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7 Things I do (and no one else thinks of) to Prepare for Ski Season

Sure, everyone knows about lunges and stair climbers so you can handle the steeps and the bumps, but that doesn’t mean we actually do them. These routines will really help your day way more than anything you’ll do, or not do, at the gym. You see, there are other muscles that need preparation for what we really go through and I intend to be ready this year.

Driving Those Muscles
I’ve already started training for this ski season. I hop in the car and drive downtown and back during rush hour. I have no need to go downtown as I have no job, but this exercise strengthens my stop and go traffic muscles. It also reminds me I need new techniques for combatting the tedium of driving 1.5 miles per hour for miles on end. I’ve already discovered my butt muscles are flabby and the seat heater needs to be fixed.

These Boots Were Made for Standing
I started this last week and, quite frankly, I am getting a lot of people staring at me. I go to the post office, the bank or, my personal favorite, The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)—pretty much anywhere I can find long lines of people works. I wear my ski boots and join the line for my training. This gets me used to the lift lines I expect to hang out in for a good part of the upcoming ski season. This works in two ways: I get used to standing there, bored out of my mind, and I break in my new ski boots all at the same time. I also renewed my license which was an added bonus.

Help a Brother Out
My buddy and I have teamed up on this exercise. Whenever he comes over to the house, I offer him a beer and then charge him $10 for it. In return, he invites me to a barbecue at his house and then charges $15 for every burger. This gets our financial muscles trained so they don’t freak out on the mountain. I’ve been going at it extra hard lately and made my kid forfeit her allowance this week for a Snickers bar. This is for her benefit as well as mine, because one day she’ll be on her own and Daddy Warbucks won’t be around anymore.

Work for It
Another exercise that requires you to wear your ski boots is going to the bathroom. And not just any bathroom—anytime I have to go, I strap on the boots and go downstairs. If I am already downstairs, I go upstairs. This mimics the layout of any ski lodge ever designed by whoever the idiot is who designs them. I know of only one lodge in America that has a bathroom on the ground floor and I’m not divulging it here or the lines will mimic the DMV.

The Hunt is On
This one is hard to imitate in training, but this is the best I can do. I load up a tray with drinks, burgers, and pretty much anything that will slide or spill and then walk around the house aimlessly. It works best when wearing ski boots, but I don’t want to mess up my own carpet with spilled drinks. This imitates the endless search for a table at lunch time that we all go through. The trick is to find a seat before the burger gets cold, the hot chocolate becomes just chocolate milk, and without spilling $5 worth of beer on your tray. Good luck with that.

The Death March
I hang a pair of skis from a rope tied to a tree branch and then spin it around. I stand there with my skis on my shoulder and try to duck my head before being beaned by the old boards I sent spinning. This perfectly imitates not only the walk through the ski village at the end of the day, but also the entrance to the gondola when everyone is realizing they have to hold their skis upright and not on their shoulders. For added effectiveness, and only for expert training, have a pair hanging and spinning behind you, too.

Running Hot and Cold
This isn’t for skiing, but is also an important part of your day. To get ready for the hot tub action back at the condo, I fill the bathtub with scalding hot water, climb in and then turn the shower on with ice-cold water raining down. This trains you for the hot-tub-in-a-snowstorm way we all relax at the end of the day. For added realism, have 4 or 7 people climb in with you and try to get comfortable. If you can pull this and the other exercises off, you’re ready for the mountain.

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Top 6 Essentials for the Beginner Skateboarder

Ideal for the athletic minimalist, skateboarding stands as one of the least gear-heavy sports this side of barefoot running. Once you have the basics, you are ready to go. This list includes everything you will need to get started in the sport.

A Deck
Made of formed laminated wood, skate decks come in a variety of forms, from a half-foot to over four feet, with kicktails, flat noses, and concave shapes, just to name a few of the available options. Depending on whether you intend to cruise, do tricks in a skate park, or shred the sidewalks of your local main street, you will want to select the right board for your needs. Talk to your local skate shop to find out what options they have and which type of deck will work best for you.

Trucks form the foundation of the machinery of your skateboard. This part includes the axle, bushings (for shock absorption), the hangar with pivot cup (for turning), and base plate, which attaches the truck to your board. You can also get risers to get more clearance to make room for larger wheels.

