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Van Life Project (In Progress)

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It's time for me to start keeping weekly track of my progress so I feel like I am getting more done and to make sure I am on track.

I still have an overwhelming list of things to accomplish before I set out on the road full-time, but in the meantime, I need to do some road trips and camping to understand better where I stand with being prepared. As an experienced camper, my priorities now are more about working out ways to work effectively from my van.

Prep Work
  • Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane (Lowes)
    Three Coats Applied To Frame Of Raised Built In Bed .๐Ÿ—น
  • Added Privacy Curtain Between Cab & Living Area. ๐Ÿ—น
  • Added Child Safety Locks To The Sink Area Drawers. ๐Ÿ—น
  • Added Humidity Gauge & DampRid (For Mold Prevention) ๐Ÿ—น
  • Next On The List: Painting Previously Installed Storage Shelves.
Kitchen / Cooking
I prefer to cook over the campfire. Since that isnโ€™t always an option, I have collected multiple backup options, depending on what I do that day.
  • Jetboil Flash (Amazon) ๐Ÿ—น
    • 2 Jetboil Jetpower Isobutane/Propane Fuel 450 Grams (Amazon)
  • Coleman Gladiator 2 Burner Stove (Costco) ๐Ÿ—น
    • 6 Coleman All-Purpose Propane 1 Pound (Walmart)
  • Single Burner (Coleman & Ozark Trail) ๐Ÿ—น
    • 18 Coleman 8oz Butane Canisters (Walmart)
  • Camp Chef Sherpa Camp Table & Organizer (Amazon) ๐Ÿ—น
    • Bright Yellow Whistling Tea Kettle (Amazon) ๐Ÿ—น
    • UCO 6-Piece Camping Mess Kit with Bowl, Plate, Camp Cup, and Switch Spork Utensil Set (Amazon) ๐Ÿ—น
    • ALOCS Camping Cookware (Amazon) ๐Ÿ—น
    • COLETTI Classic Camping Coffee Percolator (Amazon) ๐Ÿ—น
  • RIO Swinging Hammock Chair (Costco) ๐Ÿ—น
  • KEPEAK Survival Kit 14 in 1 (Amazon) ๐Ÿ—น
  • ZHIYUN Smooth 5 Gimbal Stabilizer (Amazon) ๐Ÿ—น
  • Osprey Sirrus 24 (REI) ๐Ÿ—น
  • (2) Hydro Flask 32 (REI) ๐Ÿ—น
  • Basic First Aid Kit ๐Ÿ—น
  • 2 Core Laterns ๐Ÿ—น
  • Backup Tent
  • Nicunom Larger Grid Storage Baskets (Amazon) ๐Ÿ—น
  • Under Bed Storage Bin (Costco) ๐Ÿ—น
Things I Still Need To Accomplish
  • Shore Power
  • Internet Options
  • Quality Twin Mattress
  • Learn Basic DIY Mechanical Skills
  • Design/Build Box Bench Doubles As Storage
  • Removable Table Leg RV For Mini Desk (Amazon)
  • Jackery, Anker, or EcoFlow Power Station (With Solar)
  • Fire Extinguisher and Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Making Sure I Always Have a Backup Plan For My Backup Plans
I will update this thread regularly with my progress as I work on my dream. And yes, I will take some interior pictures soon. For specific DIY questions, I will start new threads.

So what are my questions for you so far? What am I forgetting? What tips or advice do you have?
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