Pure Living for Life
Stupid-Easy Solar for Going Off Grid, RVs and Boondocking
Support us on Patreon: http://bit.ly/2tdla40 Buy kit best price: http://amzn.to/2fu0oII Shop portable solar panels: http://amzn.to/29v7ffy Enjoy our videos? See how you can support our blog here: http://purelivingforlife.com/support/ It finally happened! We started out solar journey. This isn't how we saw it happening, but we're very glad it did. Already we're feeling the benefits of offsetting out generator use. Not just the fuel and cost savings, but the convenience too. Solar has been on our radar for some time and we recently ran into Go Power at an RV convention. We discussed with them our situation, concerns and frustrations with solar. During the conversation portable solar came up as an option for getting started today on a budget and with the intent to only offset our generator use. This approach had escaped us because we were looking so far forward. We were trying to size the "now-and-later" solar setup, but it's just hard to do, especially on a budget. In the end we made the leap, picked up a portable array and are very happy that our generator use had declined to nill. Sure it's summer so there's lots of sun available. Perhaps by winter we'll have a better feel for solar, our power needs and be more capable of sizing a system to fit our future needs. We wanted to share this story with you because we were overcomplicating solar and it was a huge relief to discover that it doesn't have to be. Starting small can make sense especially if you're boondocking, looking for an array to power your campsite or are heading off grid. Had we known this was an option, or at least not overlooked it, when we arrived it would have been in our toolbox for certain. If you need portable solar or just plain simple solar, give these portable arrays a look or even a try and see if they'll meet your power needs for today. It's a great way to get started! For a full overview of what we've been up to, please visit our blog post above. Lots of great stuff and background that we couldn't possibly share in a roundup YouTube video! BLOG POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY Complete DIY Cedar Hot Tub: http://purelivingforlife.com/diy-cedar-hot-tub/ Learn to homestead, wherever, wherever: http://purelivingforlife.com/how-i-strengthen-homesteading-skills-anywhere/ Essential Tools We Use On Our Homestead: http://purelivingforlife.com/homestead-tools/ Our Real-Time Costs to Start Our Homestead from Scratch: http://purelivingforlife.com/expense-reports/ Month One Roundup: http://purelivingforlife.com/month-one-roundup/ Month Two Roundup: http://purelivingforlife.com/month-two-roundup Month Three Roundup: http://purelivingforlife.com/month-three-roundup Month Four to Seven Roundup: http://purelivingforlife.com/month-four-to-seven-roundup Month Eight to Ten Roundup: http://purelivingforlife.com/month-eight-to-ten-roundup/ ENJOY THIS VIDEO? SUPPORT US WITHOUT PAYING A DIME! It takes us 40+ hours a week to document our journey on both our blog and our YouTube channel. If you enjoy watching our videos and want to help us to produce more of them, learn how you can help us without spending a dime! http://purelivingforlife.com/support/ GET SOCIAL! Blog: http://purelivingforlife.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/purelivingforlife Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purelivingforlife Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/purlivforlif Twitter: https://twitter.com/pureliving4life EQUIPMENT USED TO PRODUCE OUR VIDEOS Camera #1: http://amzn.to/2aykTf8 Camera #2: http://amzn.to/2aCddvP Tripod: http://amzn.to/2aShOL4 Macbook Pro: http://amzn.to/2aCdGhy Editing software: http://bit.ly/1oTH5av Searches you might use to find this video: portable solar panels for rv portable solar panels for camping solar panel kits portable solar kits portable off grid solar 12v solar panel kits best portable solar panels
Playing with Sticks
5 BEST Teardrop Camper Tents (How we stay dry in ALASKA!)
In this episode of Playing with Sticks we are highlighting what we have found to be the 5 Best Teardrop Trailer Tents for teardrop camping. In this video we will be taking you to Girdwood Alaska to participate in the annual Forest Fair. We also brought along one of the best teardrop trailer tents to our campsite to give you a taste of what it is like to set one up and to highlight the convenience a teardrop trailer tent adds to the teardrop life. Shelters Highlighted in this Video: Big Agnes 3 Forks Shelter https://amzn.to/34hGt4D Mountainsmith Shade Dome https://amzn.to/2LghJCm King Camp Awning https://amzn.to/2HCl24q Lightspeed Outdoors Quick Canopy https://amzn.to/2ZLYCEh Pahaque Screen Room 10X10 https://amzn.to/2ZzL5mV The links above are affiliate links from amazon. By purchasing items through them there is no additional cost to you. Our family does receive a small percentage from items you purchase. #TearDropTrailerTent #TeardropCamperAwning #TearDropCamperSideTent
