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frater_secessus [one year out]
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frater_secessus [one year out]
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-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 core skills like cooking, laundry, grocery shopping, etc. +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   * practice cleaning [[food:cooking:cookware|pots]] and utensils without running water
-  * start noticing all the places you can source [[water:drinking|drinking 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.   * 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.
lifestyle/hitting_the_road.1616296794.txt.gz · Last modified: 2021/03/20 23:19 by frater_secessus