Noonday Sun through the Live Oak

Colorado Bend State Park, Texas

Our first completely off-grid trip in the Prairie Schooner was to Colorado Bend State Park Texas. We had always, on prior test drives, been within close proximity to electricity/water/air-conditioning/potty/people who loved us… This was the first real Field Test of the Prairie Schooner and our preparations for #VanLife . ​Colorado Bend State Park Texas The…

Bowl of ham and bean soup

Solar Dinner

So, one of the posts that I have been remiss in posting, was that we tested out the Solar System by (drumroll) cooking with the 120v system using the crock pot!  A solar dinner… While electricity is a poor way to create heat, one of my favorite kitchen “tools” is my old 1980’s crock pot…

Showering, Bidet, and Hot Water

Showering, bathing, and hygiene is a concern when you’re planning on living in a van full-time. While I look forward to being “HomeFree”, I don’t want to look unwashed or smell suspect. LOL!  We had discussed this in depth, before deciding to live in the Prairie Schooner, and had found several options for bathing and…