search instagram arrow-down
Follow Travels with Abby on WordPress.com

Blogs I Follow

Recent Posts

Categories

Recent Comments

zxmacman on Searching for Waterfalls in th…
zxmacman on A Day in the Life of a Bo…
Nancy Hughes on Searching for Waterfalls in th…
Paul Griffith on Bisbee, Arizona, the Queen of…
Paul Griffith on Searching for Waterfalls in th…

Meta

Archives

Getting Comfortable in the Desert

The original set-up of our camp was great, but we needed a few amenities to really make things comfortable. Sunset around 6:00 p.m. meant lighting was imperative.

I brought along a set of 25 Sunlitec solar LED lights and stretched the string around the interior of the tent/yurt (the 8″ x 8″ solar panel is detachable so it can be placed in the sun to charge daily). These really provide nice lighting.

Sorry, I should’ve edited the bathroom out of the photo! 🙄

The lights look pretty nice from outside the yurt too!

I also have two Suaoki small collapsible solar lanterns to use as night lights. A 72-year-old needs light when he gets up at 3:00 a.m. for…well you get it.

A decent headlamp is indispensable when walking around in the dark. I have one made by Energizer with 3 small LEDs that put out all the light I need.

No self-respecting camp can be without a campfire so I’m using a Unigear folding backpacker stove from Amazon and a stainless silverware/utensil draining can (I picked it up for four bucks at WalMart) which holds a few cups of wooden pellets. Not much wood is available in the desert and gathering is prohibited anyway. The pellets work like a charm. The fire isn’t huge but still sets the tone for the evening.

Finally, if all else fails, a Dietz No. 1 Little Wizard oil lantern will work in any kind of weather. After all, they’ve been doing the job for well over 100 years!

This little piece of history is less than thirty bucks!

Of course, Amazon stocks most of these items should you care to pick any up.

Let there be light!

5 comments on “Getting Comfortable in the Desert

  1. Linda says:

    Thinking you’re styling just fine. Better watch yourself, you’ll be renting a U-Haul 😏

    Like

  2. Jody turkopp says:

    Love the lights inside! Looks like you are very comfortable.

    Like

  3. All of your supplies look great, but I must admit that the trusty Dietz lantern is my favorite!

    Like

  4. Greg Griffith says:

    Nice upgrades to your camp! What size solar panel do you have?

    Like

    1. Thx. It came with the string of lights. It’s about 8×8 I’d say.

      Like

Leave a Reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Live Laugh RV

Our Next Chapter

John Wreford Photographer

Words and Pictures from the Middle East & Balkans

getsetandgo

Travel Blog of a Budget Traveler sharing stories on travel, books & Vegetarian Food

Travels with Abby

Not all who wander are lost ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

roads bel travelled

Exploring open roads without breaking the bank

WPBeginner

Not all who wander are lost ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

WP Tavern

WordPress News — Free as in Beer.

Outdoor Avidity

Pursuits in the open air

Tom Gordon's - iTechGeezer

Mobile Technology for Today's Savvy Geezer!

%d bloggers like this: