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After years of working 60 to 70 hours a week and never taking a vacation, Carolyn and I (Rob) decided to quit our job and begin living our dream. We bought a 1970 Starcraft pop-up camper and fixed it up, traveling the country, and only staying at free campsites. After living in it for a year, our pop-up was burned down by someone in a National Forest. We did not let that get us down. We built a homemade truck camper in 2 1/2 week so we could continue living our dream. Welcome to Little House On The Road 2.0 and welcome to the Little House On The road Family.
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29 replies
  1. Kathy Myers
    Kathy Myers says:

    Hunker down doing the siesta thing during hottest time of day like the rest of the world not to mention the lions. Lol. I had to do this when living in my car this year. Thank God I had family to shelter me during the days hottest times. For me, winter is better in my car. I have a small space heater and works great. But again, hooked up to families electricity. .can always get warm.

  2. Larry Levesque
    Larry Levesque says:

    I was thinking ice packs would be good for multiple uses. When the freezer is full you can leave them out but as you take food out of the freezer you could add the ice packs. Once they are frozen this should help reduce the run time on your fridge. When I am talking ice packs, I am just referring to zip lock bags with water.

  3. Taz Mod
    Taz Mod says:

    I never thought of it that way. I always thought I would just put more clothes on. I remember hunting rabbits and pheasant in the winter in Michigan as a kid. I would come home with frozen jeans (my feet and my fingers were warm).

  4. lindilu
    lindilu says:

    Good Morning Yall! I totally agree that winter is, more dangerous to a human than summer. Although, heat stroke can be very dangerous too, and shouldn't be taken lightly either. I've been in both extreme weathers and neither are fun to deal with but I got through it. The key for successful living outdoors which is where I spend the majority of my time is to, acclimate before you get there. If I'm getting out somewhere where its hot, 2wks., prior, I'll turn my ac off from where I'm living to make my body adjust. If I get hot, I take a shower or turn on just a fan. I never just blindly put myself out there in extreme weather but work into it, at home 1st, before I make the leap:) And I'll switch my diet back over to camping mode too. This way, the body is already preconditioned and ready to go, for the most part. I do the same prep for the children for when I would send them off to Bible camp each summer…precondition them 2wks prior and that meant no ac and drinking lots of water before they arrived at camp. This way, no one gets sick:) Pre-condtitioning always worked for me and the children:) Good video, Rob! Thank you. Take care and God bless yall:)

  5. billg1527
    billg1527 says:

    I`ve said it before and i`ll say it again….you two are my hero`s, there is no way on god`s green earth that i could deal with that heat but i`m from Michigan and 50/60 is comfortable for me, over 80 degrees with the humidity and it`s all AC 24/7 for me, i sweat like a pig, i can feel my heartbeat in my temples it`s just to much…but i love ice fishing in 10 degree temps so there`s that !!

  6. Not A Nomad
    Not A Nomad says:

    I remember 2 extreme weather conditions in sports competition. 1st one was being in a 2 day 100 km cross country skiing race in minus 20-30 below. We skied across lake Bemidji into a fierce headwind hoping to make it into the woods on the other side of the lake where we knew it would be much warmer, several skiers bonked and ended up collapsing at the aid stations from hypothermia, luckily they had people watching out for us. I was just fine and never slowed down. When your cross country ski racing, your wearing a thin base layer and a very thin Lycra uniform, there is little to no insulation, your counting on burning tons of calories to keep you warm. You never stop until your done.

    Second event was a mtn bike race on a super hot, humid day where the race organizers realized the danger and decided to cut the distance in half, they sprayed the racers each lap with water. I was so so hot I just stopped each lap and just had them spray my head down for a minute or so and then continued on. Some of our team members weren't so lucky and collapsed on the course then hauled off to a nearby hospital for care. Now I'm older and learned to slow down and just enjoy the journey. Take care Rob and Carolyn.

  7. The Nomadic Table
    The Nomadic Table says:

    Rob, in the desert heat, I carry 12 oz Gatorade, Powerade, those kinds of sports drinks.
    When I feel the need for a pick me up, I drink one of those.

    Yes, it has sugar, dyes, but you need the electrolytes! Your body will sweat salts and you need to replace them.

    Buy Gatorade!

  8. Paul Elek
    Paul Elek says:

    Some good deductions there Rob. Makes complete sense to me. Luckily you have a water source nearby. If I'm camping in remote hot areas I try and do it near a town or natural water source also. Working safely on the mines in extreme conditions is part of our induction course when we start a new job amongst other things.

  9. Jean on the Road
    Jean on the Road says:

    When we first moved to Florida, we were not working. We forced ourselves to spend longer and longer periods outdoors. We never enjoyed that heat and humidity, but we got acclimated. We could function just fine. Then, I got a job and DH started back to college. Once we got used to the A/C, being outside in the heat was really uncomfortable, again.

  10. Harry Leisure
    Harry Leisure says:

    Since your that close to town to get water you can wet and towel during the heat of the day and hang it around your neck and wipe your face and hair every now and then and the heat won't bother you near as much. I always do this in the summer when I'm working outdoors in the heat.


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