Airstream Aluminium Endcaps – The Build

Airstream Aluminium Endcaps – The Build

Rebuilding our vintage Airstream has been one of the largest challenges I've even taken on. I'm just a normal guy, my background is website design and online marketing, however I love getting my hards dirty and I love the great outdoors. I posted a picture on my Instagram account and received a few inquires on how to complete this, so thought I would do a blog post. I got the basic idea from a mix of places, some Airstream forums, some classic sailing boat forums and classic car forums. Restoring any of these…continue reading →
The aluminium bubble wrap spaceship

The aluminium bubble wrap spaceship

So Wander the Airstream has progressed a great deal since my last update. I have had to complete alot of external repairs to the skin from years of previous owners bodge jobs. After a great deal of work the body and windows are now watertight. Believe me doing these repairs in the English winter outside was NOT fun!!! Now however we can move on inside. Time to warm the old girl up. After fully sealing the shell from the inside, next is the insulation before moving on to the main wiring (running light…continue reading →
Airstream rear rebuild.

Airstream rear rebuild.

When we first got Wander the Airstream her rear end was in a sorry state. A large ugly aluminium panel covered some very bad previous repairs. So as part of her restoration it was our aim to put the rear back to as close to original as possible. Below is the first stage, removal of the massive aluminium panel that was not only leaking but so ugly too. Sometimes when you want to put things back together correctly you have remove alot more then you think. Below I had to remove the original…continue reading →
The BioLite CampStove and USB Charger

The BioLite CampStove and USB Charger

We all love our gadgets these days, even out in the remotest of places you will almost certainly have a mobile phone or digital camera with you. Recently came across BioLight CampStoves, these are highly efficient and very portable wood burning stoves for cooking. However clipped to the side of the stove is a small orange box, this is where the magic happens!! The BioLight Stove is a true ondemand power source that will give you power day or night, come rain, sun or snow! By converting heat in the eletrical power via…continue reading →
Essential tips for your first-time wild camping

Essential tips for your first-time wild camping

Photo above from Coleman Tents. Camping wild is something everyone should experience in my eyes, however there are some very simple gold rules to remember. Here are my top tips for wild camping to that you have a great trip and a wonderful nights sleep under the stars. 1 Where in the countryside are you allowed to wild camp in the UK? Scotland is the only location where you can legally camp in the wild. England, Wales and Northern Ireland you need to ask the landownerโ€™s permission. However in many hills areas such…continue reading →
Holidaying with mans best friends

Holidaying with mans best friends

My dogs are very much part of my family, so why would I leave them at home when I go on holiday? Well I don't! Over the years I have spent a great deal of time hunting the internet for dog friendly holiday accommodation in the UK. Some pleaces have been good, offering just what they state on their websites. Some places very poor, saying they are dog friendly only to get there and find all sorts of restrictions. Then a few places have stood out from the crowd not only been stunning…continue reading →