Stories about Tips & Ideas

  • Build a Bed in a Ford Escape 2012
    DIY

    We live out of our 2012 Ford Escape, full time. We built a bed and storage into the back of the Escape to make it easier to sleep in it. We did it all for around $21.00 !!!  Want to …

    DIY

    We recently began food dehydration while looking for ways to preserve foods. The benefits of dehydration for us are mainly: Backpacking or Long Road Trips (i.e. Life on the Road!) Food Preservation on the Homestead Backpacking & Road Trips Backpackers …

    Homemade Toothpaste
    DIY

    Rather than spending $3.00 for a small tube of toothpaste that contains a lot of extra stuff we don’t need, we decided to save money and our health for a more simplistic homemade toothpaste.  After some research and trial and …

    Tips & Ideas

    Planning for a long hike requires knowing the terrain, elevation, and weather. A useful tool, such as this snow depth map, is helpful to get an idea of snow in areas you’ll be hiking in.     See Snowfall Depth …