SHTF, this summer?
preppers are prepared, independent news is skyrocketing, and folks are waking up
hone your survival skills in the wilderness, just for the fun of it.
learn to grow food, just in case
dirt cheap road trips: California summer vacations under $100
With gasoline over $4 per gallon on the West Coast and with the U.S. economic recovery is no where to be found, many folks are choosing their vacation time & destinations more carefully. Local trips, cheap and closer to home. Gone are the days when we could easily bolt away for weeks of vacation to explore the scenic back roads, burning hundreds of gallons in a single outing and dining at cute cafes along the way.
Total Escape can show you how to camp for FREE on the dirt back roads. Or you can find the smallest campgrounds, off the main highway. Gassing up the rig should be the most expensive portion of the trip. You really cannot include groceries in your trip expenses, since you would be eating these anyway at home. Grab your gear and enjoy a weekend away from everything and everyone. Outdoor recreation is what you seek. Spectacular scenery is what you desire. Fresh mountain air is what you need. Bring saw for free firewood. Bring good maps to avoid crowds and find smaller secluded camps.
CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS (already?)
drought year dry
drought.gov can show you that the lower half of California is in severe drought conditions and the upper portion is under moderate status. No campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds in all SoCal forests, plus Kern, Sequoia National Forest. If you really wanna primitive (camp outside of a developed campground) with a campfire, you’ll need to drive over to the central to northern Sierras, or way up to NorCal rivers and forests.
outdoors, local, rural
- parks & forests
- outdoor recreation
- fire safety
- camp clueless
- campfire permits
- creek camping
- traffic tips
- how far a drive?
- maps & topos