Around the world in 10 days

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5 Valuable Lessons We’ve Learned Boondocking

As we get closer to embarking full-time with our nomadic idea, we recently had an opportunity to "test" it all out in our newly converted Camper Van and do some serious boondocking.  By the way, our Van is also our tow vehicle for our 76 Airstream Argosy. Scott was able to take off an entire month, driving with our two dogs across the country - landing in the warm desert lands of Quartzsite...

Commiting to the great cause

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Pex Piping for Airstream

Airstream Argosy and Pex Plumbing

The days of old copper piping for our Airstream Argosy had come to an end when we decided to renovate her. But even more dire to our plumbing renovation, was discovering the intake for the a Water Hook up, ran next to our 30 amp electrical box. What were those 70's Airstream Argosy builders thinking? Researching our plumbing project we found a few surprising details. No need for copper, Pex...
Heating your Airstream

Heating Your Airstream Argosy with a Cubic Mini

We have to admit, we were a little nervous with the decision to put a wood burning stove in our Airstream Argosy. It's not normally done in moving RV's. After all, the goal was to make our Argosy as eco friendly as possible without the need for so much propane. We also are avid backpackers and always looking to "multi-use" gear, including RV gear. The other reason was in colder or wetter...
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Our Nomadic Lifestyle

Life isn't always easy. In fact, in the book "A Road Less Traveled", the first sentence is "Life is hard". With the grind of going to work, traffic, world politics, social media, and everything in between, it's a wonder that many of us don't go insane on a daily basis. Maybe we are going insane, this of course leads to even further stressors, holding your emotions in check. Both Ariane and I...
How to renovate a campervan

Why We Bought a Diesel Van?

What is the best type of vehicle to live a nomadic life? If you pull a camper trailer, then your tow vehicle has to be strong enough to pull thousands of pounds. Maybe you don't want to pull anything, and live in a custom van (huge right now) and not have to worry about where you "camp" for the night. Of course, we kind of wanted to do both. We  knew that our current Tow Vehicle for our...

How we Insulated a 40 Year Old Airstream Argosy

One of the biggest decisions we made was how to insulate our vintage Airstream Argosy.  First, a little history lesson. Old campers, specifically vintage Airstreams came with pink fiber glass insulation and attracted almost every living creature that could squeeze into a little hole. Usually it meant baby mice, ants, birds, you name it, Airstream Renovators have found it. Notwithstanding the...

Cooking Nomadic Meals with Recycled Water

At first, cooking with recycled water sounds like a terrible idea. But not really once you understand HOW it will be cooked. Cooking nomadic meals with recycled water is pretty easy and very sanitary. Why? The water never touches the food and it's the science found in a product called Omeals. What are Omeals? Omeals are a pre-cooked packaged food that can be heated in a cooking bag with ANY...

Hello Nomadic Idea, Goodbye BackpackerTV

It's not easy coming to realize that your perhaps your brand plan isn't really...branding well. But to be honest, we had to take a hard look at who we were and what we wanted to be about. We've had this idea about being nomadic for quite some time, but didn't know how to express that with you, our followers. TheBackpackerTV started way back in 2008, the plan was just to curate content off...