Hi I’m Mindy.

My husband Eric and I, along with our two year old German Short-haired pointer, Norman, make up the Simple Camping Life. Eric and I have been together for 15 years. During that time, we’ve camped in countless places and in a number of different rigs.

We have spent the last 15 years refining our camping style and gear into what my husband likes to call, “The 75% reduction rule.” This rule translates to 75% of what I’m planning on taking probably doesn’t get to go.

Eric, Norman, and I love to be active. We enjoy bike riding, boating, fishing, hiking, motorcycle riding, photography, and just exploring anything and everything. We’d rather spend time checking out our surroundings then unloading a trailer full of stuff that we really didn’t need.

We’ve streamlined our RV life to include the necessities and the comforts for us and our style of camping. On this site, hopefully, you can find some useful tips, great recommendations and lessons learned from our triumphs and failures so you can keep it simple and and focus on the fun.

Simple Camping Life Crew:


Eric is the efficiency mastermind of the group. He likes things to work and work well, have a purpose and to not be a hassle to use.

Mindy is the planner and organizer of the group. She loves every minute she spends planning and organizing the travel trailer and camping trips.




Norman is the adventurer of the group. He is always up for any activity that involves chaos and calamity (come on, he’s only 2).




Our Rig: 2017 Forest River Wolf Pup pulled by our 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 4×4 TRD.