Authorized Users of Military Campgrounds +I've received many inquires asking "... am I allowed to use US Military Campgrounds?" These are usually from veterans who served a few years and have an honorable discharge. Sometimes it's from a retired civil service employee who worked for the Army, Navy, or USAF for 30+ years. And some of the inquires are from veterans who are 100% disabled. There's also been a lot of discussion on the various news groups about the 100% DAV authorized use issue. I attempted to do a little research and clear all of these issues up. The following are my findings. In a… Read More
U.S. Air Force Frequent Camper Program +Would you like to receive 30 nights of FREE camping at U.S. Air Force FamCamps for only $25 - $40? You can, with the Air Force's Frequent Camper Program. The Air Force operates more than 60 FamCamps around the world, some at locations you may never have heard of. The Frequent Camper program was developed by U.S. Air Force Services to let you know where they offer camping facilities and provide some incentives to try them all. Lifetime membership in the program is only $25, which includes a logbook, "Military Living's" military campgrounds book, a set of membership decals for… Read More
The Search for "Secret" Military Campgrounds +We're always on the search for "secret" military campgrounds. No, not highly classified campgrounds, rather military campgrounds that aren't advertised or well known. The various military services don't do a good job of advertising their own campgrounds. We've found military campgrounds that aren't even advertised on their own website. For some reason, these campgrounds are a "secret" to most people. Read More
Key West Military RV Snow Birding for Newbies +Editors note: This article was written by Steve Johnson and is used by permission. It's a great overview of what to expect and how to plan for an extended winter stay at the Key West NAS, FL. Key West Military RV Snow Birding for Newbies Winter 2009-2010 was our first year snow birding at Sigsbee and it was great in every aspect. We’re already planning for our return. We had a lot of questions before our maiden voyage so this is an attempt to supplement the information provided at the Sigsbee listing. It is our opinion so others may (will!)… Read More
U.S. Military Campgrounds Directory Software Information! +This website is provided free to fellow servicemen and women who enjoy traveling and camping. To help support this website, I encourage you to try the FREE 7-day trial and purchase a subscription to the U.S. Military Campgrounds Directory software (Microsoft Windows only). The U.S. Military Campgrounds Directory is a computer software program with the same information found on this web site. However, NO Internet connection is required. You can now take the most current and complete information available on U.S. Military Campgrounds with you. Read More
- Published on Saturday, 31 January 2015 15:41
- Written by Larry Farquhar
I hated doing this, but I needed to increase the price of subscriptions and renewals for the U.S. Military Campgrounds Directory software. You can read about (and get a free trial) the Directory software here.
These new prices are effective immediately:
- The Download Shareware version of the Directory software is now $12.95 for the first year. (A $1 increase).
- The CD-ROM version of the Directory software is now $19.95 + $3 shipping. (A $3 increase).
- Annual renewals for both versions (optional with the CD-ROM version) is now $9.95 a year. (A $1 increase).
While nobody likes fee increases, keep in mind a few facts:
- It's been over 4 1/2 years since the last fee increase.
- The "book" we all know about is published (updated) every 4 or 5 years and costs $35.55.
- The Directory software is as low as $12.95 and is updated monthly.
- The electronic version of the "book" cost $30 per year.
- The website continues to be FREE and is more current. Paid subscriptions to the Directory software help support the website operations.
- The free website and low-cost Directory software is still a great deal!
Thank you for your understanding and for your support!
- Published on Sunday, 21 December 2014 09:42
- Written by Larry Farquhar
In a recent eNewsletter, I mentioned Connie and I would be getting our dental and optical care done in Mexico this winter. This prompted a few users to ask me some questions and suggested I write about our experience. While many long time full-time RV'ers are aware of getting low cost dental treatment in Mexico, this is a new concept to many others. We don't have dental or optical insurance (our choice), as it's more cost effective to have treatment done in Mexico.
There's usually three main concerns or questions about getting dental treatment done in Mexico:
- Published on Saturday, 04 October 2014 13:26
- Written by Larry Farquhar
The description of the Big Bear Recreation Facility pretty much says it all: "Discover a hidden retreat centered in the heart of the San Bernardino Mountains... a perfect getaway for a little rest and recreation. If you seek adventure and enjoy the outdoors, Big Bear is the perfect place for you. During the winter, enjoy skiing and snowboarding. After the snow melts, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and water skiing are popular. The Big Bear Recreational Facility is dedicated to providing affordable facilities for camping and lodging for active duty, retired military personnel, Reservists, DoD employees and their authorized family members."
The Big Bear Recreation Facility is operated by the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The town of Big Bear, CA, is located around Big Bear Lake. This popular recreation area is only 100 miles from downtown Los Angeles, yet it's worlds away from the hussle and bussle of the City of Angels. Near the end of August, we headed to Big Bear to visit friends. We had plans to stay in a friend's cabin. However, once we arrived, these plans fell through. We had planned to visit the Big Bear Recreation Facility during our visit, so why not see if we could get a cabin for the night. It all worked out great! We arrived without a reservation, but they duty NCO made a call to MCAS Miramar for us and we made a reservation on the spot. Payment was over the phone. Then the duty NCO could check us into the cabin we just reserved (2 minutes earlier).