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Age: 45-55

Member since August 2012

Simply traveling grandmother, blogger, friendly simple soul!

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I've been traveling for many years, often trying on cities or housesitting for a few months to try on a lifestyle or explore a place. A year ago I became a full time rver in my Simply Van and have been traveling the US and now Canada as well.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Cooking! I love stoves, fires, heat source stuff - make a mean campfire pizza! Love rustic simple foods.
I sew - mostly prefer handsewing tho it's time consuming. I knit - mostly mittens - learning to make socks (they are more useful everywhere)
I'm a good small space designer - handy with tools - and a bit independant
I blog, write and used to work with computers---(tho I don't need the pressure of a real job)
I am a minimalist.
I am pretty good at encouraging others to get old organizing and cleaning projects started. (Currently helping a friend unload a stuffed utility trailer and make decisions about donating some items in a comfortable way)
I make good cowboy coffee - according to people who have camped with me!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Fortuna Pond, Yuma, AZ; MitryLake, Yuma, AZ area; Quartsite, AZ; Rye, AZ'; Payson, AZ; WalMarts; Wegman's Grocery Stores; National Forests; Mercer Park, B'ville, NY; Arkansas, East Coast - Virginia, New York, St Lawrence Seaway area of Canada...etc

simplylesa's Guest Details

simplylesa's Rig

1994 Chevy G20 Conversion Passenger Sport Van --- regular size with a regular roof height (No high top) My Van has a shore power plug on the rear which allows me to plug in with an extention cord. Because I usually live a minimalist and low-tech lifestyle I rarely use electricty. My daily electric needs can be met by running my engine or driving a short distance to charge my cell phone and tablet. My Van looks like a normal daily driver, with original shades my picture windows are covered, a curtain blocks off the back door windows. My windshield has shades installed and i have both magnetic curtains for the driver and passenger doors as well as a behind the drivers and passenger seat curtain that can separate the cockpit from the living area. I am self contained with a flushing portable toilet, a chuckbox style kitchen that can be used inside or out. I use a number of stoves - alcohol, esbit, a kelly kettle, a charcol grill or open fire where appropriate. I have insulated baskets for fresh food and produce storage and occasionally use ice or an frozen ice pack for special occasion foods. My shower is a hikers Sea to Summit Pocket Shower - and I carry a Texsport shower surround. For extra shade I currently carry a Shade Umbrella.