Monday, October 31, 2011

Another Product For Heat=Coleman Sportcat Catalytic Heater

Another product for heat that I just ordered (want to try) is Coleman Sportcat PerfecTemp Catalytic Heater . I like that it is smaller than my Mr Buddy heater so might be easier to use in the back of the truck when that candle, I posted about below, isn't quite enough.
I will try it out and let you all know!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Heat for Cold Nights

I bought the (click here)> Coghlan's Camp Heat Candles , which I used last night to warm up before I went to sleep and when I woke up.
It was cold cold last night.
It comes in a little round tin. I set it on a flat surface and let it burn for two hours while I watched a DVD (Sling Blade). Since it is an open flame, you have to really watch it and don't fall asleep with it burning.

Then when I woke up in the morning, before I crawled out of the sleeping bag, I let it burn for about a half an hour. It worked great in the back of the truck with camper shell. I used about a $1's worth. Screwed the cap back on, to use another time.


Friday, October 28, 2011


I have been needing heat at night, sleeping in the back of my truck.
I have a propane mr buddy heater but was looking for something smaller.
I actually found an electric heater that I can plug into my power pack that doesn't take too much power. Most heaters can not be run on a power pack.
This is the heater--only draws 200 watts
Lasko MyHeat Personal Ceramic Heater

and this is my power pack that I use to run it
Energizer all in one

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall Reading and Fall Cooking

  • Fall Reading, the most anticipated books for adults and young readers,

  • click here Fall Reading

  • Fall into Cooking, the most popular, most exciting or best cookbooks of the year,

  • click here Fall Cooking
  • Friday, October 21, 2011

    Socks: Acrylic Versus Cotton

    The California College of Podiatric Medical Study showed that runners that wore acrylic socks got less blisters than those wearing cotton socks.
    Here is one of the studies:


    Cotton Up to Acrylic Socks

    There's a major debate raging in the sock world that could have far-reaching consequences for millions of blister-footed Americans—weekend walkers and Olympic marathoners alike. The cause of the current "friction" among foot care specialists is a study showing that acrylic socks may actually be better at preventing blisters than socks made of cotton or other natural fibers.

    For years, natural fibers and natural materials (think cotton socks and leather shoes) have been the main recommendation of most podiatrists. The recent findings about man-made acrylic offering superior protection fly in the face of conventional wisdom and go firmly against the advice of most coaches, sports physicians, and athletes alike.

    But research now shows that cotton socks produce twice as many blisters in runners as acrylic socks, and that the blisters formed by cotton socks are usually three times as big as those produced by their acrylic counterparts.

    "As a veteran ling-distance runner and someone who treats runners for blisters every day," says Seal Beach, California, sports podiatrist and study author Douglas Richie, Jr., D.P.M., "the results don't surprise me in the least. I'm well aware that cotton fiber becomes abrasive with repeated use, and that it also loses its shape when wet. The shape of a sock is critical when it's inside a shoe.

    "Many people equate acrylic with a silky, nylonlike fiber," says Dr. Richie, "yet spun acrylic feels exactly like cotton and maintains its soft, bouncy feeling even when wet."

    Dr. Richie says the nonblistering property of acrylic socks holds true for any type of sporting activity, be it walking, running, tennis, etc. It could be worth a try."

    Read more about treating and preventing blisters:

    To purchase acrylic socks
    Acrylic Socks

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Amazon Prime

    I have some remote property in southwest texas that I use as a home base. Most people that live out there have their items shipped to them by Amazon. It's less expensive than driving miles and miles to seach for items. It also saves time.

    Amazon purchasing and shipping is also an ideal way for someone that lives mobile to receive items they need/want. When you are living mobile, sometimes you don't have a week to wait for an item. Amazon Prime is a great way to get your item quickly so you can be on your way.

    Amazon has a shipping choice called Amazon Prime. It cost $79 a year. You get a free one month trial of it. If you like it, then you don't cancel and you are charged the $79. If you don't like it then cancel anytime in that month.

    I tried it a couple of years ago to ship some heavy items and it worked perfectly. I canceled it after I shipped them because I didn't plan on ordering anything else for a few months. When I got on the road, I immediately joined and have been using it frequently now. Click here to read more about:
    Amazon Prime

    This is what Amazon Prime includes:

    #1 Unlimited two day free shipping
    #2 No minimum order
    #3 One day shipping for $3.99 an order item
    #4 Unlimited streaming of thousands of instant movies and tv shows

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Better Barbecue

    Those of us that live mobile sometimes have more oppurtunity to barbecue than we did before we hit the road.
    Runner's World has some Healthy alternatives to the usual barbecue fare.

    For ideas click here:
    Better Barbecue Healthy Tasty Alternatives

    Couple of Jobs People can do while living mobile

    National Association of Retail Marketing Services

    Mystery Shopping

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    The Swiss Army Van


    Read about this space age electric camper :

    SAK = Swiss Army Knife

    "Once, on a trek through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew...and were forced to
    live on food and water for several days!"

    W.C. Fields

    A swiss army knife is a nice multipurpose tool when living mobile.

    Here is the online swiss army knife encyclopedia

    For good deal on purchasing a swiss army knife:
    Swiss Army Knives

    Friday, October 7, 2011

    Power Washing Inside of My Truck Bed

    I took everything out of the inside of my truck bed AGAIN !
    I was at a state park campground. I put everything on the picnic bench and tarps.
    Then I drove to car wash.
    I ended up taking out the bed rug out of the bed. I left the piece that is on the tailgate.
    I still have the plastic bed liner.
    Lucas fuel treatment had spilled on that other part of the rug and just could not seem to get it clean. So out it went.

    Then I power washed the whole inside of truck bed.

    It wasn't quite dry enough that night. So I just threw my air mattress in the back and slept.
    Then the next day, I let truck sit out in the sun and everything got nice and dry. I put everything back in, put air mattress on top of all and now all set again.

    Thursday, October 6, 2011

    RIP Steve Jobs

    Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
    Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other
    people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out
    your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow
    your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want
    to become. Everything else is secondary.

    --Steve Jobs, Apple co-Founder and CEO, 1955-2011

    Do you need to Downsize to get on the road ?

    Here are some great ideas on how to get rid of some of your "stuff" so you can hit the road -- and maybe go with some extra cash in your pocket. 

    Read more:
    How to get money from your clutter

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Terlingua, TX

    Don't forget the 45th annual chili cookoff in Terlingua in November.
    Here is a schedule of events:

    And here is a fun youtube video of Terlingua

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Lowered Bed in My pickup again

    I lowered the bed in my pickup again. It's much better now, not so close to the ceiling.
    I have a complete view out the window now.

    And I purchased another drawer box. This really makes things more handy!

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Travel Store Pocket Dryer Travel Clothesline

    Braded rubber clothesline
    It weighs only a few ounces. Stretch it between two secure knobs or hooks. Clinches without clips or stains.
    Rick Steve's Travel Store