Airstream Picture Hanging

We bought these prints from the artist, Michael Depraida, when we met him at Slab City this past April.


Last weekend I finally got around to buying a couple very lightweight frames and some heavy duty velcro tape (we don’t want to put nails in the wall). We haven’t towed since hanging them, but they seem really secure.

Dinner Last Night:
Bengali Red Lentils and Broccoli. This recipe called for 3/4 teaspoon of red cayenne pepper. I only used 1/2 a teaspoon and it was still blazing hot, so I cooled mine down with some vegan sour cream. We liked it so much there wasn’t any leftovers.

2013 Cost of Camping:
73 nights paid camping
146 nights free camping
219 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $1,822.48
Daily average cost of camping: $8.32

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  • Reply Rick Wetzel August 8, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Hopefully, when the time comes, you’ll be able to remove the heavy duty velcro tape.

    • Reply Leigh August 8, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Yes hopefully. Goof Off is pretty magical.

  • Reply amanda August 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    We use a lot of velcro. So far so good, but I’ve been too scared to hang anything with a glass yet. Will be curious to see how it holds on when towing. By the way- love those prints!

  • Reply BadKat August 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    We have a 1999 which already has some nail holes. Don’t blame you for now wanting to do that. After getting rid of all the stuff to fulltime..the pics the kids did not want ..which we still love I hang in the AS but take down every move and tuck in my bed. Love having them hanging up. I also have a lot of glass breaks yet!! fingers crossed

  • Reply Wayne August 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I would worry that regular Velcro might not be up to the task. There is a stronger product, Dual Lock Velcro, that is used to adhere automobile toll transponders to the windshield. These are very strong.

  • Reply Allison August 13, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Command Adhesive is wonderful for this application. The adhesive is easily removed by slooooowly stretching it out, and then it just comes off. They make a version specifically for hanging pictures. I’m too chicken to use it on wall paper, but it works well on wood and painted surfaces.

  • Reply Rich L August 13, 2013 at 10:35 am

    We’ve used adhesive Velcro and it has worked well for a few years, but eventually the adhesive breaks down in the heat. You’ll probably see it sagging before it lets loose, and it might take quite a few hot boondocking days before that happens.

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