“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The dining room has become our situation room. Laddie is using his drafting skills and the eraser quite frequently these days. As we begin to specify our living box plan in more detail there are challenges to overcome.
Once the propane tanks, water tanks and batteries are placed under the bed there will be some valuable storage space. Milk crates may be the cheapest solution. They’re ideal. Ventilation won’t be an issue for items stored inside them.
Gourmet meals won’t be in the cards but we will have a 2-burner propane stove and sink. Since we intend to purchase marine quality fixtures we may be shopping on-line from sources in the USA.
Keeping things simple we’ve eliminated a grey water tank from our plan. Water will drain from the sink directly into a durable military grade water can.
We’ve also decided that we won’t have a pressurized water system. This eliminated the need for a water pump but called into question the type of water filtration system to use. Luckily a friend mentioned MSR for pump-free freedom. Their Guardian portable water purifier is a true game changer that makes almost any questionable water source safe to drink. It removes viruses, bacteria, and protozoa.
From our sailing days we’re familiar with foot pumps in the galley. The Guzzler® Foot Lever Pump will meet our needs. Laddie even thinks it could be used to shower. He’d be inside pumping away while I’m outside in the tepid water spray.
Fortunately we can rely on a local source for upholstered cushions and a custom-size mattress. Wheelers Classic Upholstery in Nelson, BC do great quality work. To calculate the size of back cushions for the dinette Laddie improvised a mock-up.
But he’s getting anxious. “It’s hard to be in no-man’s land.” We need accurate interior dimensions. The count-down has begun – two weeks till the adventure begins.