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.

 

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

 

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

Vinnie’s For New Wheels & Heading North

In today’s video, we enjoy the quiet of Memorial Day after all the other campers head home. We leave the next day and head to Vinnie’s Northbay Airstream Repair to get new 16″ wheels and tires for Charlie along with a few other upgrades. Vinnie is awesome and not only did the work we requested but gave us all sorts of advice on future upgrades we could do ourselves. He also walked us around the Airstream and showed us details we never knew! We highly recommend him. After a night spent at Vinnie’s, we head north to the Redding CA area to get a few Passport America full hookup nights before trying to find some free camping in the mountains in northern CA.


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Tuttletown on Campendium
Vinnie’s Northbay Airstream Repair
Wonderland on Campendium

 

Off To Tuttletown for the Long Weekend

In today’s video, we’re heading out of the Truckee area and into California Gold Mine Country. We wanted to be close to Sacremento over Memorial Day in order to have any easy drive to get work done on the trailer. Plus we knew we should have reservations for the holiday weekend. We found Tuttletown online and decided to try it. Check it out with us!

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Our first spot on Campendium
Our second spot on Campendium

Leaving Wendover & Checking Out the Bonneville Salt Flats

In today’s video, we finally get everything sorted out with Clifford’s repairs and we get to leave Wendover Nevada but first, we check out the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Salt Flats were amazing beautiful…more so than we expected. If you are driving past we highly recommend you stop for a quick visit. Stay tuned as we get back to adventuring after this brief delay.

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Our Spot on Campendium

Carrillo Brothers

 

Heading to the Salt Flats + Emergency & Repairs

In today’s video, it’s moving day again and this time we were headed to some BLM land right outside the Bonneville Salt Flats on the Utah/Nevada border. Or at least that was the plan. Instead, we ended up on the side of i80 for at least and hour and settled into the Wendover KOA for the foreseeable future. BUT at least we are all safe and sound. The drama continues to Thursday’s video.

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Our spot on Campendium