1996 Dodge Ram B2500

1996 Dodge Ram B2500

@vanningaintnojoke

Lee Eel (the human) Wander (the dog) Freedom (the van) Living in a van since August 2014 Adopted Wander September 2015 Freedom is my 2nd van Van Life
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Sometimes its hard to find a good spot to get work done on your home/van but thats why its good to have homies like the dudes at @freebord . Thanks so much for letting me get some work done. Freebord saved my life! snowboardthestreets vanningaintnojoke freedomthevan vanlife vandweller homeiswhereyouparkit campervan adventuremobile vandweller vansion houselessnothomeless freedom freeboard

4 Days ago
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Not a bad spot to cook up dinner and watch the sunset. I dont see very sunset but I would say I see 80% of the sunsets and maybe 60% of sunrises. Living in a van has helpes me live more in tune with nature. Sometimes I plan my schedule around these types of things. Mother earth has so much to offer. Nature is so beatiful. Why do we continue to destroy it. They call it development. I call it destruction. freedomthevan vanningaintnojoke vanlife simplelife campervan sunset camplife boonfocking explore adventure freedom overland overlanding vansion houselessnothomeless

14 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Hemp used to be in everything. The government wanted everyone to grow hemp even advertising Hemp for the War until certain industries saw it as a threat. Our country is globalizing, and the world is changing. Hemp can help save the world. It can help stop deforestation, the greenhouse effect, and even save our economy. Hemp can help fix so many problems, why does this amazing plant remain illegal today? Check out my latest blog post. Can Hemp Save The Planet. Www.vanningaintnojoke. hempforwar hempforvictory environment sustainability savetheplanet earth deforestation fashion cottonproduction marijuana thc weed ganja hemp hempcon future environmentalist vanlife simplelife mmj

18 Days ago
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If you have a campervan and your building it add side lights and front lights a d bsck lights while you can. Its such an advantage when you are in the middle of nowhere and its pitch black but you can see everything around you. I could light up digging spots, light up and see when im reversing at night. Plus these side lights were only $10 each. Its not even expensive if you do it yourself! freedomthevan vanningaintnojoke vanlife homeiswhereyouparkit wanderthedog campervan projectvanlife diy overlanding overland freedom adventure explore vansion vandweller vandog vansofinstagram

19 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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My brother @lettinggoofcomforts bought a van to live in and I taught him that not only can he get internet anywhere he has phone service but its fast and cheaper then paying for internet service. Also I never would have thought he'd ever be the type to live in a van but he's slowly going to learn that van life rules!!! Also he's a home owner now! "I'm not just buying a van. Im buying a new lease on life" he told me. vanningaintnojoke vanlife homeiswhereyouparkit vandweller vansion freedomthevan freedom adventure explore campervan adventuremobile overland overlanding

21 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Throwing it back 6 years to 2011. I need to get a street luge again. Im feeling the need for speed!!! Anyone have a used Roger Bros sled or something comparable fpr sale by any chance?! Message me. throwback needforspeed streetluge luge skateboarding

28 Days ago
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Driving through puddles sure makes you fewl like a kid again. Be sure to check out my latest blog post. Van Lofe Taught Me A Lot About Me. The link is in my profile. Let me know what you think in the comments! vanlife homeiswhereyouparkit freedomthevan vanningaintnojoke vansion vandweller freedom adventure explore campervan adventuremobile vanning camplife overland overlanding

28 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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It was a hard spot to fall asleep at but an amazing one to wake up to. Van life rules! Dolphin fins could be seen cutting through the water. Days like these remind me how Van Life helps me live more in harmony with nature. Fall asleep to the sunset. Wake up to the sunrise and you get to see some flippery friends. vanningaintnojoke freedomthevan vanlife vandweller vansion homeiswhereyouparkit vanning sunrise santamonica losangeles

29 Days ago
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I always tell him not to step on the rope so instead he goes to sleep on it. Stubborn doggy. I picked him up boulders, lowered him down boulders and even helped him get up and down a little mini cliff with a rope ladder. Wander is the perfect adventure buddy! wanderthedog vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller vandog wander doglife cragdog crag roclclimbing dirtbag dogsofinstagram heelerpit adventuredog adventure

