This guy….Hey, wait a second. That’s me! Yep, I decided to give rooftop tent life a try instead of vanlife (even though vanlife is probably cushier) and force myself to spend as much time outside as possible. While I went into it with some trepidation (the tent is a confined space), my yard is often hundreds of acres, and it changes daily. Stay tuned to my YouTube channel as I head off through New Mexico and Colorado this week, and see if I can live comfortably out of this minimalist setup I built myself. We’ll see.
Editor’s Note: Phil Kockerbeck is an expert in off-road, livable vehicles. He runs the YouTube page Down2Mob Overland and regularly contributes video vehicle tours to The Inertia.