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

 

Friday Favorites – A Camping Essential – Our Smores Box!

This week’s Friday Favorite is our Smores Box and everything it contains. Smores are a camping essential and we want to be prepared no matter when the campfire opportunity arises. That’s why we keep a Smores Box always stocked and ready. In it we have marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate of course. We also have our expanding campfire forks and other skewers so anyone can enjoy a roasted marshmallow by the fire. This box has meant we can have smores whenever the mood arises and we absolutely love it!

This week’s links:
Expandable Camping Forks (Amazon affiliate)
Marshmallows (Amazon affiliate)
Graham Crackers (Amazon affiliate)
Chocolate Bars (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.

 

More Yellowstone Explorations On Saturday

In today’s video, we are heading back into Yellowstone National Park early on a Saturday morning to try and avoid the crowds. We check out a few smaller things including the Firehole Canyon Scenic Drive, Firehole Falls, and the Grand Prismatic Spring along the boardwalk. We then went back to the Fairy Falls trailhead and walked to the overlook we were too tired to check out last time. Finally, we do another scenic drive and check out the White Dome Geyser which tests our patience. We love this area!

We find a great spot for garbage, recycling, and water in the park. We’ll be stopping there every time we pass it, that’s for sure! Steve finishes the video talking about our internet troubles at our boondocking spot. Luckily, the cell speed sped up after that weird day, so we’re back at a super fast speed. Not bad for free camping!

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Bootjack Boondocking
Yellowstone National Park

 

First Day in Yellowstone: Fairy Falls & Imperial Geyser

In today’s video, we head to Yellowstone National Park for our first day of exploring. We decide to do a 7-mile hike to Fairy Falls and the Imperial Geyser from the Fairy Falls parking area south of the Grand Prismatic Spring. It was a lovely day for a hike and since this was a bit of a longer one we didn’t see very many people which was awesome considering the crowds we say elsewhere. The Fairy Falls was absolutely gorgeous and then only a mile further was the Imperial Geyser which was unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. While at Imperial Geyser we were recognized for the first time by Tina and had a wonderful chat. An amazing day of hiking, scenery, and meeting awesome people!

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Bootjack Boondocking
Yellowstone National Park
Imperial Geyser Hike

Friday Favorite – Reusable Silicone Bags (Replacing our Ziplocs)

This week’s Friday Favorite is our Stasher Bags or Silicone Reusable Bags. We use these bags almost daily to store snacks and they are essential items for us in our hiking packs. They work just like Ziplocs or other plastic bags except they are meant to be reused and are a lot more durable. We’ve had a lot of luck with the Stasher brand but have only tried a couple. We highly recommend these to anyone trying to reduce waste or have more durable ways of storing snacks.

This week’s links:
Large Stasher Bag (Amazon affiliate)
Smaller Stasher Bag (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.

 

How To Find Free Camping – How We Find All Our Airstream Boondocking Spots

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 Find Free Camping. We touch on finding free overnight camping at stores or rest areas, to finding places to stay in the wilderness for weeks at a time. For free overnight camping, we rely mostly on the AllStays app which has great information on Walmarts, Cabelas, rest stops and other great spots.

When trying to find free wilderness camping we start our search on Campendium. We also check FreeCampsites.net for more information. Some other places to look are on the National Forest/BLM websites or at local ranger stations. The Rangers have the most up to date information on an area and are a great resource for finding dispersed camping. Another great resource is social media. We follow other full-timers on Youtube and Instagram who enjoy boondocking and make sure to bookmark any spots they show. Lastly, our biggest tip for finding free camping is to have a way to store the information you find. We use a personal Google Map where we store all the interesting free camping spots that we run across.

This week’s links:
AllStays
Campendium
Free Campsites

 

Moving To a Lake Campground near Idaho Falls

In today’s video, we are leaving our free camp spot at the Hayspur Fish Hatchery which we really enjoyed and are heading to campground north of Idaho Falls. Jefferson County Lake Campground in Rigby Idaho is amazing! $15 a night for 50amp electric and water. We spend our Saturday running some errands in Idaho Falls since we are finally near civilization and we will be away from it for a while after this. Wait until you see the before and after of Miss Patti when we are taking to get her groomed.

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Hayspur Fish Hatchery
Jefferson County Lake Campground

Tuesday Talk – Living Off Peak (The Best Way to Live…if You Can)

This week we’re talking about the way we try to live… as much as possible…Off Peak. What this means is that we look at the peak hours or days for whatever it is we are going to do and try to do it not during those hours. In this video, we talk about tourists attractions, national parks, cities, driving, and campgrounds but really the idea of living off peak can be applied to almost any aspect of life from grocery shopping to doing laundry. What do you think? Would you live off peak if you could?

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

 

Friday Favorite – Fire-starters (For Those Stubborn Campfires)

This week’s Friday Favorite are fire-starters. We love campfires, especially when boondocking and you can use local sticks and wood. While sometimes it’s incredibly easy to get the fire started, other times the wood is not very dry or for some reason won’t light well. That is when we pull out our fire-starters. They burn hot for quite a while and get everything else to light before the burnout. They are a great backup to have around for any camper!

This week’s links:
Fire-starters (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.

 

Boondocking in Sun Valley, Water, & Exercise

In today’s video, we show some of the exercises we try to do while traveling. It’s a work in progress but we’re trying to come up with a routine for those days where we are not hiking. Next, we go on the search for water. We find a dump station in the Sawtooth National Forest which has potable water and trash for a $5 donation. There is also a bunch of boondocking and National Forest Campgrounds on the same road which is good to know for next time! We make a trip to the Sawtooth Brewery and Steve shows off his souvenir.

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Trail Creek Road
Bodylastics Bands (Amazon affiliate)
Sawtooth Dump Station
Sawtooth Brewery
Tervis Tumblers (Amazon affiliate)