More About Us- Behind the Scenes

Hi there! Welcome to the “More About Us” portion of The Healthy Campers.

We are Denise & Michael. We are young, active, empty nesters who adore exploring new places, being together and making memories along the way.

Hiking (anywhere!) and climbing mountains are some of our favorite activities. We enjoy biking on technical trails or trails connecting communities. Being outside is where we prefer to be! We relish the fresh air, the various scents of the seasons and the variety of landscapes we visit.

We adore being Nana & Papa to our adorable grandson (soon to be TWO grandsons).

From Tent Camping to a Pod

After several years of tent camping (which we loved), in September of 2017, we purchased our first camping trailer – a 2016 Forest River R-Pod 180. We instantly fell in love with our pod! It has a short queen bed, dry bath with a shower, convection microwave/oven combination, two burner stovetop, refrigerator/freezer, air conditioning and a propane heater. It’s a small trailer that measures in at almost 20′ in length. It’s a perfect size for us.  Our tow vehicle is a 2015 Ford F-150. This truck was purchased new and has towed the pod with ease in high winds, bad weather and through the mountains. We love our “pod” so much that each year we celebrate its birthday with a cake during a camping trip (okay, maybe it’s more of an excuse to have cake!). Since we love camping and love

The Perfect Team

We truly love being together and thank God for bringing us together.  Being a team is important to us. Although we each have different skills and abilities, we compliment each other well.

Michael is the handy one! He works in the IT field for his day job and also has his contractors license. Having a contractor’s license helps greatly when completing any project. He has a great eye for design and has completed MANY “mods” (aka modifications) to our camper that it’s hard to keep up with them all.  We will be showcasing many of these mods on here. He loves working on our “home away from home” and makes it fit “us.”

Denise is the one behind this site and creates most of the recipes (although Michael is also very skilled at recipe developing and cooking). Michael is also a great taste-tester. We try to eat healthy at home AND while camping. Do we like to splurge a bit? You bet! If there is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor or candy shop, we’ll be the ones to find it! Healthy does not mean dull. Our recipes must have flavor to them. We want to feel satisfied when we are done with a meal, not deprived, and in search for more in the pantry.  We focus on clean foods, whole grains and unprocessed ingredients as much as possible.

Together we will be sharing many camping hacks, tips and favorite products.

It was nice to “virtually” meet you and appreciate your visit to The Healthy Campers! Please stop by and see us again soon!

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