When it comes to wheels, you can select for size, shape, and hardness. Smaller, harder wheels will provide more maneuverability and speed, since they reduce drag, but they will also catch on small objects more easily. Larger, softer wheels are better for cruising, for example, on a longboard, and will help you get over small objects.

Unless you like pushing hard and losing speed fast, you want to invest in good set of bearings. Don’t worry, they are cheap…even the good ones. These bad boys are responsible for reducing drag and keeping your wheels in motion, so the energy you expend propelling yourself forward isn’t lost in drag within your rig.

A Helmet
Helmets are important in any sport that involves speed and terra firma. Yeah, you may look like a dork, but at least skate helmets aren’t as cheesy as bike helmets, so just get one, especially if you are planning on doing trick skating. Trust me, wearing a helmet not as uncool as putting yourself in a coma or causing brain damage. Just do it.

A Spot
This is often the trickiest part of skateboarding. Finding a safe place where skating is allowed is nigh on impossible these days. Fortunately for trick skaters, many towns have skate parks (maintained or unmaintained), and a lot of cities consider skateboarders to be pedestrians, so as long as you don’t bump into anyone or scare any little old ladies or grumpy dogs, you should be good to cruise on any sidewalk. Finding sidewalks not covered in hazards in another matter altogether, but I’m sure you’ll quickly find the suitable locations in your area.

Technically this is the seventh item on the list, but we figured it’s worth mentioning. Once you get all of the essentials to actually get out there, you need something to do it in style, right? Pick up something like a Big Turtle Shell and plop it down in your newfound skateboarding spot and enjoy blasting some music to get you going.

You can optionally get protection, such as elbow, knee, and wrist pads, but breaking bones is ubiquitous in skating, so you may as well get used to it.

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Mick Fanning Ditched His Yum Yum Yellow Boards And You Should Too

A lot must’ve been going through Mick Fanning’s mind after his shark encounter at the 2015 J-Bay Open in South Africa. First and foremost being “How do I make sure that never happens again?”

Fortunately for surfers everywhere, there’s been a lot of research to help understand shark behavior and anyone who has watched Shark Week can probably rattle off some terrifying, likely blown-out-of-porportion facts.

Sharks Aren’t Your Average Predator
What we do know is sharks possess an impressive array of senses, including an acute sense of smell, hearing based on internal ears, enhanced sensitivity to low-frequency water vibrations, and the ability to detect the tiny electric fields generated by other living organisms. Needless to say, sharks are advanced predators.

So what difference would a yellow board make to a predator that can smell, hear, and feel you from far away? Well, in the 1960s and 1970s, the United States Office of Naval Research funded a massive program to research shark sensory biology. One of their findings was that the color of an object floating in the water was strongly correlated to the likelihood that a shark would approach and interact with the object. Highly reflective silver and white objects had a tendency to attract bull sharks and tiger sharks, whereas black and blue objects didn’t.

Colors DO Make a Difference
A later study found that bright yellow life vests, similar to those used by commercial airlines, increased aggression in blue sharks and mako sharks. Dummies dressed in the yellow life vests were readily attacked by the sharks, whereas dummies dressed in black life vests tended to be ignored. These findings gave rise to the saying “yum yum yellow”.

Recent research suggests that most, if not all, sharks are colorblind. While this may be true, it is still a good safety precaution to avoid yellow. Mick Fanning posted a video where he talks about adding black stripes to his yellow boards and ditching them altogether in favor of blue boards with black patterns. The high contrast patterns serve as a warning signal that might deter sharks since many of them tend to avoid venomous black and white-banded sea snakes.

In case those aren’t reason enough to never ride a yellow board again, here are 6 more reasons you shouldn’t:

  1. Yellow has a high light reflectance value and acts as a secondary light source. Excessive use of bright yellow can irritate the eyes.
  2. In Russia, a colloquial expression for an insane asylum was “yellow house”.
  3. Bright “marigold” yellow is associated with death in some areas of Mexico.
  4. Those condemned to die during the Inquisition wore yellow as a sign of treason.
  5. Babies cry more in yellow rooms.
  6. Couples fight more in yellow kitchens.

Okay, maybe those last two need to be myth-busted but the bottom line is: if you have a yellow board in your quiver, it may be time to retire it on your wall in exchange for a little peace of mind.

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The Martian: Outdoor Tech Style

Last night was the premiere of The Martian; the sci-fi film about an astronaut (Mark Watney) who gets left behind…on Mars. To say the least, I am a bit sore; my stress levels were through the roof and my finger nails were practically falling off because I was clenching my arm rests at such an aggressive rate. Aside from the fact that it was intense from start to finish, it really had me thinking about what the heck I would do if someone left me behind on Mars. I understand that the likelihood of this actually happening is zero, but a girl can wonder can’t she? So anyway, this movie had my wheels turning, and naturally I thought about what I would do, how I would react, and what I would need to survive. I thought, if I were stranded 33.9 million miles away from home, I would for damn sure hope I had some ODT products with me. Remember, at this point I am just daydreaming, so forget the fact that they most likely wouldn’t even work out in space, because that’s beside the point.

So here is my list of the 4 things I would for sure have if I were left behind on Mars. Or anywhere for that matter.

The Kodiak Plus: I would have this on hand for quite a few reasons. The first being that this wireless power bank will charge my phone fully up to 4 times with its 10,000 mAh battery. If it were possible to text from Mars, I would be doing it. It is also waterproof and dustproof. Now we all know that Mars has some serious windstorms, and we also know that Mars now has water. Boom and boom. The Kodiak Plus was made for Mars. Lastly, it is tough. If I need a hammer, some protection against alien lifeforms, or something to eat my food on, this is it.

The Buckshot Pro: You’re probably thinking that the Buckshot Pro is also a wireless Power Bank. Yes, you are right, but that will not be the reason for it on Mars. Although it does hold a charge for up to 10 hours, I’ll be saving that for all the other things it is good for. The main reason I would want to have a Buckshot Pro with me is because it has a 3 in 1 camp light, strobe light, and flashlight. Mars can be a pretty dark place with all the storms going on, and a light will keep my mind from thinking up massive imaginary creatures lingering, waiting to eat my brains in the darkness. With that said, when it’s dark, it’s cold, and I would cross my fingers that the lights could give me some warmth too. I mean it is usually about negative 67 degrees on Mars. Lastly, it is also a speaker, but I will save the decision to blast my music for when I am actually there. I don’t want to attract any extraterrestrials.

The Orcas: The reason for these Bluetooth earbuds (aside from that they do not need a cord) is that they have fins to hook into your ears. You see, when there is no gravity, you’re going to need something you can secure to yourself. I know, this might be a little strange considering most normal humans would be in a panic if they were stranded anywhere, and would be far from wanting to sit back and relax with some tunes in their ears. But my thoughts are, I am going to be here for a while, I might as well make the best out of it and utilize the alone time. I mean come on, when will you ever get to say that you got to listen to David Bowie’s “Life on Mars”, while ON MARS… I know, there was no getting away from that one.

The Arctic Yowie: If this isn’t obvious, then do some more research. I mentioned the dust storms, the darkness, and the freakishly low temperatures, hell, I’d bring 5 Arctic Yowie’s so I could use them on my entire body. Our Arctic Yowie’s have a warm spin to the Original Yowie. It has an added 10” fleece extender that is bound to keep you way warmer than you were before. The best part about it is that it’s not going to freeze up on you. It’s breathable and you won’t have to get an icepick to get it off. The struggle is already real if I am stuck there, why make it more of one?

Well humanoids, those are my 4 ODT products that I would not be leaving at home if I made the trek to Mars. What would you bring?

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6 Signs It’s Time To Turn In Your Man Card

There are some things a man just shouldn’t do. Parading around in bra and panties while singing show tunes in front of the mirror comes to mind—or just listening to show tunes at all. When it comes to the world of music, performing some acts is grounds for removal of your man card.

Here are a few signs it’s time to turn yours in.

You Can Name a Taylor Swift Song
Are you and your ex never, ever getting back together? Do you sing about it along with your best gal pal who’s built a career around the musical version of revenge porn? Then you, sir, might as well drive to the nearest sporting goods store and turn in your equipment—you’ve no use for it.

The same goes if you enjoy Disney-esque sing-a-longs with the likes of the Biebs, One Direction, and Nicki Minaj.

You Can’t Start a Fire
Starting a campfire is a part of Manhood 101. We’ve been doing it since our ancestors were beating each other over the heads with wooden clubs—before we could speak, even! If you’ve managed to make it to manhood without learning how to ignite a flame—we’ll blame your dad for that one—how are you ever going to ignite a young lady’s heart?

