Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Loneliest Road In America

“Don’t you get lonely?”  is one of the most common questions I get from people curious about my life on the road. The short answer is no, loneliness is not one of my problems and never has been. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Adventures With Amy

Everybody should have an adventure friend, somebody who will reliably get you into trouble and then just as reliably get you back out of it. My adventure friend Amy and I met on a backpacking trip in West Virginia’s Cranberry Wilderness. … Continue reading

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Eureka Bulls & Broncs!

On Friday, as I was leaving the tiny town of Eureka, Nevada I saw a sign for the Eureka High School Rodeo: May 25, 26 & 27. Never one to pass up a rodeo, I pulled into the fairgrounds and … Continue reading

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Only In Nevada…

Nobody ever thinks of Nevada. Even if you do, you probably just think of Las Vegas, which is as far – both geographically and aesthetically – from the rest of this wide open state as it’s possible to get. Nevada … Continue reading

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Oregon Trail Ruts, Pioneer Graffiti & the Pony Express

As a kid, the only computer game I ever played was the Oregon Trail. I loved that game. I usually chose to be a doctor, so my wagon train had fewer fatal illnesses, but we often died from hunger since, … Continue reading

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Back to Utah & A Big Thank You To Wilson Electronics!

Last week at the end of my post about installing a solar panel on the roof of my Teardrop, I mentioned my next project was to solve my internet connection problem. I use my Verizon/ Samsung Stratosphere phone as a … Continue reading

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Boondocking Part 2: Finding a Sweet Free Campsite!

Now that you know there are 450 million acres acres of public land in the United States that are free for camping, how do you find a sweet spot? Some states, like Wyoming and Utah have vast tracts of public … Continue reading

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How to Wrangle An Alligator

I like to try new things. When I lived in Virginia, I took sailing lessons on the Potomac River. In Maine, I went toboganning and in New Mexico, I got certified as a rattlesnake wrangler. So a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Boondocking 101: How To Camp For Free In Beautiful Places

Like everything else these days, camping is expensive. Most National Parks are $20 a night and a campsite at a state park in California will set you back $35! If I regularly camped at State Parks, National Parks, Recreation Areas … Continue reading

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The Power of the Sun, In My Teardrop!

Check out my pimped out, powered up Teardrop! Yesterday, with the help of solar mastermind Lawrence Jenkins at Front Range Renewable Energy in Frederick, Colorado I had a solar panel installed on my Teardrop. I’m one step closer to having a fully mobile … Continue reading

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