RV Rainwater Collection When Boondocking

I have a simple set up to collect rainwater off the roof of the motorhome while boondocking. During a recent desert storm, that lasted half a day, I collected around 25 gallons in 6 blue buckets. I could have collected more, if I had the storage! After collecting the run…

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Safety Tips for RV Boondocking in Bear Country

You want to see a bear; beautiful, smart, powerful, but also very dangerous, especially when you live in an R.V. and camp in state or national parks, or boondock on public lands. You may have seen videos of bears breaking into cabins, or just walking into someone’s home, and raiding…

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Boondocking Basics

First, let’s define boondocking: RV camping out in the “boonies” (nature) with no designated sites, hookups, or facilities. Newbie RVers can have many fears and questions about boondocking. This isn’t the typical RV park experience! Some common questions and fears are, is it safe? How do you find boondocking spots?…

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What is Boondocking? How Do You Boondock?

Boondocking is a term given to a type of dry camping (camping without hook ups, 100% off grid). Some term it “free camping” or the trendy term, “wild camping”, because it does not cost any money, and many of the boondocking sites are out in nature, well away from the…

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Play It Safe with Fire! How to Build a Fire Pit.

Most RVers are aware of the need for campfire safety, but may not really think about a few simple rules, when they are setting up camp. Many wildfires get started unintentionally by careless campers. Many campsites, but not all, will have a fire pit properly situated and set up. But…

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How to Find Free RV Boondocking Spots

As a fulltime RVer, I have mapped out suitable areas for boondocking. I stay west of the Rockies, where most of the free camping and BLM land is. One thing to consider when boondocking with your RV is appropriate roads for your particular rig; an Expedition vehicle, a 4×4 truck…

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