You Love Sports…Only On TV
Watching your favorite football team great and everything, but if that’s the only recreational activity you partake in, we’re going to need to get you a trainer, stat. Men are meant to be active. We explore, we fight and don’t sit on the sidelines watching other people having all the fun while we get fat.

Get off your ass and go for a bike ride, already.

You Only Drink Craft Beer
Crack open a Budweiser, already. Sure, they’re watered down and taste like a can of slightly salted piss, but real men aren’t picky about what they drink. We’re Americans, and we drink whatever the halftime commercials tell us to.

Just kidding, drink whatever the hell you want—as long as it’s beer. Wine is for women and men who can’t handle whiskey.

You Look At Brand Names When Clothes Shopping
Outside of Eddie Bauer, Outdoor Tech, and clothes you might find at a sporting goods outlet, you shouldn’t be able to identify clothes off the rack. Men don’t pay attention to brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton—you can’t get muddy in those, so what good are they?

Leave the fancy clothes shopping up to your girlfriend, if you really need something for your next dinner date.

Athletic Women Terrify You
A lot of men seem intimidated by women who loves sports and the outdoors—look at all the slack pro athlete Serene Williams catches. If the thought of a woman dominating you on the court makes you quiver in fear go ahead and hand over your card—you’re still stuck in fifth grade.

There’s nothing more beautiful than a woman who knows how to kick ass and take names.

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The 5 Most Memorable Hiking Trails in California

I know that most of you out there who work those 9 to 5’s would much rather sleep like a baby once the weekend mornings roll around. As much as sleeping in sounds like a good idea, you’re probably familiar with that regretful feeling at the end of the weekend, when you’re wishing that you would have made more out of it. With jaw dropping views, challenging terrain, and an exhilarating experience, the 5 most memorable hiking trails in California are more than worth getting out of bed for.

Mount San Antonio – The locals know it best as Mount Baldy, and as a trail you must journey at least once in your hiking lifetime. As the 3rd highest peak in Southern California, you will be awestruck at the view from the top. Just remember, you’re going to earn your way up there. With the peak being shaped like a pyramid, it won’t be an easy hike, but it’s certainly nice knowing that there are a number of trails you can choose from to make the trip to the top.


Malibu Creek State Park – The Malibu Creek State Park offers more than just your average hike; you can choose from many things to do while you’re there. Rock climbing is one that most can say they haven’t done while taking a hike before. You can also meander through one of the many flat trails and end with a dip in the nearby lake, or even climb the ridge of the Castro Crest. You may even run into some old rusted-over automobiles. How cool is that? If you love a good adventure, this state park is the place for you.


Sandstone Peak – Sandstone peak, also known as Mount Allen, is the highest summit in the Santa Monica Mountains. This trail won’t be the steepest trail you have ever trekked, but it will allow a nice peaceful stroll to the top. Once you have made the climb, you’ll be met with a killer view of the Santa Monica Bay, and of course, the Pacific Ocean. This hike is a must for those who just want to enjoy a nice walk to some amazing scenery.


Cahuenga Peak – The Cuhuenga peak is just west of the Hollywood sign, and is the little cousin to Sandstone; it is named the 12th highest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains. This hike is for all you voyagers out there. Not only will you get to see the back of the Hollywood sign at close proximity, you’ll get to pass the Wisdom Tree on your way up. The Wisdom Tree is famous for being the only tree that survived the fire in early 2007. For the tourists, and for the locals feeling touristy, this is the hike for you.


Bridge to Nowhere – The bridge to nowhere is a truly breathtaking hike (In more ways than one). The hike to the bridge is certainly not for the faint of heart. This, 10 miles total, hike will have you spent, but don’t let that overpower the fact that you will be forever grateful you did it. At the East Fork of the San Gabriel River stands a 120 foot concrete bridge that has stood frozen since the 1930’s. Engineers attempted to connect a road to the San Gabriel Valley, but in 1938 most of the road was washed away by the great flood, and all construction was abandoned. The bridge still stands to this day, and is waiting for you to come explore!


The possibilities are endless. Now get off your computer, and get outside!

