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Built To Go! A #Vanlife Podcast

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Built to Go is your #vanlife companion for long days on the road, working on your rig, or just relaxing by that perfect spot. Self-build? Living in your vehicle? Stealth Van? Our magazine format has something for every #vanlife interest.

Built to Go is your #vanlife companion for long days on the road, working on your rig, or just relaxing by that perfect spot. Self-build? Living in your vehicle? Stealth Van? Our magazine format has something for every #vanlife interest.

Location:

United States

Description:

Built to Go is your #vanlife companion for long days on the road, working on your rig, or just relaxing by that perfect spot. Self-build? Living in your vehicle? Stealth Van? Our magazine format has something for every #vanlife interest.

Language:

English

Contact:

8027340662


Episodes

079 Dealing with Urine, This to That, Mermet Springs, Compleats, Oil Changes

6/16/2021
Pee pee. Wee. Piddle. Whatever you call it, you have to deal with it, and we're going to talk about how. We'll also visit the unexpected Mermet Springs, try some Compleats meals, recommend a oil change schedule, glue This to That, and tell a sad story about homework that doesn't involve a dog. FIND US: We're on Facebook (Built to Go Group), Instagram (@collegeofcuriosity), Twitter (@colofcuriosity), and we have a Discord server (invite at top of main page at builttogo.com.) For a full...

Duration:00:30:13

078 How Cruising is Like Vanlife, Self-Tapping Screw Problem, An Ambulance? Fairbanks Museum, Taxi Tale

6/9/2021
Recorded on a ship - sorry for the ocean sounds! I recorded this aboard the Celebrity Millennium, the first cruise ship to sail from North America since the pandemic. And you know what? IT'S JUST A BIG VAN! We'll also talk about a problem with self-tapping screws, visit a museum that's a museum itself, and invent a better clothes line, and tell a tale involving Jules Verne, James Bond, and a robot shark. Oh, and all that stuff I said earlier about ambulances? Yeah, we need to have a chat...

Duration:00:30:45

077 Breaking Down, Harvest Hosts, Odd VSR Benefit, Lies Across America, Sacramento Pass BLM

6/2/2021
In which I breakdown... twice! And what I did to get back on the road. We'll also review Harvest Host, discuss a way that VSR gives you MORE battery capacity, stay at the Sacramento Pass BLM area, and learn about Lies Across America. Hawthorne, Nevada AKA "Boom Town." https://amzn.to/3fJhEGwhttps://www.scangauge.com/products/scangauge-iihttps://www.blm.gov/visit/sacramento-pass-rec-areahttps://harvesthosts.com/https://amzn.to/3wVGLM3 Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase...

Duration:00:34:50

076 Rest Area Legality, USB C Variants, African Police Encounter, Wolfwise Tent, Bob Ross, ERG 2020

5/25/2021
I love sleeping in rest areas. Is it legal? Well, sorta? No? Maybe. We'll discuss. I'll also eat some crow over some USB advice, tell the tale of an encounter with displeased Zambian police officers, review the Wolfwise tent, visit Bob Ross, and suggest ERG 2020 for road travel awareness and enlightenment. https://www.minnetrista.net/bobrossexperiencehttps://amzn.to/2S6jbgahttps://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/erg/erg2020-mobileapp Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from...

Duration:00:31:31

075 Free Vanlife Activities, Drain Traps, Cliff Walk, Custom Wood, Art-O-Mat, Military Surplus

5/19/2021
Vanlife isn't free, but you can do a bunch of amazing things for no cost. We give you 10 ideas. We'll also explore drain traps, hear a tale from Wales about a cliff walk, review Bidlacks Bowls and More, learn about the amazing Art-O-Mat, and look at an online resource for military surplus. Visit our Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but you can...

Duration:00:30:39

074 Solar Generators, El Crater, Butane Safety, Vinyl Floors, Leveling, Texas Alien

5/12/2021
"Solar Generators" are coming down in price, but should you use one? We'll give you the pros and cons. We'll also take a look at a new safer butane canister, have lunch at an active volcano, learn how to level our vans, and share our disappointment with peel & stick flooring. We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but you can be part...

Duration:00:31:04

073 AAA Trouble, Bob Wells, Doggo Driver, Battery Review, Illinois Locks, Vinegar Wash?

5/5/2021
Have AAA? What if when you call they say "NO." It can happen. We'll also take a look at vinegar and what it is and isn't good for, recommend you check out Bob Wells, get stared down by a doggo, have a a first look at cheap "solar generators," and see how locks work. Not that kind! We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but you can be...

Duration:00:34:42

072 An Odd Thing, Lighting, Dismalites, Reconciliation Park, Rest Areas, Vallentuna Bed

4/28/2021
Sorry this is late - the first part of the podcast explains why. And then we discuss lighting for your rig, visit Reconciliation Park in Tulsa Oklahoma, take a tour with the Dismalites, consider sleeping at a Rest Area and reviewing the Vallentuna Bed two years in. We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but you can be part of that!...

Duration:00:34:13

071 JOY of vanlife, Gator Eyes, Bar Fight, Dismalites, CRAZY Cheap Power Centers, Nomadic Pantry

4/21/2021
No negativity! Let's talk about what a JOY #vanlife is! And we'll also visit some drooling insects, find ourselves in a bar fight, find some CRAZY good prices on "solar generators," review some innovative lights and promote the Van Life Nomadic Pantry. We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but you can be part of that! This link will...

