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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Shelter in Place............Just in Case.... Links

Links   For Shelter in Place........Just in Case



"I Make The Mistakes So You Don't Have To"

Solar Motion Sensor Light

Solar Light with on/off

LED Wall Switch Light

Kill A Watt Energy Usage Monitor

American Sun Oven Package

Carrington CME of 1859

CME Near Miss 2012

Starfish Prim EMP 1962

How long will food last in fridge and freezer without power

Amazon Page for Mountain House Freeze Dried Food

Amazon Mountain House 14 day for ONE, 7 days for TWO

Amazon Farms Auguson Farms Freeze Dried Food, also at WalMart

Amazon Solar Light with Remote Panel

Food Saver Vacuum Sealer with 12v adapter

FoodSaver Bulk Bag Roll 2 x 50'

Water Bob 100 Gallon Emergency Water Storage

5 Gallon Water Storage

Amazon 7 Gallon Emergency Water Storage Also Available at WalMart

WAPI Water Pasturization Indicator

Water Purification With Iodine

Using Pool Shock For Water Purification

SODIS Solar Water Disinfection

Safety of Reusing Plastic Soda Bottles

Wireless Fridge/Freezer Thermometer

400W 12v to 110v AC Inverter

Gener Link Generator/Home interface

Emergency Hand Crank Radio

El Dorado County Emergency Radio Frequencies

5 Gallon to Small Can Port Propane Adapter Hose

1lb Propane Can Filler Adapter

Coleman Two Burner Campstove

Coleman One Burner Camp Stove

Inferno Wood Stove Thermometer

Firestarter for Woodstove Also at WalMart

Fluid Siphon Pump

Wave Propane Catalytic Heaters

Gasoline Storage Stabilizer

Extend-A-Stay Propane Auxiliary Tank Adapter

Oxygen Absorbers

One Second After Novel

Costco 7000 Watt Dual Fuel Generator

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Quartzsite 2018

Group Description

NOTICE:  This is a work in progress.  I only posted it as I have worked on it so far
What has become the annual Lazy Daze Quartzsite Campout will be January 2018. If I remember correctly, this will be the 8th year. If you have been with us before, it will be in the same spot, off the Old Yuma Road, and BLM road 532. This is an informal group LazyDazer GTG, with no specific activities. It is dry camping with access to water and a dump station. We do happy hour, pot lucks, and camp fires pretty much spontaneously. We have had as few as 10 rigs and as many as 30 in the past. Newbies are welcome and if you don’t have any dry camping experience this is a great place to get your feet wet. (pun). You can contact me direct at Should be someone on the “Q” site by Jan 4, 2018. There are no assigned spaces; just pick a spot and set up. Very large open area. We are in walking distance to the “Big Tent” RV show January 20/28-2018. There are also acres/miles of flea market style shopping for the months. Easy to find. South of I10 on Hwy 95 that goes to Yuma. Something less than a mile is the La Posa West LTVA Kiosk. Pay your camping fee of $40 (cash or check only) for two weeks. Go straight in on the paved road and curve to the left. This is the Old Yuma Road and it turns in to gravel and dirt. About .8 in on the left is the road sign for BLM Road 532. People at the Kiosk can usually help you find us a well. If you look to the East at the 532 marker, about 100 yards, you should see us. Come on in! If you are going to be with us for more than a couple of days, a $10 donation to the campfire wood fund is appreciated.

This year, I hope to have some informal discussion groups regarding maintenance, upgrades, tricks, short cuts etc.  I have some show and tell stuff from my great furnace experience.

This is a YouTube I stumbled on a while back.  I don't know who filmed this but it is a great thumbnail on the experience.  Thanks to Whomever.

This is the road sign at Road 532

Hangin' out

Looks like sweets only

Setting up.  Yep, that's the Traeger Barbecue.  Most of my toys have to do with food.

A couple of years ago, there were a couple of  Sun Ovens  being used.  I got a little curious and decided to try one myself.  Amazon link to Sun Oven package  They have great functions beyond cooking.  If you have one, bring it.  If you are interested, we will have a discussion group and maybe a demo and/or competition.  As well as baking, you can dehydrate, make jerky and purify water.

You can even do your laundry while cooking in Sun Oven

Either the end of the day or the beginning of the day, they both look the same.

