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Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-05-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By skagitstan
Tana, our ~90lb Malamute does great in our van....

Tana, our ~90lb Malamute does great in our van. She sleeps on the bed with us. She has never been left alone in Annie, and never will be. If she's inside, so are we.
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Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-28-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,018
Posted By skagitstan
Yes, I read the citation. Not much that wasn't...

Yes, I read the citation. Not much that wasn't readily available from a multitude of sources about "composting" toilets.


Oh, and here's the wiki definition for "desiccate"...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-28-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,996
Posted By skagitstan
Maybe I missed it being mentioned, and I don't...

Maybe I missed it being mentioned, and I don't see it in your pics, but have you checked the 2-stage regulator? (I'm assuming you have one.)

Sometimes those fail, with exactly the symptom you...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-27-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,018
Posted By skagitstan
As an analog/system engineer, I tend to think of...

As an analog/system engineer, I tend to think of a process continuum. So I tend to use words that acknowledge the process more than a specific endpoint.
Thus dehydrating vs desiccated. The primary...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-27-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,018
Posted By skagitstan
So it's a matter of degree. Both words refer to...

So it's a matter of degree. Both words refer to removal of water, desiccate means to a higher degree.
Since "composting toilets" dry the waste, but almost certainly do not remove the last vestige of...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-27-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,018
Posted By skagitstan
What's the difference between drying and...

What's the difference between drying and dehydrating? If I dry fruit, or make jerky, aren't I simply removing water?
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-27-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,018
Posted By skagitstan
We live on about 13 acres "in the country". It's...

We live on about 13 acres "in the country". It's mostly forest.

Our compost pile is near our veggie beds, which are near our house.

Neither the compost pile or the veggie beds (or our home) are...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-09-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,165
Posted By skagitstan
DIY on a Ford Transit 350 HR EL Ecoboost. ...

DIY on a Ford Transit 350 HR EL Ecoboost.

400AH AGM, 540W solar, BlueSea ACR, Magnum MS2012, and 30A shore.
Biggest load is the 7CF compressor fridge.



We start out with full charge from...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-29-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,503
Posted By skagitstan
We also did our own conversion. We are very happy...

We also did our own conversion. We are very happy with the results, got exactly what we wanted. We can do upgrades without encountering some OEM's hidden cost-cutting.

And our $ outlay was way...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-18-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 41,197
Posted By skagitstan
Rather binary with your grouping, eh? Seems to...

Rather binary with your grouping, eh?
Seems to me that generally one prepares well for stuff that's likely to happen, less well for stuff less likely.


I don't carry a spare engine because...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 07-17-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By skagitstan
Or, unless you're in the fortunate position to...

Or, unless you're in the fortunate position to build your own. That both greatly reduces costs and gets you a camper optimized for your needs.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-11-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 41,197
Posted By skagitstan
My preference would be to use something like...

My preference would be to use something like "unplugged camping" or "unhooked camping" to describe the entire set of camping without hookups or facilities.
Reserve "boondocking for the subset of...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-10-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 41,197
Posted By skagitstan
Mutually different subjects in a thread entitled...

Mutually different subjects in a thread entitled "Security while Boondocking"?
OK.
To me, a place filled with family campers &/or rowdy drunken revelers...be it Wallyworld or a NF recreation...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-10-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 41,197
Posted By skagitstan
I was a LOT more concerned about safety the one...

I was a LOT more concerned about safety the one time I stayed one Saturday overnight at a Walmart in Spokane than I ever have been out in the boonies.
Seems to me that the security issues are a lot...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-30-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,027
Posted By skagitstan
Yes, the Nokians made a big difference from the...

Yes, the Nokians made a big difference from the stock Hancook tires.


The LSD also makes a big difference on our Transit when going up steep rubble/dirt roads. You do have to disable traction...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-30-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,027
Posted By skagitstan
Our Transit van conversion does pretty well...

Our Transit van conversion does pretty well getting far into the PNW boonies with a limited slip differential, Nokian WRC3 tires, air bags, and picking our line carefully.


The ground clearance...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-16-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 41,197
Posted By skagitstan
I apologize for my part in the thread going off...

I apologize for my part in the thread going off course.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-15-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,555
Posted By skagitstan
I was persuaded by a lot of the pro-Transit...

I was persuaded by a lot of the pro-Transit arguments you mention.
Not to mention the low rear axle/support on the Promaster. The Transit's clearance isn't great because of the pumpkin and rear...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-15-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 41,197
Posted By skagitstan
I suspect that camping in an Advanced RV leaves...

I suspect that camping in an Advanced RV leaves little in the way of "necessity":lol:
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-15-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 41,197
Posted By skagitstan
So, are there "Wallydocking" specific security...

So, are there "Wallydocking" specific security concerns?

If someone wants to "boondock" in a white van by a school, what advice should we give them? Would carrying a gun be a good idea?:hatw1:
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-15-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 41,197
Posted By skagitstan
Well, stealth camping could be taken as not...

Well, stealth camping could be taken as not letting the local bear smell your dinner.

But yeah, I sure don't equate hiding with camping!:hide:
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-14-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,078
Posted By skagitstan
Another vote for nu-finish here.

Another vote for nu-finish here.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-13-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 41,197
Posted By skagitstan
In my younger days, I occasionally had to camp...

In my younger days, I occasionally had to camp out on a friend's sofa. So if someone wants to save some bucks by sleeping in a van in the city and call it "stealth" camping, it's fine with me.
Just...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-13-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 41,197
Posted By skagitstan
Fortunately, I'm not in your court's...

Fortunately, I'm not in your court's jurisdiction. I can't even make it through one of Wendland's Youtube videos without thinking "what an idiot".:facepalm:

I also think the firearm discussion is...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-13-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 41,197
Posted By skagitstan
I think its a lot more than "hair splitting". The...

I think its a lot more than "hair splitting". The security requirements are very different, for example, between city stealth camping and way out in the boonies camping, where stealth doesn't matter...
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