Tuesday Talk – Our Top Three Renovations for Boondocking

This week we are talking about our top 3 renovations we’ve made to our Airstream for boondocking or free camping in the wilderness. The first major renovation/upgrade we did was solar. Solar power while not necessarily cost-effective when compared to using a generator is much more convenient in our opinion and makes our power a passive process when we’re out in the wilderness. Our 2nd major renovation is our composting toilet. The composting toilet has eliminated the need for our black tank which allows us to double our gray water storage. It also means we don’t waste any of our fresh water on a toilet which allows us to stay out longer. The third renovation we’ve made for boondocking is installing the propane line and our catalytic heater. The catalytic heater allows us to keep the Airstream nice and toasty even in freezing temperatures without using ANY power and only a trickle of propane compared to a typical furnace. We even give you another gadget we love for boondocking, our Valterra shutoff valve which allows us to combine our gray and black tanks. So really it’s 3.5 things!

Links this week:
Our Solar Show & Tell
Installing Our Composting Toilet
Natures Head Composting Toilet (affiliate link)
Installing our Catalytic Heater
Olympian Catalytic Heater (affiliate link)
How to Combine Waste Tanks
Valterra Waste Valve (affiliate link)

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

 

Tuesday Talk – Water Conservation While Boondocking in Our Airstream

This week we’re talking about our tips and tricks for water conservation while boondocking for weeks at a time in our Airstream We discuss the composting toilet, showers, washing dishes and how we top off our fresh water tank without moving the Airstream.

Do you have any tips for us? Questions? Let us know!

This week’s links:
Similar siphoner (Amazon affiliate).

7 Gallon Blue Jugs (Amazon affiliate)

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.

 

Friday Favorites – Our Nature’s Head Composting Toilet (Boondocking Game Changer)

This week’s Friday Favorite is our Nature’s Head Composting Toilet. Many of you saw our install video and our previous update on how we liked it. We’ve had so many questions about how it was working out we thought we would share our experiences plus the tips and tricks we’ve learned to make the process so much easier! For anyone who wants to boondock for weeks at a time we highly recommend looking into a composting toilet. It is a huge difference maker!

This week’s links:
Installing our Composting Toilet
Original How We Like It Video

Nature’s Head Composting Toilet (affiliate link)
Coconut Coir (affiliate link)

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 – How We Like Our Composting Toilet

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.

This week we talk about how we like our Nature’s Head Composting Toilet and the lessons we’ve learned so far. You’ll hear all about smells (or lack thereof), when to empty, tips from a few months of use and our recommendation of a Squatty Potty. We think this is the best DIY/Renovation of our Airstream so far.

Related Videos

Installing our Composting Toilet
Nature’s Head Composting Toilet
9″ Squatty Potty

Do you have a suggestion for a future Tuesday Talk? Leave a comment below and don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel to get our latest videos! Happy Tuesday!

Monday Vlog Day – Vlog 9 – Rewiring, Lightning, Cross Stitch, & Our Squatty Potty

Monday is now Vlog day!!! We’re going to try and give you a sneak peak into our lives every Monday through our Vlog series. Expect these to be full of out-takes and the random going-ons of our Airstream life. Eventually when we start traveling you’ll get glimpses of our campsites, and the gorgeous places we’ll be exploring. For now it’s life in Tucson as we get ready to hit the road.

In this week’s episode a quick rewire of our composting toilet. It’s not good to doubly reverse wires…FYI.  We enjoy the best lightning storm EVER. I share my United States cross stitch & we reveal our Squatty Potty. Meanwhile don’t mind the end…Steve enjoys filming me past when I’m obviously done 😉 Enjoy the view!

Happy Monday Friends!

Installing our Nature’s Head Composting Toilet in our Airstream

We finally installed our Nature’s Head Composting Toilet into Charlie, our 2005 Airstream Classic. We took video of the entire process so we could it share it with all of you. Hopefully this will help others someday when they go to install a composting toilet.

We walk you through every step of the install process from removing the old toilet, finding constant 12 volt, venting out the wheel well and finally installing the new toilet into our Airstream. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. No more black tank smell. In fact we haven’t found anything we don’t like about our composting toilet so far.

Stay tuned for an update on how we like it as time goes on and any tips and tricks we come up with along the way! Have any questions? Let us know below!

Links:
http://store.natureshead.net/p/27-Nature-s-Head-Composting-Toilet-with-Spider-Handle.aspx
Amazon (affiliate link): http://amzn.to/2apuI4K

Monday Vlog Day – Vlog 6- Plants, our Composting Toilet Arrives and Steve’s Birthday

Monday is now Vlog day!!! We’re going to try and give you a sneak peak into our lives every Monday through our Vlog series. Expect these to be full of out-takes and the random going-ons of our Airstream life. Eventually when we start traveling you’ll get glimpses of our campsites, and the gorgeous places we’ll be exploring. For now it’s life in Tucson as we get ready to hit the road.

In this week’s episode the Airstream gets some new Southwestern plants, the composting toilet comes in the mail and Steve leaves on travel but not before celebrating his birthday!  Enjoy the view!

 

Happy Monday Friends!