Greetings & Welcome!
That’s quite an intro! Looking good.
It’s nice to see someone who appreciates the value of windows too. I will never understand the people who like or at least promote cargo vans with no windows. I had one, and talk about depressing… It was like the walls were closing in on me. I fully appreciate the value of windows.
My van runs on gas, and so does my portable generator, but I chose wick type kerosene appliances. I chose wick type because that makes them multi fuel compatible being able to run on diesel, or even any kind of cooking oil. That gives me lots of flexability on both price and availability in any given area. An added bonus is that none of them require any power at all, just fuel. The fan for my heater is a heat powered fan, so even it requires no battery or electrical power. My goal is to make everything possible fuel powered.
Last summer, in hot & humid southern Florida USA, I tested out my 100+ year old 18" stirling engine (external combustion, basically candle powered) fan that I plan on incorporating into a candle powered swamp cooler (water powered air conditioning). Very impressive. As much breeze as a big box fan on high, powered by a fuel efficient liquid candle. Now I just need to figure out how to power the water pump without electricity. I know it can be done, because we had a candle powered swamp cooler when I was growing up off the grid… I love experimenting with forgotten technologies, especially those that could prove useful for nomads, or other off grid people.
Again, great post, and looking forward to your participation here.
"The less you have that CAN go wrong, the less you have that WILL go wrong!" ~Murphy