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  1. INTJohn

    Kampfire weather is finally here!!

    Damn, here in Michigan at Kamp Koon when the temps leave the 80s it’s time for Jonny boi to leave the Lake Michigan beaches and hang at Kamp by the kampfire; burnin red & white oak , poplar, maple etc Yeah lovin me some temps yesterday morning at 37 and today 48….. Fall is here. Yes it is...
  2. INTJohn

    Lithium Ion Batteries and the Phenomenon of Thermal Runaway

    For an anology, think of Thermal Runaway as an extremely scaled down version of a "meltdown" in a nuclear reactor - minus the radioactivity. Thermal Runaway, in a nutshell, is when a battery creates sooo much heat so rapidly that said heat is unable to dissipate in the short amount of time it is...
  3. INTJohn

    Ok, I'm pullin' the trigger on a power station........

    What can I say? I'm an old skool flood acid bat man and its time to retire my truk house Trojan j185. Had it for 7 years and I'm sure I can get one more winter out of it but I'm not waiting till its no longer useful. I'll team it up with the 185 I have 12 volting The Box and probably get 3 more...
  4. INTJohn

    My First Van & My $$$ for Vehicle Living.........

    Bought my first van for van living back in 1978. Was in the service at the time and had returned stateside in 1978 from what was some extensive off & on over the years of overseas duty and was able over those years to save what was at that time for a young guy in his 20's a lot of money. I used...
  5. INTJohn

    INTJohn's Belated Winter '21-'22 Truk Livn

    This thread is to get caught up and I'm writing from my notes, pix & memory............ I didn't leave Kamp Koon in Michigan until afternoon of 22 November - weeks later than my usual departure dates of late Oct but I had a dental appointment for 22 Nov AM and left Michigan as soon as I cleared...
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    INTJohn's VERY Belated Winter '20-'21 Truck Livin

    This thread is to catch up on some things and I'm writing from my notes, pix & memory. Kamp Koon the day I left Michigan for the winter, 20 October, 2020 headed for Virginia Beach and I arrived there on the 21st after spending the night just inside Pennsylvania. Like the previous year when I...
  7. INTJohn

    On Relationships & Love........

    Whenever I consider becoming involved with a woman, the first question I ask myself; "Is it possible I could engage in great & stimulating conversation with this woman well into my old age?" Everything else in a relationship is temporary, most of the time will be spent in conversation. Shouldn't...
  8. INTJohn

    San Diego HAS NOT liberated vehicle dwellers

    Contrary to the thread down below someplace about San Diego repealing the vehicle dwelling law, the reality is in fact the EXACT OPPOSITE. https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/San-Diego-City-Council-Considers-Again-Banning-Sleeping-in-Cars-509912371.html
  9. INTJohn

    Heating my truck bed/shell area

    My truck bed (8' box) with ARE aluminum shell comprises approximately 200 cubic feet (8'x6'x4') and I'm interested in being able to heat the thing when I'm stealthy sleeping in it.     My Mr. Buddy Heater even on low throws way to many BTUs for such a small space; I don't care to use 1lb tanks...
  10. INTJohn

    Dumest things on a truck....

    To me its gotta be Chrome Tow Hooks - not that I can't be persuaded of it being something else. Its just that I haven't been able to get past it! Chrome EFFIN Tow Hooks on a pik up truck - really?  Thats what Murahkan culture has come to. haha When I bought my 250 supreduty in 2015 was first...
  11. INTJohn

    I camped in the litter box.

    I've never felt the need or desire to posses domesticated animals so my 'pets' have always been any wildlife near me and the glimpses of their lives & activity they inadvertently share with me - tho I'm not sure this bobcat's activity is 'inadvertent'. haha  When I camped my trailer in the LTVA...
  12. INTJohn

    My basic diet........

    If I didn't have to eat I wouldn't so I try to keep it as simple as possible. Breakfast: Oat/wheat flake cereal - add coffee; or Oatmeal with molasses & raisons - add coffee  Sometimes I cook a couple eggs if I have them. Not breakfast:: Cook 4 or 5 chicken breasts and dice em up throw em in a...
  13. INTJohn

    What is a "Deep Cycle" Battery?

    http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/deep_cycle_battery This is the best site I've ever seen to explain what really is a Deep Cycle Battery and also what isn't. The 2 main things to get from this link that probably apply to most here are 1- That group 24, 27 & 31 marine 12 volt batteries are NOT...
  14. INTJohn

    Y I chose this RV........

    I chose a Shockwave T24FQ MX Toyhauler to live as a fulltime boondocker (boondock fulltimer?) Y? Several years back I decided to get rid of all the bs I didn't give a damn about; get back to the simple basics - buy an Rv and just get back to being what I am - A vagabond. I had never spent any...
  15. INTJohn

    Free Water Jugs

    Always can use more water storage - right? If you know anyone with cats maybe even vet clinics or animal shelters; the 20lb cat litter jugs make great 2.5 gallon water jugs. I have 8 of them & I got mine for free and I'm sure there's no shortage of them that most peeps probably just throw away...
  16. INTJohn

    How I Became a Vagabond

    It wasn't really a choice at first, at least I didn't really consciously intend for it to happen; really didn't even know it was happening. I just wanted to explore stuff and because I was just damn curious about everything I encountered; becoming a vagabond i suppose was really the only end...
  17. INTJohn

    Fulltime Boondocker.......

    .......and partime urban stealth vagabond. Have lurkt 4 awhile & think this forumz kool. Always 'Me'.............INTJohn
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