Living up on Thompson Pass in Alaska the last month taught me a few things:
- You do not need many possessions to be comfortable
- Two changes of clothes should cut it
- There is a whole world of people living simply and these people are AWESOME
- I’m not alone in my absolutely mental quest to chase powder until the late spring
- If it’s broke, you should try and fix it
- When faced with being cold, you get pretty good at making fires!
The vanlife set-ups, 5 wheelers, school bus conversions, tree houses, campers and mobile homes up here on Thompson Pass are impressive. It has opened my eyes up to so much, mostly that you really don’t need all that shit you buy in cities to be comfortable. You can make do with so little, live off the grid, cheap and simply and travel the world… or in this case the good ol’ USA. I’m inspired beyond belief.
So here are a few examples of the vans, school bus conversions, truck canopies and mobile homes I saw up on Thompson Pass, winter camping this spring. I think Vanlife is for me… if you can make it work in the Alaskan snow, you can make it work anywhere!
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