Simplicity – Small & Cheap

Living simply & cheaply…wherever you are!

Where we are now…

We went to my dad’s on Monday to look at the camper we are going to borrow.   It’s a pop-up & could be hauled by a car so our Astro Van shouldn’t even notice it’s back there.   It has a full/queen sized bed, a sink & two burner stove that folds down into the aisle while traveling.    Under that, I have about 1.5 cubic feet of space.   There is a built in cooler near the door and a table that converts into a bed.   There is some limited storage under the seats over the wheel wells.  I also measured that with the table down to travel, I clear about a foot under the table and about 1.5 cubic feet right in front of the door.

As I said before, we are bringing a van (which I’d like to keep as empty as possible) and it will have a Thule ski “rack” on top.     Right now, I have several lists:

  • clothing – mom, dad, daughter
  • baby stuff – luckily we are pretty minimalist anyway so it could be MUCH worse; does incl. toys.
  • personal hygene supplies – incl. linens
  • kitchen supplies – incl. pantry leftovers, cookbooks, linens
  • office in a box + new printer
  • stuff to DO (crafts, music,movies, books)
  • tools/essentials (hoses, electrical cords)
  • home altar components

I think there are more but I don’t have them immediately handy.    We will start out in a parking lot with access to bathrooms & electrical.    We will join a gym for access to a shower.    We also just got word from our contact down there that they have an Airstream we can use as a living room.    Yeah!

As we get closer to leaving I will post detailed packing lists and more plans.


December 11, 2008 - Posted by | pre trip planning |

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