How to Survive a Canadian Winter in an RV

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Van Life - Couple Survives 2 Canadian Winters Living in a Van!

Derrick & Paula started living in a van 2 weeks before they got married and then travelled across Canada in the camper van for their 2-month honeymoon. They loved the Van Life so much that they decided to keep living in the van when they got back; taking it one month at a time. To-date they've lived in the van for 19 months and spent not 1 but 2 full Canadian winters living in their van. Their Dodge Pleasure Way camper is a tiny house, but it has almost all of the conveniences of a conventional home: a large bed, a flush toilet, a sink, a propane furnace and propane fridge, 2 solar panels, rotating captains chairs, and more. They came up with solutions to living in the van during winter, the most interesting of which was to fill their RV system with burst-proof antifreeze so that they could still flush the toilet during the winter. For water, they fill 4-liter jugs at work and bring them home each night. For heat, they use their propane furnace as well as a battery powered heating blanket in the bed. By living in a van, the couple was able to reduce their expenses, especially by eliminating the cost of rent. This allowed them to aggressively pay down their debt and get themselves into a financial situation that is allowing them to consider purchasing a home in the future. Derrick & Paula have made an incredible series of vlogs about their van life adventure and you can find these videos on their YouTube Channel, Back to Reality, at: Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------ Blog: Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat Dubé of Exploring Alternatives.

"Бурлак" / Burlak short film

Путь к Карскому морю.

Winter Camping in a Snow Tent

To see more light weight camping gear CLICK HERE Camping comfortably on snow is something that requires a bit of planning and experience. Your first few snow camping trips may be your last if things turn bad. A snow shovel is usually necessary. We look forward to sharing with you more tips that we know are important. The tent that we pitch is a Mont Epoch, the Epoch has extra strength poles to withstand heavy snow falls. Mont is the brand name. Staying warm at a winter campsite can be a constant battle, when you awake in the morning everything can be frozen rock solid. The worst thing is waking up and your water supply is frozen, this can leave you dehydrated as you can't immediately have a drink. It's best to sleep with your water containers inside your sleeping bag. Buy Lightning Ascent Snow Shoes (Mens) Buy Lightning Ascent Snow Shoes (Womens) MSR Snow shoes and accessories Andrew Bishop's blog Andrew Bishop's channel CAPTIONS TRANSCRIPT The first step to pitching our snow tent is creating a nice hard level surface. We do this by compressing the snow with our snow shoes Snow pegs or tent pegs are often useless, so I gather some small tree branches nearby. With the tent's main frame standing and pegged down we are now ready to put the outer layer on top. What I'm doing here is making a snow anchor. Wide enough for my stick. And I don't even tie a knot, all I do is wrap that around then just bury it. The reason I don't tie a knot is because it can be extremely difficult to undo the knot once everything freezes, and that's what's gonna happen tonight, The temperature will drop to minus 7 So even this small stick should be enough to make a snow anchor. Just inside here in the vestibule section I'm digging out a small hole. Could use this hole for cooking,also makes it easier to get out of the tent in the morning and put your shoes on,Just got the back door of the tent open now, I'm gonna pass the stuff inside to Christina, she's inside now. In the meantime digging a hole for my backpack. So when the camera was off just then I dug the hole a bit deeper and a bit wider. I took a lot of stuff out of my backpack, if required that will give us a bit more storage space having that hole. Snow shoes sticking out of the ground. There's Christina getting the hut ready, our little house. With our front doorstep made of snow. Sweeety you cold. Yes cold, very cold. Lets venture over here to the mountain suburb of Andrew Bishop. Your digging your front doorstep out? It's a lot neater than my doordstep! Somewhere to sit and put my shoes on. Its' now about an hour later, I have my dinner cooking here, that peice of foil is so I can place my pots on the ground without them getting icy cold. So theres our snow pit that we made.

SURVIVE the Zombie Apocalypse with a Global Expedition RV

When I interviewed Greg McHugh at the Overland East Expo about his plans to full-time in a brand new Global Expedition RV, I told him it looks like he could survive the Zombie Apocalypse! It's that big and rugged. He gives us a tour of this beautiful behemoth and tells us why he chose this model and where he plans to go. SUBSCRIBE to our Channel to Get More RV Travel Videos and Tips: Read our blog and listen to our podcast: To see master lists of all the products, apps, gadgets and gizmos that we mention on the blog, podcast or here on the RV Lifestyle Channel, go to We update the lists regularly as we try or hear about new stuff of interest to RVers. Don't forget to like us on Facebook: Join the Roadtreking community on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Watch More: RV Tips & How-To's: Best RV Trips: How We Roll: We're journalists Mike and Jennifer Wendland, and we travel the country in an RV doing RV travel videos about the RV Lifestyle. Please subscribe to our channel for more RV Lifestyle videos! We like to virtually take you with us and regularly do lIve reports from our RV travels and also post new RV videos a couple times a week. Pleas subscribe so you'll know when there's new content here. DISCLAIMER: We often review or link to products & services we regularly use and think you might find helpful. To support the channel, we use Affiliate links wherever possible, which means if you click one of the links in this video or description and make a purchase we may receive a small commission or other compensation. Thanks for the support!

Martin's Cabin Part 20 Holed up at 30 Below

A January visit to the log cabin at the top of Minnesota is during some pretty cold temperatures.

After a year on the road in our van, we came back home and decided to spend the winter in an RV.
Let's say it was an interesting experience!

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