I Made a Portable Camp Toilet. Here’s a Video of It.

When I couldn’t find a portable camp toilet for my SUV RVing adventures that was compact enough for my liking, I made my own. The video below shows how it works. (Click here if you can’t see the video.)

(And if you’re wondering if all I’ll ever do from here on out is post videos and never blog, rest assured that I’ll be back to blogging here soon enough.)

How I Watch Videos Hands-Free on My Tablet When in My SUV [VIDEO]

I mentioned in the last post that I rigged up a system that lets me hang my tablet from the ceiling of my SUV so that I don’t have to hold it up with my hands. Below is a video of the setup and how to make it yourself: Continue reading “How I Watch Videos Hands-Free on My Tablet When in My SUV [VIDEO]”

Using a Laptop vs. Using a Tablet on Trips

In my day-to-day life, I use my laptop pretty much all day, every day for work, entertainment, and communication purposes, but I’ve found that it was less than ideal for using on the road. It’s getting longer in the tooth these days, and its battery isn’t what it used to be. On my extended SUV RVing trips, I had to be very selective about what I chose to do once I powered it on, and I had to start up the SUV whenever I wanted to charge the laptop back up. On top of that, it was too big and bulky to use it to watch a movie before bed. Laptops are machines that excel at being used on a desk or on a comfy couch, not in the confines of an SUV.  Continue reading “Using a Laptop vs. Using a Tablet on Trips”

Attaching a Tarp to an Awning to Make a Shade Wall

I cover in the SUV RVing book how I use a small tarp as an awning. It works great in the rain or when the sun is overhead, but it’s less useful early or late in the day when the sun is coming at you from the side. I experienced this for the first couple of evenings that I was in Jackson and decided to do something about it.  Continue reading “Attaching a Tarp to an Awning to Make a Shade Wall”