MOVE ALONG NOW… Van Life During COVID-19

MOVE ALONG NOW… Van Life During COVID-19

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Hey everyone! I’m Nate. I live the van life full time out of a Nissan NV200 self built camper conversion. In this video Shannon and I find an amazing new spot after being asked to leave our previous camp site. Please like, subscribe, and feel free to ask any questions below!

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  1. Subrenia Johnson on June 20, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Here is a very cheap place to stay in Arizona it even has a observatory.

  2. j m on June 20, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    How many times a year can you go to the forest and go camping for two weeks I was just wondering

  3. Situational Awareness on June 20, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    i wonder if during the great depression (or other uncertain time like today) BLM and these governemnt enforcers kicked people out.

  4. Subrenia Johnson on June 20, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    Here is another place in Arizona that also cheap and 3miles from the border of Mexico.

  5. Terry Texas on June 20, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but Geyser System’s shower system is quite awesome, and you can take a 7 minute shower and uses less than 1 gallon of water! It’s electric and heats the water, and only costs $295. You might be able to get them to send you a demo unit for a review. Here’s the link:

  6. Tulipgirl on June 20, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    Who’s with you? And can I come I got my own van

  7. David John on June 20, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    check out some of the Native American Reservations… can be possible "cheap" alternative options in the mid-west/desert states… just a suggestion

  8. FranaFly on June 20, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    First time watching you two. I’ve noticed there are two vans. You travel in separate vehicles ? I ask because you said you two are the only ones there… ☮️

  9. Tulipgirl on June 20, 2023 at 2:06 pm


  10. Mike Gay on June 20, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    Anyway we could get the GPS to the last spot or at least the area:) thanks for the vids

  11. Christian Holmstedt on June 20, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    Quick tip: Don’t stay the full 14 days in one spot. Split into 5 day chunks and move then it’s more likely you’d get away with staying inside the same NF more than 14 days. I actually don’t know if the 14 day rule applies to the whole NF. That doesn’t make much sense actually.

  12. Street News on June 20, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    What do u do for a l8ving?

  13. Jean Burk on June 20, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Waiting for the night photos. Take care you two!

  14. Classics Customs and Hot Rods of Perth on June 20, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    It’s called a kettle. What a classic.

  15. Steven Martinez on June 20, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Man you guys living the dream

  16. BarefootInAK on June 20, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    Oh how beautiful 💚

  17. Michael Christopher on June 20, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    If you need free showers at pilot or flying j let me know.

  18. Mo Mo on June 20, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Why can’t you shower in the forest with a shower tent?

  19. DiscerningLight on June 20, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Looked like the ranger was enforcing but not too scared to wear a mask…interesting!

  20. 101perspective on June 20, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    I wonder if going over your time limit put you into their system so all the others patrolling would be looking out for your vehicles, etc? And that if you had moved before going over your time limit it would have pretty much reset the timer back to zero. Or do you think they have some kind of master database where all vehicle license plates get tracked regardless of how long you stay at any one spot?

  21. Jim Hamilton on June 20, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Hey van life if you’re in Arizona Andy time again go to Tom Wells Road out of Quartzsite Arizona you can camp there as long as you like there’s no limit there is a gas station across the road Interstate 10 you can get water but do not drink it 4 bath in Dish is only

  22. drummerfella 55 on June 20, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    Kids…Amazon; Ivation Shower Pump. $30 bucks. 5 gal. bucket. anywhere for about $5 bucks. Shower Tent; could either ‘fashion one’…or buy one. ( I have the larger ‘Green Elephant) Why the hell worry about ‘driving distances…to find a shower…when you can just…Bring your decent shower with you. Granted…won’t always be piping hot…but…search the ivation…on YT. i timed mine…and i can take a full ‘6 minute or so…shower…with 5 gallons. Now…summer is upon us; so…just get your water…leave it out in the sun, on the ground at your campsite for a day or two…and …guaranteed…the water will be ‘temperate’ or tepid…or even, Warm. Shower in privacy in the boondocks….with no one around…your timetable…your convenience…and your not having to wait…2 weeks…( "ugh…Gross!) Between showers? i don’t understand why ‘more van campers…aren’t ‘Hip to this? …be safe. and…rig a god damn simple shower setup like most Van Dwellers!! Lol!

  23. Justin Miller on June 20, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    Can you share a link to where you bought your astrophotography setup?

  24. Zachary Zarko on June 20, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    When I was in the military, I got really good at doing field hygiene when I was in the middle of nowhere for long periods of time. Here’s my method:

    1. Get a big plastic jar and put in some water, a few soap chips and a washcloth. Shake it up to make suds, then use it to wash everything from the top down.

    2. For shaving, hang up a small signal mirror and use a collapsible wash basin purchased from Brigade Quartermaster. (You only need about two cups of water.)

