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  Hello fom Timothy Keller Vandweller
Posted by: Timothy Keller Vandweller - 03-07-2019, 02:38 PM - Forum: Welcome Center - Replies (24)

Hi All

I had no idea this forum existed until about a month ago when I got a YARC sticker in the mail from Gary. Thanks Gary.

For those that don't me, I used to go by the name One Awesome Inch on cvrl and yt. However, that name was changed as some people couldn't keep their mind out of the dark places. ? July 3rd 2019 will mark my 4th vanniversary living full-time in my chevy express in Vancouver BC Canada. 

I'm currently saving up to buy a brand new Ford Transit around February 2020. My goal is to pay cash and I'm well on my way to achieving that goal.

I make decent income but living in a van allows me to work 3 days per week and still save quite a bit of money. Vanlife yo.

Anyway, Thanks so much and have a great day.

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  Stopping in to Say Hello
Posted by: MN C Van - 03-07-2019, 08:18 AM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (4)

Got an email from Gary asking about where I was.

I'm in school and had to try to prevent any distractions, but it's hardly working- I'd rather have a conversation with a cockroach that study Quant ...

And I know what you're thinking right now, if that idiot can make it in grad school, I should be able to get 2 or 3 PhD's ...

Huge snow and cold up here, now that the fun and first part of semester are over, I might just head to S Arizona on the 20th. I enjoyed Madera canyon and hiking up Mt. Baldy. Pretty awesome, so I might try just sitting in the nearby desert to study, until it warms up in MN and I can go camp at the awesome North Shore area.

Of course the $5 Mi-Fi deal went under months ago, so I do need an internet connection. I see my phone has a 'Free' hotspot if I just activate it, but a little leery when a phone company says something is free. Any suggestions if it's not true?

Hope everyone is doing OK, I'll try to check in every couple weeks or so. But even my beer consumption has gone down by 90%, so I'm actually as serious about studying as someone like me can get!

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  Great You tube channels with pics of builds!
Posted by: Gr8ful - 03-07-2019, 05:55 AM - Forum: Links/Apps - No Replies

This link has pics of builds on most any vehicle, amdo x 3, military, buses, box trucks, etc, etc, etc Not a bunch of chatter just pics, Enjoy!

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  stove heat shield
Posted by: Blacktank - 03-07-2019, 12:16 AM - Forum: Other - Replies (6)

i am having issues coming up with something

requirements are 2x2,not shinny,not painted,would prefer something decorative

havent came across and electric oven yet to steal the inside 
could just use high heat paint but that would need to burn off and would just be a bid black square
tin ceiling tiles are the right size but shinny and spendy 
porcelain sign,not sure if what i am seeing for sale is actual porcelain or just enamel paint and at 2x2 they get spendy,could get the smaller 1x1 or old license plates and mount them to some sheet metal but would need to be porcelain to handle the heat

about ready to just use corrugated tin until i come across something 

any thoughts?

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  1994 Chevy G20 Camper Van - $17500
Posted by: Blacktank - 03-06-2019, 11:56 PM - Forum: Found on Craigslist and other places - Replies (5)

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sometime i wonder...

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  Toyota chinook - $400 (Pdx)
Posted by: Blacktank - 03-06-2019, 11:53 PM - Forum: Found on Craigslist and other places - Replies (6)

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  Freightliner MT-45 diesel
Posted by: Blacktank - 03-06-2019, 11:51 PM - Forum: Found on Craigslist and other places - No Replies

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  Dodge Chinook RV Cummins 4WD
Posted by: Blacktank - 03-06-2019, 11:50 PM - Forum: Found on Craigslist and other places - Replies (2)

[Image: 01313_jhvQ7s6JuWp_600x450.jpg]https://portland.craigslist.org/yam/cto/...38292.html

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  Best Bath Product I've used!
Posted by: Gr8ful - 03-06-2019, 10:44 AM - Forum: Product Reviews - No Replies

They'll ship 10 for $5, please report if you like them. Thanks!


SoapCloth is an eco-friendly hygienic wash cloth, with a 10-year guaranteed shelf life; they can't dry up like traditional wet wipes. Each sheet made of recycled material, contains a tremendous amount of compressed soap particles that are dried in a unique process, there is nothing else like it. The SoapCloth has a soft refreshing touch but is capable of removing the toughest grease with ease and without the use of harsh chemicals. Just add minimal water, 20ml/4tsp or the equivalent of four bottle caps, and it is capable of washing a full size person's entire body without the need to rinse, wipe, or dry the body. 
SoapCloth is intended for self hygienic washing of a full size person's entire body under field conditions while using minimal amounts of water and utilizing a unique soap formula that evaporates by itself, eliminating the need for wiping or drying. After 1-2 minutes of natural evaporation there are no traces whatsoever of soap, water, oiliness, odor, stickiness, etc. It simply leaves nothing but a clean and refreshed feeling. Removes remains of acrylic paint, ink marks, mud, soot, oiliness, grease, etc. 
Just a minimum 20ml/4tsp of water activates the soap concentration formula, and creates a deep thorough and refreshing quality cleaning, combined with massive foaming that is sufficient for a full body wash.
Single cloth for an entire thorough body wash
No need for running water, only 20ml/4tsp required
No need for drying/wiping, soap evaporates by itself
Odorless and doesn't leave traces of water, soap, stickiness, oiliness, etc
Chamomile Enriched
Hypoallergenic, Alcohol & Latex-Free
Removes acrylic paint, blood, ink marks, mud, soot, oiliness, grease, etc
Reduces effects of abrasions, irritated skin, fungi, and eczema
Burns naturally when dry for use as fire starter (before or after use)
Lightweight, stored easily, doesn't dry up
10+ year storage life in dry conditions
Backpackers, hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, fishermen, soldiers, construction workers, mechanics, farmers, and all places in which there are difficult environmental conditions. In environments where there is a lack of water In environments where there are not good sanitary conditions
Add a minimum of 20 ml/4 teaspoons of water to the cloth 
Massage the cloth between your hands until the soap starts foaming
Wash body as desired
Wait for 1-2 minutes for perfect evaporation

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Posted by: Cammalu - 03-04-2019, 08:29 PM - Forum: Hobbies - Replies (4)

I went to the rock shop today and cut up one of the slices I had. Here are the before and after pics. [Image: fab9f53ac37035dfd239600787c5ae69.jpg]

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Tomorrow I will be rock hunting with a couple here in camp. It’s an easy one with little or almost no walking. We will be looking for birds eye rhyolite

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