What We Do
Travel when we can & do our best to stay off of the beaten path.
We prefer public camping opportunities over commercial RV parks. We're okay with dry-camping & boondocking, but occasional hookups are necessary. For us, boondocking includes any of the following:
- Camping on open land with no amenities such as water, toilets, etc. We usually do this on Federal land, which includes but is not limited to, Forest Service and BLM lands. Also, friends' and family's properties fit into this category;
- Camping in designated primitive campgrounds on public lands with no or very little amenities;
- Blacktop camping, which technically isn't camping, but rather overnight parking in such places as Walmart (which we haven't wanted to do or done), Cabela's, Cracker Barrel, Harvest Hosts, etc. Driveway surfing would perhaps fit into this category, plus friends and family may allow longer stays.
In recent years, a lot of boondocking opportunities have become crowded. There are obviously more people traveling via RV’s or vans. Also, there has been an explosion of blogs encouraging boondocking with suggestions for cool places to camp. Maybe it might be wise to not brag about your favorite spot online. Words of wisdom can be found in "Women Be Wise (Don't Advertise Your Man)", a song Sippie Wallace adapted from an earlier blues song. Later performed and recorded by Bonnie Raitt.
Selected Boondocking Info from sites we enjoy reading: