Campskunk: The Interview

 Campskunk: The Interview

Ever wondered how Campskunk got his name?

Or how it is possible for he and his wife and their cat to life fulltime in a 20-foot camper van?

Then click above on the Campskunk interview, the latest in our series of live chats via Google Hangouts. We chat for an extended period about fulltiming, life on the road and how to manage grocery shopping, doctor and dentist appointments and bill paying without a permanaent address.

campskunkI also ask Campskunk why he chose a Roadtrek for his home

I'll be doing these videos from the road myself, and also interviewing some of our regular Roadtreking Reporters as well as other interesting people who can enlighten and entertain us about life on the road.

It's all done through Google + and it's Hangout service. To be alerted to them and follow them, get a Google + acount and add me to your citcles. The account I use is


Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.


  • What fun! This is a great addition to your blog, Mike! Will look forward to watching these reports from you.

  • Wonderful interview can’t wait to see more. Hello to Campskunk and to you Mike, I’m hanging in there, so far so good. Great to have seen you both.

    • good to hear from you, Stu, and hanging in there is an accomplishment at our age. when the weather improves maybe we’ll get more adventurous.

  • Looking forward to more of these reports….great way to stay connected.

  • Mike/Campskunk’s: I need to know exactly what type/ size of cargo carrier and swing away arm that you use in conjunction with your continental kit on the back of your Roadtrek. Suggestions of where I may purchase them. Thanks
    Enjoy everything you guys post…my first and last order of the day is to search if anything has been posted ­čÖé that I may have missed!!! Martha

    • i use the stowaway large size (MAX) cargo carrier, with the extension-type frame and swingaway arm. pricey, but it carries all my satellite gear and lawn furniture and lets me access the rear doors when necessary.

  • Love the video! Would also love to hear from Mrs Campskunk and get her perspective on their wonderful lifestyle.

  • Loved the interview it was very interesting. Was wondering what the recipe is that campskunk uses for making bread.

    • it’s a variation of the NYT no-knead recipe, with extra yeast so it will rise in a few hours vs. overnight.
      1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
      2 1/2 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
      1 1/2 teaspoons salt
      3 1/4 cups flour
      dissolve the yeast and salt in the water, stir in the flour just until mixed – do not knead. pretend you’re making biscuits. do not overwork it. form into a doughball, flour, and let sit 2 1/2 to 5 hours, depending on temperature, until doubled in size. heat a covered Le Creuset casserole or dutch oven to 400 degrees, then gently loosen the doughball in the bowl with a spatula and slide it into the casserole. shake it a bit to center it – don’t worry if it’s ugly. bake at 400 for 25 minutes covered, and 30 minutes more uncovered.

  • I ust ordered the Stowaway Max… hope to have it before next weeks trip

  • Good interview, guys. I look forward to the next time our paths intersect.

  • Enjoyed the interview – and was very interested in your comments on Fiona. We are considering traveling with a kitty – and like the idea of not having to deal with a box. Is Fiona leash-trained?

    • yes, it’s the only way she gets out. i started when she was a kitten, both with the leash and the vehicle traveling, so she thinks it’s normal. walking a cat is different from walking a dog – you need to go where they want to go, not vice versa, and carry them home when they get tired. fiona has told me all these things ­čśë

  • Hey Camps did you ever do that trip to Europe that you posted about in 2013? I wonder if it turned out to be too difficult, thanks ­čÖé

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