Climb Q Mountain

At the top

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Back On The Blog Again With Roger's Chimichangas

aIt's been a BUSY 5 months.  Since December of 2013 we have been looking for a house.  Elizabeth thinks I have had enough fun full-timing and wants a permanent base.  Finally found one in Auburn Lake Trails near Auburn, CA.  A LOT of moving of "stuff", (mostly Elizabeth's).  Magic The Wonder Horse now has a pen in the complex about a mile from the house.  Bootsthekitty has made the transformation back to "outside kitty" and is happily running around the property, (.6 acre) climbing trees and chasing and being chased.  He comes in the garage at night and seems to like this arrangement.  "Playpen", the LazyDaze is in a storage yard about a mile away as I cannot park it at home due to Association Rules.  Can't offend the neighbors.  It has been along time getting everything out of storage and moving it in. 

View from back deck

We came from a 3000 square foot home + barn, to 1500 square feet and no barn. Fortunately, new house has plenty of storage including a partial basement.  Not much time for creative cooking or Traegering but I have had time to try a couple of new things.

I have made several turkey meat loaf and am now adding one pound of pork sausage to the two pounds of ground turkey.  This is a very tasty modification.  (BTW, while smooshing up the meat and spices by hand, I suddenly remembered that I now have my Kitchen Aid mixer out of storage to use for this messy task)  Next time!

Also made a batch of crock pot ham bone and pinto beans.  Took about 4 cups of the finished product and made refries by sautéing them down to pretty much a paste. 

During a Jeep tour with my Son (WHOLE 'nother story) Tristan suggested that we use flour tortillas instead of bread for sandwiches.  Just make roll ups.  No worry of smashing bread and no storage problems.  Saves a lot of space in the freezer as I had been freezing my bread to make it last.  Worked great.  Just make it like a sandwich and roll it up. 

Soooooo, I went shopping for flour tortillas and came up on these:

Hmmmmmmm, wraps, and they have two of my favorite words:  Jalapeno and Cheddar. 


Then, I thought CHIMICHANGA!  Rolled up some refries, couple of slices of ham and some Havarti cheese. 

Then rolled up and sautéed in olive oil.

Chimachanga! (sort of)


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Friday, January 31, 2014

What Happened To Roger?

Can only get on line about 10% of the time.  Virus?  Going to IT Repair next week when I get back to Sacramento.

Broke Camera
Broke Iphone
I had flu
Elizabeth had flu
Something  up with MIFI or Laptop
New Samsung Galaxy Note 3 not yet configured for Net
More later

Friday, January 10, 2014

Quartzsite, ("Q") Day 6

Last couple of days, weather has been perfect here.  Mostly clear skies and 70's in the daytime and low 40's, high 30's at night.  Had some great campfires.   Last night, I smoked a turkey meatloaf and it disappeared so fast, I didn't get a picture of it.  (see earlier blog for recipe and pictures).  Almost no wind.  Same conditions forecast for the rest of the week.  "Big Tent RV Show" starts this weekend, (Jan 18)

Road 532 Entrance Off Old Yuma Road.

Sign says "Roger's 1/2 Acre"

Dry Camping "Q" Style


Camping "Boots" Style


Visit the "Q" Yahoo Board:



Sunday, January 5, 2014

Headed for "Q" (LDspeak for Quartzsite) With Bootsthekitty And Sometimes Elizabeth

Heading out this morning (Jan 2, '14) from Sacramento Park to San Diego to drop off Elizabeth and then BTK and I will join up with John and Linda in Indio for the run to Q.  We should be established on January 4 and I will report.  Elizabeth has PROMISED to join us for the last week of January as she moves from San Diego to (hopefully) our new house in Auburn Lake Trails, (near Auburn, CA)  I will still be traveling but maybe not so much.  I am still trying to convince her to give up working for good and travel more.  Work in progress.  More on "Q" later.

Visit the Quartzsite Board:

This '70's (?) era Lazy Daze has been parked just outside Cal Expo RV Park on and off for several days:

Maybe a "stealth camper"?

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Keep White Wine Chilled With An Ice Ball Mold

Tovolo Ice Ball Mold

These are great for keeping white wine, etc. chilled with a minimum of dilution.  These work great and will freeze overnight in LD fridge.  They last a long time.   BTW, they fit my RV Wine Glasses perfectly.  Thanks to Tristan.  (son)   Sorry for short post but New Years Eve Festivities are starting early.