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)

How To Setup Camp While Boondocking or Free Camping in an Airstream/RV

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 Setup Camp While Boondocking or Free Camping in an Airstream/RV. We do a lot of boondocking or free camping in the wilderness where there are no assigned spots. Setting up camp with our Airstream in this situation can be very different from setting up camp in a campground. We go through the steps we take to setup our camp spot including finding a level spot, figuring out where we want the patio, leveling, ensuring we have water and our generator easily accessible, cooling down the Airstream as much as possible with awnings and windows, setting up the rug and the rest of our patio furniture and finally raising the antenna for our 4G Booster.

 

Tuesday Talk – Is Full-Time RVing All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

This week we’re answering “Is full-time RVing all it’s cracked up to be?” The short answer is for us it is but there are some things to keep in mind. First, what we see on social media is often the best parts of full-time RV living and it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes it’s hot, dirty and filled with mice. Also, this lifestyle requires you to give up on controlling everything and to go with the flow sometimes which can be difficult for some. However, if you love seeing new beautiful things and living small then it could be the perfect lifestyle for you.

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 – Yelp (Yum!)

This week’s Friday Favorite is Yelp. We use Yelp, either on the web page or through their app, almost everywhere we camp. We use it to find restaurants (since Courtney has dietary restrictions) but also breweries, ice cream, grocery stores and even sometimes propane! It is the only way we’ve found we can find restaurants that satisfy everyone in our families when we are all together. An absolutely essential app for us.

This week’s links:
Yelp

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.

 

Tuesday Talk – Settling Down or GoGoGo!

This week we’re answering a question about whether we are looking forward to settling in one place for a while after all this go-go-go. The answer is complicated as we explain. We are definitely honing in on a travel style we enjoy and have been a little too go-go-go for the last little while but we fear the whole winter in Tucson will be a bit too long. What do you think? Which do you prefer?

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

 

Last Day of Hiking Waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge

In today’s video, we take two hikes to see 4 more waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge. Another great day with 4 waterfalls rounding out our total count of 12 waterfalls in 3 days. Amazing! We then head to Hood River to get groceries and check out Full Sail Brewery.

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Wahkeena Falls
Fairy Falls
Latourell Falls
Full Sail Brewery
Cascade Locks KOA

Chasing More Waterfalls and Walking Behind One!

In today’s video, we go chasing 4 more waterfalls. Horsetail Falls is beautiful and right off the road. It’s amazing how easy it is to get up to the basis of it. The next falls is one of our absolute favorites so far and that is Ponytail Falls or Upper Horsetail Falls. You can walk behind the waterfall which was so amazing! The next waterfall on the hike was Oneonta Falls, also pretty and finally, Triple Falls. We’ve never seen three falls like that before. We hiked to just beyond Triple Falls and played in the creek for a while admiring the bridge and Cairn garden in the water. A wonderful hike followed by a fabulous time at Thunder Island Brewing sitting along the Columbia River.

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Horsetail Falls
Ponytail Falls
Oneonta Falls
Triple Falls
Thunder Island Brewing
Cascade Locks KOA

Tuesday Talk – Safety While Boondocking in our Airstream

This week we’re answering a question about our Safety While Boondocking in our Airstream. We talk about how we ensure we feel safe in the boondocking spot we choose, whether we stay out once it gets dark and other safety tips from our time boondocking. Do you have any tips for us regarding safety?

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

 

How To Store Shoes in an Airstream/RV & How Many to Bring

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 Store Shoes in an Airstream/RV & How Many to Bring. Living full-time in our Airstream, we have all our shoes to try and fit and easily access in our 200 sqft. The first step in having the perfect shoe solution is to really look at the shoes you have or are bringing in the RV. We have limited our shoes down to 5 pairs each which seem to be enough for almost every occasion. Having to store 10 pairs of shoes is a lot easier than 20. Next, we created shoe storage near the door of the RV. We think this is an essential step so that the shoes you wear every day are easy to take on and off by the door. We recommend something like our screen door solution if you don’t already have show storage there. Next, take advantage of your vertical space. We have a shoe rack hanging on the back wall of our closet where we store most of the rest of our shoes but you could do something similar on any untaken vertical space. Finally, check out all the nooks and crannies of your RV. We store our hiking boots in little cubbies under the bed which otherwise would be empty.

 

Some Products Mentioned:
Shoe Rack (Amazon affiliate)