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lifestyle:foreknowledge [2022/01/11 16:22]
princess_fluffypants [summer and winter can be tough]
lifestyle:foreknowledge [2022/01/28 18:42]
princess_fluffypants [Van life is not #vanlife]
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-===== van life is not #vanlife =====+===== Van life is not #vanlife =====
  
   * "...it’s not as glamorous as all the hipsters instagrams make it seem." -- albinodinowino((https://www.reddit.com/r/vandwellers/comments/a8g9ea/what_do_you_wish_you_wouldve_known_about_van/ecafe78/))   * "...it’s not as glamorous as all the hipsters instagrams make it seem." -- albinodinowino((https://www.reddit.com/r/vandwellers/comments/a8g9ea/what_do_you_wish_you_wouldve_known_about_van/ecafe78/))
 +  * "...Honestly, it just sucks. Constant electrical issues, not being able to cook real food anymore, crammed with multiple pets, drawers always breaking, driving 30 min out of the way just to take a shit or shower, dirty laundry piles up so fast. Everything takes twice as long (dishes, cleaning, changing clothes, making the bed, making food) and I'm out of patience. It's been 6 months and it keeps getting worse." -- bashalash((https://www.reddit.com/r/vandwellers/comments/scs7xh/advice_on_leaving_vanlife/))
  
 The pretty vans you see on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube are [[lifestyle:faq_instagram|not how most vandwellers live]].  Most of us have practical, simple, builds that meet our needs. The pretty vans you see on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube are [[lifestyle:faq_instagram|not how most vandwellers live]].  Most of us have practical, simple, builds that meet our needs.
  
  
-===== van life will not solve all your problems =====+===== Van life will not solve all your problems =====
  
 If vandwelling appeals because you want to run away, it may be an expensive and frustrating exercise.  After all, "no matter where you go, there you are..." If vandwelling appeals because you want to run away, it may be an expensive and frustrating exercise.  After all, "no matter where you go, there you are..."
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 Vandwelling can also provide emergency shelter for folks faced with homelessness, and can help others save money for other purposes.  Vandwelling can also provide emergency shelter for folks faced with homelessness, and can help others save money for other purposes. 
-===== summer and winter can be tough =====+ 
 +===== Summer and winter can be tough =====
  
 Mild winter isn't too bad, because it is possible to [[hvac:heating|heat]] cheaply and easily with propane. Mild winter isn't too bad, because it is possible to [[hvac:heating|heat]] cheaply and easily with propane.
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 For this reason, folks who aren't tied down tend to [[camping:snowbirding|follow good weather]]. For this reason, folks who aren't tied down tend to [[camping:snowbirding|follow good weather]].
  
-===== stealth is overrated =====+===== Stealth is overrated =====
  
 > "Stealth is a lie..." -- bkrassn((https://www.reddit.com/r/vandwellers/comments/a8g9ea/what_do_you_wish_you_wouldve_known_about_van/ecagbji/)) > "Stealth is a lie..." -- bkrassn((https://www.reddit.com/r/vandwellers/comments/a8g9ea/what_do_you_wish_you_wouldve_known_about_van/ecagbji/))
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-===== space and stuff =====+===== Space and stuff =====
  
 Almost everyone brings too much crap at first.  Take as little as you dare.  Commit to not having self-storage anywhere. Be brave. Almost everyone brings too much crap at first.  Take as little as you dare.  Commit to not having self-storage anywhere. Be brave.
lifestyle/foreknowledge.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/08 08:12 by princess_fluffypants