Hard Times Finding Camping Spots in Northern Minnesota

Hard Times Finding Camping Spots in Northern Minnesota

This week I headed to a couple of State Forests in north central Minnesota. Unfortunately, I leaned that Minnesota closes most Forestry Roads in the spring. I had a knock on my camper door by a very helpful and knowledgeable Conservation Officer. I was not able to camp at my chosen location, but The CO informed me of some other camping options for later in the year. I put on a couple hundred miles over the weekend, the gas prices are really hitting my wallet hard. The upgrades I did to the truck camper last week worked great. I am really happy to have a spray wand to wash dishes, and the batteries kept the furnace running all night with plenty of power to spare. I am going to do a little experiment. I don’t believe anyone reads these descriptions, even though I spend a lot of time planning what to say. If you do happen to read this leave, a comment in the video telling me what your favorite truck camper is. I would be absolutely shocked if more than three people leave a comment.
Thanks for coming along on this week travels. I’ll see ya’ next week!

35 Comments

  1. TC Ed on August 17, 2022 at 4:40 am

    Nice Kenny, chomping at the bit to get my 811 out for some camping/traveling… safe travels !

  2. Down by the river on August 17, 2022 at 4:42 am

    Wow, that sunset over the lake was amazing! I really like your voice overs in this one too. Very well put together, I especially enjoyed this trip. It’s great to have friends and relatives to fall back on when all the forests are closed. I deal with the same stuff out here all too often.

  3. The EdelKampers on August 17, 2022 at 4:42 am

    Hi Kenny. My husband’s favorite truck camper is a Lance but we have a Palomino pop up truck camper. We really love going on adventures with her. Your french toast looked yummy. PS. Yes, we read the description all the way through. Have a wonderful rest of your week. Mary 💕Fred

  4. Minivandokker4freelife on August 17, 2022 at 4:42 am

    Good Vibes ….✌️✌️✌️🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹…arrived to Italy …👍👏👏👏

  5. Lynn Cleveland on August 17, 2022 at 4:42 am

    Kenny great job on the fly, love the video. Look forward to seeing you next week.

  6. peat deloosha on August 17, 2022 at 4:44 am

    I’ve stolen a few recipes from you and this french toast will undoubtedly be another one. That will be Sunday morning for sure. Any idea what brand pan that is you were using ?

  7. Spud Man on August 17, 2022 at 4:45 am

    Another great video. I’m going to take a guess that you’re some sort of law enforcement. Looking forward to the next adventure. 👍✌️

  8. Rick Spangler on August 17, 2022 at 4:45 am

    Kenny love your videos.and your French Toast ROCKS

  9. Charles B on August 17, 2022 at 4:52 am

    You mentioned the tall shop door suitable to fig your rig and I am curious if you have ever measured the total height of the unit, that would be to the top of the highest vent on the roof. I wonder how it compares to my brothers camper on a dually which tend to be lower sometimes due to smaller tires vs some single wheel pickups. Mind you he has extra leafs in the rear to support the weight but his total height is 11′ 10" or close to that, a lot of so called 12 foot doors would hardly be tall enough if even as shop door openings usually are slightly under their designated height and width.

  10. KXracer704 on August 17, 2022 at 4:59 am

    that French toast looked so good. glad to see you still getting out there in the truck camper

  11. Jessica Wanders on August 17, 2022 at 4:59 am

    My favourite truck camper is one that’s on the truck and ready to go! 😀 I am loaded up and excited to get out this week to start the camping season up here in British Columbia. It’s still pretty chilly and the weather is calling for rain but nothing is going to stop me 😛 I love seeing you cooking in the camper! Great video as always 😀

  12. Mark Gasparro on August 17, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Great footage Kenny, thanks for bringing us on your adventures!! Safe travels

  13. Doodles on August 17, 2022 at 5:02 am

    Another great video! Loved your french toast recipe, gonna have to try that one!

  14. randy lester on August 17, 2022 at 5:02 am

    Always a pleasure watching your videos. Thanks for sharing. 🤠

  15. Curt Van Der Werff on August 17, 2022 at 5:02 am

    I own a 2010 northern lite.

  16. The Joslyn Journey on August 17, 2022 at 5:03 am

    Thanks for sharing your trip – always great to tag along with you, even it it wasn’t where you were hoping to stay!

  17. 1tpmg on August 17, 2022 at 5:04 am

    Another great video ! You mentioned getting out of your uniform. What do you do for work ?

