Here is a great example of Compact Camping; a couple from Germany taking seven months to visit thirteen countries. Driving from Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego. For an epic adventure of this type some would setup and drive a huge expedition style vehicle, not Oi & Rainier their choice was a micro 4WD Lada Niva car, it’s the one on the right.
On the trip they passed through Oregon and one of our covered bridges.
It took them through the Andes mountains
Then ended up with views like this of the mountains in the Torres del Paine National Park of Patagonia.
This trip and their choice of vehicle and style of travel illustrates perfectly that compact vehicles are a great platform for outdoor adventures. Using your car as a backpack, keeping it light, simple and bringing only a few basics.
Check out full details of their adventure on Facebook at