31 Days ago
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Freedomthevan in its element. Take me back to the roads less travelled. Cant wait to hit the road and smash some dirt soon. Not a bad spot to camp out in the Alabama Hills. As my old buddy @radiosilencefishing would say we are stranded here on earth. Lets protect our public lands and not let them get sold out for oil and corporate corruption. Protect this planet we are stranded on in the expansive universe. vanningaintnojoke vanlife campervan freedom adventure vandweller camplife vansion vanning alabamahills

37 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Sunset ober the mountains. Soon the stars will be out. A thunderstorm erupted over the mountains lighting up the sky last night. Nature is beautiful and special yet we continue to destroy it. For some people they rarely see the sunset. Respect and appreciate mother nature. 99% of people live where they cannot see the milky way. It didnt use to be that way. You used to be able to see it feom anywhere! vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller vansion campervan adventure explore wander sunset freedom freedomthevan homeiswhereyouparkit

43 Days ago
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Can your home do this?!?!?!?! Mud, puddles, snow, sand, dirt...I have been finding Freedom the vans limitations as well as my own. Driving through mud puddles or rain puddles makes you feel like a kid again. I'm missing the mountains and seeing more then 10 stars in the night sky. Right now I've been stuck in the city. Turns out with advertisers making everyone want the latest and greatest. The newest. Its hard to find parts for this van but I've learned some valueable lessons as well as being reminded about things I already know. Patience is a virtue. Even if you are stuck in a situation that's not ideal the best thing to do is make the best of it and make the most of it. The future is the future. The past is the past. The best thing to do is to live in the present. I think it was Buddha that said. "Each day we are born again. It is what we do today that matters most." vanningaintnojoke vanlife freedomthevan homeiswhereyouparkit overlanding freedom campervan adventuremobile adventure owensvalley overland vandweller vansion

50 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Throwback to living in my first van in Tahoe. Chrck out my latest blog post about stepping outside your comfort zone at www.vanningaintnojoke.com vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller vansion vab vanning comfort comfortzone adventuremobile travel camping adventure explore wander

53 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Today 2 years ago I adopted Wander the dog! To think he was on death row at one point. SPCA pulled him off death row. Thats where I found him. I supoort no kill shelters like SPCA. I saved him from this shelter and they were able to save another dog because of this. Me and Bradley soon to be known as Wander made a connection. I went prepared with my mom's lease saying she could have dogs. Still at first I was denied. I walked out of the shelter. Thought for a minute and turned around amd walked back in asking to speak to the manager. Still I was denied. "If he's still here in 2 weeks we can talk again" they said. "You're killing me" I said. "You're killing me" the manager replied. I walked out if the shelter again. My mom lived in Southern California and they said they were worried about the drive. We were not going to drive to So Cal but I couldnt tell them I planned to live in a van with the dog so I called my work buddy @miketschmitt where I told him to say it was cool if me and Wander slept at his spot for as long as we needed which was technically a lie. I went back in to the shelter again asking to speak to the manager again. I told her I could stay with my buddy as long as needed to make it work. She asked me to call him. Luckily we had already discussed it. She spoke to my mom on the phone then to my buddy Mike. Then they had a meeting and decided they would let me go through all the paperwork to see if they would let me adopt him. I sat down getting questions for an hour. Then they decided I could adopt him and they brought him out from his prison cell. They called him Bradley at the shelter but it was soon decided that Wander should be his name. Me and Wander have been best friends ever since and we have been through so many experiences together and there are so many to come. It amazes me how smart this doggy is. He goes everywhere with me. Its weird when he's not right by my side. I love this doggy more then anything! Big thanks to @malibusteve for being alright with a dog being in the work place! wanderthedog vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller wander van doglife dogsofinstagram dog shelter rescue rescuedog adventuredog

