by MaryShafer | Dec 2, 2021 | Full-timing, Insulation, Interior remodeling, Preparedness, renovation, RV DIY, RVing, Solar Power
I had never heard of Reflectix®before I became a nomad, though I had—as most of you likely have—seen it before. The most common way to be introduced to it is to see one of those shiny, metallic-looking, lightweight accordion-style windshield sun shades. In fact, I’d owned a couple of these when I learned that the material out of which they’re made is called Reflectix.
by MaryShafer | Apr 19, 2020 | how to purchase, Milestones, RVing, travel trailer, Travel trailer towing
What really matters in choosing a travel trailer and what isn’t so critical. Of course, everyone’s needs vary, and even those can change once you get on the road. But there are certain considerations every trailer dweller must attend to.
by MaryShafer | Feb 18, 2020 | America, Biscuit, Downsides, emotional journey, Events, Full-timing, idgie, on the road, renovation, rubber tramp rendevous, rubber tramp rendezvous, RVing, Technical, Travel, travel trailer, Travel trailer towing, weather, wildheart
There is also the possibility that I will instead get a larger Class C motorhome and put a rack on the back to carry a motor scooter or electric bike. That would give me the ability to run around to do errands or go visit nearby attractions without having to break camp, and without the cost of insuring a tow vehicle.
by MaryShafer | Oct 31, 2019 | Downsides, emotional journey, Events, idgie, RVing
This year, I’m just not in the Halloween spirit, spooky or otherwise. All I can think about is that it’s only been 16 days since I woke up and heard Idgie making noises that told me she was in severe pain, and I knew as I left with her for the emergency vet at 5:30 am that she wouldn’t be coming home with me.
by MaryShafer | Oct 14, 2019 | Downsides, kitchen, on the road, Preparedness, RVing, Safety, Travel
Few will argue that a blazing campfire at the end of the day really makes it cozy and fun. But one place no one wants to deal with fire is INSIDE your rig. Regardless what size or type RV you live in, and for however long/often, fire is one element you want to stay far away from…at least the open, uncontrolled kind.
by MaryShafer | Oct 7, 2019 | adventure, Downsides, on the road, Preparedness, RVing, Travel, weather
Now that we’ve covered potential disaster scenarios and the documents and first aid kits you should have with you, this last entry in this Disaster Preparedness in an RV series will cover how to put together a Go Bag or Bug-Out Bag.