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Old 08-08-2016, 09:08 PM   #1
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Elfie first camping trip

Although not finished by any standard we felt adventures and took her out for a night at a close by campground.
My birthday was coming up also and we thought to celebrate in Elfie

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/member...ture13868.html

We arrived around 4 PM. Did not have a canopy yet so improvised a blue tarp and some repurposed tent sticks.

We named her Elfie but did not have time to properly identify her. To keep in line with PA law it is temporarily c-ool bus. Funny enough many people like that.

It was petty warm and i was nervous about not having an airco going but it turned out OK.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/member...ture13870.html

We had nice pre-prepped dinner.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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That right there folks.... Is what it's all about!!!



Only thing missing is the 5 gallon chandelier... I've been making them for years, and use one nightly with a brood lamp & LED bulb... Use paracord and hoist it up into a tree for bug free lighting!

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Old 08-08-2016, 09:58 PM   #3
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thanks for the link. Amazing what one can do with a bucket.
I love the old coleman lanterns, just found a nickel plated one in the trash, Having liquid high flammable fuel around with kids makes me a little nervous.
We are cooking on an induction stove so the lighting will go that route as well. First need to get those solar panels on top.

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Old 08-09-2016, 07:24 AM   #4
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5 gallon buckets are useful for about everything... love the idea as a light spreader.. going to have to try that.. iver got a few white ones...

I use those buckets for all kifnds of stuff.. great for carrying tools upo a ladder, washing cars, as a sub-cooler for my HVAC recovery machine, a table, a stool, a christmas tree stand.... love it

great to take a trip too!!! ive been driving my bus as I build on it... i suppose there are thinbgs i shouldve done but I wanted to be out in my bus rather than have it in pieces in a garage for months and years...

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Old 08-11-2016, 03:40 PM   #5
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great to see one in the wild..fun memories are made not bought
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Gosh it reminded me of being a kid. Looks fun.
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If you use a bucket for a light spreader... Drill a hole or two for rain drain, or it gets heavy
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:15 PM   #9
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Elfie trip at AG progress day at Penn State University

The kids and I went for a day trip to Agricultural Progress Event at Penn state University.
We live close by so it would not really count but from the kids perspective it was a trip anyhow.


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Do notice the doorknob / key aka the magic crystal .

Besides agricultural equipment and technology there was also a small scale bug fair.


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Our youngest has not developed a fear of the obvious. Although this scorpion is not dangerous as i was told and guess I believed the guy.

We had to drive some gravel and fields so it was a good test to see what would come loose.

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Although this scorpion is not dangerous as i was told and guess I believed the guy
I hate it when small girls are braver than I am.
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