58 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Im still amazed by how little of things you can stand on and the things you can hold yourself up with. Im still super new to rock climbing. Sliwly building my confidence in myself. It is mentally amd physically challenging. Both parts of which I am struggling with but getting better at. Some of the moves I am able to make with my body to pull myself up a giant rock face still amaze me. Its a whole new world and Im digging it. I climbed with some really good climbers this weekend. It was a good reminder of how amazing our bodies are if we treat them right. We are flexible, strong and people are amazing. Time to get back into pushing my limits. Somehow, somewhere I just began coasting along but its time to get some adrenaline going again! vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller rockclimbing dirtbag climb adventure explore life

60 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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New blog post alert. This ones about getting rid of all your stuff. Living a minimalist lifestyle. "My possessions are not things. My possesions are my memories." Link in bio. vanlife vanningaintnojoke freedomthevan freedom minimalist simplelife adventure explore

63 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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The flow art of fire spinning has been around for hundreds of years brought around by the people of Polynesia. Poi is a Maori word meaning ball on string and originally they were used as a form of exercise and strenght training to train for battle or hunting. By swinging balls on strings they developed wrist strength and it eventually developed into a form of storytelling and dance. Originally they were not lit on fire. Today the world of fire spinning and flow arts is somewhat like watching a circus act. There are many props that are lit on fire and performers dance and spin them around. The result is astonishing. Video found at this link. https://youtu.be/fH0iqrc8H2I wanderthedog firespinning flow flowart art fire wander vanlife vandweller dogsofinstagram

65 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Living outside and reconnecting with nature is refreshing. As humans we began by sleeping outside. We are animals. Meant to have changing temperatures. From hot to cold. We are not supposed to live at a constant "comfortable" temperature. It makes people weak. Temperathre changes and your ability to deal with them come from preparedness and being in the elements. Furthermore who else gets to call a inactive gold mine in an abandoned ghost town where 9 million dollars worth of gold was pulled out home for the night. It's hard to imagine going back to the rat race after experiencing the beauty of the outside....but its not all glory. There are those nights where mother nature wants to test you. Those are my favorite. This snap I took on my gopro of @dyn_o_natur sleeping under the full moon over an abandoned gold mine in a ghost town came out pretty darn awesome. vanningaintnojoke hammocklife camplife camping camp fullmoon moon goldmine hammock nature

69 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Check out my latest blog post about 10 Life Lessons Learned From 3 Years of Living in a Van. Www.vanningaintnojoke.com the link is in my profile also. vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller vansion campervan freedomthevan freedom lifelessons vanner

70 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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The wall is like a puzzle and you are the puzzle piece. A simple rope gives you the confidence to do what you thought you couldn't. It's a weird thought to try to take the hardest way up. Once you get 40 ft and higher off the ground you have to trust the gear. This is another piece of the puzzle. When you know you've protected yourself properly and if something fails there are backups its a nice piece of mind to have. It allows you to focus on just climbing. That or you have to have complete trust in the person setting everything up. Yesterday I climbed a 60 ft wall without falling. I was tied into a rope of course but damn thats pretty radical! 📷 @el_raptor47 vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller dirtbag rockclimbing adventure wander humansareamazing youcandowhatyoudidntthinkpossi followyourdreams

74 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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The van camoflauged into its surroundings as I watched deer and cows graze together also hidden among the bushes. Especially the deer. Dinner was made and the sun set. Meteors streaked across the sky. The milky way visible to the naked eye. I got my binoculars out. They say you can see 7 times the amount of stars with binoculars. I believe them. Nature is so beautiful and amazing. We as humans destroy it and it is currently destroying us. Not iust here in the US. India, Bangladesh and Nepal are devastated. Lots of little island got wrecked. Why are people so greedy. Can't we all come together and push for a more sustainable future?!?! vanningaintnojoke freedomthevan vanlife homeiswhereyouparkit adventure explore vansion campervan freedom wander overlanding sunset mammoth

77 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Throwing it back to Big Sur. Water was spouting out whales blowholes out in the ocean. The sun starts to set below the cloady sky as the marine layer rolls in. Sea otters can be heard among the sound of the waves crashing into the shore. What a special moment in time. What a special memory to possess. vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller vansion freedomthevan freedom vansion vanning overlanding bigsur sunset ocean homeiswhereyouparkit

