Checking out Crater Lake in the SNOW + Another Moving Day

In today’s video, we head to Crater Lake National Park and are surprised to find it still COVERED in snow. It’s been over 100 degrees in Tucson (where we are from) so we were flabbergasted by the amount of snow still left here in mid-June. Crater Lake was still absolutely beautiful but we definitely want to some back in the summer one year to enjoy the hikes we couldn’t do. Did you know Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US and second deepest in the world? It also has NO rivers or creeks leading into it. It is a volcanic crater that has filled with rain/snow over the years. Very cool!

We finish up the video by hitching up and heading out towards Bend. Plus we figure out our hitch issue! We think!

https://youtu.be/W_4vdje2SWg

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Diamond Lake Campground on Campendium
Crater Lake National Park
LaPine State Park on Campendium

 

Friday Favorite – Our Folding Military Shovel

This week’s Friday Favorite is our Folding Military Shovel. We knew we needed a shovel for emergencies while RVing full-time in our Airstream. However, we also try to limit the space and weight of every item we carry. This shovel is perfect. It is incredibly durable and yet folds up small. The carrying case makes it easy enough to take it with us whenever we might need it. We’ve used it to dig out firepits, fill in pot holes and distribute dirt/rocks in rutted roads. We highly recommend it!

https://youtu.be/hLpqQ16WSKE

This week’s links:
Folding Military Shovel (Amazon affiliate)

Occasionally on Friday’s, we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

A Very Trying Day. Where Are We Going to Sleep Tonight?

In today’s video, we leave California and head into Oregon!! We are looking to boondock near-ish Crater Lake. We strike out on our first spot…too sketchy to try the fit the Airstream. So we decide to head North of Crater Lake (another 80 miles) to try a second spot. Little did we know that there was still SNOW there…in June! Our Arizona minds were blown. We eventually decide to head to a National Forest Campground but even that turns out to be more interesting than we expected. In the end, we are safe and sound with a place to lay our heads for a couple of days while we explore Crater Lake but wow….what a day!

Have you had travel days like this? Any advice to us or others out there on travel days? We’d love to hear it!

https://youtu.be/HSjuDwCT2Go

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Our final spot on Campendium

How To Keep Warm In The Winter In an RV Without Electricity!

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Keep Warm in the Winter in an RV without Electricity. We share 6 techniques we’ve used to keep warm in freezing temperatures while boondocking in the middle of nowhere. Hopefully one of these tips can help you the next time you are camping in your RV!

https://youtu.be/Qqd7dq62iN4

Products Mentioned:
Catalytic Heater (Amazon affiliate)
Hot Water Bottle (Amazon affiliate)
Tea Kettle (Amazon affiliate)
Sleep Cap (Amazon affiliate)
Flannel Sheets (Amazon affiliate)
Down Comforter (Amazon affiliate)
Reflectix (Amazon affiliate)

 

Tuesday Talk – Would We Get a Small Airstream? A Bigger One?

This week we’re answering a question left by a viewer. He asked if our opinion on the size of our Airstream has changed now that we’ve been on the road for a few months. The answer is …yes … in a way. We are NOT thinking of getting rid of our 30′ Airstream anytime soon but if we could do it over again we would go with a 25′ in order to make towing and finding boondocking spaces easier. We actually don’t need the 30′ we have. It’s nice to have extra space when it’s cold and rainy but even then we don’t use it all. So unlike many RVers, we recommend and personally would go as small as we could feel comfortable in, and who knows. Maybe in a few years, we’ll do just that.

https://youtu.be/uYpgCzJ966k

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below.

 

Beer, Impressive Waterfalls, And Leaving Mount Shasta

In today’s video, we make a quick stop for a tasting at Mount Shasta Brewing Company. Next stop is a 4-mile hike to three waterfalls at the McCloud Waterfall Trail. This is one of our favorite hikes in this area. The middle falls was absolutely spectacular! We highly recommend it…and you can park and walk to all three falls! So this is perfect for any fitness or skill level. We got to see some whitewater kayakers take on the lower falls while we ate our lunch at the trailhead. Very cool! We’re moving on from the Mount Shasta area. Stay tuned for Oregon!

https://youtu.be/vqAO96_1RMc

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Our spot on Campendium
Mount Shasta Brewing Company
McCloud Waterfalls Trail

 

Exploring the Shasta Area + Photography Tips

In today’s video, we decided to explore the Mount Shasta area. We start by checking out a couple fo lakes and doing a small hike along the shore of Lake Siskiyou. While there Steve talks a bit about what he is looking for in making his photography. We then head to the Headwaters of the Sacremento River in the Mount Shasta City Park. Lastly, we talk about some of the strange things we’ve been seeing at our campground on Lake Shastina.

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Our spot on Campendium

 

Friday Favorite – Go Pro Hero 4 Silver (Time Lapse & Action Shots)

This week’s Friday Favorite is our Go Pro and favorite accessories. Steve explains why we like the Go Pro so much, why we chose a Hero 4 and walks you through two fo our most used accessories. The Go Pro really allowed us to up our video game by giving us two cameras in order to get multiple shots of the same scene. It is also how we film our really smooth pans and hiking (using the gimbal) and our driving/ time lapse shots (often using the clamp).

Do you have an action cam? Do you love it/hate it? What’s your favorite accessory?

This week’s links:
Go Pro Hero 4 Silver (Amazon affiliate)
3 Axis Gimbal (Amazon affiliate)
Go Pro Clamp (Amazon affiliate)

Occasionally on Friday’s, we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

 

A Day Near Redding then Heading to Mount Shasta (Lots of Lakes!)

In today’s video, we enjoy some lakeside hiking north of Redding California then pack up the Airstream and leave the Wonderland RV Park to head up the mountains. We find a spot at the free Lake Shastina Campground right on the lake. Can’t beat this!

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Our Redding spot on Campendium
Our lakeside spot on Campendium

Tuesday Talk – What Worked While Stationary That Doesn’t On The Road

This week we’re answering a question left by a viewer. “What worked for you while stationary in the Airstream but doesn’t work so well now that you are on the road?” We talk about a few things that we’ve had to adjust now that we’ve been on the road for a couple of months. It’s surprising but there wasn’t much on this list so for us the stationary Airstream life wasn’t that much different from the on-road life (well except for all the fun we’re now having!).

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below or at our website astreaminlife.com