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

 

Airstream Life – Our Solar Show And Tell

As Steve put it, “the video you’ve all been waiting for”. We show you most of the components to our new solar system installed by AM Solar and explain each piece and why we decided on what we did. They did such an amazing job of installing everything. We didn’t lose a speck of storage space and everything makes sense.

Other Solar Videos:
Solar Panels Part 1
Solar Panels Part 2
Solar Questions Answered

We had an amazing experience with AM Solar. If you are thinking of getting solar installed or looking to buy a solar package to install yourself we highly recommend them.

Check them out: http://amsolar.com/

Let us know what you think! Have any suggestions for us? Any questions about Airstream Life? Let us know!