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"Must have's" for vandwelling
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In my years as a full time van dweller, (and a lifelong do-it-yourselfer), I have learned the things I could not be without, living on the road - heres a list of the ones I could think of off the top of my head - 

• A black permanent marker (seem to reach for that thing every day).
• A good pair of tin snips, pliers, and vice grips.
• 4 in 1 screw driver
• Spool of multi-purpose wire - small guage, just plain ole wire.(a supply of extra speaker wire is nice too)
• Grocery store plastic bags (yes, I know - the environment) seems Im constantly reaching for one of those as well.
• Bag of miscellaneous rags.
• Bottle of ACV (and a spray bottle).
• Hand sanitizer.
• Scrap pieces of sheet metal and cardboard.
• Candles and candle lighter (did you know there is just a regular bic inside those?).
• Utility knife and pack of blades.
• Small tablets and a few pens.
• WD40
• Mouse/rat traps. (Little bastards!)
• Water filter (survival type)
• Needle, thread, and scissors.
• Wood glue, super glue, and duct tape.
• A few pieces of 2x4, 10-12 inches long.
• Coconut oil (gotta have a jar of that stuff - desert climate, for hair, skin, you can cook with it, eat it, hell, I even oiled my boots with it.).
• Spare 5 gal bucket.

Of course there are the obvious things - tp, baby wipes, paper towel, can opener, etc. - I wanted to share a list of a few items that I find myself needing/using regularly, and that people might not have thought of.

Please share your ideas and experiences -
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A paper map.
A battery drill.
A guitar pic , soft
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Guitar pick.  Wink
Good one - I actually hit the road without one - tried to make one out of a mustard bottle lid one time. As luck would have it, I found one - medium.
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#4
Your own personal pharmacy:

Antibiotics
Three months or more of medications you require.
Wound cleaning products and bandages.

I also carry meds and stuff for my dogs emergent needs.

I’d like to be able to take care of emergencies in camp, whenever possible.



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a basic tool set
a bag of multi size zip ties
hobbies/things to do in bad weather/evenings
small garbage can
bin for dirty laundry
radio,silence can be defining
pack of lighters
knives,many
etc.etc.
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I'm just gonna bring GARY , he has everything.
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#7
Binoculars
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Anybody say Van yet ?
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I found a few tools I took on all my planes, one is a Stanley 85-610 10-Inch Long MaxGrip Locking Adjustable Wrench, Up to 1 ¾” Multi-function wrench Universal Adjustable auto-ratcheting works as reversible ratchet pop socket combination & pipe monkey spanner sae crescent nut gear-wrench set for craftsman & plumbers, Both the above are from Amazon, the 2nd set I have is better quality but the same idea, I also carried a screwdriver & socket combo set the are 1/4" hex, zip ties, duct tape, sisde cutters, elect wir & stiff wire & a set of safety wire pliers & it didn't weigh much or take up much room.
Let me recommend the best medicine in the world, a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages. James Madison


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