Duration:00:30:25

070 Why Do This? Submersible Pumps, Chazy Reef, Kotor Drive, VIN Lookups, CPAP Machines

4/13/2021
What is your mission? Why do you want to take to the road? We ask the questions that demand answers. We'll also review submersible pumps, visit an ancient reef, hang of a cliff in a tour bus, find out what our VINs can tell us, and figure out how to use CPAP machines in our rigs. We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but you can be...

Duration:00:31:23

069 No Garage? No Problem, Stove Wind Deflector, Ghost Town, Spring Finder, 12v Sockets, Strange Kindness

4/7/2021
Want to build but have no garage or even a driveway? It can be done, we'll talk about how. We'll also explain the history of why 12v sockets are terrible, visit a ghost town, and hear a tale about strangers helping out. And we'll look at a map of springs, nationwide. We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but you can be part of that!...

Duration:00:29:53

068 Auroras!, Bamboo Paper Towels, Cathedral State Park, Next Exit, Pizza Delivery

3/31/2021
This week, I ask you to indulge me as I discuss my "Aurora" project, and plans for its future. It's a bit more personal than usual. We'll also review bamboo paper towels, visit some old trees, find out what's at the next exit, and deliver a pizza somewhere unusual. We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but you can be part of that!...

Duration:00:29:12

Special Episode: Frank Olito #vanlife Interview

3/26/2021
Frank Olito, reporter for Insider.com, was intrigued by #vanlife. He rented a nicely built-out van and hit the road. What happened next was unexpected and we can learn from his experience. We also discuss the film Nomadland, now streaming on Hulu. This conversation is at the end of the podcast for those who wish to avoid spoilers. Pertinent Links: Frank's articles on Insider.com Nomandland on Hulu (Requires subscription, free trial available.) Outdoorsy.com, a van and RV rental service Tiny...

Duration:00:51:27

067 Vanlife Myths? Hail! A Balloon of Note, Endoscopes, The Knock in the Night

3/24/2021
Let's take a look at some common "#vanlife myths. Are they all myths? And we'll visit a site in Oregon where a balloon created strange history, play with endoscope, tell a tale of "the knock," and share a resource for finding bits and bobs for your build. We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but you can be part of that! This link...

Duration:00:29:20

066 Where are the Vans? MacBook Air M1, Free Audiobooks, Prepare for No Internet, Tree in a Rock

3/17/2021
Why can’t we get the “cool” vans in the US? And why is it so hard to find ANY van in the us right now? We’ll also take a look at the MacBook Air M1, a great #vanlife computer, prepare for NOT having Internet, and visit a tree in a rock. We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but you can be part of that! This link will take you to a...

Duration:00:30:59

065 Anxiety, McFarthest Spot, A Magic Trick, Smart Alternators, Button Lamps

3/10/2021
Is Anxiety stopping you from doing what you want? You're not alone. But there are ways to beat it. We'll also talk about Smart Alternators, Button Lamps, and explain a magic trick that you can do... when you're lucky! We now have a Discord Server! What’s that? It’s a place to share and ask questions with the host of Built to GO and other listeners. It’s a new community, so it will take some time to get to size, but you can be part of that! This link will take you to a video that explains...

Duration:00:30:03

064 Best Microvan, Mold Mitigation, Ships in Philly, Frozen Firefighting, Idiot Driving

3/3/2021
What's the best Microvan to convert? We have answers! We'll also have a frank talk about mold, visit some historic ships in Philadelphia, review CHEAP LED flares, and make a big mistake driving in the desert. And we've launched our YouTube Channel! Built to GO! A Vanlife Channel is live. Want to see Jeff's NV200? Here it is! Audible.com CDC Mold FAQPhiladelphia's Delware River Waterfronthttps://amzn.to/3uNE3I3\Volkswagen's long-awaited revival of microbus goes autonomous: ID.Buzz...

Duration:00:31:27

063 Nomandland, Dome Lights, Advanture Magazine, Ravens Grin Inn, Hand Power, Vapor Barriers

2/24/2021
Nomadland! It's the movie everyone is talking about, but a few folks don't understand. We'll try to explain why reactions are so polarized. We'll also visit the Raven's Grin Inn, browse through Advanture Magazine, move a dome light, discuss vapor barriers and try a hand generator. Plus a shocking tale from the road! All in about 30 minutes! Whew! And we've launched our YouTube Channel! Built to GO! A Vanlife Channel is live. What to see Jeff's NV200? Here it...

Duration:00:31:43

062 Winter Driving, Alexander Keiths, Catalytic Converters, Jackson Pollock, LED Flare

2/17/2021
You can run from the snow, but you can't necessarily hide from it. Here's a quick guide in how to drive and survive it. We'll also visit a time warp brewery, discuss the treasure chest under your vehicle, try out an LED flare, and get an unexpected visit from Jackson Pollock. A guide from AAARecovery BoardsEntrenching ToolAlexander Keiths (novascotia.com) TripIt Duluth Trading Companyhttps://amzn.to/3dz5K1l Some links are affiliate links, and the podcast host will receive a payment if you...

Duration:00:31:01

061 Real Vanlife, Sacha Lodge, Shoes, Radio Garden, Paneling

2/10/2021
Are you part of "REAL" #vanlife? We have the answer. We'll also visit a place with no vans, find a place for shoes, build a van without insulation, review wainscoting paneling and take a trip through Radio Garden. sachalodge.com One of many comfy spots in the lodge. radio.garden Some links are affiliate links, and the podcast host will receive a payment if you order from them. Anything provided by a manufacturer for review will be fully disclosed. All reviews are the opinion of the...

Duration:00:29:49