Posts Tagged ‘Recreational Vehicle (Industry)’

By Cameron McKirdy 

See what car living is like for a gypsy travelling on the road in HD video. ¬†I think he has a great gear setup for van dwelling. ¬†I’m jealous of his sink, with a clever gravity fed water system, harnessing an inexpensive solar shower. ¬†Plus, his lighting setup works, and¬†didn’t cost much, thanks to a trip to Dollar Tree. ¬†You can’t tell Hugh is in there either, since it’s a cargo van without side rear windows. ¬†The dark exterior paint color blend into the darkness, making him more stealth. ¬†I like what he has done to insulate the metal sides with cardboard and aluminum tape. ¬†Hugh knows the cardboard is organic material, and will eventually decompose, but it’s easy to replace with fresh insulation later. ¬†Even the interior wall panels are stuffed with recycled shopping bags for added warmth. ¬†We list all of the car camping items for you to spark your imagination, but is there anything you’d add to the recreational vehicle? ¬†More van dwelling videos on the way. ¬†Stay tuned to Survival Bros. ¬†

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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


By Cameron McKirdy

Survival Bros gives you a tour of the 1986 Volkswagon Vanagon, and discusses van dwelling.  I use the Coast Products TX100 LED flashlight to show you how dark the windows are now with tint and black vinyl covering them.  Look at the other gear I use and how, including my Kelty Recluse 2.5 insulated sleeping pad.  You have to have some kind of mat to lay on to be comfortable camping.

I’ve been doing a great job of staying clear of local police. ¬†I continue to camp on private property with¬†permission¬†from the owner, or legally at camp grounds. ¬†Plus, by staying at designated rest areas, the cops can’t charge me with¬†overnight camping. ¬†The police have better things to do anyways, like uphold their oath to The Constitution, and keep the peace. ¬†We know law enforcement is big fans of our emergency preparedness blog, so thanks for visiting! ¬†More adventures from the road soon. ¬†