Running pipe insulation around the rim of my poop pot helps with comfort a LOT. I’m still constructing a stool situation vs sitting directly on the pot, but the current setup works fine. Using a metal pot this time to avoid any absorbed odors.
My plastic juice jug continues to work perfectly for a pee bottle as a woman. It requires less upkeep than a she wee and is easier to use with less chance of messing up.
Using decorative pillow covers for my extra blankets works great. I use them to lean against while working/relaxing, they look nice, and it reduces storage space needed.
A waterproof mattress cover is a must. Thursday I set a bag on my bed and chicken juice seeped through to my mattress. That was gross.
The mattress pad I got at ikea is actually not bad to sleep on. I don’t feel the bed slats, just a sense of “hard”. unfortunately my back has had problems since I got into the van and I think it’s lack of support while sleeping, so I got a new mattress yesterday. It’s definitely going to require some additional modifications to fit the space correctly.
Buying a van with the passenger seat removed already was amazing. I saved a ton of time and opened up an huge amount of storage space. I have no idea why people with micro campers who are solo leave in their 2nd seat.
I’m regretting bringing my folding ebike. It takes up a lot of space and doesn’t easily fit anywhere. It’s such a pain to get in and out that using it is not enticing.
My ecoflow delta is working well but solar is definitely not enough juice this time of year to keep it fully loaded so I had to rearrange things to have it reach the 12v charger up front to charge while I’m driving.
Fuzzy blankets rule the world. last night was my first really chilly night and i still only needed one fuzzy blanket to keep me comfortable.
The modular sofa/bed conversion plan is out the window. I did it for 2 nights before I was well over it. Full time bed it is. Now I just have to build a full time solution vs the rigged situation I have now.