Van Dwelling Chevy Astro Setup with Items Listed on HD Video

By Cameron McKirdy

See what car living is like for a gypsy travelling on the road in HD video.  I think he has a great gear setup for van dwelling.  I’m jealous of his sink, with a clever gravity fed water system, harnessing an inexpensive solar shower.  Plus, his lighting setup works, and didn’t cost much, thanks to a trip to Dollar Tree.  You can’t tell Hugh is in there either, since it’s a cargo van without side rear windows.  The dark exterior paint color blend into the darkness, making him more stealth.  I like what he has done to insulate the metal sides with cardboard and aluminum tape.  Hugh knows the cardboard is organic material, and will eventually decompose, but it’s easy to replace with fresh insulation later.  Even the interior wall panels are stuffed with recycled shopping bags for added warmth.  We list all of the car camping items for you to spark your imagination, but is there anything you’d add to the recreational vehicle?  More van dwelling videos on the way.  Stay tuned to Survival Bros.  

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Safeway Parking Lot Car Camping Experience in Astoria Oregon

By Cameron McKirdy

Survival Bros sleeps in a 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon GL, down by the Columbia River for free.  There’s a row of RV parking near the Safeway gas station in Astoria, OR.  It’s an ideal place for travelers to crash without having to drop big bucks on a hotel.  This location is something for car campers to consider when visiting Clatsop County.  There’s not many spots where you can camp overnight within city limits, since being homeless is a (victimless) crime.  Find out if the Army of sea lions drove me crazy from all the noise.  More van dwelling videos, and tips on our emergency preparedness blog http://www.survivalbros.com 

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My recreation vehicle parked next to other gypsies resting at Safeway in Astoria, OR

Cougar Hot Springs in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest 2014 Update

Cameron McKirdy of Survival Bros gets naked, and films the Terwilliger Hot Springs, also known as Cougar Hot Springs, near Cougar Reservoir in Oregon by Blue River.  Check out the four natural pools, and the wooden structures.  Read more about Cam’s epic road trip on http://www.survivalbros.com  Plus, please subscribe to our YouTube channel!  Thanks.

Cameron McKirdy OregonCameron McKirdy soaking up the healing water at Cougar Hot Springs

 

Graffiti on Trains in Longview Washington HD

Produced By Cameron McKirdy

Long before writing on public spaces was a felony, Prehistoric Art decorated cave walls more than 40,000 years ago.  Now, only faceless corporations can afford to get their message out to the public via obnoxious billboards, and intrusive signs.  It’s a shame really.  I’m no graffiti writer, but I do appreciate people expressing themselves at any cost.

Art should be free.  Screw paying for admission to your overrated museums.  I’d rather take a walk along the train track and see the traveling Art show on the railroad freight cars.  I created this video so you could appreciate the bold tags that They don’t want you to see.  City planners want you to live comfortably in a pristine little town, with no personality, and tidy flower boxes along concrete walkways.  Boring.

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Embrace graffiti.  It’s one of the purest forms of Art.  If I see a Thomas Kinkade painting in your house, I’m going to puke on it.  Let’s get real, and question what we view as Art.  

In Eugene, Oregon there are public graffiti walls for anyone to tag freely.  We need more open spaces dedicated to this Art form.  Or else it may be on your store’s walls, in public restrooms, or on road signs.  On the flip side, look at what Banksy just got away with in New York City.  His work became instant tourist attractions.  Shop owners wouldn’t dare paint over them.  And the police wasted untold amounts of resources trying to capture a harmless young man, committing essentially victimless “crimes.”  His messages are important, and so are others.  We will be heard.  Of course, it’s all subjective.  But in my opinion, real Art is in the streets.  Garbage hangs in the galleries on Broadway.  Fight the power. 

graffiti train carTaken By Cameron McKirdy