I’m on my way back South for the Winter. Seattle is great during the Summer, but it’s hard to resist the call of the Arizona deserts when the rains of the Pacific Northwest set in. One of my first stops was in the wilds of Nevada. A lone road stretches for miles through the middle of nowhere. I pull off into the brush to rest for the night, and do a little exploring before I retire.
Water is a daily necessity for us all, and when you’re living nomadically you often have to get creative about where you’re finding it. My favorite spot is from streams or other running water sources, but there is still the problem of microbes to deal with.
There are a lot of good camping filters which do the job, but they’re tedious… and I’m pretty lazy. Chlorine Dioxide had been used by backpackers for decades as a safe way to disinfect their water, and it’s my preferred method. At the right doses it may also alleviate various health conditions. To learn more about that, do an internet search on “MMS”.
Last time you heard from me I was thinking through some ideas on how to arrange the battery and panels on my Solar eBike. In this video I’ll show you how I created an expandable battery pack!
I’m planning to upgrade my Rad Rover eBike
with a solar charging system so that I can harness the power of the sun when riding around. I have a few ideas so far on how to set it up, but haven’t settled on anything.
I’m hoping some of you have some ideas for how to solve the issues I mention towards the end of the video.
I recently gave my motorized bicycle to my good friend Jeremiah the Nomad Man
, and picked up a Rad Rover
electric bike (eBike) as my secondary vehicle. Come along as I use the bike to haul a large heavy object 8 miles back from town, while still having over 3/5ths charge in the battery after 16 miles round trip.
This was up and down steep hills so it’s pretty impressive in my book… I hope to convert this bike and trailer into my primary transport for cross country nomadic traveling. No licensing, registration, insurance or expensive maintenance, and it’s powered by the sun… Yes!
In this episode I visit Mount Saint Helens in Washington state with my traveling buddy Jeremiah the Nomad Man
. This volcano last erupted in 1980 and was the biggest eruption the United States has seen, at least as far back as we’ve been tracking that.
I was born only a few miles away 18 months later, so it was always something people were talking about. I’m glad I finally got to finally visit it for myself! This is the last stop before reaching the Seattle area where I’ll be staying for awhile. In the next video I’ll explain why I’m here and my plans for the future.
On this episode I visit Crater Lake in Oregon with my traveling buddy Jeremiah the Nomad Man
on the way back home to Washington. This lake is the crater of a volcano that erupted 7700 years ago. It’s nearly 2000 feet deep making it the deepest lake in the United States.
Definitely an amazing view, though car camping isn’t really an option in the park itself. Luckily there were plenty of places in the nearby National Forest. In the next video we’ll be visiting Mount St. Helens in Washington which erupted 2 years before and near where I was born. I’m looking forward to it!
It’s been awhile since the last update of my journey back home to Washington state with my buddy Jeremiah the Nomad Man
. This is a quick video update on some of our adventures since you last heard from us, which includes an earful of baby tics, the 4Runner saving the day after a tow truck broke itself trying to pull Jeremiah’s van from a sand pit, and 3 bears circling our camp as we huddled around a campfire near Yosemite.
Next video will be our visit to Crater Lake in Oregon. See you then!
My 4Runner has been giving me some trouble and the Fuel Pump is the likely culprit. Luckily I’m traveling with a former mechanic, Jeremiah the Nomad Man
Watch as we dive into the belly of the beast!
Today on my long journey back home to Washington I visited the Grand Canyon for the first time with my traveling buddy, Jeremiah the Nomad Man
. In the next video we’ll be attempting to repair my truck in the middle of nowhere. Should be fun!