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Downhill Skateboarding: Not for the Faint of Heart

Downhill skateboarding combines the thrill and danger of speed skating with the style and skills of surfing or skiing. Risking serious road rash, broken bones, or a collision with a car in the case of a misstep, skateboarders who bomb hills, like Zak Maytum, often take their lives into their own hands. Thus, those who undertake this niche sport must build their chops up before pushing off on steep grades.

The Longboard is the Reigning King
Currently viewed as more of a longboarding sport, skaters have been tackling mountainous hills on all kinds of gear, from the standard double kick board with small wheels to the more surfboard-like carving boards. However, longer boards with bigger wheels tend to make the job a bit easier and more safe, since they can overcome small obstacles in the road, like potholes and rocks, more easily (there is no way in hell you are doing an ollie over palm fodder while flying down a hill at 30 to 70 miles per hour). The longer body also keeps it from getting squirrelly and allows for more fluid motion that lends itself well to the downhill style, providing maneuverability while keeping all four wheels on the road and your feet on the deck.

San Fran: the Home of Downhill
The birthplace of downhill skating, San Francisco stands as one of the most popular, and dangerous, graded skateboarding spots. It offers copious hills and lots of options for various grades and street styles, but it also has a lot of foot and vehicle traffic around the clock. Local skaters like Tommy Guerrero have rolled over this challenging terrain for decades.

As the sport becomes more popular, government bodies, like Santa Barbara County, have started banning downhill skateboarding due to the high degree of danger for skaters and the public at large. However, in response to the bans and the danger, groups like the IGSA and the IDF  have begun organizing formal downhill events, providing safe designated tracks for skaters.

The How-To
If you are interested in pursuing this niche extreme sport, you can find a surprisingly good step-by-step guide on wikiHow, and you will definitely want to start out on bunny hills. Don’t forgt to practice your stopping and bailouts, including the good ol’ tuck-and-roll. You can also check out buying guides online to pick the right board for the type of downhill skating you want to do (carving or speed skating). Getting the right equipment is imperative, because there are few feelings as bad as the one you get in the pit of your stomach when the speed wobbles start.

Who knows, you may develop the need for speed and end up like Mischo Erban who topped 80 miles per hour on his skateboard in 2010. But, whatever you do, this is one skateboarding activity where you have got to wear a friggin’ helmet. I’m not kidding. I don’t care if you think it makes you look like a dork. I will tell you mom if I see you out there without one.

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Level 1: Small World Premiere Reno

As you may know, ODT is the title audio sponsor of Level 1 Productions. On Saturday, I went out to join the boys at Moment Skis for a night of free movies and beer. Yes, free beer. I gave out Yowies, stickers, jimmies, and showed off the new CHIPS® accessories, and selectively people watched. Great Basin Brewing Co. provided Reno and Tahoe loc-dogs with good brews, all while Level 1’s “Small World” played. Moment and Outdoor Tech’s very own KC Deane even came out to throw out some CHIPS® and strike a few model-bio poses for my camera. He premiered his new movie, BLANK: The Movie, which was also super rad! I shared a table with the good buds at Creep Co. Clothing, as well as a ton of other awesome sponsors hooking up buzzed preteens with free $wag. Here is what went down.  (Sadly, I wasn’t drinking that night).

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Why do people love lanyards so much?  The mystery will live on forever.

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The Seven Best Sports to Play While Naked

The ancient Greeks didn’t get everything right, but they were pretty close. We can thank them for geometry, drama, some cool architecture and even cooler mythology. While these things are all fine and dandy, perhaps their greatest legacy is the idea of competing in competitions in the buff, which dates back until at least 776 BC, when the first Olympics was held.

At these games, competitors would rub their bodies down with olive oil before competing in a number of different events, such as running, chariot racing, wrestling and the javelin throw, all of which were meant to celebrate the achievements of the human body. The Olympics were held in this fashion for nearly 12 centuries until some buzzkill emperor decided the festival was a pagan cult and banned it outright.

We think it’s about time to reinstate the art of competing in your birthday suit, so here are the seven sports that seem as if they could only get better if they were played in the nude.


Okay so this is already kind of a thing, but it would’ve made the list either way because honestly, what could be better than feeling the wind in your, uh, hair while with a bunch of other naked people? This is the idea behind the World Naked Bike Ride, which occurs in cities all over the world each summer and encourages participants to strip down and pedal through town to protest our increasing dependence on oil and other non-renewable energy sources.



