Tuesday Talk – Least Favorite Features of our Airstream

This week is week two of a two part question. Today we’re answering what our least favorite features of our Airstream are. Unlike last week’s video where we discussed our favorite features, this week’s video was difficult. There are not that many things we dislike about our Airstream home.

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

 

Heading To Victor & Getting Up High in Jackson Hole

In today’s video, we leave Jefferson County Lake once again and head to Victor Idaho to meet family. While there we are staying at the Mike Harris Campground which is nice and quiet but has the most unique water pump system we’ve seen. We also spend the day at the Jackson Hole Resort and ride the Tram, Gondola, and Chairlift to get some awesome views!

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Jefferson County Lake
Mike Harris Campground
Jackson Hole Resort

 

Friday Favorites – Luci Light (Our Portable Solar Light)

This week’s Friday Favorite is our Luci Light. The Luci light is a portable solar powered lantern that’s perfect for evening meals and nights around the campfire. It’s small and compact and then blows up to give out more light. We use it all the time outside of the Airstream and it would be perfect for backpacking trips as well!

This week’s links:
Luci Light (Amazon affiliate)

 

How To Create A Personalized Google Map For Boondocking and Camping

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 Create A Personalized Google Map For Boondocking and Camping. We did a video a couple of weeks ago about How to Find Free Camping and mentioned we have created our own Google Map to keep track of good boondocking locations. A few viewers asked for a tutorial so here it is.

The first step is to sign into a Google Account since that is where the map will be saved. Then go to Google maps and click on the menu, then My Places and finally My Maps. At the bottom click the link for Create Map. From there you can name the map, name layers and add new pins for camping locations. Don’t forget to personalize the icon and color and fill in a title and description too. Once there you can open your new map on any device with google maps, including a smart phone, and use it to direct you to all the cool spots you’ve saved!

This week’s links:
How to Find Free Camping
Google Maps
Campendium

 

Tuesday Talk – Favorite Features of our Airstream

This week is week one of a two part question. Today we’re answering what our favorite features of our Airstream are. There were so many we had to only talk about some of them! Next week we have another video talking about our least favorite features and that one was a lot harder!

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

 

Steve Makes Macro Photography and a Date Night In West Yellowstone

In today’s video, Steve decides to great creative with the field we are boondocking in and his macro lens. He explains his process and shows a bunch of really cool macro shots he made. Afterwards, we head into West Yellowstone to do some browsing/shopping. We find a great souvenir and head to date night at a local restaurant.

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Bootjack Boondocking

 

Our Airstream Eclipse & Finally Seeing Old Faithful

In today’s video, we take you through the Eclipse with us in the 97% zone near West Yellowstone. Besides it getting dark and quite chilly we didn’t get too much on video, unlike some of the vloggers in the zone of totality, but it was still fun to experience with girls in our Airstream. The next day we head back into Yellowstone to check out Old Faithful. We hang out with some bison and watch Old Faithful from a couple of different vantage points.

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Bootjack Boondocking
Yellowstone National Park

 

How To Keep Your RV/Airstream Clean While Camping in the Wilderness

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 Your RV/Airstream Clean While Camping in the Wilderness. We try to boondock or camp in the wilderness without hookups as much as we can. We’ve learned that this can mean a very messy Airstream home between us and our dogs. We’ve worked out a method and some tips and tricks that work for us. Keeping the Airstream clean on the inside means taking some preventative measures on the outside. We highly recommend an outdoor area rug right outside your RV door to prevent tracking in mud or dirt. We also have a mat right inside the Airstream to wipe feet on as well. It is also useful to get or make a portable sprayer to spray down muddy feet or animal paws outside on the area rug before stepping inside.

Once inside it’s important to have someplace close to the door to store shoes so that they aren’t worn too far into the RV. We also recommend changing out any carpeting in the entry area as it is hard to clean. We switched ours out to a vinyl plank flooring which is so much easier. We vacuum and Swiffer it every day or two to keep everything nice and clean. A few other tips involve watching for dusty days and dirt coming in the windows, making our own cleaner and covering upholstery with blankets that we can wash instead of having to deal with the upholstery itself.

This week’s links:
Outdoor Rug (Amazon affiliate)
Outdoor Portable Sprayer (Amazon affiliate)

 

Tuesday Talk – Tires, What We Have on our Airstream & Why They Are So Important

This week we’re answering a question from a viewer about tires. We talk about how your tires are one of your most important safety features on both your tow vehicle and your rig. We explain what tires we have on both our Ram 2500 and our Airstream and Steve talks through the stats. We had a major blowout on the truck earlier this year and are very lucky that we were injured in the process. Please check your tires often!

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

 

Exploring Mesa Falls & A Solar Chat

In today’s video, we decide to skip the crowds in Yellowstone and instead head down to Mesa Falls which is about 30 minutes south of where we are boondocking. Unfortunately, there were crowds there too due to a bike race and being closer to the zone of totality for the eclipse the next day. The falls were both definitely worth the trip though, especially the Upper Falls! We take the opportunity to fill up our water jugs too, or course.

After we return from our adventures Steve chats about our solar setup and everything we run/charge on a typical day. We’re loving these cooler days of full sun here in Idaho, we never have to worry about our batteries getting too low. Steve also talks a little bit more about equalizing our tanks when we are boondocking.

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Bootjack Boondocking
Mesa Falls