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Old 02-04-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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30 Days in a Jeep.

Has anyone ever lived in their Jeep for an extended period of time? Well I haven't before but tonight I have began a 30 day journey. The adventure will most likely consist of traveling the northeast hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking and camping. My friends think I'm nuts and they are probrably right. Some people might think I'm on drugs but I haven't had a drink or a drug in over 6mo. I'm 26 and I don't really have anything holding me back other than a part time job which is on an as need basis and helping running my consignment shop with my dad in ct. I figured I might as well write about my adventure somewhere so why not in a Jeep forum. Night 1 consist of sleeping in a commuter lot in CT. Tomorrow I have to work unfortunatly...ugh but this week I hope to make it up to the NW corner of ct for some hiking for a few days and visit some friends. Time will tell. That is all for now

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Old 02-05-2012, 01:05 AM   #2
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That is awesome...wish i could do something like that right now.

I've lived in mine for a couple days but nothing like this...definitely post back and keep up with pics!!!

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:35 AM   #3
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Subscribing. I envy people like you, its my goal to be more adventurous! Looking forward to hearing all about it! Stay safe!
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:14 AM   #4
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Thanks! The first night went well. It was around 23 degrees when I woke up but I slept well through the night. Ill have to get some pics of my sleeping setup tonight. I'm still working on getting a system down for smooth transition between sleeping and driving situations. Wish I didn't have to work today but my dad deserves a day off every once in a while.
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Please document this journey well with lots of photos and postings! I look forward to following this and living vicariously through you! Many of us would love to do something exactly like this, but due to family, jobs, finances, etc.... are not able to do so! I have learned (I'm now 37) that I should have done some of these things when I was younger because it was easier to do, scheduling wise. I think that these types of adventures are most easily done early on in life, and possibly later in life after children are grown, one has more flexibility with work, and so on. As for now, being in the middle of all that is no fun and I will have to just follow your journey through what you post! Good luck and have fun!
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Sounds like a little slice of heaven!! I would LOVE to do something like that. As was stated, document the journey well, take lots of pictures, and you never know, might be book material!!
I plan on driving my Jeep doorless from Maryland to Oregon when we move.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:06 PM   #7
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This is an awesome idea . I would love to do this
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Ok, I'm a bit confused...are you taking off on a 30 day tour and camping in the Jeep? Or are you planning to just live in the Jeep for 30 days and making short road trips in between going to work every other day or so?

A 30 day tour sounds fun! Just living in the Jeep for 30 days and still being tied to having to go to work...not so much.
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I did a 3 months out of my cherokee. but i slept in a tent. Are going to sleep in it?
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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Well when I started this little "adventure" I had every intention of just touring around but I have some work I have to take care of this week so for the week I suppose I'm just "living" in it. The good news is that I'm up in Torrington CT and I'm not that far from Bear Mtn so my plan is to hike and camp out this weekend. I live my life one day at a time so I never really plan I usually just go out and do something when the time is right. Hoping this weekend works out. The main reason I'm doing this you could say is because I'm getting more in touch with myself. I'm a recovering alcoholic. I haven't touched a drink or a drug in over 6mo. I was never capable of doing anything like this before because I had a suspended license for almost 3yrs and I was a waste of life to be honest with you. Now I can go and do the things I always wanted. This is more of a test month for me. I just opened a business in Jan which I can't travel too far from at the moment. I do plan on eventually going cross country someday in this very jeep but its gonna need some work first before I go too far with it...lol My family thinks I'm nuts and I had to lie to them and tell them I'm staying with friends(oh well). I'm 26 with no real roots anywhere so for now I'm running with this. I just hit the reset button on my life almost 7mo ago. I'm grabbing life and running with it. Only snapped 1 pic tonight of my current living situation...lol Incase anyone is wondering about hygiene issues...I shower at the gym Basically I have the pass seat all the way forward which is where I put my feet and my head is at the rear. I'm just shy of 5'11...Its tight. The carpeted object on the right is my subwoofer box. Just couldn't leave it at home. When I do stop home I'm gonna reorganize some stuff and get my bike in here. This was all a spur of the moment idea last week. Gonna have to rearrange a little.

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Old 02-07-2012, 08:31 AM   #12
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umm is that your underwear?

good for you. your business will wait your life will not. you will never regret staying out there longer.
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Once we sell this business we plan on spending 6 months exploring backroad America. It will be a time of camping and some hotel living, as a concession to the wife. Our trip will avoid interstates and stick to 2 lanes and as many dirt tracks as possible.

I'm looking forward to the updates to this topic. Always good to learn from experience. Have a great trip!
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #14
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #15
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Im very interested in this. I was looking at trying something similar (but for only like a week!) over the summer once I get some money pooled together and my school done with.
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Good luck to ya. I will check each day for updates.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #17
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Cool man! Best of luck to you! You're right, enjoy life while ya can!
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #18
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Not much to report today...I did flip my sleeping situation so that my head is now near the seat. Parked next to some little stream so I get some soothing sounds to sleep to tonight. The guy I went to work for likes my work so he wants to keep me busy which I can't complain about. The biggest reason I took the job is because its something I love to do and was under the assumption it wasn't going to last long. Its hard to say no when you enjoy walking into work everyday. Today I worked on a ice drag race sled(1000cc with nitrous). Built some nice side panels and tomorrow I have to make a tray to mount all of his electronics. The next job he wants me to take on is a 73 Nova which was basically butchered as it sits and turn it into a respectable 9sec street car. Its the worst I've ever seen. I feel so bad for the owner because he thought he was getting a nice car and literally the only good parts are the front clip and shell. Needs new framerails, floors, dash, rearend, ladder bars, tubs, cage. Everything inside me is telling me to do this car because 1. The dude really wants THIS 73 Nova. 2. Hes willing to pay. 3. He got it up the *ss on this deal and I feel bad. Ill include pics of some of the custom work that was done to it...fair warning....ITS BAD! Never in my life have I seen such a butchering job.

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Not capable of handling the 800+hp he wants to stuff under the hood as it sits. I have some thinking to do here. I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. Sorry to ramble on but this is what is on my mind.

Anyways if anyone in CT feels like hiking and camping sat afternoon til Sunday afternoon let me know.
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I've slept in my jeep. Enough room I don't need a tent unless I want to. Strangely, setting up the tent is easier than sleeping in the back of the jeep. I'm still waiting to go on my own trip/sabbatical but just can't get away for numerous reasons.
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Congratulations on sobering up! I'm a recovering alcoholic also-gave it all up 28 years ago and haven't regretted it once.
Keep up your 'traveling' and if you get a chance to come up to NH after mudseason, we'll take you on some good trails here. (officially open up June 1)
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Congratulations on sobering up! I'm a recovering alcoholic also-gave it all up 28 years ago and haven't regretted it once.
Keep up your 'traveling' and if you get a chance to come up to NH after mudseason, we'll take you on some good trails here. (officially open up June 1)
Err, was that for me and how did you know?
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Might i suggest a hammock? i saw this after reading your thread, im thinking about doing this some time this summer.
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Might i suggest a hammock? i saw this after reading your thread, im thinking about doing this some time this summer.
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Im going to have to give that a shot for sure
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So how has it been going? Can we have an update??
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Sounds like a lot of fun! If I had an Unlimited and wasn't married/busy/tied to my stationary life, I'd do the same!
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I dont mean to be insenstive but is there anyone out there thats willing to do the 30 days in a jeep before they quit drinking? Could be pretty interesting.

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