user-avatarBMcCoy Joined: 04-01-2022
I have a lot of titles that I try to be good at. I am a wife, mom, nana, teacher and freelance writer. There is another title that I try be worthy of and fall short daily and that is a Christian
user-avatarBMcCoy/02-04-2023

Gods Country, Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Kentucky is home to magnificent mountains, national forests, and the most beautiful horse park in the world. We can brag about our friendliness, fantastic home cooking, and bourbon. Kentucky is so much more. I was raised in this hillbilly heaven. Our definition of fun is horse racing, basketball watching, and enjoying God's creation. Some outdoor activities include hiking, Jeep crawls, hunting, and fishing. Lakes, rivers, and creeks are bountiful in our sm...

user-avatarBMcCoy/12-13-2022

Christmas Without Camping? Christmas is a magical time of the year. The weather gets colder, and families make plans to spend time together. Good food, games, and weather-appropriate activities. Camping makes the list. Warm climates draw people to the south, and snowy climates draw people to the north. RV camps put up their Christmas lights, and the festivities begin.  In the Florida Keys, December doesn't put a hamper on outdoor excursions, but on the contrary, it is the best weather of th...

user-avatarBMcCoy/11-10-2022

Did You Know Camping is Very Popular at Thanksgiving? Campground spots are in high demand during the Thanksgiving season. Many Campgrounds require reservations up to a year in advance. Family campouts are the perfect way to spend time reconnecting with extended family and connecting to history.  It doesn't matter if you are at the beach or in the mountains, there are a lot of ways to enjoy the outdoors. Snow or sunshine both are great options. Imagine sitting by a campfire, talking about al...

user-avatarBMcCoy/10-20-2022

Taking Lessons From the GOAT of Camping So as fate would have it, our GOAT learned everything he knew from his Father. His Father seemed to invent camping. He was an expert. He knew every tree, plant, berry, and stone. He could predict the weather. He could tell you about every living creature. His voice would keep you mesmerized and in awe. He single-handedly created a camp that was beautiful and entirely self-sufficient. That camp ended up closing. I will spare you the sad details. His Dad did...

user-avatarBMcCoy/08-30-2022

Alone So full disclosure, My husband and I frequently watch survival reality shows. Each one has its own set of rules and expectations. Many learn to thrive, while others submit to failure pretty quickly.  I can tell you right now I am not spending 5 minutes naked in the wilderness with biting bugs. And I wouldn't do it for 30 seconds on national television. Sometimes you are left with others, and your survival depends on that dynamic. Other times you are all alone.  You have to be rea...

user-avatarBMcCoy/08-30-2022

Camping Etiquette I recently was scrolling through social media and found several people that were frustrated about the same thing.  Because I am a full-time RV’er, I am a member of several camping groups. I like to read about new tips and tricks. I also love to read about the best campgrounds. These groups do come with their share of drama.  On this occasion, Memorial Day weekend had just ended, and campers were returning home. Many chose the groups to air their anger. It is no secret...

user-avatarBMcCoy/08-30-2022

Frugal Facts of Camping So there is a meme floating around on social media that I wish to bust. It says something like camping is the only thing you spend a fortune on and live like you are homeless. Whoever wrote this was definitely not a truly experienced camper. Camping is a celebration of living simply. So here we go. Here are my tips for budget camping and loving it. When my husband and I started camping, we had a borrowed tent and an air mattress that barely fit inside. And guess what? We ...

user-avatarBMcCoy/08-11-2022

Camping Gear Must Haves: Disaster Survival Edition Natural disasters are happening around the world every day. Hurricanes, tornadoes, forest fires, floods, earthquakes, blizzards, volcanos, and mudslides bombard our daily news. We also have to consider those emergencies that are man-made also. Domestic and foreign acts of terrorism are on the rise. Plane crashes, trains derailed, vehicle accidents and random public shootings rob us of peace and security. How can we prepare? This week lives were ...

user-avatarBMcCoy/07-20-2022

Happy Camper The Modern Digital Nomad Trying to live in peace in today's fast-paced world is a constant fight. The stress of family, school, career, health, spirituality, humanity's identity crisis, world news, state news, local news, and even our virtual, digital life can weigh in. It all sounds good, and it is the American dream to have it all, right? But even after we get or reach whatever we are pursuing, we still need more.  Technology these days doesn't give us much of a chance to bec...

user-avatarBMcCoy/07-12-2022

Camping Hack Fails                                Common Christian Quips Fails When people are introduced to the great outdoors, there can be quite a bit of anxiety involved, especially if they have no experience. They may feel out of their element and uncomfortable with the unknown. Ok, so I may be describing myself about 30 years ago. See, I...

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