A shipment of essential stuff for RVing and dogs

The day before yesterday Reggie, Roger and I roll into Blythe.

We head over to Right Space Storage to pick up the rest of my Amazon order. I’m anxious to see if the boys’ new Puppia Soft Dog Harnesses fit.

Turns out that the one I ordered for Roger (S) fits Reggie, and the one I ordered for Reggie (XS) would fit my pet gerbil, if I had one.

I didn’t know dogs were made that small.

I would have had Roger’s correct size if I’d pulled up my previous Amazon orders.  The size on the tag of his orange harness has faded away.

Anyway . . . .

Fast forward for a moment to see Reg in his new harness!

“Roger, get out of the way, honey.”

“C’mon, you guys.  Quit foolin’ around for a minute.  Sit.  Sit!”

This will have to do.  Once the boys start playing, they don’t want to stop!

You can see that Reg’s harness isn’t adjusted correctly yet.

Okay, back to opening packages . . .

I did order something else for Roger.  (Ahem. He doesn’t know about it yet.)

It’s the Anti-Bark Dog Collar.

With us living in almost complete isolation out here in the desert, there’s no need or opportunity to use the anti-bark collar. I hooked it up to my inverter with the enclosed charge cable to check that it works.

It does.

Then I put it back in its box to store for a later date when we rejoin civilized society, assuming we will.   NOTE: Although the collar can be set for shock and/or sound, I plan to use the lowest vibration setting only.

Also included in this shipment . . .

A pack of RV Stabilizing Jack Pads.  I don’t use them as they’re intended.

I put these things under a tire when the Best Little Trailer needs a little lift on one side. They’re heavy duty plastic and last a long time, at least under the tire of the lightweight BLT.

Here’s an illustration of my one, old pad with chocks.

(Ignore the dirty wheel rim and canine pee stain on the tire.  Classy, eh?)

I’d still have the ones I purchased years ago if I hadn’t “donated” them to the next RVer pulling into our campsite in North Shore Campground on the Noxon Reservoir in Montana last July.

I like having two different kinds of stakes.

No, not rare and medium rare. Stop thinking about the griddle!

Okay, I’m talking about stakes to hold down the blue mat. I have a collection of long stakes. I use them when we’re on sandy or spongy ground and/or where there are strong winds.

They hold well, but can be the devil to hammer into solid ground.

The new stakes are shorter and easier to drive into the ground.

Prest-O-Fit Rug Stakes – Pack of 6  These replace the ones that were bent while being pounded into solid rock or were misplaced. I’ve found them sufficient for most ground and wind situations. I also like the metal “washers” that accompany them.

Another thing that I bought . . . 

A replacement for the BLT’s spare tire cover which is discolored and has a rip.  Ugly.  More about that in a future post after I get the ambition to face the struggle of putting it on the tire.

Last but not least . . .

For my new griddle: DozyAnt 12 Feet Propane Tank Converter Adapter Hose, connects to 20 lb. propane tank.

It’s easy to hook up to the big tank. (Remove the regular connector — green– and screw on the hose — black).

And easy to hook up to the griddle.

By the way, those of you who ordered griddles?

Thank you!  I know you will love yours!

Be sure to have the tank and griddle turned off when you make these hose connections. Then open the tank to fill the line before turning on the griddle.  You probably know that but sometimes the obvious is overlooked.

The hose is an important item — no more itty-bitty canisters to buy — and the 12-foot length gives flexibility for the location of the table.

That’s it!  

For now anyway.  I already have another item in mind.

Being my usual frugal, aka penny-pinching, self, I didn’t order the cover and bag set when I ordered the Blackstone griddle, tool kit, and melter/steamer cover.

I thought, heck, I’ll throw something over the griddle for overnight.  And I’ll figure out a way to store it in the Perfect Tow Vehicle.

Hmmpff!  I don’t need no fancy cover-and-bag set!

I get the griddle and my attitude changes. Here I have this nifty griddle “kitchen” set up on my outside table with its cute, red-checked oilcloth, and I’m gonna’ close it up by throwing a towel over it?

Totally unacceptable!

Those of you who have seen my camp photos during the past going-on-seven years know that I like a neat and pretty camp. Therefore, I’m going to spring for the Blackstone 17 Inch Table Top Griddle Carry Bag and Cover.

I figure all this stuff is an investment in enjoying my home and my life on the road.


