Scoop's  INFO and LINKS

This is my information and fun page and I hope it is helpful. But right now I need to clean up some old links, so bear with me. But go ahead and browse; you might just find something to suit your fancy...

Scoop's DISCLAIMER: My lawyer says to tell you that I am not responsible for anything you choose to buy from these sites, nor any other stuff that might happen because you checked them out. When I looked at them, they were good sources of info, etc. Being the busy guy I am, what with helping Mrs. Scoop with the laundry and dishes, a fate that befalls all married men, I don't often get a chance to check my own links. If you spot a problem, please let me know. I'll probably be out mowing the lawn, but I'll get right to it, rest assured.  

For 'Strange but True' Tales of Camping, just click here to go HOME!

Campgrounds (right below, silly!)

Camping and More!  Great Links!

Mood Music



Scoop's secret spot

Cool Stuff         


Humor & Fun


PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS IN SOUTHERN WISCONSIN (That I know of. If I missed you, let me know)...

Blackhawk Campgrounds , (608) 868-2586.  

Hickory Hills (608) 884-6327  856 Hillside Rd., Edgerton, WI 53534

Hidden Valley (608) 868-4141 872 E. State Rd. 59, Milton, WI 53563

Lakeland (608) 868-4700 2803 E. State Rd. 59, Milton, WI 53563

Lakeview (868) 7899 1901 E. State Rd. 59, Milton, WI 53563


Recommended Sites Somehow Relating To Camping or Maybe Not:

Camping & More


Check out these sites for Links for places to go & how to get there, stuff you need, and stuff you think you may not need but really should buy!



YETI Coolers are Wildly Stronger and Keep Ice Longer! Made in several models and sizes, along with accessories, these things look tough. And actually, they are certified grizzly proof: The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) has approved YETI  'Tundra' coolers for use on public lands occupied by grizzlies. So there! And actually, I was impressed by the detailed info on this check it out for your 'tough' cooler needs.


A complete site for backpacking equipment, tents, air mattresses, cots, hammocks, stoves and more!

Offers new Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance, and Navman GPS systems for hiking, biking, fitness, geocaching, boating, automobiles, RVs, motorcycles, and ATVs.

A good site for online shopping for brand name tents and camping gear, including lanterns, sleeping bags, backpacks, and more. Plus Tips for Beginners (some good common sense here!), camping games, and links to a lot of useful sites. And the prices are good!

Create a lifelong memory...Go Camping. You've earned it! I highly recommend this site for checking out everything about camping, wherever you are. Lots of good info and great links, with a map-locator for your destinations. This site is professional and well-done, so I give Michelle a Golden Star Award, especially since she puts 'Scoop' stuff on the site. So you's a fun site too! PLUS USA Campground Listings, Camping Equipment & Supplies, Free Recipes, Activity Ideas, Site Seeing (photos), lots of info. Plan your vacation here! Thanks Michelle! 

Links to selling or buying an RV, Tech Tips, RV Dealers, Campgrounds, and more; I especially liked the 'Resources' page with lots of helpful and common-sense advice from people who sometimes had to learn the hard way. 

A safe and effective way to transport your LP tanks!  This is a great idea--check it out!


The Night Vision Store

A great directory of links to hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking, birding, backpacking, cooking, and more. But first check out the cool night-vision gear!

Everything you need to know about camping in Alaska! Parks, Campgrounds, Gear & Supplies, Info on rentals, Traveling the Highways, Camping Forum for planning your vacation, Q&A, much more!

And help support the Kenai Peninsula Oilers Baseball Team! 

Check it out!

Thanks Michelle & Bob! A great site for camping information! It's California-based, but has info for everyone, including weather reports from everywhere, MapQuest, recipes, camping tips, Fun & Games, links to many resources, a free newsletter, and lots more! (The recipes are worth checking it out!). UPDATE! This site has changed its format, but it's still informative and interesting.

MIKE'S CAMPING PAGE at Mike has pages on popup camping, cooking equipment, safety, camping links, humor, tips, magazines, campgrounds in northern Illinois, camping clipart & graphics and much more. Especially nice for popup campers!   

PETE'S FAMILY CAMPING SITE:  The newspaper here asked Pete for permission to reprint some of his stuff because it was so good. Pete and his family have some great common-sense camping ideas that can save you a lot of headaches, and we certainly don't want those, do we, guys? Don't miss Pete's "Ten Steps To Being A Totally Obnoxious Camper". You'll agree with every word...unless you are one, you idiot. This site is highly recommended! Just click on a page on the Index and go look...



Here's a good one with lots of info on camping, camping supplies, related stuff, links to recipes, games, and more!


