Van Life in Texas Heat… Back on the Road! #vanlife

Van Life in Texas Heat… Back on the Road! #vanlife

I hit the road again in the Element camper. Despite the extreme heat and high temperatures, this trip to Texas was a great one!

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  1. Deerheart Studio Arts on August 4, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    right on!πŸ¦ŒπŸ’Œβ€οΈπŸš™πŸ‘

  2. andrew porges on August 4, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    I actually remember the video of last time you two saw dmb i remember yall joking about how big the denver airport was man weird what comes back to you

  3. Jason The Mason on August 4, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    Tim Reynolds lives (or lived) in Santa Fe, NM. He did some acoustic shows when I lived there. I don’t know if he is still there.

  4. TIKI TIKI on August 4, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    70’S AT NIGHT IN TEXAS???? HA!! NOPE,, 85 86

  5. JOSHakaOGER on August 4, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Should have put the clear film on the front for heat rejection πŸ€”

  6. KT Snider on August 4, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Fun trip, I like it.

  7. Luni Bom Bom on August 4, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Can you create a vanlife meet up or something on Texas so I have a reason to join. I’m in Plano with my campervan and like vanlife is so dead out here!

  8. Justin Yergeau on August 4, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    Hey dude, got an element myself that I’ve outfitted for camping — What fan are you using here? Would you recommend it?

  9. Sneakers On Feet on August 4, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    I own a Honda Element because of you Nate #influencer

  10. The Dawn of Vanlife on August 4, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks for giving the Pecron a good run. They seem like a nice affordable up and come-er in the solar power station market and I hope they get more attention and spur more innovation in their competitors.

    If you had window covers that just look like window covers, people will likely just assume it’s to keep the sun off the cab. By virtue of it being a Honda Element and not a van or, alternatively, some trashy vehicle falling apart, in most cases where people have no reason to care or β€˜suspect’, no one is looking that hard. Sometimes in trying too hard to be stealth we think about it like 3 times harder then people walking past living their day ever will.

  11. Timmy Cramer 2000 on August 4, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Played a hotdeal yesterday in sun city….shot a 79. San Diego next week….camping of course! Timmy C Arizona

  12. Robert Hargitay on August 4, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Awesome song NateπŸ‘

  13. Midway on August 4, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    God Bless Texas! Dave Mathews Band YES!

  14. Llory Lloyd on August 4, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Welcome to Austin glad you enjoyed your time here. I was born and raised in San Antonio. Yup it’s been hot as heck here with cool nights. Glad you enjoyed your trip. Instead of covering the side windows put a curtain behind the seats maybe it won’t be so obvious.

  15. zeveroare R on August 4, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Since you’re in Texas… Don’t get killed. Then again, not a child, less likely to get shot I guess.

  16. Planet Frontier Land on August 4, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    What a great trip that you had and the element what a perfect vehicle to take on a little trip like that. You definitely have it set up nice. Great video looking forward to the next one you guys be safe.

  17. Mackenzie Horn on August 4, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    You saw Dave!?! He usually lives where I live… Super nice guy!

  18. AlohaNet on August 4, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    Big like πŸ‘. Very enjoyable πŸ˜‰ video πŸ“Ή.

  19. Kevin Nichols on August 4, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    Just saw him in Atlanta last weekend. First time in 23 years! Awesome show!!

  20. Traveling Merton and Sue on August 4, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    Texas heat is extreme!! Glad you got to play golf, but 105Β°, wow! Great video! So glad it all worked well for you!>Sue

  21. Andre St. Emory on August 4, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Much deserved R&R, awesome road trip. Totally MISSED the Element car camping adventures. checked off the list. Yeah!

  22. Neon catfish on August 4, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    If you’re not used to a lot of pollen. It could have been the pollen in Texas cuz it’s been extra bad in Texas this year!

  23. B f Dee on August 4, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Hi nate, i am aspiring to create you tube videos and i am interested to know how picture in picture is done here, ie where u display 2 screens. One screen shows u talking and d other show dashcam images. I think you can one day do a tutorial video showing how u take shots, tips, how to make videos in general, equipt u use, etc. that would b nice to us beginners. Thank u

  24. Lynne F on August 4, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Nice to see you on the road again in an Element. It looked to be a good trip despite the heat. Maybe a curtain behind the front seats would make the car look a little more stealth rather than window curtains. Thanks for sharing your Texas tour. πŸ˜„πŸ‘

  25. Gary Scott on August 4, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    You MPG gauge indicated much higher than I’ve seen anyone ever claim. How are you getting that high an MPG?

