#avantlink I started living in my 1991 Westfalia Volkswagen on February 1, 2011. It has been an adventure of life lessons and learning to live minimalisticly. On this youtube channel I aim to give you guys who are interested in this way of life some insight on what makes life easier living in a van. When I first got the idea to live in a van I thought it was impossible for a guy like me to accomplish such a thing. I was used to the typical american lifestyle. I had no clue what it took to live in a van. So I went to youtube and found just a mass of information and encouragement from other tubers that really gave me the confidence to do this. After 8 months of living in my van I had learned so much about it that I wanted to give back to the community and share with other people who are interested in this way of life some good motivation to live this lifestyle.
On this episode of Living The Van Life – I take the Sprinter van out into some of my favorite backcountry in the Okanogan region of North Central Washington State. After hitting some really cool trails, I hunker down in camp, build a campfire and cook a hot pot of baked lasagna in the dutch oven. Join for the adventure. BFGoodrich OnTrail navigation app. 18 months for the price of 12 months – 6 months FREE. https://ontrail.com/?invite=ltvl Support The LTVL Channel: ————– Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/livingthevanlife Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/LivingTheVanLife Follow me: Van Life Instagram: @LivingTheVanLife https://www.instagram.com/livingthevanlife/ Personal Instagram: @chad_derosa https://www.instagram.com/chad_derosa/ My Current Film Production – “Rockets and Titans”: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaekVy98pF50VoCwWHwl2ZA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rocketsandtitans/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rocketsandtitans/ The gear I use while Living The Van Life: Battle Born Off-Grid Battery System: ————————————————— Battle Born GC2 LiFePo4 Batteries: https://bit.ly/3t24Gaj Victron Inverter/Charger: https://bit.ly/3eTNuif Victron Distributor: https://bit.ly/3vjPuqu Victron Solar Controller: https://bit.ly/3t0YLCm Secondary Alternator: https://bit.ly/32XIFPc Wakespeed Alternator Regulator: https://bit.ly/3xGeUkf Battle Born Batteries Affiliate Link: http://battlebornbatteries.com?afmc=Living+The+Van+Life FlareSpace Flares: ————————— Full Flare/Bed Package: https://bit.ly/3nCAQYH Van Compass Lift, Suspension, Skid Plates ———————————————————— Stage 6.3 2” Lift and Shocks: https://bit.ly/3gNdEFW Rear Diff Skid Plate: https://bit.ly/3nxtHcb Engine Skid Plate: https://bit.ly/3vrVa1z Wheels & Tires: ——————— Trailbuilt Off-Road: https://bit.ly/3xA2Vof 315/70r17 BFGoodrich KO2 All Terrain Tires: https://bit.ly/3xx91ph ARB Air Compressor: https://amzn.to/3u4QOgB Speedflate Inflate/Deflate System (preferred): https://bit.ly/3nwrhdL Staun Tire Deflators: https://amzn.to/3aOhCu2 Off-Road Recovery Gear: ———————————— Warn Winch: https://amzn.to/3dZ6rkc Snatch Block: https://amzn.to/3dZcqFu 8’ Tree Saver: https://amzn.to/3u1clXu MaxTrax Recovery Boards: https://amzn.to/2PvqcGw Off-Road Lighting: ————————— Baja Designs LP9 Pro LED: https://amzn.to/3gRG5lV Baja Designs XL Pro LED: https://amzn.to/3nwxcQ1 Rigid Industries Scene Lights: https://amzn.to/3nwxcQ1 Camp Fire & Cooking Equipment: ———————————————— NEW: Matthew Paul Ankou Knife: https://www.mpknives.com Esee 5 Surival Knife: https://amzn.to/3fnQSkQ Solo Stove Ranger – Portable Fire Pit: https://amzn.to/36JD28f Lodge Dutch Oven Tripod: https://amzn.to/3gnqgjy 8″ Dutch Oven: https://amzn.to/3ilGFH7 Cooking Gloves: https://amzn.to/2BXdIjU Jetboil Cooking System: https://amzn.to/2TH3yrF Bottle Top Propane Stove: https://amzn.to/2SS82P0 Solo Stove Titan – Twig Stove: https://amzn.to/3cbYAeZ Solo Stove Pot 1800: https://amzn.to/3gxNioK Forestry Tools: ——————— Trayvax Trek Field Knife – 10% Coupon Code: VANLIFE – https://bit.ly/2BpqaJh Esee 5 Surival Knife: https://amzn.to/3fnQSkQ Schrade SCHF9 Camp Knife: https://amzn.to/2Mwr7Ru 21″ Folding Saw: https://amzn.to/2RQjFmO Campcraft Canvas Sheath: https://amzn.to/2T4aJMr Gransfors Bruk Hand Hatchet: https://amzn.to/2SFqLMg Hults Bruk Akka Foresters Axe: https://amzn.to/2tQx6LD BareBones Living – Japanese Nata Tool: https://bit.ly/2yHBXRL My Cold Weather Clothing: ————– Fjallraven Pants: https://amzn.to/3fnwDn4 Fjallraven Jacket: https://amzn.to/2L2BYm7 Fjallraven Hat: https://amzn.to/2SEj6xE Marmot Down Coat: https://amzn.to/2Wuol4h Base Layer Bottoms: https://amzn.to/3b8XvUL Base Layer Top: https://amzn.to/2YC2xGB WoolX Socks: https://amzn.to/2W5hf7i Sorel Winter Boots: https://amzn.to/3fpVirp OLight Flashlights: 10% off Coupon Code : VanLife https://olight.idevaffiliate.com/idevaffiliate.php?id=477 Winter Van Equipment: ——————- 5KW 12V Diesel Heater: https://amzn.to/2OSFrGC Personal Wear: ——————— Oakley Sunglasses: https://amzn.to/2Y7URcu Carhartt Pants: https://amzn.to/2CvdbTM Fishing Gear ————————- Redington Fly Rod: https://amzn.to/33imvoR Tackle Shoulder Bag: https://amzn.to/35R1XWT My Camera Gear ————– Canon EOS R5 Camera: https://amzn.to/3t8czLq Canon EOS RCamera (Backup): https://amzn.to/3u1dUVm Canon RF 24-105 f/4L Lens: https://amzn.to/3e30UJa Rode VideoMic Pro Plus: https://amzn.to/2PfKTjC DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone: https://amzn.to/3nuaBnc Living The Van Life YouTube Channel is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com FTC Disclosure Statement: Some links on this youtube channel may be affiliate links. We may get paid if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of these.