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Happiness in Simplicity

A LITTLE CARAVANNING HISTORY At the end of the first decade of the twentieth century, the young artist Frances Jennings became a semi-invalid and was advised by her doctor to spend as much time as she could in the open … Continue reading

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Vardo Plans: Reading Caravan

Many considerations concerning floor plans and general layout have come my way over the years.  I am compiling as many as possible to post here.  To start things off, here is the iconic Reading Waggon by Dunton’s (note: two “g’s” … Continue reading

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Screwbrake Mechanism

  In response to the inquiry about the little wheel on all the old wagons.  They also had a drag brake to connect when going up hill to prevent back sliding.  The precursor to the auto handbrake. Here’s a guide … Continue reading

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Ramblings

In an effort to make my mark, I’m working on a splash page image, a logo, and a flag.  Something catchy and symbolic, but not already taken. Simple, smart, and understandable.  This one about sums it up but I  think … Continue reading

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On the Long Road

A great historic image of the long road ahead to start your weekend off right. It’s always a good time to hit the road.

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Mrs. Coucer Green and Other Great Old Photos

Three great and rare books have come to me in the very recent past.  Each has it’s own merits and is full of great stuff.  I am scanning, reading, and summing up some excellent stuff and will get it out … Continue reading

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Eclipse on the Vardo

Getting ready for the eclipse tomorrow?  MAKEzine has again linked to our little Vardo. We were fortunate to get a really neat lighting effect during the 2012 eclipse playing over our camp. Light coming through the trees created a pinhole … Continue reading

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Interesting Homebuilt

I know nothing about this but like it a lot.

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Further Evolution of the Little Vardo

We just put another couple thousand miles on the Little Green Vardo.  It’s always an adventure when you are pulling something like this around the country and it makes for some interesting conversations. Most of the people we meet are … Continue reading

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Vardo – Topper Makeover

Because there’s always room for improvement.  In my case, a lot of improvement. Rehung siding, new paint, fresh varnish, little fixes, and lots of cleaning.  We’re hooked up to get out of town for a bit. Dietz lanterns, Kelly kettle, … Continue reading

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