Vanlife Hacks

Vanlife Hacks

Who doesn’t love a good hack to make life a little easier?! Life on the road can be a challenge when living in such a small space. Finding little hacks can make things that much easier by being solutions to everyday problems.

Hygiene on the Road

If you’re reading this, we’re currently on the John Muir Trail working our butts off! For a few weeks before leaving on the trail we worked really hard to create some videos for your enjoyment, covering some topics that we’ve long wanted to dive into. This “Hygiene for Full Time Overlanding” video is the first that we’ll be rolling out over the next couple of weeks.

Owen using our indoor shower in the Four Wheel Camper

Owen using our indoor shower in the Four Wheel Camper

I think that that hygiene can be one of the most daunting subjects for people who are considering vanlife and overlanding! In this video, we break down all the ways we manage our hygiene including bathrooms and showers while constantly in motion! At this rate, we have it down to a science because in all of our 3.5 years on the road and the 4 vehicles we’ve lived out of we’ve never had a bathroom of any kind!

Here are the links to the gear that we mentioned in this video:

Bathroom Gear:

Nalgene Bottel - Wide Mouth

Go Girl

Folding shovel

Pot-t Travel Toilet


Shower Gear:

Dr. Bronners Biodegradable Soap

Nemo Shower Bag

Thank you Motion Array for the video assets used in this video!

As always my friends, thank you for reading and watching!

MAK


Living with a Cat on the Road

Living with a Cat on the Road

Luna is our 10 year old cat that we’ve had as a member of our little family since college! Owen and I adopted her from Craigslist and she has been our main squeeze ever since.

"Vanlife" Q&A

"Vanlife" Q&A

Last week on Instagram I asked for people to send over their biggest questions about the full-time travel/vanlife/overlanding lifestyle because I wanted to answer them! I got a ton of great questions from people and I wanted to pass along the Q&A to you guys!

Build Out: Week 10

Build Out: Week 10

Hey friends, longtime no talk! Might I say, you look great today?! The last time we talked in depth about our  build was the end of December and we had just wrapped up Amelia's fresh paint job!

Build Out: Week 8 & 9

Build Out: Week 8 & 9

Sorry about not getting anything posted last week. We had to make a quick run up to North Carolina to tend to a family matter. On the way there we got a chance to experience the Snowpocalypse in our old hometown of Atlanta, Georgia!

Build Out: Week 6

Build Out: Week 6

I hope that this blog post finds you well, and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We had plans to opt outside, but sadly the weather said otherwise.

May 2017 Recap

May 2017 Recap

We started our May in Sedona, AZ. Our original plan was to be there just for a weekend, but we ended up staying a little longer to try and get more exploring out of our time there. Our campsite happened to be very close to the ancient cliff dwellings and pictographs of Palatki Heritage Site. 

Radio Curious NPR Interview

Radio Curious NPR Interview

We hope that you all had a great weekend! About a month ago, we were camped out in Lone Pine, California when a good looking Adventure Wagon Vanagon pulled into the spot next to us. Naturally, we needed to go over and say hi! The owner of the van, named Desert Rose, is Barry Vogel. He’s a civil rights lawyer with a long time "radio habit".

Broken Into: A Retrospecive

Broken Into: A Retrospecive

There is not a more violating feeling than having your car broken into. To know that someone entered a space that you feel safe in, with no discretion for the things that are important to you will never feel good.

We were in downtown Miami and only away from Stanley 2 hours. He was parked in a public lot, sandwiched between two major roads, in broad daylight. As we walked up to the van I said, "I know I would have never parked in a spot with so much glass on the ground." I hardly made it through that sentence before I reached the passenger vent window to see glass all over the ground.