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Inflation For Nomads

You might think inflation for nomads is something we don’t think about. However we nomads might be in the best position to deal with inflation. Learn more in Inflation-For-Nomads-Bob Davis Podcast 1024.

Hitting The Road

Firstly I have been hitting the road for extended periods of time since 2014.

Life On That Road Forever

Secondly about a year ago I decided to chuck it all and hit the road permanently.

Will Higher Prices Kill The Vibe?

However as oil and food prices rise some people wonder how long any of us nomads will be able to continue.

Surprise

But it might be surprising to learn I think nomads are in the best position to deal with rising prices.

Disclaimers

Certainly I have some disclaimers in this podcast.

No Politics

That is to say this podcast isn’t about politics.

For example I am not going to tell everyone what ‘the government’ should do to deal with this problem.

System Of Thinking

On the other hand I have been employing a system of thinking about these things that has yielded some observations that can help anyone concerned about rising prices.

What Might Be Going On

Even more I conducted an organized observation of grocery stores and truck stops from coast to coast in the last few months and I learned a few things about what’s going on with consumers.

For Nomads

Finally for nomads the real question is where the most significant price increases are coming from and how long they can last.

Changing Up The Vibe

In short the ‘go where my intuition sends me’ vibe is the first casualty.

What’s The Mission

Moving further along that line of reasoning the only task left for me is the mission for the second full year of nomad life.

Slowing Down

And slowing down the velocity of travel.

Careful Planning

Above all careful planning and controlling expenses suggests nomads can get through this insanity and prevail.

Pollyanna

In conclusion there’s something about then nomad experience that allows us to forget the rest of the world.

For a time.

Reality Breaks In

Every now and then reality breaks through the bliss.

Most importantly this doesn’t have to be a death sentence for the mission or the experience.

Only The Disciplined Can Be Truly Free

In short what is required is a disciplined way of thinking and operating to stay on the road and in the flow.

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I’ll Have A Casa Grande With Caramel Please

Above all it’s great to visit friends which is why I say I’ll have a Casa Grande! I’m in Casa Grande Arizona for this podcast with my friend Don Anger. Join us for some freewheeling conversation in I’ll-Have-A-Casa Grande-Bob Davis Podcast 1018.

Don Anger Joins The Bob Davis Podcast

Firstly I met Don in radio years ago. Now I am on the road and he is in the oil industry. We’ve done a few podcasts together.

Oil Patch Meets Nomad

Secondly Don shuttles back and forth between the oil patch in Midland Texas, and his home in Casa Grande Arizona.

Because I always said I’d visit him in Casa Grande, here we are.

We certainly do like doing podcasts together every now and then and as long as Don’s wife Stacy allows the microphones and other equipment on the back porch, we’re good.

Why Is There An Ambulance In My Driveway?

Even more hopefully she won’t ask why there is an ambulance in her driveway, but that’s another story.

Topical and Fun

Meanwhile when we do podcasts we’re often topical.

Current Events

So there’s some discussion of current events in I’ll-Have-A-Casa Grande-Bob Davis Podcast 1018.

Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito

For instance as I post this the whole country is talking about a missing young woman who has unfortunately been found deceased.

Person Of Interest

Even more her fiance is a person of interest in the case of the death of Gabby Petito.

Celebrities From Casa Grande?

Meanwhile we talk about the celebrities from Casa Grande.

Dealey Plaza

In addition Don recently made the pilgrimage to Dallas to tour Dealey Plaza, the site of the JFK assassination in 1963, so we’ll get into that issue as well.

#Vanlife Murders

Finally on a recent podcast I interviewed a young author who’s written #Vanlife Murders.

Current Van Life Story

Most importantly I am sure Taylor Cluster never expected the current Van Life story to be taking the country by storm. Her interview on the Bob Davis Podcasts is here.

Van Life and Williston

Even more Don started in the oil industry in Williston North Dakota. He feels there are some similarities between the current Van Life Nomad craze and the sudden concentration of oil workers in a small town more than ten years ago.

Mix Things Up

Finally listeners and subscribers know I like to mix things up.

Consequently it’s great to have a correspondent like Don Anger.

Pop Culture

To clarify Don is much more into pop culture than I am.

In addition he is very excited to talk about these subjects, so it’s a great mix for a podcast.

Visiting Friends

Most importantly it’s just great to visit friends every now and then.

(Editor’s Note: We talk at length in this podcast about a breaking news story. However Podcasting is not a breaking news medium. Of course it should go without saying, but it is necessary to point out that breaking news stories require constant updates. This can’t happen with this particular podcast. So if you want breaking updates on a breaking news story, this is not the place to get them. Suffice it to say it came up in freewheeling discussion and will be forever memorialized here, without updates.)

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Mount Rainier to Sioux Falls in 4 Days

Firstly I don’t like to travel this fast but I just rolled from Mount Rainier to Sioux Falls in 4days. Learn more in Mount-Rainier-Sioux-Falls-4Days-Bob Davis Podcast 1002.

Amazing

Secondly it was an amazing trip.

Game Changer In Sioux Falls

Most importantly I had a game changing business meeting in South Dakota that solved my connectivity problems in one fell swoop. In addition I’ll be telling you more about this fix in future podcasts.

Oregon Coast To Washington State

But it was a great trip up the Oregon Coast, to Washington’s Mount Rainier then across the Yakima Valley.

Idaho to Montana

Even more Idaho and Montana take the cake.

Grasslands

And the grasslands of North Dakota!

South Dakota In 100 Degree Heat

Finally the trip across South Dakota in one hundred degree heat was one for the books.

One Day to Minnesota and Wisconsin

Further still a quick one day trip across Minnesota to Wisconsin for Father’s Day 2021.

Fading Restrictions and Burgeoning Optimism Across America

Above all a trip across the northern tier of the United States at a time when Covid restrictions are beginning to face for the time being, and people seem more optimistic.

Record Visitors At The Parks

Certainly the national parks have record visitors and are packed while the National Forests and Bureau of Land Management campgrounds are deserted.

Lassen Mount Shasta and More

Moreover I was able to enjoy Lassen National Park and Mount Shasta before quite an adventure in the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon.

Logging roads, coast line, rain forests, arid valleys and more.

Back Roads Forever

To clarify I am struck by how much running across the country this way on back roads is similar to binge watching a series on HBO or Netflix at the height of the pandemic last year.

Travel Velocity

Certainly I wonder if I am one of the few nomads moving across the country at various levels of travel velocity, covering so much ground all on the back roads.

How Far and How Fast

To sum up I wonder how the rest of the my nomad friends listening and reading this blog travel. How far and how fast.

Running Fast Can Be Fun

In short I’ll say it again. I don’t like to travel this fast. It’s exhausting. But it can be fun as well.

In the same vein I hope listeners and subscribers enjoy some of the stories and experiences from this mega trip.

Plans Change

In addition I’ve changed my plans a bit, I think, for the rest of the summer.

Details in Mount-Rainier-Sioux-Falls-4Days-Bob Davis Podcast 1002.

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