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Campskunk: The Interview

| Updated Feb 13, 2014

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

Published on 2014-02-13

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

14 Responses to “Campskunk: The Interview”

May 06, 2015at10:28 pm, rvrv said:

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 🙂

February 17, 2014at6:30 pm, Phyllis Onstad said:

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?

February 28, 2014at12:03 pm, Campskunk said:

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 😉

February 17, 2014at3:25 pm, Tim Mallon said:

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

February 13, 2014at8:11 pm, Mike Wendland said:

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

February 13, 2014at4:37 pm, Kathy said:

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

February 13, 2014at8:22 pm, Campskunk said:

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.

February 13, 2014at12:43 pm, Judi Darin said:

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

February 13, 2014at11:16 am, Martha Barnes said:

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 🙂 that I may have missed!!! Martha

February 13, 2014at11:56 am, Campskunk said:

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.

February 13, 2014at11:12 am, Maureen said:

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

February 13, 2014at10:45 am, Stu Kratz said:

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.

February 13, 2014at12:01 pm, Campskunk said:

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.

February 13, 2014at9:58 am, Sharon said:

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

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