Booooooondocking, Verb: Boondocking but longer and with style.

by | Jan 28, 2021 | #vanlife, RESOURCES

Personally, I love getting away from it all and being in nature. It’s scientifically proven to be restorative for mental health. Its even better with friends and even better if you can have a little comfort while you’re at it.

Personally, I love getting away from it all and being in nature. It’s scientifically proven to be restorative for mental health. Its even better with friends and even better if you can have a little comfort while you’re at it.

 

As humans, however, we have basic needs…and as modern humans not-so basic ones like a charged phone and internet connection. These needs make staying off grid more challenging and if you don’t have them, down right miserable (gotta update your instafans, right?) Below are some of the neat little things we find helpful for extending your time off grid … while having a good time.

 
 
 

WATER

Our most essential need is water. You won’t last long without it – unless you’re Andreas Mihavecz. While your RV will probably have a water tank, increasing your water capacity for boondocking will immediately give you an advantage – you might even afford the occasional wash! It’s good to have one or two expandable water containers tucked away in your van for when you head into the outdoors. Check out these Jug Style, Accordian Style, Cube Style.

 

 

When ya gotta go…

While we’re on the subject of water scarcity and basic needs there’s a boondocking essential that’s particularly close to our… hearts. A composting toilet has to be the best way to stay off-grid in comfort. There are a few on the market but there is one that is pretty close to our hearts (shameless self-promotion).

CompoCloset will shortly be releasing the most compact composting toilet on the market – the Cuddy. This adorable little chappie is no bigger than the leading chemical toilets but massively extends your off-grid time.

Quite simply, by not flushing precious water down the toilet you have more water to drink (when your beer runs out) and don’t need to find somewhere civilized to empty it every 2-3 days!

 

Cuddy Composting toilet for van RV Boat and tinyhome

Cuddy – a cute compartment for your poop!

Oh, and did we mention how cute and sexy they are? Yea.

 

 

 

WFHow: Working from Home (On Wheels)

Why only be a weekend warrior? Nobody likes getting stuck in Friday traffic to escape the city to then get stuck again in Sunday traffic on the way back. Why not leave Thursday night and work somewhere with a view for a change? Sounds great, but to get the really good view’s you’ll need a range-extended booster.

Check out these bad boys from weBoost the Drive Reach boosts your signal while on the move (good for work calls in the traffic) or the Connect RV lets you connect to the farthest towers when you’re parked up.

Drive-Reach signal booster. best for RV Life on the Road!

 

Pump up the POWER!

 

Working on the road? ‘Sorry Boss, I my laptop died’ is the adult equivalent of ‘the dog ate my homework’. Don’t get caught out – check out this cool power setup from maxOak (affiliate link warning) packing an impressive 500Wh of juice and more orifices than a hardcore movie.

 

If you’re really up for some get away from it all action you can add the 120W solar panels and upgrade to the seriously impressive Bluetti AC200P with 2kWh of juice to keep the party going.

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