Safety & Rescue Gadgets

After working some more on the kitchen countertop, I sit down and show some of the safety and rescue items that should be part of any Vanlife experience. Especially, when you head out to boondock or while off-road driving. Kitchen Countertop The movable part of the countertop, that hides the induction cooktop, returns to the workshop to …
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Kitchen Countertop

It’s time to finish the kitchen area of the van and that also means a new hardwood countertop! As always, I start rough-sawn hardwood and I chose Mahogany again, to stay consistent with the other countertop at the sliding door. It’s easy to work with and has usually an attractive pattern. https://youtu.be/93IX1jS-69I I had one piece of Mahogany, …
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Induction Cooktop

I continue working to finish the ceiling in small increments; this time above the wardrobe closet. The main focus this week is on the installation of the induction cooktop. The storage for this cooktop is under the kitchen countertop, where I have a tray to store it in and some more storage space under that. https://youtu.be/JHh0Y8LeiJw The tray …
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My First @Vanlife Vlog

This is my first travel vlog, just local for now, but it gave me the opportunity to test some things out, like camera positions while driving, video transitions, music and location info. Soon I will travel in my still unfinished van, for a week, to North-West Florida and hope to bring home enough video material for …
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How I Do Formica

One needs some skills to work with Formica or Laminates at while I am no expert at this, I found my own ways to deal with Formica. This video shows the techniques I use. Whatever you do, you are working with fast and dangerous cutting tools, so be safe. https://youtu.be/rLEvA3DMco8 TOOLS & MATERIALS* Weldwood Contact CementJ-RollerWoodworking ClampsDeWalt RouterRaspMasking …
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2022 Ford E-Transit Testing

Preparing for the release of the all-electric 2022 Ford E-Transit, this revolutionary vehicle is put through its paces at test tracks throughout the USA and Europe. The testing simulates more than 150.000 miles of driving. Extreme cold, heat and high altitude driving is simulated in Ford’s Environmental Test Chamber in Cologne, Germany; with rough roads tested …
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SpaceX Dragon 9 – Jan 23, 2021

On the early morning of January 23rd, 2021, the Dragon 9 – Crew 2 lifted itself up from Cape Canaveral to the Space Station. With no sun to worry about, the coolness of the night showed itself in the form of a light haze. This was the umptieth launch that I was watching from …
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