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Nov 27, 2011

I took the Pledge @ Pategonia

There’s a reason that ‘recycling’ comes last in the mantra: Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Recycle.
Recycling is what we do when we're out of options to avoid, repair, or reuse the product first. That's why I am so impressed with Patagonia for starting its Common Threads Initiative with the real solution: Reduce. Don't buy what we don't need. Repair: Fix stuff that still has life in it. Reuse: Share. Then, only when you've exhausted those options, recycle.
– Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff (taken from Patagonia website)

I felt the need to post this campaign by Patagonia. "Don't buy this Jacket" Link Here 
I'm not sure what I think. The cynic in me says "yeah right" you know you want us to. And the optimist says "Even if they want us to why not do both at least it's a better message then, over consume" 
Most of us grew up making due with what we had because consumerism wasn't as popular as it is now or at least was a few years ago. I really like Patagonia products yet often they are out of my budget so I don't buy much. I live by the mantra buy quality = buy less STUFF.

With much reluctance I joined the pledge. I don't like joining groups but what the heck............................ Here is the pledge...
Join us. Become a partner in the Common Threads Initiative
____I'd like to become a partner in the Common Threads Initiative to reduce excess consumption and give the planet's vital systems a rest from pollution, resource depletion and greenhouse gases.

____Patagonia agrees to build useful things that last, to repair what breaks and recycle what comes to the end of its useful life.

____I agree to buy only what I need (and will last), repair what breaks, reuse (share) what I no longer need and recycle everything else.
What do you think about this? 

Oct 19, 2011

Folsom Zoo In California

Last week we went to The Folsom Zoo with my daughters Expeditionary Learning School. I have never been fond of zoos. However this zoo has the healthiest rescue animals who are the happiest animals I have ever seen. All the animals are fed organic food, the deer come up to be pet and the animals are loved by the staff. Check it out if your ever in the area. 


Oct 1, 2011

Camping Napkins by Stack'd Everyday Napkins

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I recently started making Cloth Napkins for Everyday use. Check out my Camping In Style inspired napkins. Great as hostess gifts, for your trailer, pic nicks or just Camping In Style. I also do custom orders for the same price. You can find me at StackdEverydayNapkins.com or Etsy.
Airstream Campers
Campers Fishing Trip SOLD OUT

River Fishing

Sep 16, 2011

A Campers Reflection

Winter 2010

5 am Joe
A cool breeze whips through
Pushing Summer away
Of camping
Post traumatic something or other
From Winters edge 2010
Bloggers guilt
Mothers guilt
Artists guilt
Ruth guilt
Camping In Style
Dam Mozilla FireFox
Reunited Explorer
Technology &%$@#%
Not enough
Not enough
Any Style

 just a little diddy by Ruth


Visit my super cool Aunt and Uncle

Work in my garden

Take our daughter to San Francisco
Make a "Big Girl Room" of her choosing

Sell my napkins and art at our Farmers Market
Find Them Here

Get back into Salsa Dancing
Go to the County Fair where Adrienne won first prize for her recycled Fairy House
See the Red Hot Chili Peppers and relive my 20's growing up in L.A.
This I just had to throw in for fun, Adrienne at 3 months
Have a "GIRLS" weekend at our house. We decided not to post on FB. So I thought this Pict was a perfect

Sep 12, 2011

Counting Bear Cubs in Canada

Here is a video I had to watch two or three times. Perfect for kiddos too

 Bear Counting in Canada - You HAVE to watch this

 (The link to this is at the bottom of the page. The park is named after the
Algonquin Indians.)

 This clip is great for
animal lovers and young children 

Momma Bear and her three very young cubs in the wild of northern Ontario, Canada. Humane wildlife experts taking a winter bear census right in the hibernation dens.


Note to my bloggies: "blogger" was not allowing me to post due to many problems with the program, it looks like they have upgraded and I am back on track. 

Thanks for visiting my site and Happy Camping In Style!


Jul 30, 2011

Vintage Teardrop Camper with 1956 Parklane Trim

Jul 14, 2011

My D.L. Bliss Camping Trip

Three nights and four days at D.L. Bliss site #103. LOVED IT!

Me and my 6 yr old

I spent my 46th birthday celebrating with our good friends the Millers at D.L. Bliss Campground. My girlfriend Deb. took me to lunch at Sunnyside where we shared a bottle of wine and ate deck side watching Lake Tahoe's spectacular views of snow topped mountains in 80degree weather.

Every year I want my camp trip to be better than the last one. I try something new and let go of things that didn't work . This trip was my most perfect trip in 16years.

Our obsession for camping is wanting to make the next trip better, bring better stuff and make it less work. "next trip I'm going to do this instead of that" we say to ourselves.

Here is what made this trip the best.
Camp with other people that you know you jive with
Choose a beautiful location
Bring your dog

A tired dog is a good dog
Use big buckets to bring wood from home
Make sure your coffee stays hot
Drink and have pleanty of water
Use a tarp outside your tent
Use mason gars intead of plastic
Use screw cap for creamer

Lastly - Short Trip = Small Tent

Jul 8, 2011

Organize Your Camp Gear

Good Morning, this is me.............. uh.. Ruth

 I'm tucking in a quick blog post before we take off to Tahoe for our fist Camping In Style trip. 

This time I'm trying to go Camping In Style "Light"

I'm feeling more organized than usual
Maybe because I didn't start packing till yesterday and my mind is clear

One tub for beverages/bar

Fire wood bin

One tub for camp necesities
One container for dry food
And a cooler

One bag for beach goods

Along with all the usual stuff stuffed in my car

I can't wait to get to this 

With Deb
after camp set up
bye for now!

Jun 24, 2011

Vintage Airstream

Could we park this in our garden ?

Could we turn this into a garden room?

It IS an Airstream after all
Would we be up to the challenge?

What would it cost to do all this work?
How many black widows would we evict?
by the way this is for sale if your interested, it's located in Nevada County, California