We did a retrospective on our boondocking adventure, using Confluence’s template. These are the results. Continue reading
When boondocking it’s easy to run out of water. How many times you wash your hands in a day? Simple things like this deplete the supply quickly. Our 46 gallon fresh water tank won’t last forever, no matter how much we conserve. We got lucky though; there was an on site water hose we could use sparingly. We filled our 5 gallon portable container, used a pump that attaches to a drill, and slowly pumped the water through a hose and into the travel trailer. A few rounds of filling the tank really made a difference. Continue reading
In 2006, my stationary house was hit by lightning. One strike sent electrical outlet face plates flying across the room and broke mirrored walls. The fire department opened walls with their axes, checking for internal fire. All the house’s appliances were fried. No more fridge, no more hot water heater, etc. The only electronics that survived were my computers, because they were connected to an APC battery backup and surge suppression system. The APC took the lightning strike – not my devices. Continue reading
As previously announced in Boondocking with Jira and Confluence, this week, we’re “off the grid” in our travel trailer. We’re boondocking which means camping without hookups to city power, water, and sewer systems. We’ll provide our own resources which includes enough power and internet to connect to Jira and Confluence – vital resources for our long-term RV trip.
We’re also attending a “convergence” which is like a conference with fellow digital nomads. We’ve all parked together in the same place. If we fail at boondocking, we’ll do it surrounded by experienced campers. Continue reading
Did you know I’ve worked from the road for over 3 years? It’s a lot like working from home except when I look out the window of my home on wheels, the scenery is always different! In May 2015, we got rid of most of our stuff, sold our cars, and hit the road in a travel trailer.
Our trip started in Virginia. From there we traveled South through the Eastern states, explored the entire Florida coast, visited 8 Texas cities, stayed a while in Arizona and California, and then went North through Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. This entire time I’ve worked as a Jira administrator, consultant, and speaker on the Strategy for Jira Tour. The tour highlight was speaking at the Atlassian office in Austin, TX and at Summit! Continue reading