Posts Tagged ‘conversion’

By Cam

Cameron McKirdy from Survival Bros gives you a tour of his vehicle, and explains why he uses the gear he has.  Living in a van allows him to be more free, and not answer to a Boss.  He can nap, or go thrifting when he wants to.  It’s a challenging lifestyle, but vandwelling can be done, if you’re creative, and easy-going.  #vanlife

Would you live in a van? You get to travel more, and save some money. Going places may help you meet new people, and get different perspectives.  Don’t be afraid to chat, and share with strangers.  Subscribe on YouTube, and follow us on Twitter! More posts soon.  Thanks for stopping by our blog.

Survival Bros on YouTube from a farm in Oregon State

 

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Filmed by Cameron McKirdy in Oregon, USA

Showing you gear I used to endure a cold night in Oregon. I forgot my sleeping bag at a friend’s house, so I had to get by with only an emergency, and wool blanket. It was close to 40 degrees outside in the morning when I started the van. I got up by 5 AM, to get my vehicle ready for the road again. You don’t want all of your boxes and tubs dumping over on corners. The struggle is real on Survival Bros.

Cam’s Preparedness Advice: Make sure you have a barrier or two between you and the ground (or metal auto floor). Then wrap up in layers, with an emergency mylar blanket around yourself! Thanks for the invention Astronauts. Also, huddle up with a friend if you can overnight, and keep moving if you get really cold. Well, I survived to fight more today…Next stop, free coffee in town! #urban #scavenging

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Keep blankets in your vehicle just in case!

By Cameron McKirdy

Attention my fellow Survival Bros: Check our my new vehicle for car camping!  The old 2.1 Liter Volkswagen Vanagon has been sold to a hippie.  This 1994 Chevrolet G-20 van cost $2,000, and has 136,000 miles on it.  I’m hopeful that the Chevy will be much more reliable than the 1986 VW bus I lived in for nearly 2.5 years!  I must have had AAA tow my last ride 13 times to a mechanic or home.

#SurvivalBros is creating a new video series on vandwelling in this RV.  You’re gonna want to see every episode of my travels.  I’m bursting with information, and tips to share about living on the road.  Share this vlog and blog post with friends into #vandwelling   Subscribe today on YouTube HERE!

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Hanging out at “Surfer’s Parking Lot” near The Cove in Seaside, Oregon. Checking the wave conditions and people watching along the coast.

By Cameron McKirdy

Survival Bros sleeps in a 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon GL, down by the Columbia River for free.  You can stay at in the Safeway parking lot in Astoria, Oregon at no cost, and you won’t be hassled for being there, according an employee running the gas station.  I was polite, and purchased distilled water in the store anyways.  Find out if the sea lions drove me crazy from all the noise.  I kept imagining the loud animals being destroyed by killer whales, great white sharks, and nuclear war heads.  However, if your cruising the Oregon Coast, keep this location in mind so you don’t have to pay to live, or for a view.  I love the car camping lifestyle.  If you can stay mobile, and explore The World, why do anything else?  More van dwelling videos in High Definition coming soon.  Thanks for liking, and commenting ahead of time.  Cheers!

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My RV parked next to other travelers stationed at Safeway in Astoria, OR