Thank you for your enthusiastic response to the previous post! I appreciate the griddle recipe suggestions (Feel free to share more!), as well as the applause for my first attempt using the griddle — what one clever reader dubbed my “un-burrito.”

I expect there will be more un-whatevers in my griddling future. I look forward to every one of them!



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85 Responses to A shipment of essential stuff for RVing and dogs

  1. Barb from Hoquiam! says:

    Hey there Sue!
    Sounds like some well deserved TREASURES!

    Hugs from Hoquiam!

  2. WOW! You got a lot of great stuff! It must have felt like Christmas to open all those boxes. Happy New Year to you and the boys!

  3. Deena in Phoenix says:

    It is fun opening packages, sorry you don’t know a gerbil. Love the sleeping pictures then that last one is a jewel. I am so happy you were able to order and receive items you want. I’m dog sitting my niece pup Lexi…a doll who loves me cause I allow her to sit on my lap and give kisses and I stay with her so she isn’t lonely.

    Take Care

    P. S. actually, Lexi keeps me laughing and keeps me from feeling lonely…though I am a loner without Partner…I’m a glass half full type of gal…

  4. AZ Jim says:

    No spatula’s? No egg rings? No griddle cleaning stones? No choppers? Piker!! *smile* You’re having fun and we’re havin fun with ya. PS Tortillas only need seconds to warm then they fold perfectly. Remember you are not cooking them, just heating…* hugs all around!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jim,

      I made a fold-over meal today… I suppose it qualified as a quesadilla. Very tasty! Hugs to you and Detta!

  5. Geri in the FL panhandle! says:

    Wow! Santa was good to you! Look at all those presents!
    We just ordered a cool clock for The MotherShip! Our old RV clock died so we ordered this from your link!
    Been cold every day since Sunday! Maybe not cold to y’all from up north, but to this Florida gal, 55° of grey skies and damp drizzling rain for 3 days gets old! 😵. Hahaha! I don’t mind the cold when we got sunshine!
    Your new griddle looks great! I see a lot of interesting meals coming your way!
    Give those boys of yours a hug from us!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you for ordering the clock here, Geri! Sending you sunshine and smiles and hugs all around. 🙂

      • Geri in the FL panhandle! says:

        Thank you Sue! It worked! Your words brought us sunshine again! Even though its a bit colder, the sunshine makes it feel Warmer !!! YAY !!! I AM SOLAR POWERED!

  6. Jean in Southaven, MS says:

    Love the pictures of the pups playing. It is so cold here, at least in my opinion. I hope to someday in the not too distant future be where it is warm all winter so I can grill and make my tortillas too crisp too. That looked so yummy by the way. My granddaughter told me that you have a book on Kindle of your pictures. Is that true? She was going to get it for me for Christmas, but my IPad died just before so she decided not too. I am going to find a way to get it if it is. Enjoy the New Years holiday just your way and thank you for sharing your daily goings on.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Jean,

      I think your granddaughter may be thinking that my blog is available by subscription for ereaders. I don’t promote it because it has you paying for something you can get online free. Sweet of her to want to buy a book of my photos for you. 🙂

      I hope you have a great New Year’s weekend!

  7. Sharon Coquet says:

    Hi Sue and crew,
    Just got a new harness for my boy Louie. He’s a small. Weighs 8 lbs. I got the red he’s black and white.
    So glad your able to get what u need I’m bad about buying before I need it.
    Wishing you a very happy new year. May it be safe and healthy for you all. Includes your machines.
    Im hoping for not to many fire works around my home.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Sharon. A happy, healthy, safe new year to you, too. Fireworks… I imagine Louie doesn’t appreciate them. I hope you have a quiet New Year’s Eve.

  8. Elizabeth in WA says:

    Ok, Sue, I don’t have a griddle as you have…maybe someday…but for now I cook in my cast iron skillet (as long as my wrists will hold up anyway). Well seasoned from years. If I want to make stir fry and am in a hurry…I buy whatever frozen veggie mix that appeals at the moment…then if in a hurry get chicken tenderloins…strips…easy to chop and cook…even easy to chop AS they cook…flavor as desired (soy sauce, some kind of sweetener be it coconut sugar, honey, or stevia, or a mix of them these days, a teaspoon of DARK sesame oil, some garlic powder…hubby is not keen on garlic so I have to sprinkle that on and go light…chives sometimes, shallots sometimes, whatever onions I have on hand to add to the frozen mix…be it green, sweet, red, etc). I usually cook up about half a pkg for just me if hubby does not want stir fry… And with left overs? Taste so good cold…really…you would not have that much to store if you did this…rather than buying all the different veggies…a head of cabbage can be rather large etc… Hope this helps…

