Note, This post was moved from my personal blog, to Laura and I’s family blog, which you are reading.
This is part 1 of 7 in series “Background: Getting to More About our Adventure.” You can find the rest of the series here.
For those of you who who aren’t familiar with the whole background of what Laura and I are doing. I’m going to be doing a series of posts on the what and the why of what we are doing.
When I tell people we are leaving to do mold avoidance camping, they frequently ask me the question in the title of this article. The name sounds straight forward, but it only really makes sense to those who know my wife and I’s journeys with health problems from moldy buildings.
For the uninitiated, it is camping with the goal of avoiding exposure to toxins created by mold. As I’ve learned more, I would broaden the definition to include any kind of toxin that causes my body to be less healthy then I want it to be.
My wife and I went out west on a camping trip, initially just for fun. However on that trip we learned a lot. My wife felt better than she has in years. As we drove through areas, we felt better in some areas then we did in others. The least fun part of the trip, was coming home and finding that we were reacting to the out door air in our hometown of Coralville, IA.
In order to do mold avoidance right, you need to get into clean air and you need to have clean “stuff”. To that end we are selling nearly everything we own and we are going to fly west and buy new clothes and camping gear and rent a car. Using our hopefully clean gear, we will camp away from toxins.