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I always suggest that before shopping online for items you might need, be sure to have an emergency fund of at least $3000 first and foremost! Then check for the items you need at home or at a thrift store. Once you know you have the financial means and still want to buy what you need online..
I have all of my most useful & recommended products for nomadic living linked here below from my Amazon Store:
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On this webpage below, we will take a look at some of the most pragmatic, essential and useful items for living on the road!
ALL THE ITEMS IN THIS STORE ARE PROVEN BY THE NOMAD COMMUNITY: Many of these are items I own and use, however, a few are popular items that I’ve added just to make them easy for you to find. The important thing is you can order from the store knowing these are useful and high-quality items with excellent reviews from the nomad community.
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These are high use items that I think everyone would benefit from:
SOME OF MY FAVORITE ITEMS:
My Book: How to Live in a Car, Van or RV–And Get out of Debt, Travel and Find True Freedom. Highly Recommended! (How’s that for humility!)
PORTABLE POWER SYSTEMS:
I highly recommend Bluetti Products for their quality and innovation.
BLUETTI Portable Power Station AC200P 2000W 2000Wh Solar Generator 700W Max Solar Input Backup Battery Pack with 6 2000W AC Outlet(4800W Peak) for Van Home Emergency Outdoor Camping Explore
BLUETTI AC200P Portable Power Station with Solar Panel Included 2000W Solar Generator Kit with 3pcs 200W Foldable Solar Panel, 6 120V AC Outlet Lithium Battery
BLUETTI Portable Power Station EB70 700W (Peak 1400W) Solar Generator 716Wh Backup LiFePo4 Battery Pack with 4 110V AC Outlets, Widely Use for Camping Outdoor RV Power Outage Home Off-grid
BLUETTI Portable Power Station with Solar Panel included AC50S 500Wh Solar Generator 120V AC Outlet Lithium Battery Backup for Camping Trip RV Home Emergency(Include 1Pcs 120W Foldable Solar Panel)
Portable Power Station 500Wh BLUETTI AC50S Solar Generator Lithium Battery Backup for Outdoor Camping Van Trip (Regulated 12V,MPPT,Wireless Charging,PD 45W USB-C,,2AC Pure Sine-Wave Outlets)
In-Line Fuse Holder: You need a fuse between your solar panels controller and the battery, and this is what you use. In-line ACT Water-resistant Fuse Holder – 10 AWG
Yamaha 2000 Generator: I own a Honda 2000, but the Yamaha is every bit as good. A good friend has a Yamaha and it is every bit as good as my Honda. Choose which one you buy on price and convenience. Yamaha EF2000iS 2,000 Watt 79cc OHV 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)
TOILET AND SHOWER:
Reliant 5 Gallon Water Jug: you have to carry water to have a shower and these Reliant water jugs get the job done.
Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container Consider getting their tall, thin jug instead because it will store in the step by the side door of your van saving you some room. Reliance Products Desert Patrol 6 Gallon Traditional Jeep Style Rigid Water Container
Porta-Potty: I use a 5 gallon bucket, but I have several friends who use Porta-Potties and they love them. They say it’s easy to find a place to dump and the process is simple and clean. This Sanitation Equipment one is the largest and best I’ve seen.
Sanitation Equipment Visa Potty Model: 268 24 Liter with 2-level Indicators
Luggable Loo: If you don’t want to spend $100 on a Porta-Potty, then you may want a Luggable Loo. It snaps on the top of a 5 gallon bucket which turns it into a comfortable toilet. I line mine with 2 trash bags and then wrap it up and throw it away in the trash. Reliance Products Luggable Loo Seat Cover
Camplux 5L Portable Water Heater Outdoor,1.32 GPM Propane Gas Tankless Water Heater With 1.2 GPM Water Pump
HEATING AND COOLING:
Which heater to buy? I have used them all and these are my recomendations: 1) For light use in mild temperatures, buy the Coleman. 2) For heavier use in more cold, buy the Mr. Buddy. 3) For extreme cold or if you want to leave the heater on while you sleep, buy the Olympian.
Vent: When I converted my cargo trailer to my home, the first thing I did was install two vents in the roof. This is the exact vent I bought and it has worked perfectly for the last two years.
Heng’s 71111-1G1 14″ White Universal Vent
Vent Installation Kit: I’ve used these kits from Amazon to install numerous windows and the vents and I have never had any leaks. They are nothing fancy, they simply work.
Camco 25013 RV Universal Vent Installation Kit with Butyl Tape
Vent Cover. When I bough the vents, I also bought these vent covers. They let me leave the vents open even in the rain and while I am driving.
Camco 40431 RV Roof Vent Cover – White Vent Insulator: My two vents are great in the summer, but in the winter a lot of heats escapes through the thin plastic lid. So I bought and use these and that solved
the problem. Camco 45192 Sunshield RV Vent Insulator
Down Booties: I have never been able to keep the floor of my van warm and so my feet were always cold; until I found these! They are a down alternative which I think is better than down. They never fail to keep my feet warm! Highly recommended! Baffin Unisex Cush Insulated Slipper Booty
Mr. Buddy Portable Heater: Very safe, reliable and easy to use. It’s only fault is it produces too much heat! I wouldn’t be without one. Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Radiant Heater
Adapter Hose for Mr. Buddy: Using the little green bottles is much too expensive. I use this hose to connect my Mr Buddy (and other propane appliances) to a refillable 20 lb propane bottle. Mr. Heater 75,000 BTU 12-Foot Propane Hose Assembly #F273702
Mr. Buddy Fuel Filter: You MUST use one of these any time you use a bulk bottle for your Mr. Buddy heater. If you don’t it will ruin the heater. Mr. Heater Fuel Filter for Portable Buddy and Big Buddy Heaters #F273699
Olympian Wave 6 Catalytic Heater:
I owned one of these the entire 6 years I lived in a van in Anchorage, AK. I turned it on in October and left it on 24/7 until spring came in May. The only time I turned it off was to switch or refill the propane bottle. Extremely safe and reliable. Highly Recommended!
Camco 57331 Olympian Wave-6 6000 BTU LP Gas Catalytic Heater
Coleman 1 Burner or 2 Burner Stove: For the entire 11 years i have been a vandweller, I have owned either a 1 02 burner Colemane Propane Stove and they always work great. Nothing fancy, they just work. Get whichever one suits your needs. Highly Recommended!
Coleman PowerPack 1-Burner Stove
Coleman Two-Burner Propane Stove
Propane Bottle: Because of our limited space, I have always used a smaller propane bottle. A 1 gallon bottle is perfect because you can put it anywhere. But, they are expensive and hard to find. Fortunately Amazon carries them here:
Mr Buddy 12 foot Adapter Hose: See my review under Heating and Cooling
Butane Stove: Many vandwellers prefer Butane stoves because of their size and convenience. I don’t agree, but if you want one here is a good one:
GASONE Portable Gas Stove CSA Approved