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Living in a Truck or How to Turn a Canopy into an RV

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If there is one thing in particular my website it is known for, it is for all the time I’ve spent living in a truck, along with my truck camping related tips, tricks, and builds. I was surprised to say the least when the folks at Popular Mechanics reached out to me about truck camping.

We had just pulled into Ibarra, Ecuador after driving across the border from Colombia with my trusty old truck when I hopped onto a phone call interview with a writer from Popular Mechanics.

While I’ve got a Skype based phone number, I still need a good internet connection, and this hotel wasn’t exactly it.

Despite the lousy connection and dropped calls, we were able to work through the informal interview about truck camping, and they turned it into an article for their September 2017 issue, titled “How to Turn Your Truck into an RV”.

The article is short and sweet, but it was incredible to be featured in this iconic publication which has been around for more than 100 years and has a circulation of more than 1 million subscribers!

I mean, I used to read Popular Mechanics when I was a kid, and here I am suddenly featured in its pages.

This wasn’t just an article for their online blog either, but an article featured in print! Hopefully I can get my hands on an issue some day, but it’s a little difficult all the way down here in South America.

Living in a Truck or How to Turn a Canopy into an RV

Please do check out the short truck camping article in Popular Mechanics

If you are looking for more truck camping tips and tricks, be sure to check out the numerous detailed articles that I’ve featured on my blog over the years.

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How to Turn Your Truck Into an RV via Popular Mechanics

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Author, Writer, and Head Honcho at Desk to Dirtbag
Ryan is an author, adventurer, perpetual wanderer, and self-proclaimed dirtbag (but that might not mean what you think). Originally from Seattle, he headed to Washington D.C. where he spent five years working for Congress before heeding the call of the wild. He set out truck camping to road trip across the American West. Since then he set out traveling to Colombia, drove across all of Central America, and also wrote a best selling book: Big Travel, Small Budget. He just finished driving his old truck across all of South America. Follow the adventures on social media or read more about me.

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    Cool! I love your lifestyle! You could do it without kids, but it’s hard with them! Especially, school age or college level. I do travel extensively, too! Always trying to find good deals, mostly in Europe. However, this December I’m planning to visit Peru because our manager is originally from there. He adviced me to do it during this month,because it’s summer there. I live in LA. What are your recommendations in terms of places/cities to visit? Taking buses, trains? I travel independently in Europe where public transportation is very convenient.

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