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lifestyle:hitting_the_road [2021/02/01 16:22]
frater_secessus [thinking]
lifestyle:hitting_the_road [2021/04/24 10:27] (current)
frater_secessus [one year out]
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 ===== thinking ===== ===== thinking =====
  
-  - what is my main drive for full-timing in a van or RV?+  - what is my main drive for full-timing in a van, car, or RV?
     - travel?     - travel?
     - live frugally? (often incompatible with extensive travel)     - live frugally? (often incompatible with extensive travel)
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 ===== one year out ===== ===== one year out =====
  
-This section assumes you are planning to hit the road sooner rather than later.  Starting a year out means you can test out your van in all four seasons with your "home base" resources at hand. +This section assumes you are planning to hit the road sooner rather than later.  Starting a year out means you can test out your van in all four seasons with your "home base" resources at hand. It also means you can get up to speed on [[lifestyle:core skills|core skills]] like cooking, laundry, grocery shopping, etc
  
   * decide if you are going to buy [[rv:intro|a camper]], build one out of [[rv:cargo_van|a cargo van]],  or use something you already own.   * decide if you are going to buy [[rv:intro|a camper]], build one out of [[rv:cargo_van|a cargo van]],  or use something you already own.
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   * **make general plans** on where you would like to travel (or stay) in the first year of your RV life.   * **make general plans** on where you would like to travel (or stay) in the first year of your RV life.
   * practice "camp cooking" (making simple one-pot meals, etc) while still at home.((https://vandwellerforum.com/showthread.php?tid=2681))   * practice "camp cooking" (making simple one-pot meals, etc) while still at home.((https://vandwellerforum.com/showthread.php?tid=2681))
 +  * practice cooking on the actual [[food:cooking:stoves|stove]] you will be cooking on, if any. 
 +  * practice cleaning [[food:cooking:cookware|pots]] and utensils without running water
 +  * start noticing all the places you can source [[water:drinking|drinking water]].  Pour all your water from gallon jugs or similar to assess how much water you consume.
 +  * start practicing quick [[hygiene:bathing|navy showers]], sponge baths, etc.  If you plan on using a portable shower bag or sprayer  take it into the bathtub with you and try it out.  
 +  * consider downsizing the number of clothes you own, focusing on clothes that are comfortable and easy to [[lifestyle:faq_laundry|launder]] in a laundromat.  Start wearing your new wardrobe.
   * start paying more attention to weather on the news and what it looks like outside.  Think about how you would react to that weather in the van.((https://vandwellerforum.com/showthread.php?tid=2681))   * start paying more attention to weather on the news and what it looks like outside.  Think about how you would react to that weather in the van.((https://vandwellerforum.com/showthread.php?tid=2681))
 +  * practice setting up and using a bucket [[toilet:bucket|toilet]] or whatever you plan to use, including separation of liquids and solids. You may want to set the bucket in the bathtub or use a urine bottle there to make beginners accidents easier to clean up. 
 +  * get a library card from a library near your residence.  This can help with [[lifestyle:residence|residency]] and you can check out ebooks and other digital media on the road. 
 ===== one month out ===== ===== one month out =====
 This section includes items that are best done while you still are in a physical residence. This section includes items that are best done while you still are in a physical residence.
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