Built To Go! A #Vanlife Podcast

Built To Go! A #Vanlife Podcast

Built to Go is your #vanlife companion for long days on the road, working on your rig, or just relaxing by that perfect spot. Self-build? Living in your vehicle? Stealth Van? Our magazine format has something for every #vanlife interest.

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June 16, 2021 30 min

Pee pee. Wee. Piddle. Whatever you call it, you have to deal with it, and we're going to talk about how. We'll also visit the unexpected Mermet Springs, try some Compleats meals, recommend a oil change schedule, glue This to That, and tell a sad story about homework that doesn't involve a dog.  

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Recorded on a ship - sorry for the ocean sounds!

I recorded this aboard the Celebrity Millennium, the first cruise ship to sail from North America since the pandemic. And you know what? IT'S JUST A BIG VAN! We'll also talk about a problem with self-tapping screws, visit a museum that's a museum itself, and invent a better clothes line, and tell a tale involving Jules Verne, James Bond, and a robot shark. Oh, and all th...

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In which I breakdown... twice! And what I did to get back on the road. We'll also review Harvest Host, discuss a way that VSR gives you MORE battery capacity, stay at the Sacramento Pass BLM area, and learn about Lies Across America. 

Hawthorne, Nevada AKA "Boom Town."

  • Breaking Down - OBDII Scanners
  • The one I just got, Innova 3170: https://amzn.to/3fJhEGw
  • ScanGuage II (permanent installation): https://www.scangauge.c...
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    I love sleeping in rest areas. Is it legal? Well, sorta? No? Maybe. We'll discuss. I'll also eat some crow over some USB advice, tell the tale of an encounter with displeased Zambian police officers, review the Wolfwise tent, visit Bob Ross, and suggest ERG 2020 for road travel awareness and enlightenment.

  • A Place to Visit - Bob Ross Encounter
  • You can visit the Bob Ross Experience in Muncie, IN here: https://www.minnetris...
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    Vanlife isn't free, but you can do a bunch of amazing things for no cost. We give you 10 ideas. We'll also explore drain traps, hear a tale from Wales about a cliff walk, review Bidlacks Bowls and More, learn about the amazing Art-O-Mat, and look at an online resource for military surplus. 

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    "Solar Generators" are coming down in price, but should you use one? We'll give you the pros and cons. We'll also take a look at a new safer butane canister, have lunch at an active volcano, learn how to level our vans, and share our disappointment with peel & stick flooring. 

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    Have AAA? What if when you call they say "NO." It can happen. We'll also take a look at vinegar and what it is and isn't good for, recommend you check out Bob Wells, get stared down by a doggo, have a a first look at cheap "solar generators," and see how locks work. Not that kind!

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    Sorry this is late - the first part of the podcast explains why. And then we discuss lighting for your rig, visit Reconciliation Park in Tulsa Oklahoma, take a tour with the Dismalites, consider sleeping at a Rest Area and reviewing the Vallentuna Bed two years in.?

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    No negativity! Let's talk about what a JOY #vanlife is! And we'll also visit some drooling insects, find ourselves in a bar fight, find some CRAZY good prices on "solar generators," review some innovative lights and promote the Van Life Nomadic Pantry. 

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    What is your mission? Why do you want to take to the road? We ask the questions that demand answers. We'll also review submersible pumps, visit an ancient reef, hang of a cliff in a tour bus, find out what our VINs can tell us, and figure out how to use CPAP machines in our rigs.  

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    Want to build but have no garage or even a driveway? It can be done, we'll talk about how. We'll also explain the history of why 12v sockets are terrible, visit a ghost town, and hear a tale about strangers helping out. And we'll look at a map of springs, nationwide. 

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    This week, I ask you to indulge me as I discuss my "Aurora" project, and plans for its future. It's a bit more personal than usual. We'll also review bamboo paper towels, visit some old trees, find out what's at the next exit, and deliver a pizza somewhere unusual. 

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    Frank Olito, reporter for Insider.com, was intrigued by #vanlife. He rented a nicely built-out van and hit the road. What happened next was unexpected and we can learn from his experience.  We also discuss the film Nomadland, now streaming on Hulu. This conversation is at the end of the podcast for those who wish to avoid spoilers.  Pertinent Links: Frank's articles on Insider.com Nomandland on Hulu (Requires subscription,...

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    Let's take a look at some common "#vanlife myths. Are they all myths? And we'll visit a site in Oregon where a balloon created strange history, play with endoscope, tell a tale of "the knock," and share a resource for finding bits and bobs for your build. 

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    Why can’t we get the “cool” vans in the US? And why is it so hard to find ANY van in the us right now? We’ll also take a look at the MacBook Air M1, a great #vanlife computer, prepare for NOT having Internet, and visit a tree in a rock. 

    We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size,...

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    Is Anxiety stopping you from doing what you want? You're not alone. But there are ways to beat it. We'll also talk about Smart Alternators, Button Lamps, and explain a magic trick that you can do... when you're lucky! 

    We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but yo...

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    What's the best Microvan to convert? We have answers! We'll also have a frank talk about mold, visit some historic ships in Philadelphia, review CHEAP LED flares, and make a big mistake driving in the desert.

    And we've launched our YouTube Channel! Built to GO! A Vanlife Channel is live.

     

    Want to see Jeff's NV200? Here it is!

  • Resource Recommendation - Nomadland, the Book
  • A must read for those considering vand...
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    Nomadland! It's the movie everyone is talking about, but a few folks don't understand. We'll try to explain why reactions are so polarized. We'll also visit the Raven's Grin Inn, browse through Advanture Magazine, move a dome light, discuss vapor barriers and try a hand generator. Plus a shocking tale from the road! All in about 30 minutes! Whew!  And we've launched our YouTube Channel! Built to GO! A Vanli...

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    You can run from the snow, but you can't necessarily hide from it. Here's a quick guide in how to drive and survive it. We'll also visit a time warp brewery, discuss the treasure chest under your vehicle, try out an LED flare, and get an unexpected visit from Jackson Pollock.

  • Winter Driving
  • A guide from AAA
  • Recovery Boards
  • Entrenching Tool
  • A Place to Visit - Alexander Keith
  • Visit and historic brewery with a surreal t...
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    Are you part of "REAL" #vanlife? We have the answer. We'll also visit a place with no vans, find a place for shoes, build a van without insulation, review wainscoting paneling and take a trip through Radio Garden.

  • A Place to Visit - Sacha Lodge
  • A van-free paradise in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.
  • sachalodge.com 
  • One of many comfy spots in the lodge. 

  • Resource Recommendation - Radio Garden
  • A lovely way to expe...
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