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Some of Our Favorite Van Items!

Posted by on April 17, 2024

Hi again! So many of you know of our Defiance Tools brand from our online store. But did you know we also attend in person events to be up close and personal with our customers.


In 2023 we attended 22 events across the country traveling in our camper van and pulling an overlanding trailer to carry our product. This equated to being in our van 5 months last year. Living in a small space we have quickly learned to organize ourselves and utilize products that help make our life easier and more enjoyable. I thought I would make a series of blogs discussing our favorite items. Of course, some of our favorites are Defiance Tools branded but I wanted to start with a few that are not:


  1. Audecook Electric Hot Pot with Steamer:

The Audecook Hot Pot has revolutionized our van cooking experience. Its compact size and versatile functionality allow us to whip up hot and nutritious meals effortlessly. The added steamer function is a game-changer, ensuring that we can enjoy a variety of healthy dishes without compromising on taste, even in the confines of our van. We have prepared eggs and bacon, goulash, chili burgers and even prepared steaks with ease.

Cooking burgers on the Audecook Hot Pot

  1. SNOOZ Go:

Quality sleep is non-negotiable during our road trips, and the SNOOZ Go has become our go-to solution for a restful night. This portable white noise machine drowns out any disturbances, providing a serene environment for a good night’s sleep, no matter where our journey takes us. Its compact design is a perfect fit for our van’s limited space and charges easily with a USB.

Zoe With SNOOZ Go

I love our SNOOZ Go!

  1. The Original Hotpop Microwave Popcorn Popper:

Movie and tv nights in the van just got a whole lot better thanks to The Original Hotpop Microwave Popcorn Popper. This ingenious gadget lets us enjoy a classic movie snack without the mess and waste of traditional microwave popcorn bags. Its collapsible design saves space, and the silicone material is easy to clean – a movie lover’s dream come true. Our favorite way to eat it is with a little spray of olive oil and some seasoning (our current favorite is Florida Pure Butter Flavored Sea Salt).

Yummy popcorn in the Hotpop!

Yummy popcorn in the Hotpop!

Even yummier with the Butter Salt!

Even yummier with the Butter Salt!


I hope you enjoy this little peak into our van life. Here’s to more adventures and seeing you down the road!


*Affiliate Disclosure. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I do have affiliate links in this blog post. If you purchase something from my link, I will receive a small commission from the sale. I am suggesting items that I believe in and have purchased myself.

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