March 31, 2012


"I think that gravity sets into everything, including careers, but pendulums do swing and mountains do become valleys after a while... if you keep on walking."
-Sylvester Stallone

Us vehicle dwellers spend a lot of time talking about stuff like stealth camping and how to make a comfortable sleeping areas, but one thing we rarely address has a huge impact on how we set up our living spaces: gravity. Those living in sticks and bricks don't have to consider this much, there homes are stationary, but we drive our homes and those sharp turns are killer.

You're driving down the road, happy as a lark, when you spot that gas station you've been looking for. Turning signal on, you turn left and... Crash. Your books fall off the shelves, every drawer comes open, and by the time you pull up to the pump your home looks like it's been through an earthquake.

I cleaned my car out today and once again tried to preempt gravity by tying everything I own to something else. Living in a minimally altered car means there are few things to secure my stuff to, so it's kind of a balancing act. You know how parents automatically put their right arm across the passenger seat when they stop suddenly? I do that to my books.

So be warned, future vehicle dwellers, and take notice of ship galleys. Loose stuff = big mess so nail it down, tie it down, or find another way to cheat gravity.

In other news I found my driver's license! See? I knew it was in my car someplace.


  1. You seem to have recovered well from your last site crash. The new design looks quite stunning.

    1. Thanks! Now that blogger is tied to google+ there are twice the bugs there were before. I should really look into moving the site.

  2. A lot of people in RVs use curtain rods, the pressurized kind; available at your local dollar store, flea markets and thrift stores for just about nothing. Camping World sells them specifically for RV usage and those are definitely spendy.


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