    3. For hair, pour half a canteen of water on your head, use some unscented combination shampoo/conditioner, and rinse with a full canteen of water. (If you have tons of water, you can splurge and use a gallon jug.)

    4. Dry off with a soft towel, put on clean clothes, and you’re good to go.

    This method takes awhile, but it’s well worth it if you’ve gone without a shower for more than three or four days. (Plus, during this quarantine – what else have you got to do?)

  25. Steamroller Steve on June 20, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    What happened to the portable shower you had before? Did it quit working? Curious because I’ve been looking into buying one.

  26. Rob Rat on June 20, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Dude, you have another channel I love…TheEpciNate316……peace

  27. Just on Time on June 20, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    just out of curiosity are u allowed to hunt in national forest ?

  28. DriveLongRoad on June 20, 2023 at 2:28 pm

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  29. Elle V on June 20, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    I love Shannon’s van layout. Sofa/bed up front & utilities in back. When I finally do my custom conversion, I’ll bring video & photos of her van.

  30. spudnikc on June 20, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    2:14 Nothing like waking up to a beautiful woman with a smile on her face. You’re living the life, dude. Escaping the rat race, enjoying your freedom!

  31. Vinh Nguyen on June 20, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    You can solve the problem of Vanlife shower edasily if you have this :

  32. Michelle B. Townsley on June 20, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Great drone footage!

  33. Danny Burrell on June 20, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    The solar showers seem to be the trick. Hang a black bag in the sun and a couple of hours later hot water.

  34. Doc Ockey on June 20, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    I am glad you are at such a good spot. It seems every time I see someone on YouTube camping on BLM land it is the hottest and most scrub brush areas. The only thing is are you close to a lake or stream? If so, SHOWER! Also, Shannon do you have water purification in your van’s water system? Do you have any water purification? It might be something worth investing in even if it is just a portable one. There are a number of different kinds to use. Also, it would be handy if you could not find potable water and needed some. 

    I think this is going to last in some form for awhile. Plus it is not going to be the same after.

  35. Nick j on June 20, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    living in a van sucks period. Soon the Nazi regime won’t be allowing any of us to do it anyway. Buy land now, even if it’s in the middle of the desert.

  36. John Wren on June 20, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Why not just carry a ZODI camp shower? I found an unused one on Marketplace for $20 😳
    I also built a 10 G solar shower on my Van’s roof rack.

  37. Tulipgirl on June 20, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Where is it man!! Say where!!

  38. Bethany Day on June 20, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    i can not understand why for the life of me people choose to not have a shower/wet room w/toilet of some kind in their van. right now i am saving to get my van/box truck/ambulance, whatever it happens to be. and i would rather have a child sized bed and almost no storage with a silicone pop up sink and single portable burner over not having a shower and toilet closet.
    good on ya for trying to get away from civilization during this time. people are very ignorant or very scared and neither know how to act right. my job was deemed "essential" and we have been required to wear face masks and about 40% of the people are refusing to wear their mask over their nose. like you have just defeated the purpose of the mask. the mask does not do a great job (75%) at keeping you from inhaling viruses, what it does is keep you from exhaling them into the air. so if everyone wears a mask CORRECTLY then there is no virus being breathed into the f**king air. you only covering your mouth is not accomplishing a f**king thing.

  39. OneForTheRoad on June 20, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    Rooting for you guys!

  40. Christine H on June 20, 2023 at 2:41 pm


  41. UQON on June 20, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Wooowww the scenery is amazing 💚💚💚
    Warm love from Indonesia 🇮🇩

  42. Ann Goodman on June 20, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    How ridiculous that you were made to move along in the current situation!

  43. Rob Rat on June 20, 2023 at 2:44 pm


  44. Sprits Fal on June 20, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    4:20 wow that was trippy. I guess since I never saw the driver get in. The van just started moving. I was like "did he just start driving? What the?" lol

  45. Liza Maldonado on June 20, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    Her face when he said “we’re not going to Phoenix” lol 😂

  46. doofdoofsf on June 20, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    Loved the humor in this week’s update. Stay well guys.

  47. Clash With Bao on June 20, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    Any chance you can share this location,?

  48. Angry Tomato on June 20, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Can you provide links for the telescope and startracker?

  49. Bob Marley on June 20, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Pilot is generally pretty good but I don’t know where you kids are. I travel a lot between Texas and Colorado. Flying J is somehow related. More of a real truck stop and they have always been cool to me. I do ALWAYS fill up and can show them a receipt. GBU y’all and stay safe……..& call your parents! They are worried!

  50. louis poirier on June 20, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    "That’s called a kettle". A good line, made me forget for one second and an half my tooth pain, while are tthe dentist clinics are closed. Yeah, yes, there is an emergency service, I guess I will have to use it, I guess I will have to pay a lot of money.
    That’s called a kettle,wouhahaha, that was a good one!

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