77 Days ago
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I was reminded I need to post more. I habr been putting in some long days on the van. Today I left the spot I was using to work on the van to go up north for a few months. Stopped and rock climbed on the way back. This has been our lives for the last week. I stopped taking pictures at some point. I think I was trying to get as much as I could done. Ill do another post with the rest of the progress soon. I got a lit more done then these pictures reveal. Also remember that vanningaintnojoke! vanlife vandweller diy campervan freedom vanning freedomthevan wanderthedog

79 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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My friend @dyn_o_natur gave up all his possesions. Gave up paying rent and he now lives out of his backpack. Life is simple. People insist on making it complicated. Not a bad room for the night if you'd ask me. simplelife hammocklife vanlife hammock camplife camping stars simple vanningaintnojoke

84 Days ago
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Rose Valley Falls. Its fun exploring. Finding new places. Seeing new sights. Learning about the earth. Away from the concrete jungle. The earth that has provided for us for so ling. That we are destroying. The government wants to take mpre and more of these special places away from us. All so corporations can benefit and take our money. Why does money matter so much. Its not even real?! wanderthedog vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller wander rosevalleyfalls rosevalley wander dogsofinstagram waterfall nature

91 Days ago
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Wander got a job. This picture was not easy to get. Wanders modeling career never prepared him for this. If you see him at his new kob the password he's looking for is woof! wanderthedog vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller adventuredog notallwhowanderarelost wander dogsofinstagram heelerpit solvang vandog adventure explore

93 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Did you know only 1% of the population lives in an area where they can see the milky way?!?! Light pollution is a crime. I can drive and live where I can see the milky way when I want to though. The sky is a trip. This is a free place to camp by the way. Near Solvang, Ca. I wish I was a better photographer because that is the milky way over Freedom the van...even campsites are light polluted with all the glamping going on. freedomthevan vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller vansion campervan homeiswhereyouparkit van conversionvan camplife camp freedom explore adventure wander wanderlust nightsky

94 Days ago
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Started rock climbing a week and a half ago or so. Been 5 times now. My new addiction. Look at Wander waiting for me to come back down. vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller rockclimbing dirtbag climb toprope

95 Days ago
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Who lives in a pineapple near Mammoth? freedomthevan vanlife explore adventure campervan freedom

96 Days ago
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This is the telescope we git ro take a tour of. Wander the doggy was the first dog ever to go to the top they said. The wind was strong up there and the view was cool. The tour was completely different thwn what I thought. I thought we would be listening for sounds im deep space. There are some arrays thst listen for aliens but this one does not. Radio astronomy uses radio emission from celestial objects to view the night sky making it possible go observe during the day or night. vanningaintnojoke telescope observatory owensvalley ears radioobservatory ears space radiowaves exolore adventure

98 Days ago
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We got to take a tour of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory. We thought we'd be listening to sounds in deep spave but it was a little different then that. freedomthevan vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller campervan freedom explore owensvalley radioobservatory aliens space homeiswhereyouparkit

99 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Past the Bristlecone Pine trees it went from forest to lunar land. Camped out near here. Hail, rain sleet and thunder and lightning. The views not bad from 11,000 feet. It's funny how manu different environments you can be in in one day of exploring. Woke up in the desert. Drove through the forest and camped out in a spot that felt like another world. Saw a bunch of Marmots up here. freedomthevan vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller homeiswhereyouparkit freedom van vansofinstagram campervan houselessnothomeless adventure explore vansion

100 Days ago
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1996 Dodge Ram B2500

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Driving through puddles is so much fun. Anyone who's done it before can agree. This is so rad! It's like tou don't have control, thwn you do, thwn you dont again, then you do again. freedomthevan vanningaintnojoke vanlife vandweller overlanding homeiswhereyouparkit vansion offroad offroading vanning freedom adventure explore campervan houselessnothomeless

102 Days ago