Our scariest day of van life. (winter in Yellowstone)

Our 13 hour drive from Nebraska to Yellowstone, Wyoming turned into our scariest day of van life yet. This video is sponsored by Better Help; Get 10% off your first month here:

Vlog 761 | #Yellowstone, #Wyoming, USA | State 25/50 | Filmed March 11, 2021

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26 Replies to “Our scariest day of van life. (winter in Yellowstone)”

  1. Everace motovlog

    Hey KARA and NATE, if your Reading this, Thank You for You twoo… I Loved My wife even more Because Of You Couple..GODBLESS YOU

  2. tom sd

    I don't know if it's too much acting, or she was really crying like that, but none if the women I know well, my mother, sister, wife, would never cry in a such a fashion in a situation like that.

  3. Tess Voorhis

    I plan on starting van life in a few years, alone after I retire. This is the one thing that has be a bit nervous since I did not grow up on snow, and when I lived in snow, I took public transportation. Bless you both, so scary

  4. Cheston Unnewehr

    Ahh yes! -4ºF (-20º C)! The exact temperature at which upon stepping outside, the first breath in through your nose allows you to actually FEEL the inside of your nose start to freeze. After spending 3 years in far northern Alberta, I know it well! We called it Noon on Tuesday! Cheers!

  5. Zeli Lee

    Winter is beautiful but there’s always hidden dangers. The wind chill can be brutal and ice on the roads is a scary situation. Make sure your tires are ready for it.

  6. SocietyFailing

    I am not discounting your experience as i know there are lots of areas in the states where you don't get lots of snow and ice and experience driving on it. Where i come from this is a daily thing, so many times i've been driving at 5am in complete darkness and white out and sliding off the road going to work. You can't call in sick either because it would happen so frequently and i am one of 2 staff at my job. It is so scary sometimes.

  7. T J

    I drive 94 from Minnesota to West Yellowstone every winter to go snowmobile. You have to be really careful on those roads they are crazy unpredictable especially the bridges

  8. Roslyn Black

    I cried too just watching coz I was in a Van crash with my 9 year old a few years ago. We rolled on the highway coz our back wheel blow out and ended our van life. I thought you guys were gone too. I'm so glad you made it out alive and still got your van.

  9. MatterIsNotSolid

    Drove through Wyoming on my way to Oregon once. It was October and a snowstorm came out of nowhere. Dropped the visibility down much like in this video, and left about 4" of snow on the ground freezing in many places. I had some place to be though and kept driving. After 5 hours or so I broke through it. Pretty much white knuckled the whole drive. This reminds me of that.

  10. Karl With A T

    What a bunch of wimps. Thats nothing. Drive north another bit and see what driving is really like…sorry had to make fun cuz the lady be crying. You guys couldnt even survive one day in Canada. Stay south cuz drivers like you kill good drivers.

    Note* be more prepared. No winter tires?

    Super disappointed…thought there was some actual real scary stuff. Hahaha

  11. Uttam Gala

    I live in the Canadian Rockies and this is something we see all the time on high mountain passes.
    Good job on staying calm.

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