX is just right for the two of us, one grandchild at a time, and our two Lhasa Apso SND puppies. SND is short for sneaky neighbor dog, a mix of Pug and Short-haired Miniature Dachshund. They are so fun. I love ham radio and am in the process of installing equipment including solar
panels for off-grid power. I'll have 2m, 70cm, 220, and HSMM-Mesh in voice, packet, APRS and other data modes, hopefully internet over mobile hotspot. Maybe some video later on mesh.