“Can I Go Full-time RVing?”: The Answer

May 12, 2017 | 29

There are so many voices on the internet making their opinion known that it’s hard to know who to listen to when you ask a question about RVing. And once you’ve decide whose answers sound right to you another question arises: Does this person really know what they’re talking about? I don’t want to screw…

Hitching up, Backing up, and Dumping

April 14, 2017 | 37

It’s funny how often the things that stress us most about a new a endeavor end up being so much easier than we imagined once the time actually comes. One of those classic ‘making a mountain out of a molehill’ scenarios. Learning how to hitch up, back up, and dump the waste tanks are three…

Musings on Bad Luck and Probability

October 20, 2016 | 65

And we’re back in business! The problem with my laptop was a dying hard drive, replaced to the tune of $216 (a drop in the bucket compared to the truck repairs). Several readers have pointed out that I seem to be having a string of bad luck lately. If you look at the past 12…

An Open Letter To New Full-timers About Fear

September 9, 2016 | 62

Hello, I remember being where you are now, about to take the plunge and hit the road. You’re excited for this new chapter in your life, glad that the day is finally set and can’t wait for the experiences you’re about to have, for the feeling of freedom to wash over you. But it’s also…

Up All Night

July 18, 2016 | 65

July 13 & 14, Wednesday/Thursday It’s a lazy day along the Big Wood River, in Sawtooth National Forest. I sleep in intentionally, and hang around camp reading and writing for the blog. A plethora of birds keep me company, I have yet to see a single chipmunk or ground squirrel at this location. The grass…

Saddlebag Lake and… Wildfire!

June 27, 2016 | 30

Wednesday, June 22 The sun rises soft and mellow in a cloudless cornflower-blue sky, a light breeze brings the scent of sage into the trailer. A person couldn’t ask for better weather for a day trip! I’m up bright and early, throwing the things that I’ve packed into Bertha. 120, known as Tioga Road, is…

The Waiting Game

May 13, 2016 | 35

As a full-time RVer, I have more leeway in where and how I spend my time. I can decide what part of the year I want to work, and what part I want to travel. I can more or less decide where I want to travel. I do have more freedom than the stationary person…

First Thoughts on Boondocking

January 15, 2016 | 52

My first day boondocking. I’ve been waiting for this experience since I first started dreaming about full-timing five years ago. When I purchased Cas and Bertha, I had fully intended to buy solar equipment and other boondocking gear at the start, but then I decided I couldn’t take it at my vet tech job any…

The Great Fridge Debacle (part 1)

January 5, 2016 | 44

So, lets recap. My fridge started leaking ammonia on the 24th, it stopped working on the 26th. I arrived at Little House Customs on the 28th for an appointment I made months ago to get some other non-essential work done. I ask Larry while I’m there if he can do anything about the fridge. He…

Not The End of the World

September 21, 2015 | 40

Friday, September 18 It’s been a wet few days. The rain starts before sunrise on Tuesday and we have a good day at the store, everyone is hanging out indoors shopping instead of walking the basin. Not the best sight-seeing weather, but at least this will help the fires. When I wake up for work…

Fall and Winter Plans, and a Request

August 28, 2015 | 40

Christmas comes early in Yellowstone. No, I’m not referring to the weather. It isn’t getting that cold at night yet fortunately, I’m referring to the annual August 25th Christmas celebration that most of the lodges and stores participate in in the park. There is a story behind it, it’s not entirely a marketing gimmick. The…

Top 10 Things to Know About Full-timing

August 10, 2015 | 34

Eons ago, when I’d been on the road for almost three months, I wrote an article called “Top 9 Things to Know About Full-timing“. Looking back now I still think I did a reasonably good job on it, but it was always my intention to revise it once I had more experience. So here it…

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