Playing with Sticks
18 RV Boondocking SAFETY Tips: Watch Before You RV Alone!
We have 18 rv boondocking safety tips for you that we highly suggest you watch before you rv alone in a free camping area. We have spent countless nights in primitive areas and have developed some rv boondocking safety tips along the way. These tips include changing how others perceive you, trailer alarms, self protection, how to choose the perfect primitive camping spot for your travel trailer, using satellite technology to stay safe when traveling alone, posted signage, and more! If you have a large rv or a small camper trailer like us these tips for rv newbies and veterans will work for everyone! Rv camping in free camping areas can be just as safe as camping in a campground. When it comes to rv security you just need to take a few extra precautions in boondocking areas to live comfortably and safely. Rv nomad safety tips continue to grow as more and more people head out on the road in search of freedom and low cost camping sites. We are excited as part of this community of "Playing with Sticks" to learn from all of you some new rv tips and tricks that you have picked up along the way during your travels. Please share your rv boondocking safety tips for all of us rv newbies and veterans. If you haven't watched Our 7 Trailer Anti-Theft Tips: How to STOP a Thief in their Tracks! you would probably benefit from watching that one as well. https://youtu.be/B6YJv1qJXLw Also don't forget to check our RV Safety and Security Playlist for more videos like this. We mentioned that we would share links to the SPOT 2-Way Satellite Messenger https://www.amazon.com/SPOT-SPOT-HD-X-x-Orange-Small/dp/B07DYC1PGR/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=spot+messenger&qid=1558499576&s=gateway&sr=8-2 The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger: https://amzn.to/2LcrNMC The Bivystick Satellite Communication Device: https://amzn.to/2zF93hY The links above are affiliate links from amazon. By purchasing items through them there is no additional cost to you. Our family does receive a small percentage from items you purchase. Check out our other playlists for much more teardrop trailer, scamp trailer, and overland trailer videos shot in the heart of Alaska! Thanks everyone for joining us on the journey.
Playing with Sticks
Our 14 Favorite Teardrop Trailer TIPS & TRICKS (From the Tiny Yellow Teardrop)
We will be sharing with you our 14 favorite teardrop trailer tips and tricks from the Tiny Yellow Teardrop Blog. The tinyyellowteardrop.blogspot.com is what initially inspired our family to purse the teardrop trailer life. Christina, the author of the Tiny Yellow Teardrop, consistently posts articles and photos about her teardrop camping adventures throughout North America. Her articles are so inspiring and professionally crafted. Our intention behind this video is to convince you why you need to set aside some time to check out Christina's wonderfully crafted blog. Our 14 favorite teardrop trailer tips and tricks from her blog are teardrop tips we have learned from her over the years. These camping tips can be utilized almost immediately and will in turn enhance your overall camping experience. These 14 small camper tips are just the tip of the iceberg. If we were to guess, we would say there are probably thousands of teardrop tips throughout her many blog posts. In today's episode of Playing with Sticks we are going to be answering a few camping questions that we have learned from the Tiny Yellow Teardrop over the years and will make your camping experience a little more efficient. What to use as a camping sink? What does Christina use for camper water storage? What is the scrubba washbag? What to use for camping shoe storage? Can you get travel trailer insurance for your teardrop camper? How do you turn your teardrop trailer into a bug out travel trailer? What are people using for keeping camping food cold? How to keep food cold if you are camping for a week or longer? Where should I store my cooler? What is reflectix and why is it the best gift for teardrop rv trailer owners? #smallcampertipsandtricks #teardroptrailertipsandtricks #teardroptrailertips
Must See Tech
7 BEST Teardrop Trailers and Retro Camping Vehicles for Comfortable Traveling
Trailers with retro teardrop designs have amazing history behind them and they have been gaining popularity in the last couple of decades. In today’s video we collected those models that in our opinion have the best designs and versatility. 00:36 #1 EscaPod Topo Series: escapod.us EscaPod Topo Series is a tiny off-road-capable home on wheels. Its base price is $13,800 and it includes plenty of standard features, such as queen mattress, kitchen with a YETI Tundra 65 cooler, 3-speed fan, LED lights and deep-cycle battery. 1:57 #2 Bean Trailer: beantrailer.com Bean Trailer is a modern teardrop trailer that as standard sleeps two people and can have a roof tent providing two additional sleeping spaces secured on top. 3:16 #3 Timberleaf Trailers: timberleaftrailers.com Timberleaf Trailer is a compact but functional camping trailer that serves as a perfect getaway home for a young adventurous couple. It is available in class, all-road, and off-road packages with a starting price of $19,750. 4:36 #4 Gidget Retro Camper: youtube.com/watch?v=2-1Wa9iNtZo Gidget Teardrop Retro Camper is a very lightweight trailer with a unique patented slide-out feature doubling its interior space. 5:56 #5 Luna Lite inTech RV: youtube.com/watch?v=dyWZv6Es4D8 Luna Lite is a less expensive and light-weight version of the inTech RV’s Luna teardrop trailer with a giant front panoramic windshield. 7:16 #6 Alto from Safari Condo: safaricondo.com/en/caravanes-alto Alto from Safari Condo is unique in its transforming construction. Due to the fact that the roof is raising it lets people stand in the cabin. 8:36 #7 Droplet Trailer: droplet-trailer.com/model-2018 Droplet trailer is super lightweight weighing 950 lbs and it could be towed by medium-sized cars and small SUVs. Music used in the video: Feel Good by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial/feelgood Free Download: bit.ly/DownloadFeelGood It's now on Spotify! open.spotify.com/track/0ZkElHGEj2…J8QLCf9vLr24rOFw www.youtube.com/c/mbbmusic Wildlife by Declan DP soundcloud.com/declandp/wildlife goo.gl/SsxigR Creative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ #MustSeeTech #MST #MSTVacationVehicles
Bean Podcast with @Maxx Powell
After the addition of our fold-up table we noticed how amazing our newfound cabin space was. Naturally we thought it looked and felt like a podcast (mobile) studio so we were off to the races. As a teardrop trailer company we are always inspired by the doers of the world, the adventurers, and those that put curiosity first. To begin this journey we flew out to Washington State to meet with Motor Sports and Outdoor Living junkie, Maxx Powell! Enjoy as we discuss YouTubers, Power Sports, Falconry, & Life. Let us know what you think of our format and who should we invite next? Contact Us: Web: www.beantrailer.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 833-232-6857 Instagram: www.instagram.com/beantrailer Facebook: www.facebook.com/beantrailer Use #beanthere & #beanteardrops to collaborate! Schedule a trailer walk-through in Salt Lake City anytime, Monday through Friday!
