My Camp Chair


It is time for me to go camping again. This time, I will outdo myself at the campsite. I mean, this time around I am going to bring along as many comforts as possible. I will take along a camping cooler, a chair and any other small item that will not take too much space. I intend to create myself a little glamping experience on this adventure. I always say that if you intend to enjoy your outdoor adventure, do it in a big way and bring along the little things that make your stay even more comfortable.

When people are planning to go camping, no one remembers to pack a camping chair, yet there are so many of them, light in weight and built to last a long time. Probably, the reason for this neglect is that many people do not figure that they will have time to sit down, or that when they are not out hiking, playing camping games or hunting, they will be sleeping in the tent. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is always time to sit down. For example, if you love camping in cold weather, you will find that you may have to spend more time inside the tent than outside.

As you will see on https://campingstyle.co.uk/best-lightweight-chair-reviews/ one of the benefits of taking a camping chair with you is that if you have a bad back, you are going to get a good reprieve. Sometimes, a chair is all you need to give your back a good break. Besides, these lightweight chairs also have good backrests so that you can lean back and watch the sunset comfortably. A camping chair is one of those things that you take with you as an afterthought, but after using it at the camp, you wonder what you would have done without it.

If you love reading when camping, either from an electronic device or from a hard copy book, just bring along a chair. It is much more comfortable than sitting on the ground with your head leaning against a tree stump.

Because the camping chairs are foldable, it is also easy to carry them along with you. Just fold it, toss it in the car trunk and you are good to go. These chairs are designed to take a lot of abuse from the tossing about on the car to being used on uneven ground.

When it comes to choosing a good chair for camping, buyers are literarily spoilt for choice as there are so many of these chairs. Even when you are on a low budget, there is a chair in the market for you.

Contrary to what many people think that these chairs are just rudimentary in design, the truth is that some chairs have good features like cup holders, mesh compartment for storage of some items when it is unfolded and so on. Besides, these chairs are also made with the right outdoor material such that they are not affected by the weather. Thus, they will not fade.

To see more about the features of the best camping chairs, you can click here for more information. However, here are two reviews of camping chairs to make your search easier:

King Kong Chair From Alps Mountaineering

King Kong From Alps Mountaineering

One of the things that you will love about this chair includes its color. However, even the engineering and structural design of this chair is built to impress with steel struts to support a lot of weight, up to 800 pounds. It also has a couple of cup holders, is made with 600D material that is going to last many years of use. This chair can withstand the weather incredibly well.

Pros

Heavyweight rating

Heavy-duty material for frame, seat and backrest

Hs cup holders to keep your bottle of beer

Metal parts are powder coated to make them weatherproof

Sold with a carry bag

Good for large people

Cons

A bit heavy at 12 pounds

Coleman Deck Chair with Side Table

Coleman Deck with Side Table

Having cup holders is no longer the in-thing for camping chair, not when you can have a side table with your chair. This Coleman chair brings you that and more useful features. Besides, as you can see from many online resources including campingstyle.co.uk, Coleman is one of the most popular brand names for outdoor recreation items such as tents, chairs, coolers and others. Thus, you know you can buy this chair with confidence that it is going to serve you well.

Pros

Light but strong aluminum frame

The backrest is padded

Has a foldable side table for more convenience

Carry handles for portability

Built with good support for your posture

Cons

Table is positioned too low for comfort

Joints could turn a little flimsy with time

I Need a Heater


Finding a water heater for my RV is a big deal. Hot water is one of the little comforts that I must have with me. My RV is my home when I am away from home. Thus, I love to replicate all the comforts of home as much as possible. After all, living on the road does not mean that you have to sacrifice on some of the comforts of your home. Your RV or camper should be a true home. Thankfully, it is quite easy for you to make your RV comfortable. Start by getting the best electric water heater.

When you are looking for the best appliances for your RV, it pays to look for information first. With RV lifestyles becoming very popular with many people, it should be easy to find the right information out there. You could start with RVs.guide, which I have found to be a very helpful resource for anything related to RVs.

