Minivan Window Coverings Made Easy

Thank you for being patient, Dear Readers, while I was on my summer trip. Despite being hopeful about posting, the occasional lack of internet and my own busyness kept it from happening. I hope you kept up with the travels and photos on Facebook, but now it’s time to get back to how I made

The Top Problem

The biggest problem on this trip (so far) is one that I had to get on top of before it got worse. Sometimes saving money isn’t always the best way to go when it comes to things that are exposed to weather… and highway speeds. When I decided I needed something extra in which to

Travel in Progress

Before I left the “home base” for the summer, I spent a couple days with friends, enjoying some delicious BBQ ribs from their grill, as well as a dinner at a very good Chinese restaurant the next day.  They also “donated” a couple of small tripod folding chairs to my cause, and they fit well

Getting the Minivan Camper Ready to Travel

The past couple of weeks I have been completing many of the little tasks to get the minivan ready for travel. Not knowing exactly where I will be going, or how long I will be gone, I must be prepared for anything. This could mean taking some things that will never be used, but I

My First Night in the Minivan Camper

Before I get to the second part of finishing the van, I want to share some revelations I learned from my first night in the minivan camper and actually sleeping in the van. Overall it worked very well, but I will explain some observations. First of all, the couch moves very easily, despite the load

Starting to Create a Minivan Camper

I had thought about documenting my creation over several posts… until I realized it is so simple, it can be created in a weekend, once the materials are gathered. So this will be the “starting” of it, and when it’s done, I will show the “completion” of it. That’s about how long it takes and

Creating a Minivan Camper

There are four main reasons I’m creating a minivan camper… (1) economy, (2) handling, (3) maneuverability and (4) versatility. I’m sure that there are other reasons that could be thought of, but these are the main ones that I am considering. Most new minivans are getting up to 28 mpg (according to the manufacturer’s ratings),

Cooking in a Small Vehicle, Part Three

You have seen (in the first two posts) what I have to work with in cooking in a small vehicle and cooling equipment, and the actual food I watch for and use. Now I’m going to talk about what I use to prepare the food, the cooking equipment, the utensils and appliances I carry in

Cooking in a Small Vehicle, Part Two

One problem that single campers have is trying to do cooking in a small vehicle for one person without having leftovers. Nearly all cans of food are designed for two people, especially if you are making a recipe with them. It’s about a 50/50 split as to whether you can cook without leftovers. You’re bound

Cooking in a Small Vehicle, Part One

Traveling in a minivan camper does have its challenges, and one of them is cooking in a small vehicle. It requires a convenient setup that is flexible to all circumstances. Some would say it’s not worth the effort, and would just as soon eat out. That’s perfectly fine if you have the budget and lack
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