Do You Really Want to Cook Outside—All the Time?

WHEN I STARTED MY NOMAD LIFE nine years ago I swore I would never cook inside my van. I didn’t want an open flame in the middle of so much combustable stuff. I didn’t want the added heat (I had started out in summer). I didn’t want the steam. I didn’t want the...

Did I Freeze My Stove?

ALTHOUGH IT WAS THE END OF MAY, and the daytime temperature on the Kiabab Plateau had been almost perfect, it had dropped to nearly freezing by dawn. Not a surprise at that elevation at that time of year. I reluctantly crawled out from under the covers and got out my...