Help for Truck Camping

I bought Lilith’s  tires from Big O in Basalt, Colorado three years ago.

I was having trouble with the tires losing pressure when we drove up to Burro Bridge campground …. going from 7,000′ to 9,000′. So when I wondered what I could do about it the folks at the Cortez Big O (thanks, Nathan) decided that putting nitrogen in the tires instead of air might do the trick. (“thats what airplanes use, it wont hurt to mix with oxygen if you can’t find nitrogen….”) The following week I had the same problem … the light indicating low tire pressure came on. The folks at Big O took all of the tires off  the rims and cleaned them. Aha! Gravel in the rims. All of this care at no charge since I bought the tires from Big O.

They will also work on the brakes, have changed the oil and all of the filters and got the packrat nest out of the air filter. That stuff costs. Only the tire care is free.

They do it with a smile, and there are many Big Os out here in the west. They are a truck’s best friend.

Another thing to tell you. I caved in and bought a cooler. Reason? John and Bonnie Cunningham cooked dinner from their cooler over a fire and invited me. Oh. It tasted so good. I have been eating Spam and crackers for too long. Time to upgrade the diet. I splurged and bought a Yeti. Then filled it up with dry ice, eggs, bok choi, brussel sprouts, peppers, onions and 3 bratworsts.  I’ll let you know if this works out. (*didn’t. The dry ice froze the bok choi, the cauliflower and brussel spouts stunk up the cooler, and everything turned liquid only after 4 days. Hated the brats. Gonna try again.)

Not Truck Camping in Winter

I have volunteered with the Forest Service to take care of the Burro Bridge campground after my job ends (9/23) until the hunters leave. Am hoping there will not be this much snow. I spent a whole week this spring cleaning what the hunters did to the campground and the trees and the bathrooms and the scattered trash. Don’t want to do that next spring. Maybe I can keep them in line. They have guns. I have a cleaning bucket. Hmmm.




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8 Responses to Help for Truck Camping

  1. Jane K A Dinsmoor says:

    When we did bike trips in the desert, we had a cooler packed for each day but only used dry ice for the days that were pre-frozen meals. For the first days, we had block ice with eggs and vegetables and that would last about 2 days only. Dry ice coolers would last 4 days before they were thawed to eat. Butter would be good on either I would think. Great tip about the tires though !


    • Mas Prema says:

      Strange to say that there is no block ice to be found in Dolores or Cortez. Retailers are confused … they say that it just wasn’t being delivered. The 6 lb bag of cubes lasted (well, kept everything cool for a whole week. Thanks for reading, Jane. The tarp is working great against rain and sun. Think of y’all every day.


  2. Fred says:

    Upgrades are always nice. The fall is an exceptional time of the year.


  3. Cindy Rogers says:

    Yay fo your Yeti!!! I bet your craving fresh veggies. We like using block ice as well, It holds for quite sometime. We’re you in the back of your truck with all that snow?


  4. Diane says:

    We put block ice in our Yeti!


    • Mas Prema says:

      Wish I could find block ice. Maybe because of the fires and increased firefighters neithe Cortez or Dolores has had no block ice in 3 weeks. So far the 6 lb bag of ice has kept everything cool for a whole week. The Yeti is worth the $$$.


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