Cristel Mohrman

Cristel Mohrman

Cristel manages renters, condo and power sports content for The Allstate Blog and Allstate.com's Tools & Resources section.

Stories by Cristel Mohrman

How to Host an RV Tailgating Party

Oct 02, 2014

The return of crisp autumn air, team jerseys on display and tailgating parties can only mean one thing: It’s football season! There are few better ways of getting in the team spirit and enjoying the sport amid friends than tailgating. And if you own an RV, tailgating can be a practical way of enjoying games […]

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9 Steps to Next Year’s Gorgeous Yard

Oct 01, 2014

Fall is the time to button up your yard. Smart gardening will not only protect it from damage that can be caused by frigid weather, but also to help ensure that spring will emerge gloriously. Landscape experts offer a number of tips on what you can do during the autumn months to help prepare your lawn and garden […]

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How to Turn an Empty Can into a Lantern

Oct 01, 2014

  Finding the outdoors a bit too dark? According to howtosurviveit.com, you can light up your campsite, backyard or even a tailgate with this cool lantern made out of an empty soda can. It will maximize the brightness of your candle and protect it from the elements, too. What you’ll need: Empty soda can Knife Tea light candle […]

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All Tied Up: How to Make and Use 3 Knots

Sep 25, 2014

  Knots aren’t just nautical. They’re extremely handy on land, too, whether you’re camping, gardening or just relaxing. Here are three common knots that can make life a knot easier. (We couldn’t resist!) Bowline knot Uses: Commonly used to hang things, like a hammock. Also used to hang an item that may be pulled on […]

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How to Light a Campfire Without a Match

Sep 22, 2014

  No matches? No problem. Using some items you may already have at your campsite, like a soda can and some chocolate, you can get a fire going. Just be sure you’ve got a sunny day and some patience. Check out this can-do trick from howstuffworks.com. What you’ll need: Empty soda can One bar plain chocolate Tinder (a handful) […]

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Easily Lost? You Can Make Your Own Compass

Sep 18, 2014

  Here’s a great little outdoor challenge: assemble a compass with these instructions from noaa.gov. It’s a fun way to show kids how people navigated the “old-school” way, before GPS and apps. What you’ll need: Sewing needle (1-2 inches long) Small magnet Small piece of cork (from a wine bottle is great) Small cup of […]

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10 Inland Lake Boating and Fishing Destinations

Sep 01, 2014

When you think about boating destinations, certain places will understandably come to mind — Florida, New England, the Pacific Northwest, even the Great Lakes. But some of the country’s best boating and fishing spots are other inland lakes, easily accessible from major population centers and offering sheltered waters, countless miles of shoreline, and myriad attractions. Inland […]

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Move-Over Laws Can Help Pave the Right of Way for Emergency Responders

Aug 28, 2014

The weekend is approaching, and with it often comes unwieldy traffic. To help ensure safety, it is important to remember to follow the rules of the road not only for your protection, but for others as well. In addition to requiring drivers to yield to approaching emergency vehicles with activated sirens, most states also have “move-over” laws that […]

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Charge into Denver’s Hills on Your ATV

Aug 28, 2014

Colorado has thousands of miles of trails open to ATVs, according to the Colorado Tourism Office. Grab your helmet, your ATV and a picnic lunch to experience the best Colorado rides through this slideshow showcasing some of the state’s sweetest off-road tracks.

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How to Modify Your Towable RV for Backwoods Roads

Aug 07, 2014

Recreational vehicles are great for RV resorts, developed campgrounds and highways. But if you want to explore some of Colorado’s more remote areas, and you have a towable RV, you may need to consider a retrofit or two. Towable RVs include a pop-up, travel trailer, toy hauler or fifth wheel (the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association […]

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