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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! A #Vanlife Podcast Jeff Wagg

    • Society & Culture

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.

    092 Freak Flag! Kohree Fridge, Butt Connectors, Old Sow, Speedometer Pro, Not Broke Down, NO insulation

    092 Freak Flag! Kohree Fridge, Butt Connectors, Old Sow, Speedometer Pro, Not Broke Down, NO insulation

    Stealth no more! Let that freak flag fly! And we'll visit a wet, noisy place, play with an app that tells you how fast your going (!), live without insulation, review the Kohree fridge/freezer, connect some butts, and find a way NOT to be broken down.






    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.)


    Product Review - Kohree Fridge 
    Kohree makes camping products, and this fridge is mostly freezer. And it's big. And cheap. 

    https://amzn.to/3hBgqgP




    A Place to Visit: Old Sow
    It's a natural whirlpool. You can visit! And you might survive. 

    Nice article from Smithsonian.




    Resource Recommendation: Speedometer Pro
    Why do you need another speedometer? You don't, but you might like all the other stuff this app can do. 


    iTunes: https://appadvice.com/app/speedometer-55-gps-speed-hud/557871911


    Similar program for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.mobiem.android.speedometer2&hl=en_US&gl=US





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    • 27 min
    091 RV or Van? Roadside America, Breaking Down, MyJo, Microwave?

    091 RV or Van? Roadside America, Breaking Down, MyJo, Microwave?

    Better sound, I hope? Should you consider an RV? Yes, but that doesn't mean you should get one. And we review the MyJo manual Keurig, look into Microwaves, extol Roadside America and float a van without a boat!





    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.)


    Product Review - MyJo 
    It's a Keurig, but requires no power. Decent coffee, and no need for pods! And only $19

    https://amzn.to/3E1wx0L




    Tech Talk: Microwave?
    Probably the best microwave for vanlife, the Commercial Chef

    https://amzn.to/3hc36iI




    A Place to Visit: Float Bridge
    It's a bridge. That floats. And it's near other cool stuff in Vermont.

    https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/1375

    And don't miss this!

    https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/22092




    Resource Recommendation: Roadside America
    The best source of interesting places to visit, IMO


    roadsideamerica.com






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    • 24 min
    090 Experiment! 10 Things They Don‘t Tell You, Sandhill Cranes, Hall Ammeter, Rolling Ice, Deadly Truck

    090 Experiment! 10 Things They Don‘t Tell You, Sandhill Cranes, Hall Ammeter, Rolling Ice, Deadly Truck

    Hey, I know the sound is terrible. I did this podcast as a video - and I REALLY need to work on the audio if this is going to work. But - here are 10 things they don't tell you about #vanlife, a death truck, some sandhill cranes, a cheap way to monitor power, a way to make icecubes while rolling, and a resource for tracking Wildfires. 


    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.)


    Product Review - Bayite DC 5-120V 100A Mini Digital Current Voltage Amp Meter Ammeter Gauge with Hall Effect Sensor Transformer  
    Simple, non-invasive way to see your power draw


    https://amzn.to/3BtBi14





    A Place to Visit: Sandhill Crane Viewing
    See 10s of the thousands of Sandhill Cranes come in for a landing in Northwestern Indiana

    Indiana Department of the Interior




    Resource Recommendation: Track Wildfires
    This handy website can help you plan to avoid wildfires


    https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/





    Tech Talk - Making Ice while rolling
    Kinda works, but fiddly
    Alladinbox

    https://amzn.to/3gQGpR6




    Works well!
    Ice Cube Bags

    https://amzn.to/3gUo59A








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    • 31 min
    089 Why Do They Hate Us? RivNuts, Ringing Rocks, Baloney Detection, A Challenge

    089 Why Do They Hate Us? RivNuts, Ringing Rocks, Baloney Detection, A Challenge

    Why do people automatically hate those of us living in vehicles? Let's take a look. We'll also find out when to use RivNuts, use a resource to detect people lying to us, visit some musical rocks, and hear a tale about a rather odd challenge.


    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.)





    Product Review - ATEM Power 12v 40A DC to DC MPPT Charger  
    One small package combines two devices at an attractive price

    Works great, but very little data reporting


    https://amzn.to/2WpJtfO





    A Place to Visit: Ringing Rocks State Park
    A "waterfall" of boulders in Pennsylvania that ring when you hit them

    Ringing Rocks State Park




    Resource Recommendation: Carl Sagan's Baloney Detection Kit
    How can you tell if a claim is true? This handy guide can lead the way

    Brain Pickings Discusses The Baloney Detection Kit

    The book Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan:
    https://amzn.to/3jmngIF






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    • 31 min
    088 Time to Quit? 200ah Battery, Bulb America, Woolly Mammoth, Pulling to the Right, High Times

    088 Time to Quit? 200ah Battery, Bulb America, Woolly Mammoth, Pulling to the Right, High Times

    Is it time to give up? How to tell, and why you shouldn't. We'll also review the AmpereTime 200ah LiFePO4 battery, find a great resource for lightbulb identification, get intoxicated in a Winnebago, pull to the right and visit a cool shop.


    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.)





    Product Review - AmpereTime 200ah LiFePO4 battery
    It's big, it's cheap, it's adequate. 

    Price went up a little bit

    https://amzn.to/3z3MQaA




    A Place to Visit: Woolly Mammoth
    A great spot to find something very, very odd. Check the site. Really.

    Woolly Mammoth, Chicago




    Resource Recommendation: Bulb America Lightbulb ID
    Need to figure out what to call a lightbulb? This  is the place.

    Bulb America Lightbulb ID





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    • 29 min
    087 Selling a Van, FlexSeal, Spring Mountain Ranch, Bolt Trick

    087 Selling a Van, FlexSeal, Spring Mountain Ranch, Bolt Trick

    Pagurus is sold! Here's how I did it, and how you can do it too. We'll also review FlexSeal, Remove bolts we can't reach, visit a Howard Hughes Retreat, and find bargains at IKEA.


    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.)


    New Video:





    Product Review - FlexSeal Spray 
    It's very liquid, which is great for things like oversealing, preventing rust, and emergency leaks. 

    https://amzn.to/3AMMGVJ




    Tech Talk - Vise Grips for Removing Bolts You Can't Reach
    Clamp the Vise Grips to the nut, and use a socket on the bolt. 

    Locking pliers: https://amzn.to/2X8iEwP




    A Place to Visit: Spring Mountain Ranch
    A Howard Hughes retreat is still a peaceful break from the Vegas chaos. 

    Spring Mountain Ranch State Park





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    • 32 min

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