    • Elizabeth in WA says:

      PS…one of my finds this year is the dehydrated red onions (said to the most healthy onion of all)… so I no longer buy the fresh ones…so convenient next to the stove to add whenever the mood strikes. Also, this year in making my fav pasta salad with the bowtie kind of pasta, mayo, and canned chicken (drain the juice for soup later, or maybe a treat for “the boys”), I found adding green onion, sweet onion like Walla Walla etc, dried red onion and chives was a SUPER taste…along with some dried dill weed, dried parsley, some sweet relish and whatever veggie strikes at the moment. DO try out the dried red onion…that is my recommendation.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You must be an excellent cook, Elizabeth. You aren’t afraid to experiment. Dried red onions, eh? Never heard of such a thing.

      Yes, when one cooks for one spoilage can be a problem. I’m always looking for ways to avoid over-buying and/or having food go to waste.

      • Elizabeth in WA says:

        Well, thanks Sue…I think I am average…I have failures too…how else do we learn? I find with just 2 of us and him often not wanting what I am eating…waste and spoilage is a problem I never had when the kids were home. Most everything was eaten and quickly. So always looking for ways to both have things on hand and also, no waste. I do love that pasta salad as EVERYTHING are things I have on hand at all times…so can do it when the urge hits me…and if I was living as you are…I would want quite a few things to have on hand at all times. Another item that may not be very healthy…and is VERY salty…but oh so yum…turkey spam…hubby LOVES that stuff…if you have a Winco store around, they sell it the cheapest…cheaper even than Walmart. Also, the good natural canned chicken is way cheaper at Wincos. Never too old to learn more eh? At least I still am…

      • Litehouse brand has a whole line of freeze dried herbs and chopped flavorings, such as garlic, onions, dill, basil, etc. They can be purchased on Amazon, also. I use them a lot, as they are comparable to fresh but don’t go bad.

  9. MK Reed says:

    PANCAKES!!!!!!!!!!!! yummmie on your griddle with a little bacon, ham, sausage on the side!

    Also, Jeffers (critter supply) has some great adjustable harnesses ~ I still have one and it fit my Jack Russell, over sized Sheltie and my Swedish Vallhund ~ all very different sizes -easy on/off and easy to adjust ~ Chewy has them too

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Never seen a “Jeffers” in my life. At least I don’t recall seeing one. The most comfortable, best fitting harness for Reggie is the cheapo one I bought at a Wal-Mart somewhere. I look at every WalMart but haven’t seen another that I want for him

  10. Susan in Dallas says:

    Ok, that last picture of the boys broke the cuteness meter.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Susan,

      Both boys had eyes closed. I tried to catch them that way. The camera beeps and the eyes fly open and Roger sits up. I need a silencer on this camera! 🙂

      • Linda in NC says:

        Hi Sue- about the camera, have you tried going to settings and turn the sound off. My camera has that feature but don’t know about yours. Just a thought.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I’ll look again, Linda. Thanks. It may have a sound-off feature and I missed it. I get lost in the settings. Ha!

  11. John Turner says:

    Hi Sue,

    Really neat post. My wife (Marilyn) and I have been reading your blog for six of those seven years. Only commented a couple of times. We have done cross country camping/travel in a small camper trailer and find your blog to be excellent mental medicine for when we can’t be “out there” also. We also are dog lovers and really appreciate how your two are “family”. Enjoy the rest of the holiday and have a great RVSUE and Crew New Year! John (Spaniel Camper) Turner.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you for the nice message, John. I’m glad you and Marilyn enjoy my blog. It’s a great compliment when readers stick with me and the crew for several years.

      Happy New Year to you, too!

  12. Michael says:

    You might look into a 2 1/2 lb propane tank for the grill, that’s what I use and it lasts and doesn’t take up as much room. I like the taller, narrower ones, they pack away better. Happy New Year to you, the boys and the folks who come here.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I’ll keep that in mind, Michael, although I have plenty of room in the PTV. The tank I’m using now is one of the pair on the BLT. Happy New Year to you, too, thank you!

