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Would You Ever Try Bushcraft Camping?

Tent camping may be familiar, but have you ever tried bushcraft camping? Consider car camping, where you brought everything but the kitchen sink. Perhaps you included the tent, sleeping bag, comforter, pillows, and air mattress. Some travel with fancy outdoor kitchens, a four-burner cook stove and on/off faucets, camping chairs with all the comforts, and …

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Is It Illegal to Collect Rainwater? You’ll Be Surprised

Many areas of the country enforce water restrictions during dry seasons. Activities like watering your lawn, washing vehicles, and filling swimming pools typically land on a list of regulations. Some homeowners take their water supply issues into their own hands and invest in rainwater collection systems. However, some face legal issues despite their efforts to …

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Why Foraging for Food Is a Bad Idea (If You Don’t Know What You’re Doing)

When it comes to survival skills, foraging for food is a great one to have. Foraging can also be a fun way to experience the wild places around you and get in touch with nature. However, it comes with its own inherent dangers, and most of us only have experience foraging around in a grocery …

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7 Top-Rated Portable Camp Stoves for Tent, Backcountry, and Van Camping

When camping, we still need a source to cook our meals while camping. Travelers who like to tent camp or van camp don’t always have access to a heat source. But there are great portable camping stoves that provide campers with simple and easy ways to cook meals. Let’s look at seven of the top-rated …

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How to Turn Your Vehicle Into a Stealth Camper

Finding a place to stay while traveling can be a drag. Hotels are more expensive than ever in many areas. Meanwhile, most campgrounds and RV parks see record bookings as camping and RVing continue to grow in popularity. So what should an independent, budget-conscious, and adventurous traveler do? Consider turning your vehicle into a stealth …

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Avoid These 7 Things That Will Give You Away When Stealth Camping

Travel days don’t always go as planned, and campsites can get snatched up quickly. This can make it stressful to find a spot to park to get some sleep. To make matters worse, we see more restrictions on overnight parking. This often forces nomads to test their luck by stealth camping in various locations. The …

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How Do I Make My Own DIY Solar Shower?

Staying clean while on an adventure can be difficult, especially in a remote location. However, a DIY solar shower is incredibly easy to make and relatively inexpensive. If you’re looking for a way to get clean while camping, it may be worth a trip to your local hardware store. Today, we’re walking you through everything …

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5 Best Off-Grid Toilet Options to Save Water and Manage Waste

Over the past several years, people have begun embracing self-sufficiency in multiple areas of their lives. Solar panels and generators can create power, and water filters can create drinkable water, but what options are there for off-grid toilets? We’ve found five of the best off-grid toilet options that will help you save water and manage …

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What Are the Best Solar Generators for Off-Grid Power?

In our hyper-connected world, living off-grid can seem very appealing. But, even some of our basic necessities, such as lights and furnaces, require electricity. Therefore, keeping these necessities in our lives is why owning a solar generator can be the perfect solution for off-grid living with all the luxuries. So, join us as we learn …

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What Is Overlanding All About? Why People Do It, and How

You may have seen the word overlanding pop up a few times as you research camping or hiking. Its becoming more and more popular. You might have even had someone ask you to go with them. But what is overlanding? Today, we’ll look at the definition and how you can take the first steps to …

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Important Lessons RVing Can Teach Us About Living Off the Grid

Whether it’s a global pandemic or rolling blackouts, recent years have taught us the importance of being self-reliant. Living off the grid can provide a sense of normalcy amid chaos but also a chance to unplug.  Today we want to share some lessons RVing can teach us about living off the grid. Let’s get started! …

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Why Don’t You See Many RV Wind Turbines?

Most RVers want to learn about cost-effective, environmentally-friendly methods of charging their batteries as they travel. Solar gets a lot of attention for this reason, and it’s no longer unusual to see solar panels on RVs and vans. But why don’t you see many RV wind turbines? Let’s find out. What Is an RV Wind …

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40 RV Boondocking Tips To Make Your Off-Grid Camping Better

Looking for some RV boondocking tips? We’ve been full-time RVing for over 5 years now, and boondocking is our favorite way to camp. Over this time, we’ve picked up quite a few tricks for extending our off-grid stays and making the most of the resources we have. Most of the following tips are things we …

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Ground-Mounted Solar Panels Are a Powerful Inexpensive Way to Double Solar Energy

Solar power is a wonderful way to generate electricity, but sometimes you need more than you have installed.  If you already have solar on your roof or don’t have additional space, a ground-mounted solar panel array might be a good choice. Today, we are taking a look at ground-based solar panels and sharing how we built …

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Batteries Tested! The Best RV Battery For The Money

Flooded, AGM, Lithium.  Which battery is best?  Well, we recently tested all of these in laboratory-controlled conditions. We determined the real-life performance and lifetime costs of each to share with you which is the best RV battery out there. An Unexpected Opportunity  We visited Reno, Nevada where Battle Born Batteries are manufactured. While there we …

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The Beginner’s Complete Guide to RV Solar Battery Chargers

RV batteries are at the heart of your RV’s electrical system. Indeed, few things can operate without them – even if you’re plugged into shore power! Today, we’re talking about how to use solar power to keep your RV batteries charged and healthy with RV solar battery chargers, also known as RV solar systems.  What …

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