LTRVD0286 RVers and Firearms

We start with John’s good report from his doctor. As we get older, our health is the main thing that can affect our time on the road. After the mail, we discuss older RV’s and what a good idea it can be to at least start out with an older rig that will fit your budget. John talks about the steps to take to ensure you are making a good decision.

Next we get into RVers and firearms. We discuss the fact that states have very different laws about firearms. One good publication is “The Travelers Guide to the Firearms Laws of the Fifty States” by attourney J. Scott Kappas available from http://www.gunlawguide.com/ . Another good guide is “Gun Laws by State” by Bryan L. Ciyou available from the National Rifle Association. A good source to learn about the reciprocity of Concealed Carry Permits(CCW) is the U.S. Concealed Carry Association’s website http://www.usconcealedcarry.com . We also discussed self defense. A good source of information is from the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network at http://www.armedcitizensnetwork.com/. Kathy reads an insightful essay from Gypsy Journal author Nick Russell titled “The Armed RVer.”

Then we discuss how to make yourself comfortable in your rig in winter conditions. Much of that information is available on the Winter Camping page on our website http://www.livingthervdream.com/Winter-RVing.html

Our Full-timer’s Tip of the week concerns doing your own investigation into RVing and not simply relying on hearsay input.

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.