Cud Eastbound’s ’77 Dodge Camper has seen a good deal of North America, but it’s about to spend a winter doing something completely new. Luckily, the vintage van, who is fondly referred to as “Night Danger” by its owner, doesn’t have to worry about navigating icy roads or starting its engine in the frigid morning air.
No, all “Night Danger” has to do is keep Cud and his pup warm throughout an entire Yukon winter. While that’s no easy task, it’s safe to say that “Night Danger” has some help. After two months of traveling through Canada, it will take an extended rest stop in Dawson City, Yukon, and team up with a wood stove and some serious straw insulation to keep its inhabitants from freezing.
Where Cud Eastbound will set up shop for the Yukon winter.
The floor. Looking pretty bare at the moment.
Pup does not look impressed with the progress thus far.
The van with what will soon be the floor that surrounds it.
Helpers celebrating now that the floor is all set.
Tiny stove, big warmth.
The real MVP of the operation.
Exhaust for the stove.
Looks like the pup has already found the best spot in the house.
Look at all of the shelf space.
The ever-important wood pile.
I think he realizes how important the wood is for their survival.
So far, so good.
Helpers with the all-natural insulation: straw.
Where’d the van go?
All this outhouse is missing is walls, toilet paper, and running water.
And so the winter begins.