  18. On This Spot on August 17, 2022 at 5:07 am

    Hi! Professional chef of 30 years here. Very nice French toast you got there. One tip, add a healthy pinch of salt into your egg/milk mixture. Salt added to a sweet dish adds depth and something we refer to as “intangible flavor”, when something is wonderfully delicious and you’re not quite sure why. Give it a try, and if you like it you can mail me some of that amazing maple syrup!😉 Greetings from NYC. Just found your channel and I’m loving it. Subscribed immediately 👍

  19. Down by the river on August 17, 2022 at 5:10 am

    Wow, that sunset over the lake was amazing! I really like your voice overs in this one too. Very well put together, I especially enjoyed this trip. It’s great to have friends and relatives to fall back on when all the forests are closed. I deal with the same stuff out here all too often.

  20. Mandi B on August 17, 2022 at 5:11 am

    Awesome video! My favorite truck camper is yours. 😉 To be honest I only watched YouTube when you had it on so I has no idea the description thing was a thing. So now that I know I really look forward to reading them. Tuesdays are the best days when your video drops!

  21. Jay jay on August 17, 2022 at 5:11 am

    Love your content as usual. Look forward to next weeks episode.

  22. Tim Crosby on August 17, 2022 at 5:12 am

    Good morning Kenny, Tim here from Kansas City (Go Chiefs)…… I’m the one that drove from KC to Minneapolis to pick up our new Palomino truck camper and you gave me some advice on the Timbren products. Thank you so much, the 450 mile drive from Mpls to KC was rough. When I got home and before we headed out west on a 2700 mile road trip I installed the Timbren parts and what a world of difference. The back and forth swaying motion was reduced by 75% I’d say. We boondocked the whole way through Oklahoma Texas New Mexico Arizona Utah Colorado and Kansas. Thanks again for the input, no more seasickness! Stay safe and keep posting please.

  23. TP Seeker on August 17, 2022 at 5:15 am

    Thanks again for showing us around. Coming from the South where we usually don’t Trust anyone Nice people can be scary, idiots & aholes we know how to deal with, butt the 👃nosey ones I despise. Hate it when they know how many plies of TP we use & try to recommend a different brand. Now that’s a Shop. Surprised your relative doesn’t have an undercarriage sprayer on 2 wheels.

  24. AirBournMN on August 17, 2022 at 5:19 am

    Sorry to shock you, but my favorite truck rig is the Cirrus 820, hands down. 😏

  25. R R on August 17, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Thank you for sharing your adventures every week my wife and I love watching it God bless and have a great week

  26. Stephanie Simmons-Ashorobi on August 17, 2022 at 5:21 am

    Minnesota is a beautiful state.

  27. Amie Nelson on August 17, 2022 at 5:21 am

    if you ever make it up to the TRUE north,, haha,, Lake of the woods area, i can point you to a LOT of free camping spots

  28. Jeffrey Waychoff on August 17, 2022 at 5:22 am

    Hey Kenny I know your Truck Camper was used and you did a lot of restoration work that turned out really nice, did you purchase your Truck new ?
    Thanks for sharing your adventures.

  29. Paul on August 17, 2022 at 5:24 am

    winter camping done nicely!

  30. E-Square on August 17, 2022 at 5:27 am

    Awesome. Great video. Beautiful sunset and rig…both dirty and clean. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Bill Sprague on August 17, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Thank you for taking the backroads and showing us the huge versatility of the truck camper. The drone footage was stunning and I see why you work so hard to get out there. Thanks for a great video and a keeper breakfast recipe! Take care!

  32. Jeff Link on August 17, 2022 at 5:32 am

    Minnesota nice, as a lifelong resident, it is overrated in my experience. Nose problems always. Just can not mind their own business.

  33. Ken Knowles on August 17, 2022 at 5:32 am

    Dam your French Toast looked awesome. Thanks for the great views and sunset. Here’s hoping next weekend is a bit more relaxing..

  34. Matt Peak on August 17, 2022 at 5:35 am

    Hey Kenny, loved the video. Funny my wife is keto and I’m not too. I’ve shared with her Mandy’s keto recipes.
    We live fulltime in a 40′ 5th wheel but hope to one day get a truck camper for adventures. Would love to get a Northern Lite or a Lance.
    Lived in MI. for 30 yrs now AZ. I don’t miss the cold but I do miss the trees.
    Thanks for the videos, I love your style.

  35. Mr Morrison on August 17, 2022 at 5:36 am

    My favorite truck camper is the one I built! Great video 👍

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