  26. Gary Christison on August 4, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    We cancelled our trip to Abilene State Park because it’s 102F there and only 88F in east Texas. Also, the state park has a burn ban and I was looking forward to a campfire. I was surprised at the big temperature difference being only about 250 miles apart.

  27. freedom dove on August 4, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    I choose to only take the backroads. I don’t like driving on Interstates for various reasons. I went from Indiana to Idaho and back using only state roads. It allows one to see all the small towns across our huge country. You do have to take into account the distance between gas stations, though. Thankfully, almost every small town has at least one station. You should definitely top up every chance you get when you’re in states as vast and deserted as Texas and Nevada.

  28. Gabe on August 4, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Awesome job on the video!

  29. JR on August 4, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    Stay safe bro! My country has recently issued a warning that travel in U.S. can be " dangerous" first time I ever saw this. Take care a thanks for content πŸ‘

  30. MTG_Hermit on August 4, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    Insane how long I been following you Nate and how far you have come. Safe travels as always

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  33. D Bentley on August 4, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Nice little trip! β€οΈπŸ‘

  34. PHN 3054 on August 4, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    It’s Necessary for Nate to take these Solo Trips to Avoid Cabin/Tiny House Fever. Also, Living the Temporary β€œSingle” Life is also a Plus.

  35. Grewe Family on August 4, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Are you heading to Florida again this winter?

  36. by pinkerton on August 4, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    I find your video’s are more interesting since you left Florida…..
    & You actually looked scared when Shannon was describing the Plans for your Property….
    It looked like you were wondering what you got yourself into…. Cuz you’re a Nomad at Heart…

  37. Peanut Butter Dive Squad on August 4, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    Reminds me of the good ol days 😌

  38. Mr Chitlin on August 4, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    What a great getaway!! Friends, DMB and Golf!!

  39. Daniel dixon on August 4, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    my grandma lives in texico and we live in clovis. you spent the night in sudan or muleshoe. i can tell by the scenery.

  40. Dianne Robinson on August 4, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    mcdonalds has human meat…

  41. CabinVibe Etsy Store on August 4, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    New sub ! Liked πŸ˜²πŸ€©πŸ™πŸ˜†

  42. Evelyn Dunn on August 4, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    So happy to see you traveling in the Element have fun safe travels.

  43. Thinking out of the box. on August 4, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    At night with a interior light on, the limo glass is reversed and people can see in as clear as you can see out during the day.

  44. The New South on August 4, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    I’ve been following your journey since the very beginning, just a few videos in, and yours was one of the first vanlife channels I subbed to when I became interested in it. You were also who inspired me to consider van alternatives. I hope to hit the open road soon and eventually save enough to also go off-grid the way you and Shannon have. All my best to you both

  45. Carrie Mtn on August 4, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Suggestion- from when I slept in my Prius. I blocked the back windows with regular window covers, but the front windows I used a black curtain and a bungee cord attached to the OMG handles. Then the curtain (ie black sheet hemmed to allow the bungee cord to slide through. Would drape over the back of the front seats. This left the back completely covered and allowed for the front to be more β€œnormal”.

  46. patricia palmer on August 4, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Having the fan directly on your face will cause the most likely the problem with your nose.

  47. maxine oliver on August 4, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    I’m still enjoying your videos, guys! In the meantime, have a cool Memorial Day and a start of a great Summer!πŸ€—πŸŽ‰πŸŒ„πŸœπŸš™Stay cool!🧊

  48. Edward Gabriel on August 4, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    I really enjoy your singing!

  49. Bonnie P on August 4, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    I kind of surprised myself, I knew whose concert you were going to see & the second I saw the fence behind you in the Element when you woke up, I recognized where you were. So nice to see you on the road, glad you got to see your friends. ✌

  50. caidbuch2010 on August 4, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    100+ West-Texas heat living in car sounds unbearableeeeee

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