  13. Cinandjules 🌵 says:

    How fun was that? You make me laugh with your comments…gerbil, pee stain, classy eh?
    Reg looks good, well as far as we can tell, in his new suit. Won’t say a peep about the bark collar to ole Rog.
    Too funny about buying accessories for your grill! Ya know…mom always said if ya take care of your stuff it will last.
    The last photo looks like uh oh…she talking about us again. What’s a bark collar Reg? Dunno Rog. If we just lay here looking cute…we always get our way. Try not to blink…show her dem brown eyes of yours……we’ve got this! 🐶

  14. Joe in TN says:

    I love your blogorinos…there are some great food ideas in this post as well as the previous one. Gonna try some of them on our next road trip. Happy New Year, Sue and crew. We’re lovin’ following you!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      And I’m lovin’ hearing from you, Joe! I agree… The blogorinos are fantastic. Once in a while a grump or rude dude sneaks in here, but other than that, super fine people. I’m glad you appreciate what your fellow blogorinos share. I certainly do.

      Thanks and Happy New Year to you both!

  15. Diann in MT says:

    So happy reading about your glee enjoying your new culinary equipment.
    I have been waylaid by a slight case of the flu. When you go into public places, Sue, be sure to sanitize your hands and wash them well when you can. Walmart offers sanitizing wipes as you enter and leave.
    I was vaccinated, but I came down with the bug anyway.

  16. Barbara (Nashville) says:

    Love the Crew photos, especially the last one of them waking to look at the camera. I got Angel a new harness and collar I saw at Target. Wasn’t really looking for one, but loved the light teal color when I saw it. It’s a Boots & Barkley step-in type. The only problem is Angel won’t step in it. Guess I will have to take it back and find another one that slips over her head.

  17. Ed says:

    Sue, before you put the new tire cover on your spare, wrap a layer of Saran wrap around the tire and the cover will go on much easier. Been there, done that!

  18. AZ Jim says:

    I am using that photo of the boys cuddled up as background on two computers. I blew it up to almost full screen. Handsome devils they.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Aww…. You are a dear one, Jim. On behalf of the boys, thanks for the super compliment! They’re screen stars!

  19. Eileen says:

    Luv the pic of Reggie and Roger together at the end of the blog. They are such dear little sweethearts!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Eileen. That photo represents their personalities and relationship very well. Roger is Mr. In Charge. Reggie is Mr. Agreeable.

  20. chas anderson says:

    We find that cooking shishkebabs on metal skewers is pretty easy and tasty while rving.Cut everything in cubes and skewer it and maybe boil a boilbag of rice.

    Lay them on the griddle and turn occasionally.

    • chas anderson says:

      P.S. We have nearly ended our family holiday duties and will leave for our 3 month snowbird trip after New Years Eve. Minus 6 up here on the mountain today.My Adirondack cabin was Minus 17 they tell me.Gotta get out of Dodge.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Yeah… meat, onions, peppers, pineapple chunks… all the good stuff. 🙂

  21. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Good morning, Sue,

    It looks like the boys played hard, and then napped hard, too! Glad that you picked up the shorter stakes. Anything that makes life easier is worth the investment. If I was in your shoes, the long stakes would be hammered into the rocky ground just so much, and then they would be a tripping hazard – good riddance! 🙂 Hopefully you can exchange the too-small harness without too much of a hassle. Your comment about your imaginary pet gerbil cracked me up! 🙂

    Sending you and the boys wishes for a great day! I will be getting together with my best friend today. We plan to go out to lunch for tasty BLT chopped salads served with crusty bread, and then may swing by Hobby Lobby to peruse the Christmas clearance. When putting up my Christmas decorations this year, I could only find two bottlebrush trees. I thought I had a few more. If I find a couple nice trees for a sweet deal, they will come home with me. Sending you, Reggie, and Roger love and hugs from me and Gracie pup! My little Miss has been getting (more) spoiled. I have been enjoying being off from work since 12/22…I go back next Wed. She makes sure she gets extra “Mommy time”, snuggled on my lap. Lord forbid if I am trying to get anything done!! Gracie has done a good job ensuring that I rest, relax, and just “be in the moment.” 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Denise,

      Good job, Gracie! You know that your mom needs to rest, preferably with you in her lap. Enjoy while you can, sweetie!

      Denise, You mention the stakes being a tripping hazard if not pounded all the way down. Very true… Also, if the stakes are flush to the ground or even indented as I like to have them,.. the crew’s tether won’t catch on them. Annoying for them and for me.