Disaster Response Expert Critiques Our Remote Basecamp (BugOut, Survivalist, Cold Weather Camping)
Jim Phillips is one of America's foremost authorities in family preparedness, personal disaster response, and winter industrial safety training. With a broad technical background, he has developed a series of classes and courses designed to help you and your family meet the challenges of an uncertain future. Amid the current issues our country is working through and the recent earthquake in Salt Lake City we wanted to imagine what surviving in a Bean Trailer would be like. Watch Jim go through and critique our setup! What would you'd do differently? For more information and survivalist training connect with Jim at: jimsway.com Survival Advise Timeline: 0:02:11 – Jim's Introduction 0:04:26 – Basecamp/Shelter 0:06:05 – Transportation 0:08:59 – Water & Food 0:30:23 – Supplies & Gear Key Features: • Our cabin is built with a one-piece fiberglass shell. • We offer a limited lifetime warranty on our roofline. • Bean Trailer is manufactured in Salt Lake City, Utah More Camper Options: Bean Stock – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKZjhIEViCw Classic Bean – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3CGdvO7n2w Mean Bean – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWIbPO4WOE8 Contact Us: Web: www.beantrailer.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 833-232-6857 Made in Salt Lake City, Utah Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beantrailer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beantrailer Use #beanthere to collaborate #TeardropTrailer #OffRoadTrailer #Pandemic #Prepper #SurvivalExpert #WinterSurvival #ColdWeatherCamping #DisasterResponse #Camping
2020 Off-Road Camper with a LIFETIME WARRANTY! (Camping, Overlanding, Loaded with new features)
The off-road camper, The Mean Bean, weighing in at 1800 lbs. is a consistent crowd favorite! Continuing the mission to improve our trailer's functionality, we added new features, like a detachable tongue hitch, a side mounted spare to increase our ground clearance, a larger 18 gallon water tank, a beautiful new sleek design for our cabinetry, and more, This reinforced version of the teardrop trailer is perfect for campers who want to take their camping trips to the next level with greater safety and comfort. Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think! Bean Trailer Features: 0:00:22 – Couch, Travel Mode, & Portable Toliet 0:01:13 – Frontside Luggage racks & Battery Box 0:02:24 – Exterior, Stand on Fenders, & Spare Tire Mount 0:04:36 – Galley & Kitchen Space Key Features: • Our cabin is built with a one-piece fiberglass shell. • We offer a limited lifetime warranty on our roofline. • Bean Trailer is manufactured in Salt Lake City, Utah More Camper Options: Bean Stock – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKZjhIEViCw Classic Bean – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3CGdvO7n2w Contact Us: Web: www.beantrailer.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 833-232-6857 Made in Salt Lake City, Utah Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beantrailer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beantrailer Use #beanthere to collaborate #camping #outdoorgear #2020teardrop #teardroptrailers #lightcamper #traveltrailer
Expedition Camper with Waterproof Roofline (2020 Teardrop Trailer Walk Through) Meaner Bean Timbren
The main difference between our Meaner Bean model and our Mean Bean Model is this trailer is equipped with a Timbren Independent Suspension system. The added ground clearance and stability will make sure of a smooth ride even on the rockiest roads. Use our brand new 3D Bean Builder online to try different setups and get a quote on your custom build. Try Our Online 3D Bean Configurator: • https://beantrailer.com/build-trailer/ Key Features: • Our cabin is built with a one-piece fiberglass shell. • We offer a limited lifetime warranty on our roofline. • Bean Trailer is manufactured in Salt Lake City, Utah More Camper Options: Bean Stock – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKZjhIEViCw Classic Bean – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3CGdvO7n2w Mean Bean – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWIbPO4WOE8 Contact Us: Web: www.beantrailer.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 833-232-6857 Made in Salt Lake City, Utah Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beantrailer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beantrailer Use #beanthere to collaborate #geareview #2020teardrop #teardroptrailers #overlanding #overlandtrailer #litecamper #offroading #smallcamper #camperbuild