Well, I (Bryant) have accepted a job in Sweden, and we will be moving there in 2020. I will probably move in March, and the rest of the family will move after school is out and some summer camps are wrapped up.
We’re really excited to make this move, as Jen and I have been looking for international opportunities for years. This one came through with a nice country (Sverige är bra!) and a good-paying job for me.
So, there’s more to come on this topic as we get ready to move, actually move, and share our adventures working, studying, and traveling in Sweden and the rest of Europe!
I recently picked up a Space Trailer and tricked it out with side rails, cross-bars, spare tire, and stabilizer jacks. I put some bike racks on it and the Yakima Skybox that I usually put on the car. Tons of space, rides nice, and no cross-bar noise on the roof of the car!
I wasn’t done, however. I was inspired to build a chuck box to go inside, with a propane grill, a 2-burner propane stove, a 20lb propane tank, lots of storage, and a pivoting cover that turns into a prep-counter! Altogether, a very sweet adventure trailer. You can throw a roof-top tent on it, or just clip some bug net around the open lid with a plush pad inside.
I’ve had an itch in my brain for a long time. I’ve done a ridiculous amount of surfing on camping trailers, chuck boxes, overlanding, etc. So I decided to do something.
First thing I did was pick up a Space Trailer (shout-out Todd!). In case you don’t know, Space trailers are very nice, made in the US, and are all the things you’re thinking about when you buy a cheap Harbor Freight trailer, but don’t get.
Second thing I did was to build a camp kitchen to put in it. Here’s some snaps of the process. It was built entirely of scrap and re-purposed materials that I had lying around. Maybe I have too much (s)crap lying around … ? The design objectives were to be able to run a 2-burner camp stove and a propane grill off of a 20lb propane canister with some extra storage for camp gear. I did little drawing, but mostly designed as I went, with the inevitable re-work on some technical debt taken along the way.
It’s interesting to me that the gap is consistent among blacks as well. I would have figured that white people didn’t think that they had it so much better, but that black people basically thought the same thing is really curious.