Products Sara Loves 2017-09-22T20:12:09+00:00

Camp Like a Girl and Migraine both include many references to my favorite books, products, and materials. I’ve had so many requests for specific names and manufacturers that I decided to compile them into several detailed lists.

Amazon has a really cool feature that allows me to simply link to the products and if you buy them through my links, they’ll put a little money in my pocket. Much gratitude if you are able to do that. Click on the underlined words to go to the product.

Love, Sara



Recent Additions:

Haier 1-Cubic Foot Washer

Love my Haier Washing Machine! There is a hose on this that can gather some water in it. I clipped the zip tie that holds it up so that I can let it full drain after my last wash. While the machine is in use, I keep it at the right height with a bungee. After I am finished, I pour about 2 cups of Downy Free and Gentle down into the washer to prevent any mold growth.

My Favorite Self-Care Products:

This Shampoo Bar is the best! Especially if, like me, you are trying to conserve water.

Bulletproof Glutathione: I’ve done IV glutathione and tried several kinds of liposomal glutathione. This version is my favorite liposomal glutathione.


Camp Like A Girl Products from Amazon:

The bed:

Organic Latex toppers from Sleep on Latex: 3″ Medium Queen and 2″ Firm Queen  — I’ve decided that the combination of the 3″ medium and 2″ firm is my favorite)

Jade and Tourmaline  Infrared Heating Mats: http://amzn.to/2ch3bCg — I really love these mats, but they need to be out-gassed for a few days. I turned ours all the way on high and let them “bake out” the fumes for about four hours a day for five days.  Make sure you do this outside, not in the van. Your own sensitivity will determine how long you need to do this.

Himalayan Salt (50 pounds): http://amzn.to/2cTbepD — It took two of these to fill the headboard all the way up. I started with one and added the second fifty pounds a couple of months later because I knew I really liked it.

Screen Doors:

Magna-Screen – I used three packages of 2 panels for these. Three panels for the side door, two panels for behind the seats, and one panel for above the headboard.


This shelving rack is the same dimensions as ours at a fraction of the cost: http://amzn.to/2dhiQ4Q


BioLite Stove: http://amzn.to/2cIcya8 — This stove is incredible! I love it so much that even when we have power I prefer it to the Duxtop electric grill for quick cooking.

Our little Hibachi grill: http://amzn.to/2cFGnd6

Two burner Duxtop electric stove: http://amzn.to/2cI9ScC


The Wonderwash: http://amzn.to/2cTcDMY — I love this little washer.

Nina Spin Dryer by Laundry Alternative -This thing never ceases to amaze me. It pulls the most energy when it is just starting, but even then it is only about 270 watts.

This is our laundry wringer: http://amzn.to/2d98P9D — It takes a little getting used to. But when you don’t have power, it helps the laundry to dry much more quickly.

Berkey Water Filter System Supplies — I prefer the standard carbon filters with the addition of the fluoride/arsenic filters. Because one of my gazillion diagnoses is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, I try to avoid fluoride.

Royal Berkey Water Filtration system with two carbon filters (my favorite): http://amzn.to/2d95bwK

Fluoride/Arsenic filters: http://amzn.to/2cFIgI7

Travel Berkey Water Filtration system with my favorite filters (this is the one I started with): http://amzn.to/2d956ZU

Replacement Berkey Carbon and Fluoride/Arsenic Filters: http://amzn.to/2d95W8K

Power: (These were not part of our original van setup.)

Goal Zero 1250 Solar Generator: http://amzn.to/2cyUEsJ — This thing is so cool. It has ports for standard plugs, and also ports for USB and 12-volt items. We got ours with the two 30-watt solar panels, but I think buying the generator separately and getting one or more 90 watt panels would be much better, and more cost efficient.

90-watt solar panel for the Goal Zero system: http://amzn.to/2cIkzvw


Kindle Paperwhite: http://amzn.to/2cySbyD — Oh, how I love this e-reader. Unlike a phone or a conventional e-reader, the light shines down onto the “page” instead of directly in your eyes. Because it is not a tablet, the distraction of the internet is missing, and the battery lasts forever. Whether camping or not, a Paperwhite is essential for me.

ASUS Laptop (for movies): http://amzn.to/2cSccQd — It is getting hard to find inexpensive laptops that have DVD players. VLC media player is dynamite. It will play just about anything and does not require an internet connection once it is downloaded.


Amazon products from Migraine: Finding My Own Way Out

Colored cellophane reading sheets (less expensive version): http://amzn.to/2cAOXv9 — these are the sheets I ordered to cover my Kindle Paperwhite.

Fancier colored reading sheets designed by Irlen: http://amzn.to/2crZ5Zn — these ones are a little nicer. Might be worth trying if you decide you like how colored sheets feel for your eyes and brain. 🙂

Migraine glasses by Theraspecs: http://amzn.to/2cdD9jy — these are the first ones I tried. Now I get prescription ones to lessen the eyestrain of the computer.

Allimax garlic capsules: click for 30 capsules or 90 capsules — LOVE THESE! I still do a course of 90 these every three months (three a day).

Nature Sounds Gold Album (with the Tibetan Bells) http://amzn.to/2czwzCI — Bum, bum, trill, trill, trill. So great. Breda’s (my kitty) favorite.

Probiotics by Renew Life: http://amzn.to/2cLTHzW — these are the exact one I used to help me pull out of my migraines.


Books I mention in my books, Camp Like a Girl and Migraine: Finding My Own Way Out

Migraine by Oliver Sacks: http://amzn.to/2chmSpi

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Ellix Katz: http://amzn.to/2cqD5hL
Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization by Spencer Wells: http://amzn.to/2ccR09R


My favorite nutrition books:

The Okinawa Program by Bradley Willcox, MD, Craig Willcox, PhD and Makoto Suzuki, MD: http://amzn.to/2czBT9e

The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner: http://amzn.to/2d09tp

Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating by Jane Goodall: http:amzn.to/2cLYs9F

Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels: http://amzn.to/2cAKYLU

The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Michael T. Murray and Joseph Pizzorno: http://amzn.to/2d0O0KJ

The Wine and Food Lover’s Diet by Phillip Tirman, MD: http://amzn.to/2czHDzI

VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health…for Good by Mark Bittman: http://amzn.to/2czGgBg

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan: http://amzn.to/2cASczg

My favorite books about mold:

A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance: Techniques Used by Hundreds of Chronic Multisystem Illness Sufferers to Improve Their Health, by Lisa Petrison and Erik Johnson: http://amzn.to/2ccWXn7

Erik on Avoidance, by Erik Johnson: http://amzn.to/2d2YXhT

Back from the Edge: How One Man’s Discovery Brought Him From Desperately Sick with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome To the Top of Mt. Whitney in Six Months, by Lisa Petrison, PhD: http://amzn.to/2cLR9lg

Mold Warriors, by Ritchie Shoemaker, MD: http://amzn.to/2ccX9mw

Surviving Mold, by Ritchie Shoemaker, MD: http://amzn.to/2d116rk

Is Your House Making You Sick? A Beginner’s Guide to Toxic Mold by Andrea Fabry: http://amzn.to/2cqN1GR

Mold & Mycotoxins: Current Evaluation and Treatment 2016 by Neil Nathan, MD: http://amzn.to/2ch913K


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