Thanks PK I really enjoy the vid process and during the trip would looked forward to those chill morning editing session. @KirkN as for your second question "But, were there any buggy / rainy times that kinda forced her back into the van for a while?" We had a few times were we cooked in the van due to inclement weather. The new mini burner made cooking indoors super easy. When we did cook inside we avoided meals that would make a big mess like splatter geese all over or stink up the van. We even had some meals that did not require the stove that we kept in our back pocket just in case. In Kansas the wind was real strong so I just cooked in van and we had a few rain events that forces us inside. But it had to be something serious to force us in. Most the time I could get by with using the case for the burner as a wind stop. The wind really increase the cooking time thus increasing fuel consumption. We'd go about 4-5 days on a little can of butane. Must have had some real gusts, looks like Mrs. Manfu used a rock to help hold the wind stop in place? Bacon pix cause... One of the most memorable evenings was rainy night spend in the van sharing dinner and suds with a fellow wanker from Wyoming. We had a fantastic meal and sucked down suds all in the comfort of the rig! So weird to think about it but it was raining and like 50'! We watched the snow accumulate on the top of the Tetons that night! Rain low, snow high I'm not that sensitive to bugs - they have to be real bad to bother me. I don't even use the spray unless I'm being eatin alive. We were never forced in due to bugs but she would use the Deep Wood Off spray when needed. And the bug net is pretty much mandatory. Once we put it in place we left it in place. And when it wasn't needed we just tied it up so it was out of the way. If bugs did make their way into the van they would usually get caught in the net trying to get out and I would take great joy in disposing them. The net is stained with bug guts and blood There was no location that was crazy with bugs. Some had black flies some had mosquitos. Just depended on the location. Jackson had big horse flies but they didn't bite and were stupid and just let ya smash em? I would honestly say dust from dirt roads and cars driving by kicking up dust was a bigger inconvenience than bugs. It just depended on if there was a breeze or time of day or even standing water like marsh land. But it wasn't like my few days in Fairbanks where the bugs were so thick that I changed my rear tire in complete riding gear - helmet and all! I still don't know how they tolerate it? And replaced the rear wheel bearings yesterday. I think the bearing were good but the spacer had developed a groove that cause the wiggle. I still need to pull the noodles and put on the Florida sand tires and tubes.