Nick Sanders, also known as Captain Gnarkill, lived the real vanlife. The van gets eight miles per gallon and six miles per gallon while towing. Sanders believes that living in a van is more economical than paying high rent prices for something that one would never own. The van is almost 100% off the grid and has a battery bank and carbon filter for drinking water. Sanders carries two six-gallon jugs of water, a pesticide sprayer, and uses a pool noodle with a bag and a bucket for the bathroom. He also drained 26 cans of Great Stuff spray foam into all the walls for sound deadening and insulation. Sanders' kitchen is basic, with a propane stove and a cheap MDF ceiling. He made all the curtains and replaced the dome lights with his own. Sanders' van is a small space, but it works for him. He advises people who want to travel around in a van or car to go for it because it's a unique experience and one only gets so many of those before the time is up.