So my microwave stopped working. This was really not a big deal to me as I have both a stove top and an oven (well, toaster oven). Why would I need this third option for heating food? I’ll show you how I repurposed the space to accommodate my toaster oven instead.
Moving really forces you to take stock of your possessions and clean out your closet. But what happens if you move around ALL the time? You have to lighten the load. For a couple years now, I’ve been adapting to an increasingly nomadic lifestyle and learning to let go of excess stuff instead of dragging it all around the country me. In this post I’ll share with you my rules for my kind of minimalism.
This summer I did a little experiment. I stood in the same(ish) spot during the first(ish) week of each month from May to October, and took a photograph. This particular spot shows the Many Glacier valley in Glacier National Park, Montana. Which, if you haven’t been following my blog, is where I spend A LOT of time working each summer. Check out my post A Day In The Life: Wrangling in Glacier National Park to read more about what that’s like.
You know that swoosh when a basketball goes through the hoop without touching the rim? That’s what it feels like when you back a trailer into a spot perfectly. In this post I’ll share what I’ve learned about successful trailer backing in my first year of camper ownership.
Only a third of the original dinette remains and I have decided to keep this bench seat with hidden storage. It needed some minor improvements though. Here’s the before picture as a reminder, or check out a previous post Camper: The “Before” and Camper: Counter Top Project to see how this bench seating has been evolving.
Last Sunday was a pretty surreal day revolving around fire, both past and present, as I watched the Howe Ridge fire blow up from the Sperry trail (burned last year). Topped it off with a rescue and evacuation. It was one hell of a way to kick off Glacier National Park’s fire season. This is a very long story, but guys, it was a very long day.
My summer job for almost a decade has been in the trail riding business. People often make comments like, “wow, you get paid to ride horses through Glacier National Park? Your job is my dream vacation!” But lemme tell ya, it’s not easy keeping things running smoothly and taking care of your butt out there on the trail. I picked a day at work to write about, June 23rd of 2018 to be exact, not because it had such memorable moments necessarily, but because it’s representative of the “well, shit happens” attitude you sometimes need out here to survive and stay sane. I’m the kind of person who always has a plan, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned at this job it’s that the horses, the people, and the Park will always find a way to throw a wrench in it. So here’s a true story about an eventful, but totally typical day at work.
Remember how I didn’t like the dinette in my camper? In this post I’ll show you what I did to make the space more practical for my purposes. My goal was to get more counter space for food prep that would do double duty as a desk. In a previous post, “Camper Demo Day”, I showed you how I ripped out parts of the dinette and the weird bunk/cupboard above. That was the easy part. It was looking like this last you saw: