Winter Camping In a Van – 2022 – Living The Van Life

Winter Camping In a Van – 2022 – Living The Van Life

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Drone Featured In This Video:

Back to the roots of some good ol winter camping in the 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia camper van. This van is where my van life journey began some 12 years ago on February 1st, 2011. In this video I take the ol Vanagon out for a winter camp session up in the snow like old times.

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The gear I use while Living The Van Life:

Battle Born Off-Grid Battery System:
Battle Born GC2 LiFePo4 Batteries:
Victron Inverter/Charger:
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Victron Solar Controller:
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Van Compass Lift, Suspension, Skid Plates
Stage 6.3 2” Lift and Shocks:
Rear Diff Skid Plate:
Engine Skid Plate:

Wheels & Tires:
Trailbuilt Off-Road:
315/70r17 BFGoodrich KO2 All Terrain Tires:
ARB Air Compressor:
Speedflate Inflate/Deflate System (preferred):
Staun Tire Deflators:

Off-Road Recovery Gear:
Warn Winch:
Snatch Block:
8’ Tree Saver:
MaxTrax Recovery Boards:

Off-Road Lighting:
Baja Designs LP9 Pro LED:
Baja Designs XL Pro LED:
Rigid Industries Scene Lights:

Camp Fire & Cooking Equipment:
NEW: Matthew Paul Ankou Knife:
Esee 5 Surival Knife:
Solo Stove Ranger – Portable Fire Pit:
Lodge Dutch Oven Tripod:
8″ Dutch Oven:
Cooking Gloves:
Jetboil Cooking System:
Bottle Top Propane Stove:
Solo Stove Titan – Twig Stove:
Solo Stove Pot 1800:

Forestry Tools:
Trayvax Trek Field Knife – 10% Coupon Code: VANLIFE –
Esee 5 Surival Knife:

21″ Folding Saw:
Campcraft Canvas Sheath:
Gransfors Bruk Hand Hatchet:
Hults Bruk Akka Foresters Axe:
BareBones Living – Japanese Nata Tool:

My Cold Weather Clothing:
Fjallraven Pants:
Fjallraven Jacket:
Fjallraven Hat:
Marmot Down Coat:
Base Layer Bottoms:
Base Layer Top:
WoolX Socks:
Sorel Winter Boots:

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Winter Van Equipment:
5KW 12V Diesel Heater:

Personal Wear:
Oakley Sunglasses:
Carhartt Pants:

My Camera Gear
Canon EOS R5 Camera:
Canon EOS RCamera (Backup):
Canon RF 24-105 f/4L Lens:
Rode VideoMic Pro Plus:

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  1. K Ferndes on March 29, 2023 at 9:49 am


  2. Harold Willis on March 29, 2023 at 9:50 am

    The best one.

  3. BlackRockBrewing on March 29, 2023 at 9:52 am

    I like this van much better than the Sprinter.

  4. Mr. Reese on March 29, 2023 at 9:52 am

    All LTVL content is amazing, but these winter videos are the ones I love the most. So peaceful and cozy.

  5. manhunt800 on March 29, 2023 at 9:56 am

    Great Cinematics man..

  6. UserNameJemand on March 29, 2023 at 9:56 am

    17:57 this drinking vessel looks to me very much like aeropress go part.

  7. Mrs. B. on March 29, 2023 at 9:59 am

    Your videos are fabulous…keep them coming.

  8. Pescando-A-Lo-Loco on March 29, 2023 at 10:00 am

    Too much show for a campfire. 😅. Use gas and that’s all

  9. Nino Marroquin on March 29, 2023 at 10:02 am

    This is great !

  10. Nick Webster on March 29, 2023 at 10:02 am

    Love the video? What kind of tire chains did you use or have had good luck with? What is the brand of camp saw? Thank you 🙏 Nick

  11. LadyLuck on March 29, 2023 at 10:02 am

    OMG, his little snow shoes 🥹

  12. Meg Baxter on March 29, 2023 at 10:03 am

    Merry Christmas ⛄⛄

  13. samuel berard on March 29, 2023 at 10:04 am

    This is how life should be

  14. Conrad Williams on March 29, 2023 at 10:05 am

    An easier method to your cotton balls and Vaseline is literally just carry a tub of Vaseline and some toilet paper… The toilet paper works double duty.. and all you need to start the fire is a sheet or two of the toilet paper in a glob of the Vaseline.. The Vaseline is what’s flammable, not the cotton and/or toilet paper. Which it is but not as..

  15. Casey Houk on March 29, 2023 at 10:07 am

    I’ll be completely honest, I lost interest in your channel after you got the new rig… There’s just something about old vehicles that new ones just don’t have. I get that the Sprinter is better in every measurable aspect, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the old Westie.

  16. Mike Mantho on March 29, 2023 at 10:10 am

    Good to see the Vanagon again, amazing videography Chad!

  17. Лев Проненко on March 29, 2023 at 10:10 am

    Hi, Chad. What’s the name of your campfire bowl? Where can I buy it?

  18. Abdullah Görgülü on March 29, 2023 at 10:11 am

    video shooting quality like a documentary…

  19. the good music factory on March 29, 2023 at 10:14 am

    Brilliant video 10 out of 10

  20. Original Mama Grizzly on March 29, 2023 at 10:15 am

    Wow, what a view! 👍👍👍

  21. 61Slughi on March 29, 2023 at 10:16 am

    5:14 Your temp light is flashing. On my Syncro it does that even though coolant levels are ok. Might be just the sensor.

  22. Oemah Kucing on March 29, 2023 at 10:16 am

    Its the old van haha

  23. Explanation By Sadaf on March 29, 2023 at 10:16 am

    First class vlogger you are ❤️❤️❤️

  24. Van 2 World on March 29, 2023 at 10:18 am

    a magnificent visual feast. thank you Chad 👍

  25. Piper on March 29, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Hey Chad, loving version 1 and 2 of your van life!! Seriously beautiful winter scenery, cruising down the snowy roads to great sounds, warmth of a fire, company of a gorgeous dog, some yummy food washed down with a good brew in a classic campervan – that’s epic!

    It’s humid and wet here , lush green scenery at the edge of the world and summer just starting to kick in. She’s going to be a “stinker” (Kiwi slang for a stinking hot and humid summer) Gearing up for days of great company and stuffed guts for Xmas although taking it real slow as having recovered from two major surgeries (life threw me a few big unexpected curved balls – I guess life adventures comes in all shapes and sizes- grateful to have come out the other side and grateful for your adventures to keep me inspired)
    Here’s to you 🥃 and to awesome more of Living the Vanlife adventures!

  26. Saouraav Jyoti Saikia on March 29, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Been Missing this van long time .

  27. Peter Cook on March 29, 2023 at 10:21 am

    He Chad what’s your favorite whiskey? Lol

  28. Kevin Murphy on March 29, 2023 at 10:22 am

    Dude, That video was epic!

  29. Luis Duran on March 29, 2023 at 10:25 am

    The meal looks great next time put some honey on the fish

  30. Joe Granchelli on March 29, 2023 at 10:25 am

    I love the Westfalia!!!!!!

  31. Lucia L on March 29, 2023 at 10:26 am

    Just found these videos, awesome film work! What type of dog is that, she’s a beauty!!

  32. Always Imitated Never Duplicated on March 29, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Nice to see the good old Volkswagen Westfalia enduring winter again! But I love both your vans!👍💯❤️

  33. Kristiina Kasepalu on March 29, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Aww. Video was great and the comments full of love here. Wow. So many wait for your content. Great work

  34. I am All in One on March 29, 2023 at 10:28 am

    I love your Volkswagen videos Chad. Apart of it your videos always remain just phenomenal. ❤️

  35. Arijit Mukherjee on March 29, 2023 at 10:30 am

    What happened to your new van?

  36. Brandon on March 29, 2023 at 10:33 am

    Glad to see you’re finally back, man!

  37. Ro’Beano 500 on March 29, 2023 at 10:36 am


  38. Challenger on March 29, 2023 at 10:38 am

    I love your VW T3 upgrades such amazing camping ride

  39. sonof erin on March 29, 2023 at 10:39 am

    love your channel I think you are incredible in what you do. The music 🎼 in this video is beautiful where can I find it ? My best wishes and stay safe thank you for these films 🎥 🎞 🎦 🎬 📽

  40. johnny SMALL pepper on March 29, 2023 at 10:39 am

    Enjoyed the old rig. Cheers

  41. Frankiez on March 29, 2023 at 10:39 am

    I makes no odds to me which van you use Chad. However, I dont think some of the viewers realise the power and efficiency of lithium batteries especially when you have all the film kit you use. Your Sprinter is more set up for filming. There’s a video of your set up inside the Sprinter. It must be hard work making those films and I am a believer of making things as easy as possible and not harder. I found it fascinating how you built the Sprinter and you gave me inspiration to build my own. I used your videos to make my electrics board the same as yours with the ply and tweed fabric.

  42. Jer0090v on March 29, 2023 at 10:41 am


  43. Taurean Williams on March 29, 2023 at 10:41 am

    Another great one under the belt I like the new puppy he was scared the boogeyman was going to get him as always looks like a great time I like the salmon steak what kind of whiskey was that what was that scotch either way it looks like a great time with the campfire thanks man love the work

  44. Nitin singh on March 29, 2023 at 10:41 am

    Awesome vlog Mr Chad your edeting background music or cinatography is next level love you and respect you from India 🙏🙏🙏🙏💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  45. Frankiez on March 29, 2023 at 10:41 am

    Chad, did you ever change your batteries to Lithium in the vw ? I’d love to live where you are, with your vast open spaces and choice, its tight here in the uk.

  46. Mavrik Mavrik on March 29, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Your cinematography is incredible!

  47. h.h.legacydiesel on March 29, 2023 at 10:42 am

    To be sure, the Westfalia is a nice van!
    Great photog ! No! Incredible!
    Thanks for sharing 👍🏻.
    🌦💧😊✌🏻🔑 🇨🇦.

  48. Daniel Cargill on March 29, 2023 at 10:43 am

    New dog?

  49. Amikar Anand on March 29, 2023 at 10:43 am

    2:17 to 2:46 is pure majestry. Like the joy of sitting in the shade of a tree in the late afternoon. Chad, please share the music with us too…

  50. dudley smith on March 29, 2023 at 10:45 am

    Awesome video👍👍

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