Flat tire in the desert- cupcake Chronicles E19

Having a flat tire in the desert on the truck camper. Yikes! One of our fears about boon docking is the truck dying on us. You know, not starting, not turning over, the transmission shitting the bed, bad diesel fuel… You know. Fill in the blank with your own car break down fear!

So, for us, boon docking generally equates to long stretches of dirt roads with few, if any, neighbors. That’s the whole idea of boon docking. (It’s a socially acceptable manner for introverts to be introverts while pretending that it’s something else!)

In any case, this week I’m heading back towards Colorado from Louisiana and Noelle is heading home to Oregon. We met up with her sisters and our brother in law in Louisiana to finally lay her parents to rest. We had a good time visiting with family. However, it’s strange to spend so much time in the truck without Noelle. On the other hand, it was also kind of nice to have a few days to just enjoy the solitude and the scenery. Having a flat tire in the desert wasn’t quite so nice, but all’s well that ends well!

Hope you enjoy this weeks episode over on YouTube! Give us a thumbs up, while you’re over there.

flat tire in the desert
Flat tire in the desert! Oh my!


  1. Definitely not Big Dummy

    Regarding fears…you’re on the right track to be a prepper. There’s way more scenarios to deal with…

    On that note…think how ridiculous the EV push is for those who like to visit the boonies. It’s a pet peeve. Run out of gas? Walk out and bring back a gas can. EV? What are you going to do, carry in a BATTERY? The EV push is going kill camping.

    • mcgarveysan

      I could see myself as a modified, relaxed kind of prepper…but I’ve struggled to hold onto my fine wines for longer than a few years, so my skill set is weak. I think I kept a few bottles for about 5/6 years and then gave in and consumed. When we left our last place we left behind the wine room/cooler. I miss it’s contents.

      So far, I’ve not seen any EV’s with a truck camper attached. Perhaps you can ask Elon about it?

    • Big Dummy’s younger, hotter sister

      Karmic intersection: I bought a full bore tire repair kit to keep in the van not 10 days ago. And here you are using essentially the same kit.

      We were watching your video this evening and you started messing about with the plug holder, and I told K “He’s got to ream it first!“…and then you did.

      • mcgarveysan

        …that’s what she said

      • Toad in the Hole

        “I’m the Assistant Regional Manager”

        “No, you re the Assistant TO the Regional Manager”

      • mcgarveysan


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