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The Happy Camper Radio Show is a family oriented camping podcast. Our focus is on building and maintaining family unity in an outdoor recreational environment. Call us with your camping questions at 404-537-CAMP.

The Happy Camper Radio Show is a family oriented camping podcast. Our focus is on building and maintaining family unity in an outdoor recreational environment. Call us with your camping questions at 404-537-CAMP.
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The Happy Camper Radio Show is a family oriented camping podcast. Our focus is on building and maintaining family unity in an outdoor recreational environment. Call us with your camping questions at 404-537-CAMP.




HCR-19-204 Outdoor Talk With Rick Saez

In this episode, we talk with outdoor enthusiast, book author and fellow podcaster Rick Saez. Listen in as Rick shares a preview of his upcoming book "Trails to the Top".


HCR-19-203 Staying Hydrated in the Summer Months

Lots of folks are known to go camping in the spring and summer months. Keeping hydrated and staying refreshed, whether at the campsite or out on the trail is the key to maintaining good health. In this episode, we'll be sharing several useful tip to help keep you and your family safe.


HCR-19-202 Camping at Fort Yargo State Park

This week, Skip and Daniel take their show on the road to Fort Yargo State Park in Barrow County, Georgia. Listen in as they talk exclusively about their three-day adventure which includes camping, relaxation, great food and lots of rain in the forecast. You can also watch the video of Episode 202 which is available on our YouTube channel.


HCR-19-201 Darren Kirby Interview - Tin Foil Recipes

In Episode 201, book author, fellow camper and good friend Darren Kirby is back to talk about his new book "Tin Foil Recipes". Listen in as we check out some of the mouth-watering meals that you and the family can prepare right by the campfire. It's a must-have for anyone who enjoys cooking and camping in the great outdoors.


HCR-19-200 Pets and Fireworks

Skip and Daniel gather in the studio for our 200th episode of Happy Camper Radio. With the 4th of July holiday around the corner, many campers look forward to taking in the sights and sounds of the camping environment. For those bringing pets, it's important to consider their behavior around fireworks. Listen is as Skip explains how he addresses the issue with his own pet that has a fear of fireworks.


HCR-19-199 Camping in Mt. Airey, NC

In this episode, Skip takes his show on the road to Mt. Airey, North Carolina for three straight days of camping in the great outdoors. Joining Skip on the show is his brother Rick from Pennsylvania, and cousin Greg from Ohio. Listen in as they talk about their visit to the Andy Griffith museum, and many popular Mayberry attractions throughout town.


HCR-19-198 The Great American Hot Dog

Hot dogs have always been a great American treat, both at home and on the grill while camping. There are many different ways to cook and prepare hot dogs. In today's episode Skip and Daniel discuss the numerous options, and describe just how they like their all beef franks roasted and dressed. It's one show that will surely kick your taste buds into high gear.


HCR-19-197 Paper Plate Warfare

Over the years, many campers have found paper plates to be a convenient and inexpensive solution to the hassles of scrubbing dishes after each and every meal. While some campers still prefer the old fashion metal products, the fact is, paper products are easily disposable, allowing us more time to focus on outdoor activities. In this episode, we'll take a look at some inexpensive, as well as more costly paper plates to consider for your next camping trip.


HCR-19-196 Appalachian Trail Kick-off Weekend, Part 2

In part 2 of our weekend visit to Amicalola Falls, we had the pleasure of meeting Ron, better known on the trail as "Gray Beard". He is with the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA). For anyone considering hiking the Appalachian Trail, this is an interview you won't want to miss. Listen in, as Ron explains what ALDHA is about, and what their organization does to provide assistance to those hiking the trail.


HCR-19-195 Appalachian Trail Kick-off Weekend, Part 1

Last weekend, we had the pleasure of attending the 4th annual Appalachian Trail kick-off event from the lodge at Amicalola Falls in north Georgia. We met many wonderful people in the hiking and camping community. Several attendees took the time to drop by our remote podcast exhibition to say hello and see what we do behind the scenes. Listen in as we talk with some of them in Episode 195.


HCR-19-194 Amicalola Falls Countdown

Skip and Daniel are back, and preparing for next weekend's trip to Amicalola Falls for the kickoff of Appalachian Trail hike, 2019. People from around the world, who share the love of nature, will gather as they prepare to take the long venture on one of America's most well known paths that cross several states.


HCR-18-193 Fall Camping at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park

With the fall weather upon us, it's time to break out the camping equipment and take the Happy Camper Radio Show out on the road. However for this episode we not only recorded the show for our podcast, we also shot our very first video presentation, available for viewing now on our YouTube channel. Join us as we take our show to a whole new level. We'll be publishing more videos ahead, in addition to our regular studio presentations. This week, we come to you from the campground at Georgia's...


HCR-18-192 Insect Prevention

As the summer begins to wind down and temperatures gradually become cooler, insects eagerly await our arrival wherever it is we plan to go camping. No camper should ever venture into the outdoors unprepared for what nature has in store. This week, Skip and Daniel share their experiences over the years in relation to insect prevention, including some highly recommended insect repellents to help keep those pesky creatures at bay.


HCR-18-191 Damaged Tents: Repair or Replace?

For the most part, tents are relatively inexpensive. Some campers are on a tight budget and may not be in a position to go out and purchase a new tent should their existing equipment become damaged. In episode 191, Skip talks about a recent camp outing, and an unforeseen wind storm that caused damage to his brand new Instant tent.


HCR-18-190 Hidden Dangers While Hiking and Camping in the Forest

Very seldom do any of us think that something bad is likely to happen while camping or hiking in the forest. Our focus is on having fun, relaxing and recharging those worn out batteries. But in never hurts to stop and think about what we can do to better protect ourselves while vacationing in the outside world. In this episode, Skip and Daniel share some real-life stories as well as advise on how to make your outdoor venture more safe.


HCR-18-189 Phone Safety and Security: At Home and on the Road

Telephone scams are on the rise and crooks are constantly looking for ways to steal money from your wallet. Whether you're at home or on a camping trip, it's important not to become vulnerable to their tactics. In this episode, Skip and Daniel talk about things you can do to stop these criminals dead in their tracks.


HCR-18-188 Belchertown, Massachusetts Resident Larissa Runkle Talks About Her Pending Long Term Camping Venture

Not every camper will experience the feeling and joy of living life on the road. For one such camper, it's a journey that she and her boyfriend have carefully thought out. Larissa Runkle talks about her upcoming adventure and cross-country tour, including some exciting destinations they look forward to visiting.


HCR-18-187 Summer Camping and High Gas Prices

With summer around the corner, many vacationers can expect to pay more at the gas pump. As fuel prices continue to rise, some campers may find themselves camping closer to home this year. Daniel's wife Diedra joins us in the studio this week to talk about their recent camping trip in Alabama.


HCR-18-186 Camping and Coasters

With summer vacation fast approaching, what better way to get the kids pumped up and excited than to plan a camping trip at an amusement park? There are hundreds of destinations throughout the world, and some parks offer camping facilities on-site. In Episode 186, we'll take a look at some popular attractions in addition to reliving some great childhood memories.


HCR-18-185 Camping Supplies and Dollar Store Deals

There's no reason to break the bank when it comes to stocking up on the necessary supplies to enhance your camping supply inventory. Many great deals can be found for a "buck-a-piece" at your local Dollar Store. You'll be surprised at the selection. Why overspend when you don't have to? In episode 185, Skip and Daniel discuss some great options for your next trip.