10 Helpful Outdoor Industry Websites you should know

These outdoor industry websites will be helpful for your city, schools, parks, or campgrounds. They each provide their own niche perspective of great solutions, stories, and incite for the outdoor industry. 1.) National Recreation and Parks Association – (NRPA) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation. 2.)…

Cast Iron Skillet Campfire Nachos

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than a weekend camping trip filled with festive foods. These campfire nachos offer the best of both worlds: easy & delicious. Ingredients 1 Bag of tortilla chips 1 Jar queso 4 oz. shredded Monterey jack cheese 1 lb. flank steak 1 Jalapeno, roughly chopped 1 Cup cilantro, roughly…

4 questions to ask before buying a Charcoal Grill

If you’re looking to buy a grill, whether you are buying one for yourself or several for your city or campgrounds, there are a few questions that need to be asked first. 1.) What size grill am I looking for? We are often asked, “How many burgers can I fit on your grill?” Well, we…

5 ways to help your city go green

1.) Provide Recycling & Trash Receptacles Having recycling and trash receptacles all around your city is great. But having a plentiful amount of receptacles in your city is key. For example, at Disney World, trash receptacles are no more than 30 steps apart. Keep this in mind when designing park layouts and streetscapes. The average person…

Quick Guide: Types of Grilling Charcoal

BBQ grilling dates back to the 17th century where the Arawak Tribe in South America first called it “barbacòa.” Spanish conquerors took the idea and loved it. Fast forward to today, and there are tons of different options to go along with BBQing. Grill type, grill size, grill accessories, and even what type of grilling charcoal…

St. Patty’s Day Guinness Beer Burgers

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and the best way to celebrate? With beer. Second best way to celebrate? Burgers. Put the two together, and you have the ultimate St. Patty’s Day food. Guinness is an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James’s Gate brewery in the capital city…

Why your Campground needs Lantern Poles

Camping. Real camping: outdoors, under the stars, in the middle of nature. There are no electrical outlets, no light switches, maybe an occasional full moon. Otherwise, it’s just really dark at night. The darkness is great for gazing at the stars, but not so great when it’s time to put out the campfire, when nature…

Tips for Designing Parks, Campgrounds, & RV Resorts

This guest post was written by Tom Neppl, Landscape Architect. Images courtesy of Neppl Landscape Architecture and Planning, LLC. Camping is an important part of family vacations and outdoor recreation experiences. The quality of the camping experience is greatly influenced by the design of the campsite and available site amenities. Does the campsite provide a…

A Complete Guide to Pilot Rock’s Dashing Deals

Pilot Rock’s Dashing Deals Holiday Sales Event is here! With the holidays right around the corner, we’re offering Dashing Deals on your favorite Pilot Rock products to place under your tree. Or in your back yard. Or on your patio. What exactly are these ‘Dashing Deals’? Special holiday pricing AND 5 days quick shipping on the FSWBH-30/7…

The Secret behind Pilot Rock Snow Load Tables

We take pride in the quality products we design and develop for our customers. We know durability is important, as most of our products are used outdoors. We also know the effect weather can have on outdoor equipment. In 2003, we started testing a variety of picnic tables for a high elevation snow load rating….

2 Easy DIY Tailgate Grill Recipes

Football season is in full swing, which means tailgating season is upon us. With tailgating comes all sorts of fun, and the best part: food. If you’re sick of buying that platter of hot wings and want to do something a little more hands-on, we’ve got you covered. Our team here team at RJ Thomas Mfg. Co tried two easy…