Gear and Travel Supply List

Here are the essential items I use for travel and vanlife


I think when it comes to cameras, use what you have. Take a class with your camera (check city rec centers or libraries) to see what your camera can do before buying a new one.

Hiking Gear

Where to Stay

  • For RVers: It can be difficult on the East Coast to find inexpensive, legal places to park a large vehicle. Harvest Hosts provides space on vineyards, farms, etc for any self-contained rig.
  • Hotels: If I’m heading abroad, I always check the Deal page. They have GREAT last second deals.


  • A 6-inch full-size memory foam mattress fits perfectly (side to side) in a 1500/2500/3500 Promaster.
  • Cobra Ridge Vent – use this under the mattress to prevent condensation and mold.
  • Extra blankets can be stuffed in King-Sized pillow cases off season



Shower Assembly

Here’s my DIY Van Shower How To post

Power / Electricity



Paint Used in the Van

  • I exclusively used spray paint in my rig. I suggest using the KILZ brand (anti-mold) in the color you need, along with a clear coat of Rust-oleum (anti-rust) on any metal surfaces. If you are insulating, it won’t hurt to coat the inside of your van with these before sealing it up.

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