Love the Outdoors



Need to buy stuff for camping? Because you lost it last time, or just can't find it? Here you go...


Variety-Home-On-Line Camping Supplies Superstore, offering Camping and Hiking Information, Tips and Advice. With Links to Campsites, Trail Maps and other Fun Stuff. Gift Items and Toys sure to please all your Loved Ones.


                              Here's a complete guide to camping in Wisconsin, with plenty of campground listings, maps, updated weather info, links to personal camping sites, a great section on cooking sites, books, and of course...more!





Mood Music

Back to the 60s, Baby! Cool music and a cool web site. I just got Hal Lifson's CD 'Sex and the '60s', and it blasted me back to the past. Hal even throws in some sexy commercials, like Hey Big Spender (Muriel Cigars) & Take It Off! (Noxema Shaving Cream).  Plus Goldfinger, The Avengers Theme, Music To Watch Girls By; songs by 60s sex kittens Twiggy, JayneMansfield, Barbara Feldon (Agent 99!), and more.  And his web site has a lot of cool photos! Check it out!


 MR. LUCKY I was once known as "Mr. Lucky", and I found this site while trying to register the name. I'm glad they have it--it's a "musical communique" full of music and cocktails, right up my alley! I found the perfect martini recipe here. I am happy.

    FRANK SINATRA Just one of many Sinatra sites. Check this out and put away the AC/DC for a nite, guys. Remember, Nice 'n Easy does it every time! WARNING! I think this site is gone, Baby, gone. But just check any of the other Frank sites. I'll do it for you after I finish mowing the lawn...

    STEVE LIPPIA Steve is a Frank-style singer, but never an imitator. I saw him in Vegas with the Vince Falcone orchestra (Vince was with Frank for many songs), and they knocked the crowd out. He sings good, man! Buy his new CD. Go, Steve, go!

Update! Mrs. Scoop and I were fortunate to see Steve Lippia again this past year, this time in "The Rat Pack Is Back", at the Sahara. As Steve put it in an e-mail to me: "It's a fun show with a talented cast and hot swingin' 12-piece big band." Yes it is--don't miss it! (Read 'Scoop Does Vegas' for more on this). Thanks Steve and everyone for a great time!
Another UPDATE! 5/5/02: Steve Lippia e-mails "I left the Rat Pack on Feb 10th to pursue my solo career. I had been with the show for over 14 months and needed to 'stretch' some more. On New Year's Eve I performed with the Woody Herman Orchestra in Coral Gables, Florida at the Biltmore Hotel. By the way, I will be bringing on line my newly renovated website in about a month or so. Check it out, then. I think you'll like the improvements. Best of luck, Steve".



 BOB FUGATE shut down his worthless advice site. Said Bob: "It was a collection of everything you never wanted to know but were told anyway." When pressed, Bob added: "I'm a freelance writer living in Crystal Lake, Ill. I wrote beer ads and other writing that includes radio, TV, print and matchbooks. ('Close cover before striking' was one of my best ideas.')".

    I think he's kidding...about the matchbook thing, I mean. Anyway, my 'Goofy' spot was then a void, a drifting, empty hole, until two goofy guys came up with a great idea...

Cap'n Slappy Ol' Chumbucket

"Well blow me down, or walk the plank, wench!" Get ready for 'Talk Like A Pirate' Day! Learn new lingo and impress your friends! Pick up girls! Or maybe not...


Crying in your beer about how much money you've spent drinking? See how miserable you can feel! 

Here's a test I failed! I could have bought a lot of fast cars with what I've spent! But it's been fun...check this out!

Web design, graphic design, and Interactive design.

They have cool stuff!



The Haunted Mansion!

Let every day be Halloween!




check out The Evil Eye!


Thanks to Bob Becker and Joyce Killian for some great links! More to come!



Scoop's secret Spot 


SCOOP EXPLAINS HIS SECRET SPOT: I'm not being mysterious, nor does this involve that place I like to be tickled--this is the spot where I list my own musings...


Cool Stuff

I get many requests (OK--3 or 4!) for links, but, alas, few are chosen. I have standards, you know. However, this is a case where I asked to include a link, because I think Doug's camping cartoons and artwork are great! Check this site out; his artwork is available for what I consider a steal. I'm thinking of using Frik for my Christmas cards, and I know he has great deals for newspapers and other publications. Even if you're not buying, you can spend a cool hour checking out his work!  



Get mesmerized!Nothing is actually moving's just the strain of working too hard!



                                               I'll update this soon as I finish this beer.


SCOOP SAYS: Feel free to suggest links; just keep the theme: camping or fun, you know...yeah, right! 

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