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 +Words of Wisdom: ​ "In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice they are not."
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 +====== Testing your camper ======
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 +===== attitude =====
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 +Successful dwellers plan ahead and learn how to problem solve. ​  They know the time to learn how things work is **before you need to use them**. This applies to your camper, your gear, your own needs and preferences,​ etc.  **Practice** with that [[tools:​intro#​v_air_compressor|12v air compressor]],​ [[food:​cooking:​stoves| stove]], [[toilet:​bucket|bucket toilet]], etc, to see how they work.
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 +The time for **things to go wrong** for the first is when you are near all your resources. ​ Things going wrong in your driveway or near home are not failures, they are **helpful information coming at the best possible time**. ​ It pays to **be receptive to the lessons they teach**. ​ When you feel frustration or discouragement,​ remember it is much better to learn these lessons near people and resources instead of out in the boonies with no safety net. 
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 +===== incremental testing =====
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 +Breaking too many things at once can be overwhelming,​ especially if the breakage occurs before we have enough experience to deal with them.  To keep the process manageable, consider increasing the difficulty and time span of your tests incremental. ​ Solve each problem at each level then scaffold up to the next layer off difficulty.
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 +The following is one example of test camping that increases in intensity:
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 +  - **sit in your camper** (or potential camper). ​ Take in the space. ​ Really //look// at it. Think about where you might put things, how you might use it.
 +  - **take a nap in your camper** to see how you might prefer to sleep. ​ Elevated? ​ On the floor? ​ On a cot?  In a reclined seat?  Notice the headroom over you when you are laid down and when you are sitting up.
 +  - **set up a temporary bed** based on your napping and thoughts about the interior space. ​ It is temporary now so you can move it around if needed.
 +  - **camp overnight in your driveway**. ​ Prepare your meals and handle hygiene with items you have in the camper. ​ Take things from (or return items to) your house as you notice what you really need.  Repeat a few times until you get through the night without having to go to the house. ​ \\ Start noticing what items are used [in]frequently and think about how to keep them available without clutter.  ​
 +  - **camp overnight in a Walmart** or similar location; ​ you can buy something you need there. ​ Notice ambient light, noise, parking restrictions,​ etc.
 +  - **boondock overnight away from resources**. ​ This can be stealth camping, state park, whatever. ​ Just somewhere you don't have easy access to resources.
 +  - **boondock a weekend away from resources**. ​ Sometimes problems more than one night to reveal themselves.
 +  - **spend a longer time away from resources**;​ an RTR is great for this. 
 +  - **hit the road for real!**  ​
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rv/testing.txt ยท Last modified: 2018/06/23 09:57 by frater_secessus