CAMPFIRE SEAFOOD Being able to live independent of grocery stores and electricity is something that holds at least a little fascination for most of us. We wonder about what is possible, and wonder what may one day be necessary. This concept is one that I have been toying with for years, especially with regard to … More Dinner from the Ocean
Freedom of location is really a game changing concept. You don’t have to drive through 3 hours of Friday traffic to get to your surf spot, if you have already been sitting there all week. Nor do you have to deal with spending time, fuel, wear n tear and frustration with your daily commute. Once … More Working Remotely and Off the Grid
This past week the Rethinking Fire Tour took us through southern Wyoming on I-80. On Friday night we stopped at Medicine Bow National forest an hour or two before dark. We were hungry after traveling all day, so I decided to make a real cowboy-type meal to fit the setting that we were in. First … More Cowboy Cooking in Wyoming
On the afternoon of April 6th, we were in an unfortunate accident with our Casita travel trailer. We did not have enough hitch weight which caused the Casita to sway back and forth, eventually spinning us around as Janessa drove down a hill. We took a slide down the road and a bump into the side of a mountain, but thankfully we are perfectly healthy and unharmed! No one else was involved, and both the car and the Casita were fully repairable. … More A Bump in the Road
This past week the Rethinking Fire Tour took us through northern Minnesota and into the far northwest tip of Ontario. On Saturday night some friends and us hiked back to a semi-remote and uninhabited lake. It was somewhat of an impromptu event and we had no food with us. All we had was several … More Canada, Northern Pike, & Adventure!
Boondocking is the practice of camping in remote locations for free and off the grid. There are a variety of different types of land that are available for Boondocking legally, ranging from State Forests to Crown Land in Canada. The goal of Boondocking is to experience nature and solitude without constant interruption from other humans. … More Boondocking
The week of the HPBA Expo was an interesting one for the Rethinking Fire Tour. Here are a few things that were happening: Janessa had a bad case of Influenza and missed most of the Expo The vehicle axle AND wheel hub went out an hour from Nashville on the way down Sub Zero temperatures, … More Tour: One Week and 11 States
TOUR: CAVES IN SOUTHERN SPAIN Over the last several years, Spain has experienced an economic crisis on-par with the American Great Depression in the 1930′s. Unemployment rates are staggering, hovering around 26% over the last several years. Hiking in the region of Almeria near the Mediterranean, we discovered a series of caves above the cities. … More Caves of Southern Spain