C’mon, I know you were thinking the same: the only thing that could improve this high octane sport is a dash of nudity. But you don’t take my word for it – try asking Italian supermodel Roberta Mancino whose affinity for jumping out of planes in the buff is no secret. Mancino has completed over 7000 dives, many of them nude, ushering in what will surely become known as the golden era of parachuting.



While skiing and snowboarding might not be the most… flattering of sports to participate in naked, this hasn’t stopped a host of people from going ahead and doing it anyway. For the most part, if hitting the slopes au naturel is your thing, you’ll probably have to be discreet about it, although some ski resorts have hosted naked ski days on the last day of the season in the past. One such example was Crested Butte in Colorado, who ran the event for years until it became so popular that they had to shut it down in the 90’s.



Surfers are pretty much sexy by definition, but when they doff their wetsuits for their birthday suits, they take it to a whole other level. Compare to the other sports on this list, surfing in the nude is pretty well established and not without reason. The grittiness of surf wax aside, letting it all hang out while you hang 10 has to be pretty liberating. If nothing else, it’s a great way to get rid of those horrible tan lines.


Yeah, that’s right: golf. There’s really no reason that golf would be particularly fun in the nude, but it would sure be a great way to liven things up for what is undoubtedly the most excruciatingly boring spectator sport in history. PGA, take note.



Actually, on second thought naked hockey seems like a terrible idea.



While there is some debate as to whether or not video games actually qualify as a sport, suffice it to say, they would be greatly improved if the gamers were pwning n00bz in the nude. This would probably be a relatively easy transition to make too, as I’m willing to bet half of online gamers are already naked, right now, at this exact moment. I can’t say I blame them.

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Is The Consumer Aspect of “Vanlife” Motivating Your Lifestyle?

You know the type—the one who quits their job, buys a Westfalia and rides off into the pine-tree outlined sunset. Does this person sounds like you? While thousands have quit their jobs, taken to Craigslist, found a van, and hit the road in order to find meaning and a simpler way of living, the romanticism of this new-age beatnik lifestyle isn’t necessarily as much about “solitude” and “simplicity” as advertised.

There’s a fine line between motivation to seek the outdoors versus pursuing a glamorized representation of a lifestyle. Here’s a few signs you may be another victim of vanlife consumerism.

Social Media Addiction
While we can thank the likes of Pinterest for helping us build those bucket-list travel boards and Instagram for satisfying our craving for adventure porn, social media is also responsible for obsessive idealization. If you’re spending more time Instagramming your adventures than living them, or if you’re constantly scanning the horizon for the perfect image for your blog, this is a tell-tale sign you’ve become a cog in the consumer machine, which leads me to my next point.

“Humble” Bragging
The humble brag is probably one of the most hated social transgressions of all time. Have you ever caught yourself posting a picture of yourself, looking out into a valley or a morning lit range of mountains, drinking a cup of coffee and writing something like “Just soaking this all in #justanotherweekendadventure #getoutside”?  Do you casually tell friends you run into how you’ve just only been on the road for two years and been to all 50 states—twice? Being more motivated by the reactions you’re getting via Facebook comments, Instagram likes and good old fashioned pats on the back than the call of wild might suggest you’ve fallen prey to the vanlife consumer trap.

Image Slave (Read: Beards and All Things Vintage)
If, in the pursuit of vanlife, you one day look in the mirror and find yourself wearing a non-seasonal beanie and facial hair gnarly enough to nest some squirrels, it might be time to consider if you’re more focused on an aesthetic than a lifestyle. The same goes for finding “the perfect” vintage van. Sure, they’re cool, and they look especially cool overlooking an oceanside cliff or in the middle of a Pacific Northwest forest in the filter of Valencia, but if it’s nature and solitude you’re looking for, you can probably find it in a Honda Civic if you really wanted to. Granted, you probably couldn’t build out a bed in a Civic, but the point is, if it seems like you’re more in search of a uniform than a way of life, it might be time to reconsider what’s motivating your interests.

“Trustafarian” Syndrome
Vanlife, traditionally, is about minimalism: living with less but experiencing more. But if drinking craft beer, brewing organic, $5-per-bean coffee and blogging on your Macbook Pro while navigating the wild is minimalism, we’re all in trouble.

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