Living The Van Life Westfalia Shirts Available!

LivingTheVanLife, westfalia, shirts, clothing, shirt, volkswagen, vw, vanagon, westy, vee dub, van, dweller, van dwelling, van dweller, bus, westfalia shirt, westfalia t-shirt, We have been pumping shirts out like crazy since we made the website live!  We have shipped the new LivingTheVanLife shirts all over the world in the last few weeks.  These shirts would go along awesomely while driving your Volkswagen Westfalia down the highway.  Check out the online shirt store: CLICK HERE.  Go check out the website at www.livingthevanlife.com and purchase your shirt today!  All proceeds go to supporting the van life!

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Living The Van Life T-shirts NOW AVAILABLE!

Alright, so I showed you guys a few samples of shirts that I wanted to do for LivingTheVanLife. Well I was finally able to turn them into a reality and they are now available for sale on my VERY SIMPLE website! http://www.livingthevanlife.com

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Living The Van Life – T-Shirt Sample

I have been working on whipping up a few t-shirt designs.  Here are a couple to check out!  I really want to follow through with this idea in making these t-shirts available for sale here on the internet.

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Living The Van Life – Be proud of your lifestyle… WEAR IT ON YOUR CHEST!

FEEDBACK PLEASE!!   When someone gets the idea of changing their lifestyle and taking on the adventure of living in a van, there is a lot of thought and decisions that go into it. It’s a lifestyle that you really need to be mentally prepared for.  This lifestyle really seems to be judged by so many people in American society. So many Americans jump to conclusions that a van dweller is someone who is one step away from being a homeless person on the street corner begging for food and money.  It really has been a refreshing surprise to see all the positive feedback toward a van dwelling lifestyle that my youtube channel has received.  It has been so great to see that there really are a lot of other people out there who are beginning to think along the same lines that I began to think nearly two years ago.  It’s really brought me to the point of not really caring about what the rest of society thinks about people like us.  Us being the people who CHOOSE to live this lifestyle because it is a simpler and free’r way of living.   This whole concept has been turning the gears inside my head and I have been scheming more ideas of how to wear this way of living on my chest.  I thought it would be really cool to come up with a t-shirt concept that, with a play of words and an image, would basically say “Yeah!  I live in a van!!  DON’T JUDGE ME!”  I thought I would throw this idea out to my blog followers and see what people thought.  Leave your comments and your thoughts!  Once I got this process rolling, I want to make the t-shirts available for the rest of the van dwelling community to purchase!  After all… we all need clothes on our back….. why not wear something that supports your lifestyle rather than wearing branded shirts that advertise for multi million dollar corporations?

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Living The Van Life – Extra Storage

When living in my 1991 Volkswagen Westfalia I have made it a point to keep my living space clean and clutter free as much as possible with living out of a van.  Luckily the westfalias have an amazing layout of storage and cabinets inside the van.  However while living in a van there is a need for the extra storage as well.  I invested in a roof top yakima rack system with a large “rocket” box.  In this video I show you some details of how I have made this work for my situation.

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Living The Van Life – The Westy gets a transformation

After living in my 1991 Volkswagen Westfalia for 20 months, I knew that this vehicle was the best investment that I could make for this point in my life.  So when the stock 2.1L VW motor blew its guts, I knew that it was worth every penny to invest in a worthy power plant!  After a lot of research I decided that I wanted to go with a subaru conversion.  I went with a 2000 Subaru 2.5RS motor.  It is a 2.5L naturally aspirated boxxer type motor.  Very similar shape to the stock vanagon waterboxxer motor but a complete different animal in engineering.  A stock vanagon 2.1L motor is estimated at 90HP.  The Subaru 2.5L motor is estimated at 166HP.  In this video I go indepth with some details on what and why I did with my conversion.

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Cold Weather Survival – Traction on a Volkswagen Westfalia

An important part of cold weather survival while living in a vehicle is maintaining traction while traveling in severe snow and ice. I was fortunate to be able to purchase a decent set of all terrain tires this summer. They help tremendously on the snow and ice over a standard street tire. For extreme conditions I carry a good set of tire chains that I purchased from Les Schwab tire company. These bad boys provide unbeatable traction for the Volkswagen Westfalia. I have been in 8-10 inches of fresh snow with the chains on and no problem of getting around in the mountains to go snowboarding.

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