Nomad life in a van has its challenges. Storage and organization are a huge priority with limited space. Our latest point of evolution in the
Dirt Tracks – Titus Canyon in Death Valley National Park
Last winter we migrated through the southern deserts in California between mtb ride zones. We opted for a shortcut between Beatty NV and Death Valley NP called Titus Canyon and we’re glad we did. Its a great desert drive that finishes with a bit of “vanyoneering”.
All Locked Up – MtbNomads Ford Transit Build – ARB Locker
In 2015 we ordered a Ford Transit T-350 cargo van with the intention of building an off-road capable adventure van for full-time mountain bike travel
All Jacked Up – Is your jack still adequate for a fully built and loaded Adventure Van??
The stock Ford 4 ton bottle jack that came with our van struggled a bit to lift our fully built out and loaded van but was “adequate” for changing a tire. But, with a lift kit and larger tires, we found that we needed to make a raised block (stacked leveling ramps) to get enough lift to remove and install tires.
Not a glamorous subject, but the stock jack may not cut it when you need it. Read on to see what your options are.
Minimal Impact Camping
Your Footprint The term ‘footprint’ is a multi-scaled concept with many applications. In regard to camping, it refers to the area that you, your rig,
Gear Review: OneUp EDC Trail Tool
MtbNomads Gear Review of OneUp EDC Trail Tool stores in your steerer tube. You need this tool setup.
Where to park your mobile Mountain Condo.
There is great potential as a vehicle-based nomad to call virtually anywhere home — from the beach to the mountains and from the wilds to
Design Your Mobile Mountain Condo
Driving something not-so inconspicuous as the DarkStar Van, we tend to get a few comments and questions from random people that we meet throughout our
The Slow Roll
So you have a van built up, a bunch of gear, time, and are burnin’ for adventure. Full-time travel is a different experience and requires
Morning Jetfuel – Espresso on the Road
Even though the total cost of this nomadic lifestyle is less than a stick-&-brick based life, we should not have to endure a life of