Is Van Life Just a Fairy Tale?

This is a condensed and clarified transcript of a video Bob made three years ago. *  *  *  *  *  * One of the most common criticisms is that I make van life sound too good. It’s almost like a fairy tale; just come out here, and everything will be peaches, cream, and...

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I Read Four Books for Nomads

This is a condensed and clarified transcript of a video Bob made six years ago *  *  *  *  *  * Books have had a tremendously powerful impact on my life. Nearly everything I believe, can be summarized in a book. I want to share some of these books with you and am...

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Luxury and Budget-Friendly Outdoor Tables

We live more out of our vehicles than we live in our vehicles. If you are in a car, SUV, or van, you spend much of your time outside. So setting up a comfortable outdoor camp is really important. Having a good table and chair you’re comfortable in outside will improve...

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Washing Clothes in a Bucket

Washboards have been around for a long time and are simple to use. Paired with a 5-gallon bucket, you can easily wash clothes and skip the laundromat. Nesting your laundry bucket outside one you likely carry anyway, takes up nearly no extra space or weight. Here is...

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Letting Go Of The Shore

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”   ~André GideWe often discuss the idea of adventure, travel, and living the best we can. We want to live a life we are proud of and not be disappointed when looking back with...

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Propane Tank Solutions for Nomads

MANY OF YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT PROPANE tanks, so I can tell you nothing new about them. But there are a surprising number of people who have lived their lives in houses and never done anything with a propane bottle. So when you move into a car, van, or RV, you’re...

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The 10 Commandments for Camping on Public Land

PUBLIC LAND DOESN'T BELONG EXCLUSIVELY TO ANY OF US. It’s not ours to treat or mistreat as we wish. It’s shared. Being a good camper boils down to essentially one thing: respect. Respect for our fellow humans, respect for nature, and respect for the rules. Be the...

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Tents Come with Stakes. Don’t Use Them.

IF YOU'VE EVER SET UP A TENT, you may have noticed the stakes that come with it leave much to be desired. If you haven’t noticed, I’ll spare you the frustration and tell you now. They’re junk. You may have purchased a quality tent, but the stakes out of the bag...

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Bob Rebooted: Imagine a Life

This is a condensed and clarified transcript of a video Bob made one year ago *  *  *  *  *  * IN A SERIES I CALL “Quotes to Live Your Life By,” I discuss change and how to change if you’re not living a life you’re proud of. Are you at risk of coming to the end of...

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Light Up Your Van Life: Choosing a Flashlight

IF YOU BOONDOCK LIKE ME, you’re frequently out in the dark and away from civilization. Whether you need to leave the rig at night, want to look out and around camp, or hear something outside, having a good flashlight is extremely important. I lived in Alaska for over...

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