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  • Homemade RV Converted from Moving Truck

    How to convert a moving truck into an RV.

  • How to Make the Most of Your Travels, Get to Amazing Places, and Meet Interesting People

    A look into an easy way to make the most of your travels, get to amazing places, and meet interesting people.

  • Converting A Moving Truck Into An RV Style Travel Vehicle

    I once considered converting a moving truck into a travel vehicle. Here is an interview with someone who actually did it.

  • Iceland Search and Rescue

    HLADIR, Iceland- I saw another one of those large, converted military trucks parked in the gas station in Hladir, on the banks of Hvalfjordur — a fjord just north of Reykjavik. Only this one was painted nicely white and had florescent orange and bright yellow stripes, it was clearly an official vehicle — a rescue truck. As [...]

  • Global Positioning Systems GPS Good But Beware

    This entry about the trust parameters that should be placed around Global Positioning Systems — GPS — technology is the first part of a Vagabond Journey series on navigation. The hand held GPS unit is perhaps one of the greatest gifts that civilization has ever given to the back country wanderer. With properly knowledge of [...]

  • Hennessy Hammock Shelter Gear Review

    A travel gear review of the much fabled Hennessy Hammock Tent/ Travel shelter. I initially became interested in this type of tent while traveling by bicycle in Eastern Europe in the summer of 2008, and I finally acquired one a year later. I must say that the Hennessy Hammock lived up to all expectations that [...]

  • Moose in Maine

    Moose in Maine — Moose in Maine. A lot of people come to Maine with wild hopes of gazing upon a wild moose in the wild. “Did you see any moose?” is a common question that people get asked at the end of camping trips to the north country of Maine. Maine is all about [...]

  • Builders of the Cabin in Maine Woods

    The plot of land that the cabin in the Maine woods sits on was purchased by Chaya’s mother, father, aunt, uncle, and a few other stranglers in 1971. They were hippies. They were moving back to the land. They built one hell of a cabin. Construction of the cabin began in 1973 and continued for [...]

  • Fixing and Cleaning Cabin in Maine Woods

    Two days of toiling hard out at the Great Refuge of Serendipitous Beasts, I have come to the realization that Chaya and I only have one more full day of preparation to go before we can move into our first home in the woods. The cabin has now been spared its various nests, layers of [...]

  • Cabin in Maine Woods Initial Inspection

    Initial Survey of Cabin in the Maine Woods “We are aware that old building have an appeal for people……but that is no reason for accepting and refurbishing old buildings that, no matter how patched, repaired and rebuilt, are still old buildings, even if the shingles and paint are new.”– Continuing The Good Life by Scott [...]