      Good luck with the Christmas clearance…. It’s been several years since I’ve been in a Hobby Lobby. I remember they carry a huge inventory of Christmas items, quality stuff, even some with an artistic flair.

      (I removed my paragraph about Amazon returns due to errors.)

      “Be in the moment”…. Yes. 🙂

      • Denise - Richmond VA says:

        Hi, Sue,

        My friend and I had an enjoyable lunch, and ran a couple errands afterwards, but she did not want to go to Hobby Lobby. My partner in crime did not want to be tempted to buy more Christmas decorations. I may make a quick stop there tomorrow morning. 🙂

        N’nite! xo

  22. Gene in Ohio says:

    Adorable closing photo of the pups in their bed.

  23. suzicruzi from Van, WA. says:

    Morning Sue,
    I’m having a cuppa while I have a read here… so we are having coffee together in the virtual world. I like the bits and pieces of your shopping “spree”. Too bad about the harnesses… I hate sending things back! Often, if it’s not an expensive item, I find a new “owner” myself; donate, or even sell it off through one of our local FB pages, rather than pack it up and send it back. You’ll figure something out, I’m sure.
    As for the griddle, I’m stoked for you! We have been discussing what we’ll use outdoors as well, and browsing them online. I had thought the Colman styles, but now maybe we’ll consider the same one as you got. It looks pretty cool. I’m glad you got it’s storage and carrying bag too. It will keep it nicer on the road, and for the long haul. And yes, you do like a tidy camp. HA!
    As for the last picture – of the boys snuggled on the blue blanket? Darling!! What faces….. xo
    Have an awesome day Sue!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Morning, suzicruzi,

      I’m having “a cuppa” right now, too! Thanks for the positive feedback on this shopping spree post. Once in a while I like to get back to basics on RVing stuff for newbies, wannabes, and almost-bes. 🙂 I haven’t done that in a long while.

      I can’t say what is the best choice of camp stove for anyone because I don’t have any experience, other than with this griddle. The griddle suits me perfectly because, if I want to boil something or cook something in a pot, I do have the propane burners in the BLT. If you don’t have another stove, if the outdoor camp stove is all you’ll have, I guess you need to consider whether you’ll want to cook in a pot or do something like boil water for a french press.

      Other than that… I’m all “Go Griddling!”… Haha!

      I appreciate you agreeing with the cover and bag purchase. It will look so “handsome” at camp. The towel method is pretty tacky. Plus I worry about critters crawling under it. Yuck.

      Thanks– You have an awesome day, too, suzicruzi!

  24. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    Wow! You really did have a nice Christmas with all your new stuff. I think it’s a good idea to get the carry bag and cover for the griddle – that will make it easier to move and keep it in good condition. I’ve always thought if you’re going to invest in something, take good care of it. That last photo of the boyz is priceless – I know they just woke up but still, they look like they are a half-second away from springing into action!

    Hope everyone enjoys these last few days of 2017. I am ready for a new year. We went to five memorial services this year and I delivered the eulogy at two of them. I would really like to not have to attend another in 2018! Stay safe and healthy out there all!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cynthia,

      You have had a year heavy with losses and sadness. 2018 is going to be much, much better!

      I want you singing this song…

      Happy days are here again
      The skies above are clear again
      So let’s sing a song of cheer again
      Happy days are here again

      Thanks for the go-ahead on the griddle cover, for the compliment on the photo, and for the wish to everyone for safety and good health. Same to you always!

      • Cynthia from San Clemente says:

        Thank you for the 2018 well wishes. I do love that song Sue. My mother used to sing it all the time – I think it came from the 30s movie “Chasing Rainbows. Singing is good for the soul, especially when the soul needs to be nourished. A few other cheer-inducing songs I love are “Enjoy Yourself – It’s Later Than You Think” by Louis Prima – it was played at the end of the season finale of House M.D., and Iz’s “What a Wonderful World.” Finally, you can’t beat Julie Andrews singing “The Hills Are Alive” from The Sound of Music. My ex-SIL and I have a shared item on our bucket lists: we want to go to Salzburg, Austria and stand on the top of a hill and belt that song out in our loudest voices. Our respective families have refused to go with us because they would be embarrassed by our horrible singing voices, but I think it would be great fun!!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          You’re welcome, Cynthia.