When you are traipsing around the country roads and campsites in your RV, one of the comforts that you will not want to miss is hot water. Thankfully, there are many options for water heaters for your RV, both the tank and tankless varieties.

You must ensure there is enough water in your RV, just in the same way that you need hot water at home. From bathing to washing utensils, cleaning your pets and so on, if your RV home does not have hot water, it won’t feel like the ideal home from home.

Should you buy tankless?

With a tankless water heater for your RV, you will save on space. Unlike the traditional water heaters that heat water and store it in a cylinder, with a tankless water heater, you only heat the water by demand. That means that your RV’s deep cycle battery can also last a good enough time because you do not have to use it so many times. You do not need to wait for some time for a hot water cylinder to fill up so that you can use hot water. Get hot water when you need to use hot water.

A tank water heater works very well too

While buying an electric heater for your RV is a good thing to do, it is not enough. You still need to know how to install it, how to turn it on and off and even how to care and maintain it. This is why I always start with a search for information whenever I want to order something online.

One of my go-to sites for the best electric heaters for RVs was https://rvs.guide/best-electric-heater-reviews. Here, I found more than enough information about heaters, and I was able to make up my mind what to buy.

Most RV water heaters are powered by propane. However, it is also quite possible to find a few that are powered by electricity, 110V electric water heaters.

If you could be looking for a good RV electric heater, here are a couple of reviews for two of them.

Thermoflow UT10 Water Heater

Thermoflow UT10 

The biggest benefit with this electric water heater is that it is small and thus can fit easily under the sink in your RV to give you hot water. With a small, 2.6 gallon tank and able to heat water with 120V, this is what you need for your RV. With a thermostat, you can set a certain temperature for your water and when it gets there, the heater stops. This saves energy. If installed correctly, you will find that this is a very safe heater for your RV or campsite.

Pros

Very simple to install

It heats the water up quickly

It is safe – disconnects immediately if there is a failure to heat water

Small tank fits into small spaces

Recovers temperature fast ensuring you always have hot water

Cons

User manual is scanty with information

Bosch Electric Water Heater

Bosch Electric 4 gal. mini tank

You know it is quality if you see the name Bosch. This is a small electric water heater, which is just perfect for your RV, to supply you with hot water whenever you need it. With a capacity of 4 gallons, you can see it is just about the optimum size – not too small and not too big.

With a high heat efficiency of 98 percent, well, they do not come any better than this. It will fit in the small space under your sink, but you can install it anywhere, even on the floor. While this is a tanked water heater just like Thermoflow, there are also electric tankless water heaters for your camper or RV. You can view this page for more information about these heaters.

Pros

Brief waits for hot water

Easy to install on walls, floor and even shelves

Enough hot water for camper or RV

Has an effective thermostat, to control water temperature

Cons

You might require a plumber to install it for you

Heating Advantages


An electric heater is one of the best ways to heat your water easily and cost-effectively. With an on and off button, that is just about all that it takes to heat the water. Thankfully, there are so many electric water heaters in the market and buying one for your home, your camper or RV is so easy. You just need to go online and place your order. However, at the same time, it is best that you know the pros and cons of these heaters. That way, you will buy knowing what to expect rather than make a blind buy.

Here are a few of them:

Advantages of using electric heaters

Under sink picture

Small and versatile – They are small and so they are practically easy to install in small spaces. Most users prefer to install their electric water heaters under the sink, out of sight. They can also be installed on the wall, the shelves and even on the floor. This kind of versatility makes it quite good to have these heaters and the best thing yet is that they look stylish. They look good even when they are installed on the wall.  

Short wait time for water to heat up – This applies to the small electric tank heaters. Let’s say you have a 2.6-gallon water heater in your RV. When you need to use more water, maybe for doing the dishes or for the shower, the waiting time for the water to heat up is short, very brief. Even when you turn on the water heater, the waiting time is a few seconds and you do not have to waste water by opening the taps before.

