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...

Build-out Idea of the Week: A Door on a Door

Kevin from Georgia has a background in industrial maintenance, so he has a knack for construction and electrical systems. He started vandwelling part time in 2016 after discovering Cheap RV Living.  “I started small,” he explains. “I started with a cot and some totes,...

Why I no longer recommend the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy

Nomadic living is miserable when we’re cold. This mobile lifestyle isn’t about testing how much suffering we can withstand. So if you’re going to be in a cold climate, if there are reasons you can’t migrate to milder weather, then a good, effective, reliable heater is...

Little Buddy Heater 20-pound Tank Hack

The Mr. Heater Little Buddy is powerful enough to heat a small space. (3,800 BTU/hour) There are two drawbacks, though, both of which this hack solves. The first issue is that the Little Buddy is tall and top heavy and can easily tip over, even with the plastic ring...