          Find your own hill and sing away! No one will hear your good or bad singing, just your echo. 🙂

  25. weather says:

    Using those stabilizing pads the way you do is a great idea, thanks, Sue. I wouldn’t have thought of such a handy, inexpensive and easy solution if you hadn’t pointed it out to us.

    The griddle cover and bag set is nice, too. One reviewer mentioned it prevented other things stored near it from being scraped or ripped by the griddle’s sharp edges. That would be a big deal to me, to not have to pack and move everything unduly carefully each time I put things away. You already paid rent for the post office box until January 19th, you may as well get what you anticipate wanting while you have this opportunity.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, weather,

      Sorry to run…..I’ll be back soon. The boys need to go outside. 🙂

      LATER>>> Well, Roger slept late and when he got out of bed he started vomiting. I took him and Reg outside and he seems fine. We were over at Del’s for a long time late yesterday which gave the boys a long stretch of sniffing around their camp. Roger eats all kinds of stuff, a carry-over from his days as a stray I guess. Del laughs at how Roger loves the kibble he puts out. “Food always tastes better at someone else’s house,” he says. So true.


      You’ve been on my mind ever since cinandjules alerted us to the below freezing weather in the northern states. You do a good job preparing for storms and the cold. I was thinking also how folks in cold winter areas have practice preparing for being unable to travel for supplies and so forth…. very similar to preparing for a long boondock. Checking off a list… food? water? propane? etc.

      Thank you for another supportive message, weather. Warm wishes spending time with Polly and Kyla or whatever you choose to do with this precious gift known as Another Day. 🙂

      • weather says:

        Aw-w, it’s tough to see our little ones vomit. Thankfully, they usually feel fine right afterwards. Just nature’s way of clearing out what doesn’t need to be inside a body…not matter how much fun it is to eat whatever.

        Our preparations are very similar, you’re right 🙂 .It’s 4 degrees outside as I type, beautiful and not too uncomfortable to enjoy a quick walk. Tomorrow morning will be better for driving though, so today’s perfect for curling up with the kitties and a good book to read.

    • weather says:

      Actually, I misquoted the review, it said “keeps the metal from snagging or scraping … “, NOT that there are sharp edges that will rip anything . I don’t want folks to get the wrong impression about the griddle.

  26. Terri in cold and rainy TX says:

    Hi Rv Sue,
    Could you post a pic of your new griddle? Love the photos of the pups!
    All these recipes are great! I am trying to write them down. We grill a lot at home, but not camping. I’m thinking we should. Well, we had a good Christmas, except Bret went to the Dr. On Tuesday and now has the flu. We both had the shots this year, but guess what? They are only 10 percent effective this year. Waste of money! Be vigilant people, cause the shot is no guarantee! Happy New Year everyone and hopefully, Sue, you will hear no fireworks!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Terri… Happy New Year to you, too. That’s a lousy percentage for the flu shot … I appreciate you warning readers and me (I didn’t get the shot.). Get well soon, Brett!

      To see the griddle, go to the previous post, scroll to bottom… There’s a link. Or go to Amazon and search for “Blackstone 17 inch portable propane griddle.” Also you may not have seen the leading photo at the previous post which shows the interior of the griddle. I added the pic later. I’m sure to post more photos of the griddle over time. It has become a big part of my camp life. 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Terri…. At this website there are photos and also recipes… blackstoneproducts.com

  27. I have the Coleman Roadtrip propane grill for camping. The reason I like it so much is you can get different cooktops for it. I have both the grill portion (makes those awesome sear marks on a nice piece of steak), and the griddle cooktop to make pancakes or other things that can’t cook well on a grill.

  28. Ed says:


    I think you, or one of the Blogorinos, have written about Sue Grafton and her Alphabet Mysteries. I have not noticed it being reported in your comments that she died on 28 December 2017. “Z” is for ?? remains unpublished and perhaps unwritten.

  29. Stan Watkins says:

    It’s been awhile since I commented , but follow regularly. I have a suggestion for holding down your patio rug. I use 5 lbs weights from barbell sets. No pounding , you can use them on asphalt and if you kick them you don’t stub your toe or go flying on your face . Wal-Mart’s usually carry them separately in athletic department for about $3 apiece. We also use 2.5 lbs weights to hold down table cloths etc.. Thanks for letting us in on your nomadic life and adding to my bucket ( storage drum ) list .

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