Our Gear 

Tuesday 13th October 2020 
by Matt 
 
Our Gear

When you live in a tiny space, everything you own has to earn its place - there's no room for junk! People often ask us about specific items we use, so we thought this would be a great way to share it all.

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We've broken everything up into categorized lists to make it easier to find, and everything on the list is something that we own (or owned) and would recommend. Keep checking back as we're always adding to the lists!

If you just want to see it all, then take a look at our Amazon page.

Camera Gear

I've been into photography for a long time, and with our focus on sharing our story with high quality 4K videos on YouTube each week, we need great camera gear, and we've included as much as possible of it on our Amazon list.

Or, for even more information about our camera gear then check out our blog post all about it!

Camera Gear

Want to know what gear we use for our photos and videos? We share it all!

Camera Gear

GoPro

While we don't shoot much of our main footage on GoPro cameras, we find them invaluable for B-roll and action shots. We're not using the latest and greatest, but they're hard working and it doesn't matter as much if they get knocked around a bit.

Check out our GoPro list on Amazon.

Outdoor

We moved out of our house and into an RV so we could get and explore beautiful places. As I like to joke with people: our house might be small, but our backyard is HUGE!

We're often asked about our Garmin Fenix 5S Plus activity watches, and you can find these along with outdoor equipment for cycling and more on our Outdoor list.

Working Remotely

As well as our full-time home, our RV is also our remote office. While it's not a large space, it has everything we need. Since we do a lot of dry camping, power management is a big issue for us, and with so many devices, charging can become a logistical nightmare.

But over time we've learned what works well, and our Working Remotely list has a ton of products that might be of interest to you if you work from the road.

RV Gear

When we bought our RV, everyone told us we needed RV-specific items for everything! RV cooking sets, RV bedding - you name it!

Well, that's not been our experience. Sure, there are some areas where we do use RV specific items - particularly around setting up the trailer. But for the most part, we've been using regular household items - either reusing things we already owned in our house, or bought since we hit the road.

Whether designed specifically for RV use, or just things that we've found work really well in our tiny trailer, these are things we use on a daily basis and would be worth checking out if you have an RV.

RV Essentials

There are so many blog posts and articles out there purporting to list all the things you need to invest in when you buy an RV - everything from outdoor camping mats to propane firepits.

Well, guess what? We don't own an outdoor camping mat or a propane firepit. We never have, and have no plans to buy them either!

Our RV Essentials list is just that - the bare essentials! These are things that we highly recommend you consider buying when you get your RV. We own all of these items and use them regularly - some are oriented for RV parks, whereas others we use wherever we camp.

RV Extras

While the RV Essentials list contains the very basics, there are certainly things that can make life easier and more comfortable.

We've put these on our RV Extras list, and if you're a regular camper or full-time RVer, things on this list might be worth considering.

RV Electrical Upgrade

If you haven't seen our blog post series on our big electrical upgrade yet, then it'd be worth taking a look. Along with our solar upgrade, this is how we turned our brand new Outdoors RV 21RBS into our ultimate off-grid boondocking home.

Our Perfect Off-Grid RV Solar System

Find out how we upgraded our RV with Lithium batteries, solar panels, an inverter and more so we could camp off-grid in comfort!

Our Perfect Off-Grid RV Solar System

But, if you just want to jump straight in and see the gear and equipment we used, then check out our RV Electrical Upgrade list.

RV Tools

Back when we lived in our "sticks and bricks" house, I used to have a fairly extensive tool collection - everything from basic woodworking to automotive maintenance and repair. Unfortunately we didn't have space to bring all that with us on the road, so I had to pare it down...a lot!

I haven't included every tool we own on the RV Tools list (most I've owned for years and didn't buy from Amazon), here are some specific tools that we find particularly useful for life on the road.

RV Bathroom

OK, we don't often talk about our bathroom, but there are a few things in here worthy of a mention, including our Dometic 310 RV toilet.

Dometic 310 Toilet Install & Review

Find out how and why we installed a Dometic 310 toilet in our RV and what we think of it after using it for 6 months!

Dometic 310 Toilet Install & Review

Check out our RV Bathroom list to see some of the other mods and accessories we've added.

RV Kitchen

Coming from a 4-bedroom, 1900 sq ft home, it took a little adjustment to get used to our RV kitchen. While small, it's also very versatile and hasn't stopped us doing anything we wanted - we love to cook good, fresh food and very rarely eat out.

Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid: Unboxing & Review

After much research, we bought the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid to try out its air frying, roasting and dehydrating features in our real world test and review.

Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid: Unboxing & Review

While we haven't bought into RV-specific kitchen items, these are things that work really well in our tiny RV kitchen. Whether it's the nesting stainless steel bowls, or slim profile trash can that perfectly fits in the gap by our slide, our RV Kitchen list has it all.

Smart RV

Since moving into the RV, I've been working on using technology to make it more comfortable, more efficient and more secure. From voice-controlled lights and appliances to ensuring we don't waste excess solar power, our RV is getting smarter every day!

Welcome to our Smart RV

A smart RV isn't just about turning on the lights with your phone. It's about using technology to make your RV more comfortable, efficient and secure!

Welcome to our Smart RV

On top of that, our RV isn't just our full-time home but also our office - and staying connected is critical.

Our Smart RV list includes many of the items we use around the RV to power our WiFi and home automation. If you want to learn more about how we get internet in our RV, check out our blog post all about it!

How we get Internet in our RV

Whether you just want to check emails and social media, stream movies or work from the road, reliable internet connectivity in your RV has never been more important. Here's how we do it!

How we get Internet in our RV

Summary

As our adventures continue, we'll keep updating our Amazon page with the products we use to make life on the road as much fun as possible!

Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash

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