Part One: Food, Water, & Waste…
Whether you’re heading out into the wilderness for an extreme camping experience, or you’re planning to permanently live off the grid and on your own land, these are the necessities that are crucial to survival during your time away from modern society. Continue reading So Ya Wanna Go Off the Grid?
Part One: Food, Water, & Waste…
Is it going to be super easy, living here like this? Probably not. Are we still young, green, and a bit naive? Probably so. Have meltdowns been had, and are there meltdowns to be had? Lord knows it. But we’re in too deep now, so here we go! Aha! Continue reading We Bought a Ranch
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. Continue reading New Roots in the Southwest
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. Continue reading Sun Sushi, Iron Skillets, and Cooking Among the Elements
I have to admit, this lifestyle is pretty great. Living in the mountains, far from the rat-race and all it implies, definitely has its perks. But, such is life, everything isn’t always just sunshine and flowers.
In fact, some days are really hard. Continue reading It’s Not Always Sunshine and Flowers
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. Continue reading Holy Sh**, We Love Our Composting Toilet
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. Continue reading Tiny World, Big Misconception
I’m a Mess… Those close to me have known that for most of my life, I’ve been a pretty messy person. Clothes, shoes, books, and papers have consistently littered my bedrooms, desks, and cars throughout the years, and I know now that part of my messiness can be attributed to being overwhelmed with stuff. Continue reading Minimalism & Mindfulness
There is something otherworldly about giant pine trees swaying in glittery white dust, and sometimes the movement of the trees in the wind is deafening. Continue reading Pike National Forest, or How One Hula Hoop and a Tin Bucket Changed my Life
The first question people always ask after hearing about our little adventure into the wilderness is, “so, where do you live?” Well, we live everywhere! That’s the short answer anyway. The longer answer is… a bit more complicated. Continue reading “So, where do you live?”