Adventure Wednesday’s Amazon Suggestions

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Want to help support me as I endeavor to inspire you and others to go on adventures?  I have not put ads on my site (they can be so annoying! If I ever do, it will be done tastefully!).  I am an Amazon Affiliate, so sometimes when I find products I like, I will link them in the posts. Sometimes I may even receive a commission.

I thought I would create a round-up of some of my favorite books, products, and whatnot.  Some of them are based on past blogs. Feel free to shop, or at least check them out.  Thanks!

Books on Amazon

The Scene That Became Cities by Caveat Magister aka Benjamin Wachs, Burning Man philosopher.  My favorite quotes are in this post  He’s written another book that’s on my list to read Turn Your Life Into Art: Lessons in Psychomagic from the San Francisco Underground 

GO: Sacred Solo Travel For Women The book written by Sonya, featured in this blog

Pacific Northwest Edible Plant Foraging: Beginner Foraging Field Guide for Finding, Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Food  Inspired by Dan Coyle’s survival skills 

The Rammed Earth House (Real Goods Independent Living Book) by David Easton (Dave Wills recommends) From the post-  

Play is an important part of life.  Did you know there is solid research behind this? The basis of play personality came from this research Check out my main source, written by Dr. Stuart Brown Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

 In my blog, The Fool – My Tarot Adventures, I recommend these books & decks that I use – Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination  

We are still plugging away at our dream of tiny living with our vintage airstream.  In the post about the gut job, I recommend these books that we’ve used to aid our journey Micro Living: 40 Innovative Tiny Houses Equipped for Full-Time Living, in 400 Square Feet or Less  Restoring a Dream: My Journey Restoring a Vintage Airstream  and Tin Can Homestead: The Art of Airstream Living 

Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes by Alastair Humphreys is inspirational, though his emphasis is more on getting outside and camping overnight in England.

Burning Man Supplies

We are gearing up for another year of camping in Black Rock City with 70,000 other highly creative individuals. I’ve written a bunch on this humongous adventure, even giving it part of a blog category –   It’s not a typical camping experience, so here are some of the things we are buying or have bought in the past.

Portable Camp Toilet (2.6 gallons) – great for the middle of the night, so you don’t have to trek to the rows of public portos.  We bedazzled ours, which makes it a whole lot less obnoxious to have around. 

LED rope lights – great for lighting up your bike so you can be seen by others as well as be able to ID your bike in the crowd.  There are lots of options, but this is the type we like to use.

LED fairy lights for clothing – part of the nightlife gets lit with the way people light up their costumes.  LED fairy lights like these help a lot

Bikes and bike rack – in the past we have bought beach cruiser bikes from a big box store, and have only used them for Burning Man.  A good thing to also bring is a spare inner tube! Even if you don’t use it, you can gift it.  When mounting your bike on the back of your vehicle, make sure your license plate can still be clearly seen (insider tip!). Bike example  bike rack example

Face coverings – the dust storms at Burning Man can be intense.  There are lots of options.  In the past we used allergy-grade masks with vents, bringing extra filters.  These LED ones are fun, and on my list to try  Protect your eyes too! Sunglasses do not keep the dust from getting in your eyes (remember the adage – “dust gets in everywhere”).  I like my ski mask, which I’ve decorated. These dirt bike ones seem practical too

Food – there is no place to buy food out in the desert, you must bring in everything you need.  I follow an AIP diet, so grabbing whatever doesn’t work for me! I even wrote a blog about it My favorite camping meals are from Wild Zora, which are so flavorful I don’t ever feel “deprived.” Check out the options

More ideas for what to bring can be found on other blogs, the Burning Man website, or from other people who’ve also been through it all!

Vintage Trailer Stuff

Vintage trailers can be renovated in many fashions.  Some like to restore it using original parts, or strong lookalikes.  Some redo it for modern comfort.  We’ll be falling somewhere in between.  While our needs for the 1975 Airstream ( ), here are a few things on my wish list

RV stove

Compost toilet (two top choices) a Separette or Nature’s Head

Sink – it has to be small enough, but big enough and multi-purpose!  This one looks pretty, but I want a faucet with a flexible hose.

There are a ton more things, but just not available on Amazon.  Or if it is, I need to spend more time researching what we need/want.


I’ve read a ton of books on chocolate, including books that have been made into movies! Chocolate is my spirit animal, and someday soon you’ll be reading books I’ve written that include the beloved cacao.  Here are some craft chocolate brands that I delight in, and would love to have you try too.




Dick Taylor



Seattle Chocolates

Toney’s Chocoloney

Books on Pirates or Chocolate

Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World: 

Thanks For Your Support

If you’ve made it this far down my list, thank you!  Living a life of adventure isn’t always bare bones, and if you shop on the giant beast called Amazon, I appreciate you going through one of my links!

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Sometimes to shift your outlook on life, you need to shift your perspective by traveling somewhere unfamiliar, or seeing familiar places in new ways.  It was while I was in another country that I realized – everywhere is someone’s backyard!  I’ve also become a big fan of traveling to one place that is wildly different each year – an event in the Nevada desert called “Burning Man”

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