Products we love and why: Part III


We've had more time now to play with our purchases. I've updated reviews on some earlier products, and here are some current reviews on ones not yet discussed:

We love this water jug because of it's shape and size. It fits nicely upright in both our truck and our xterra, so it doesn't seem to take up much room. It's great for tent camping, or for extra water when boondocking. We have 3 of them!

"A composting toilet?" you may ask. Yes! We love it. We don't have to clean a black water tank all the time. Yes, this does need to be dumped and refilled from time to time, but the coir that is in it to compost the solid waste works fast and fabulously so there is no "gross-factor" when dumping. It's also great because boondocking means dry camping which means no hook ups. This allows us to dry camp MUCH longer than if we had a traditional toilet with a black tank.

Personally, we prefer this composting material to the peat moss option. This is easy to order and easy to work with and works great! It does come very hard and compacted, so we use a knife to hack into it. There are tips to using a composting toilet. I will try to write a blog on it at some point, but if you are curious about it, nudge me via our contact page and I will do it sooner!

These fans are a savior! We have two; one in the living area and one in the bedroom. An additional one in the bathroom would be great, but our budget wouldn't allow for it. However, these are well-worth the expense if you have the funds. First of all, in the summer they will keep you substantially cooler than the factory-installed fans. If you have two, you set one to outflow and one to inflow and it creates an amazing cross-current. They are also good for venting to keep condensation from building up in your RV. You can open it by remote and not turn the fan on, and it becomes a great vent. And the remote makes it so easy to use. We are both fairly short and our RV is very tall, so opening the factory-installed fans are a pain in the butt. We swear by these fans!

This camera is super fun! It is tiny (about the size of 3 fingers), is voice activated ("gopro take a photo"), has a wide-angle option as well as many other settings, and is awesome for action activities (biking, hiking, swimming (yes, it's water proof), skiing, climbing, etc.). There is an accessory kit that I bought along with this (see our Amazon store under technology) and that makes it easy to use during all sorts of different activities.

We tried a Weboost product, which we didn't have good luck with and found it to be very complicated to use. This is by the same company that makes Weboost, but it's just for one cellular device at a time. We have found this cradle to be very effective at boosting signal. If you have no signal to boost, it may not help. But if you have a marginal signal (1x, for example), this works great!

I think that catches me up on reviews of our products. I'll add more reviews as we test/use more products that are relevant to an RV lifestyle.