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- Print Length: 117 pages
- Publisher: Five Peaks Publishing; 1 edition (July 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: July 14, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01IGE6YEM
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Camp Like a Girl: Finding Health and Wellness in Nature. A cargo van conversion story. Kindle Edition
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If you're looking for advice for a simple, manageable van conversion, you need this book.
And if you happen to fall in both categories, you've hit the jackpot!
Sara's matter-of-factness in discussing the essential strategies for dealing with biotoxin illness is so refreshing. Because so few doctors understand it, patients are often left on their own in figuring out how to manage it. But this book will leave them a lot less on their own. Reading it, you feel like you have a warm, smart, practical friend who has already trodden this path. The book is a gift to anyone dealing with this disease.
And she spells out her strategies in her own conversion in helpful detail, explaining the exact materials she used and her reasoning for choosing them. Regardless of whether you choose to follow her exact approach, you'll get to root through her treasure trove of great ideas.
To suit a vehicle to individual need is within most everyone's capabilities. Sara's fine example strips away all the usual vandweller "must-haves", starts with what is essential, and gets busy.
She translates her health struggles to empowerment, an attitude that challenges me to look at my own limitations honestly, pick the right tools and move forward with life.
The author gives lots of details about how she added a bed, shelving and cabinets to a transit van. Also, added some decorative touches.
But often I've looked at vans--especially the E350's with lots of windows, used by schools and churches, and wished I could convert one. I realized that I could convert a van and just store it at a storage place when not using it, for $18 a month for the parking space. I wouldn't have to give up my own vehicle. No towing, no hitches, no trouble, no axles, no worries about plumbing leaks or rain intrusion, no learning how to maneuver a trailer on the road, making narrow turns, learning how to back up, managing traffic, and on and on. Just drive. I just had no idea how to do it. It's all too much of a time sink to figure out. Here, it's laid out. In fact, I wish the author had included many more photos, even diagrams, and much more detail. I hope in future editions she adds as much detail as humanly possible. The more the better.
Having a guide to converting a van makes the idea so much more approachable. One could even give the book to someone and say, Here, do it for me--(after testing materials). I may not get around to it soon, but I would just want to do what she did, or hire someone while I oversaw it--with a few simple variations (might add a portable a/c, might use wood cabinets, shellacked, under the bed). I have a feeling lots of people will be making this kind of van conversion. Hopefully their own insights and fixes will lead to future conversions that are even better.