Travel Update

With the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse, I decided to take some time off and drive in my van from Central Florida to Anderson SC to watch this unique phenomenon. While the proper eclipse only lasts a minute or two, the entire event is spread out over a couple of hours. The complete darkness during the… Continue reading Travel Update

The Future Of Water Purification

Scientists at Stanford have developed a fast, water disinfecting device using nanofilms and visible light. It is relatively small, but could have a big impact on both hikers and boondockers. The glass tablet is topped with bits of copper and “nanoflakes” of the industrial lubricant molybdenum disulfide. “UV light only counts for 4 percent of… Continue reading The Future Of Water Purification

Living in a Van: How to Survive Winter

NOW YOU HAVE FINISHED YOUR VAN AND SPEND THE SUMMER VISITING YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS, BUT WINTER IS APPROACHING… WHAT TO DO? Everybody’s situation differs and much depends on how well you insulated your van and what kind of heating you installed. Most should follow the crowd and GO SOUTH! Four distinct areas are well-suited for… Continue reading Living in a Van: How to Survive Winter