Practical information

If you are in the process of planning and designing a mobile home (including campervans) you will be all too familiar with the often overwhelming amount of advice, options, gadgets, gizmos and other so-called ‘must-haves’. Here at Comfortably Lost HQ

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Many people living and travelling with a van or other camper vehicle are keen action sports enthusiasts. Surfing, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking and so on. Surfing, in all it’s forms and crafts, is almost a national sport in

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One of the first things people ask us when the topic of our travels comes up is how we can live without a daily or twice-a-day warm shower. It’s strange to imagine for some people, but the reality is that

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A topic of conversation that often comes up when talking about off-road touring with fellow travellers is what 4WD and recovery equipment to bring with you on short and extended trips where you will be encountering a wide variety of

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There are fair few outdated guides on the internet concerning the somewhat complicated process of buying a car in Chile if you are a foreigner. Whilst they are all generally on the mark, the majority of them are out of

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Let me start off here that I am most definitely NOT an expert on solar power generation and 12v electrical systems. Two cups of coffee, a few hours of my time and about a dozen open browser tabs later I

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Six of our personal favourite gadgets and accessories for vanlife that not everyone considers. Clockwise from top: KA-BAR Becker Campanion BK2 outdoor/survival knife: Perfect heavy duty, multifunction camping knife. Works well for chopping wood, clearing spaces for the hammock, creating kindling

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For those that are inexperienced with the realities of “vanlife”, it’s easy to become smitten by the various blogs and social media posts that promote and celebrate this free and easy lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, as long as you

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In over nine months and 26,000km of travel we paid for camp sites approximately nine times. From these we only stayed at a commercial campground/caravan park four times; the other occasions were low cost camp fees for state-operated National Park

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