A Catch Up Weekend in a Field in Idaho

In today’s video, we decided to spend the weekend back in our field in Island Park Idaho. We originally were only going to overnight there on the way north but since the signal was good we decided to spend the weekend so we could stream football. We got to happy hour with some cows and answer some questions from our commenters. Next stop, North Yellowstone area in Montana!

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Boot Jack Boondocking

 

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

 

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.

 

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 – Living Spontaneously But Dealing with Crowded Summer Campgrounds

This week we’re answering a question from a viewer about how we’re dealing with the crowded summer months and booked campgrounds while trying to stay spontaneous in our travel plans. We talk about what reservations we do make, what had worked for us so far even in crowded campgrounds, and how flexible you need to be to stay spontaneous with hot weather and summer crowds.

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.

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

How To Find Water & Dump Stations When Boondocking in an RV/Airstream

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 Water & Dump Stations When Boondocking in an RV/Airstream. When camping out in the wilderness without hookups how do you find a place to find or dump stations? You can find water in a number of ways. Look for water at National Parks and State Parks that you are visiting anyway. You can also find water at some trail heads and picnic areas in National Forests. If you are in the mountains, some towns have free water sources if they are headwaters of rivers. You can always pay for water at a Glacier Water Dispenser at a grocery store. Some dump stations will also have potable water.

To find dump stations we use a few applications. We use AllStays on our phones. They have a specific symbol for dump stations. We also use Campendium, which also has a specific symbol for dump stations. Lastly, Sanidumps seems to be a great website for finding dump stations as well.

This week’s links:
AllStays
Campendium
Sanidumps

 

More Sun Valley: Bikes rides, Free Dump Stations & Sawtooth Botanical Garden

In today’s video, we are still boondocking along Trail Creek in Sun Valley Idaho. We go for a nice bike ride along a paved path. There are a number of paved paths in this area, not to mention LOTS of mountain biking trails. Next, we head down to a free dump station in Hailey Idaho. We have to deal with very smoky conditions from nearby wildfires but luckily the air wasn’t too bad. Last we walk around the Sawtooth Botanical Garden which was absolutely stunning. We highly recommend you check it out if you are in the area.

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Trail Creek Road
Go Pro Clamp (Amazon affiliate)
Hailey Dump Station
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Warfield Brewery