New Roots in the Southwest

After nearly two years of "life on the road" -- consisting of stops throughout the Front Range of Colorado and into Kansas and Missouri for days, weeks, or months at a time -- Sean and I are ready to exit the semi-gypsy life and begin the next phase of our adventure together.


Sun Sushi, Iron Skillets, and Cooking Among the Elements

Some of our favorite meals to prepare and enjoy are those which don't require traditional kitchen elements. I am talking about real CAMP FOOD. Food that is made outside of a "kitchen." Food that is made beneath the big open sky.

Holy Sh**, We Love Our Composting Toilet

We're well into our second year on the Life Rustic road, and we're still two very happy campers. We've made a few updates to both the little Jellybean camper and to our lifestyle, including a kitchen demolition and major change of scenery. We even made the life-altering decision to install a composting toilet.

Tiny World, Big Misconception

There appears to be a stigma or misconception that sometimes surrounds the tiny community. By community, I mean the ever-growing movement of people who are opting out of thousands of square feet in exchange for the smaller living spaces of recreational vehicles, tiny homes on trailers, school buses, shipping containers, motorhomes, yurts -- the list goes on and on.

The Rugged Summer, pt. II

Attempting to promote one's own work, hustling for projects and contracts, committing to undesirable work -- all of these things can make a writer (or artist, or anyone, for that matter) feel like they are constantly selling themselves for the sake of their craft. That all went away this summer.