Saves energy – Electric water heaters have thermostats. Thus, when you set a certain temperature for your water, once it heats to that temperature, the thermostat ensures it doesn’t heat up any further. The thermostats are also adjustable so that you can set the temperature of the water depending on your needs.

They are safe – The electric water heaters are safe for use, even when it is your kids using them. Firstly, they can be installed out of sight. Secondly, even if they are installed within sight, they are compact and quite tamper-proof.  

Running water in the faucet

Thirdly, modern electric water heaters are designed in such a way that when water does not get hot within the prescribed time, they shut off, cutting the electric connection. Another safety feature is that with the adjustable thermostat, the water temperature is easier to control thus eliminating risks of scalds and accidents.

They are easy to install – This is another thing that you need to know about these water heaters. They are easy to install. If you have just a bit of plumbing knowledge, you can install your water heater at home or in your RV.

Disadvantages of electric water heaters

The water heaters have to keep the water consistently hot at the set temperature. This means there is energy consumption and bills to pay.

There is a wait before you get hot water. This can be long or short depending on the model and make of the heater. However, manufacturers are working hard to shorten this wait for as brief as possible.  

These heaters do not heat a large amount of water. The capacity for these heaters is 2 gallons, 4 gallons and so on. Thus, if you want to heat a lot of water to run a warm bath, you would have to wait a bit.

Picking a Camping Chair


I always look forward to preparing for a camping trip because it means I will get out. It is even more joy when planning for a group trip. Granted, it is a bit tiresome, with so many things to take care of and a big checklist, but still, the compensation will be great. Over the time that I have been camping alone and with friends though, I have noticed that not many people remember to pack a camping chair. In fact, to many people, bringing a camping chair is optional and most of the time, they opt out of the chair.

Man sitting holding red bowl

However, having used a camping chair before, I know just how helpful this chair is. Today, it is always top on my list of things to take with me, especially now that I have lower back pain that comes and goes.

If you would like to buy a camping chair, here are the main things to look for:

The weight of the camping chair

This is without a doubt one of the chief considerations when you are buying a camping chair. While tossing it into the car it does not ask you a lot of effort, you still have to carry it to and from the vehicle to the tent, to the beach or to the place where you want to sit. The lighter it is, the better, but you should also consider the other features.

The seat and backrest material

The backrest and the seat of the camping chair are made of a fabric, could be nylon, polyester or a blend of different materials. High thread count is better. Since this chair will be exposed to heat, cold, dust and other elements, the last thing you want is a material that fades or discolors. Thankfully, all outdoor chairs are made with stronger materials so that they can withstand the elements.

The frame

Happy woman opening the cooler

A bad frame is just bad… it can be a hazard for you too. You can imagine sprawling down on some hard ground after the legs of the chair give in. Today, many camping chairs come with steel or aluminum frames. But steel or aluminum is not a guarantee of quality. What matters most is the engineering behind the chair. Thus, I would look for a metal frame with many supporting struts and bars. It is better to carry a little more weight and be safe than otherwise. The powder-coated steel frame is better than painted for rust resistance.

Carrying and storage means

I bought a camping chair that came with a carry bag. However, I also have another camping chair that has carry handles. The last thing that you want is to have to stick a chair under your arm when trekking to and from the car.

Cup holders

This is another important feature to consider. When you are sitting on the beach watching the waves crashing into the rocks, you want to have a beer in your hand or a beach coffee tumbler with you. Today, if you are willing to increase your budget just a little bit, you can get a camping chair with a cup holder on one arm.

A storage pocket

This is not an extra – it is a must-have in a modern camping chair. You want a place where you can keep some items such as snacks, cellphone, sunscreen, a book and even your binoculars for bird watching. That way, everything you need will be within reach.

If you get a camping chair with all the features above, you should buy it. Add a touch of glamping to your camping adventure with a camping chair!