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Mr. Heater Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Propane Radiant Heater

This heater is easy to use and heats up the van quickly. I also use it in the house to avoid using the regular heater, which dries everything out.


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UST Spright Solar USB LED Collapsible Water Resistant Lantern

I’ve probably bought hundreds of these. I have some in the house, some in the van and have given a ton of them away to friends. They stand upright or hang, they’re collapsable, they have four different settings (including a pretty awesome candle flicker setting), they glow in the dark and can be charged via solar or USB. Oh, and on the lower settings they can run for up to 65 hours. The only downside is that they’re only water resistant, not waterproof, so don’t leave them out in the rain as I accidentally did…


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House of Marley, Get Together Bluetooth Portable Audio System

Bought this to replace a different Bluetooth speaker in the van. This fits right on the dash, doesn’t move, sounds great & looks pretty cool too.


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Kelty Low Loveseat Chair

No more sitting alone by the fire. This love seat is comfortable, sturdy and great for snuggling.


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Maxtrax MKII Vehicle Recovery Extraction Device for Stuck Vehicle, Blaze Yellow

As far as vehicle extraction devices go, these are the best. This is definitely not something you want to be cheap about. If the van gets stuck in mud, sand or snow, I use these to dig out the wheels and then drive over them to gain traction.


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CARAPEAK 12KN Mini Wiregate Aluminum Lightweight Snag Free Carabiners

Carabiners are incredibly useful for many things, but especially useful when traveling in the van. I use them to hang laundry lines, hammocks, etc. Most carabiners are shitty and snag like crazy. These are affordable, strong and don’t snag on anything.


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OxGord RV Camper Leveler Ramps Leveling Blocks for Travel Trailer Levelers for RVS Campers (Pack of 2)

These are great for leveling out the van when I can’t find even ground to park on. I had another set, but they broke the third time I used them. I’ve had these ones for 2 years and so far, so good. If you have a heavy van like mine, these will definitely do the trick.


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ARB 10800472 Fridge Freezer- 50 Quart

Couldn’t travel in the van without this. On short trips, I use it as a refrigerator. On longer trips, I use it as a freezer in conjunction with my Yeti cooler (see below).


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YETI Tundra 45 Cooler

Another must-have in the van. I freeze ice packs in my fridge/freezer (see above) and use this as a fridge while I’m on the road. It’s super durable and keeps things cold for a good long while. This cooler is definitely worth the investment - you’ll have it forever.


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3 in 1 - CAT Professional Power Station With Jump Starter & Compressor

This comes in pretty handy on van trips, but I’ve also used it several times at home. Fills up tires, jumps dead batteries and has a power outlet to charge/power anything you need it to.


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ZeroWater 10 Cup Pitcher with Free Water Quality Meter

I use this filter mostly in the van, but I recently realized it filters water a whole lot better than my filter at home, so I might need to get another one for the house. It comes with a free water quality meter so you can see how “filtered” your filtered water actually is. Why is it better than the Brita? ZeroWater utilizes a 5-stage filter which includes a large amount of ion-exchange resin, a technology commonly used in reverse-osmosis systems. The ZeroWater filter attracts metal ions in the water, which effectively eliminates all inorganic dissolved solids like metals. This is why ZeroWater (accurately) reports that their water has zero “dissolved” solids — a point they prove by including a TDS tester with their pitchers.