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Green Living on the Road: Recycling and CompostingGreen Living on the Road: Recycling and Composting | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 20-Sep-2017 in We Wander Wherever

Tiny homes and green living seem to go hand in hand. After all, smaller houses mean less stuff, and less stuff means fewer resources being used. That said, there are some difficulties involved with living and traveling in an RV while attempting to hold onto an earth-friendly lifestyle.

Related Read: Downsizing

One of the things that many RV travelers find difficult is the responsible disposal of waste. After all, many campgrounds only provide trash dumpsters, and composting while traveling is something most people would consider impossible.

In this post we are going to address these issues and—hopefully—offer some solutions you can use to live a happier, more eco-friendly life.

Related Read: Disposing of Trash While Boondocking

Indoor Compost

When they think of composting, most peo....

Making Room to Breath While Living in an RVMaking Room to Breath While Living in an RV | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 15-Sep-2017 in We Wander Wherever

Living in an RV means living in tight quarters. Many people are amazed that we can do this without going crazy, and honestly, sometimes I feel the exact same way. After all, five-year-old little boys aren’t exactly calm and quiet creatures, and sometimes we do start to feel pretty cooped up.

That said, there are a few secrets to making your RV living space feel bigger. This in turn helps you to feel less cramped, and keeps everyone in a good mood despite the small space.

Below are my top 4 tips for making your RV space feel more roomy.

Tip #1: Minimize Your Stuff

The most effective way to make more room in an RV is to get rid of stuff that is filling your space. By creating a capsule wardrobe, getting rid of unused or duplicate items, and making the switch to digital video, music, and bo....

4 Reasons Every RVer Should Own an Instant Pot4 Reasons Every RVer Should Own an Instant Pot | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 05-Sep-2017 in We Wander Wherever

Instant Pot pressure cookers are all the rage in the RV community. They are especially popular among full-time RVing families, and are a regular topic of conversation on RV forums and social media pages.

All of this must mean that owning an Instant Pot is a worthwhile investment. However, many people don’t understand why this particular kitchen appliance has become so popular in the RV crowd.

I hope to use this piece to briefly explain why this kitchen gadget has become a must-have product for RVers everywhere.

Related Read: Slow Cooker Recipes for the RV

#1: Space Saving

One of the biggest issues all RVers face is finding enough storage space. After all, living requires more stuff than many people realize, and even if you’re only camping for a long weekend, you’ll likely use up ....

Invaluable Black Tank TipsInvaluable Black Tank Tips | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 31-Aug-2017 in We Wander Wherever

Using the restroom...nobody likes to talk about it, but everyone has to do it. Unfortunately, far too many people use their RV toilet without doing their research, something that eventually leads to clogs, smells, and all sorts of other less-than-pleasant things.

Related Read: Bathhouse Etiquette

Obviously, avoiding these things is ideal. Therefore, I have gathered a list of tips and tricks my family and I have learned during our time RVing. Put these tips to use, and you will avoid the vast majority of black tank issues.

Keep the Valve Closed

Many new RVers believe that an open valve is best when using the black tank. After all, it would seem that the faster you can get your waste out of the tank, the better off you’d be. However, this isn’t actually the case.

You see, an open valve....

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Baking in an RV OvenBaking in an RV Oven | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 28-Aug-2017 in We Wander Wherever

Some of the appliances found in an RV can be tricky to use. The refrigerator, for instance, can be quite persnickety. Another difficult one is the RV oven. These buggers are so tricky to get the hang of that many people avoid using them altogether.

Related Read: 4 Tips for Using Your RV Fridge

However, there is no reason you need to avoid using yours. The tips below will have you using your RV oven to cook like a professional chef in no time at all.

Use a Thermometer

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that the temperature in an RV oven likely won't match the temperature you set on the dial. Obviously, this can negatively impact the way the oven cooks.

By using a thermometer inside of the oven, you can ensure you are baking at the correct temperature every time. This alone ....

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Finding Power On the GoFinding Power On the Go | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 22-Aug-2017 in We Wander Wherever

Boondocking is an incredibly appealing method of camping for a large number of people. After all, who wouldn't like to get away from the business of everyday life for a bit to relax in the still beauty of the wilderness?

That said, there are also a large number of challenges that come along with boondocking. Unfortunately, these challenges often lead people to avoid the practice altogether.

Related Read: Disposing of Trash While Boondocking

One of the most difficult parts of boondocking is finding enough electricity to charge and run all of the electronic devices we use on a daily basis. Fortunately, there are ways to go about this. Here are a few of the most popular options.

Add Storage

Perhaps the easiest option is to top up your RV battery before you head out. However, many people....

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Disposing of Trash While BoondockingDisposing of Trash While Boondocking | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 17-Aug-2017 in We Wander Wherever

Finding your own little place to call home in the middle of nowhere is a thrilling experience. However, as wonderful as boondocking is, it definitely comes with its own set of challenges. One of the biggest issues people run into when boondocking is trash disposal. After all, big dumpsters aren’t generally found hanging out in the wilderness.

So what do you do with your trash when spending several days off-grid? Check out the tips below.

Less In, Less Out

First, it is important to always remember that whatever goes in must come out. Therefore, it’s best to choose items with less packaging such as fresh fruits/vegetables and meat wrapped in butcher paper rather than plastic. If you do pick up some items with packaging, dispose of that packaging in the garbage cans at the grocery store or....

Bathhouse EtiquetteBathhouse Etiquette | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 15-Aug-2017 in We Wander Wherever

For many RVers, the bathhouse is a place of mystery. They choose to stick to their tiny RV bathrooms and skip the public restrooms altogether. However, if you are like me, you might prefer the nice water pressure, space to move around, and large quantity of hot water that the typical bathhouse offers. These things are not found in our RV at all, so having them close at hand is a luxury that I simply cannot pass up.

That said, bathhouses do have their downsides. One of these is the fact that they are shared with others. Not that I don't like to share, but I prefer to share with individuals who use good manners, and that isn't always the case in campground bathrooms.

Related Read: Campground Etiquette

Because I think everyone in the campground should be able to enjoy a clean shower, I fee....

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Saving RV Space with a Capsule WardrobeSaving RV Space with a Capsule Wardrobe | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 10-Aug-2017 in We Wander Wherever

The closet space in an RV is limited at best. This can make for a frustrating experience when you are trying to pack for a vacation and an even more irritating situation if you are moving into your rig.

Too much clothing is a problem we had when moving into our trailer, and one we have had to deal with a few times since. Additionally, I know this is a common issue for many RVers out there.

Fortunately, there is a fairly easy cure for this ailment, and it comes in a neat little package often referred to as a "capsule wardrobe". It's likely you've heard this term before, but in case you haven't, a capsule wardrobe refers to a smaller-than-average collection of clothing that can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways to create seemingly endless outfits.

If clothing is plaguing your life....

Laundry on the GoLaundry on the Go | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 07-Aug-2017 in We Wander Wherever

Traveling in an RV is an amazing experience that I recommend everyone try. We adore living in our little trailer, and wouldn't trade it for the world. That said, there are some challenges that one must face when traveling long term in such a tiny space.

One of those challenges comes in the form of the dirty laundry monster. You see, the dirty laundry monster has a tendency to grow very quickly if not kept under control, and when you live in a small space, it can quickly take over.

Related Read: The Best Way to Do Laundry for Fulltime RVers

Fortunately, there are a few options for RVers when it comes to washing laundry. Below we will discuss some of those options, and offer tips for each.

Campground Laundry Rooms

This is the option most part-time RVers choose. It’s convenient and does....

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