I’ve had time to think about and integrate some lessons learned from the Winter 2018 RTR
I took 2.5 weeks vacation planned around the RTR. I wanted to have plenty of free time and flexibility to make a comfortable drive between Texas and Arizona.
The RTR trip was the first extended offgrid experience in my van. In total, I was off grid for 13 days. This is important because that is the length of time I will be offgrid boondocking on BLM/NF land at each stretch before relocating.
The van is about 50% complete cosmetically and organizationally, but the basic systems are fully functional: power, water, ventilation, heat, sleeping platform, etc. I’ll discuss those and more in their own posts.
Spoiler alert: everything went exceptionally well. No crises, no drama, I had everything I needed and identified some stuff I didn’t need. Made some mistakes and learned from them. Hence lessons learned. :-)