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Old 10-01-2016, 07:39 PM   #1
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Boondocking guide. Boondocking Atlas.

Is there Boondocking for dummies?☺ I can think of tons of questions a book like that could answer. For example, should one carry extra propane tanks? Or water? Etc.
Second, is there a Woodalls for Boondocking sites? We are going to need & want to do a fair amount.


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Learn to use that website and tons of info is at your fingertips.

Escapees has a "Days End" listing that can be downloaded for a few bucks a year that is very extensive.

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Lots of great Blogs and YouTube channels of those who boondock. Look them up.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:57 PM   #4
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Just ask your questions here on this Boondocking forum. We've probably all done it.

To get you started... a lot depends on your holding tanks. We could boondock 10-14 days on our tanks. We always went in with empty grey & black and full water tank. After 14 days we were ready to move anyway so we'd then find a place to dump before our next stop. We didn't carry extra water. We used the water from our fresh water tank for everything.

Propane lasts a long time unless you're in cold temps and have to use it for heat... but then, you shouldn't be in cold temps. We didn't carry extra. In fact, our motorhome tank would usually last about two to three months.
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Isn't it always the way. Give Rick a bit of information and now he has two more questions
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Hi again new friends,

This tablet is new to me, so I don't know where those question marks came from ☺, but I will confess this. I'll probably die with two more questions☺ I'm just a curious kind of person, plus I love learning.

However, I'm just a little bit apprehensive about this whole "adventure". I used to be pretty daring what with 850 skydives, 200 scuba dives including 100 cold water dives, 2 bungee jumps (now that was scary), helicopter flight nursing and 2 moves across the country starting out without jobs or a place to live in a pop top trailer. But I think I've used up most of my "daring do". This time I think I'm crazy.
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You are crazy. Just like the rest of us.

When boondocking, you really only need full propane tanks, full gennie gas tanks and a gas can, full water tank, empty sewage tanks, and know where the nearest places are to handle the things that become empty or need dumping. The rest you'll figure out while enjoying the peace and quiet.
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As you have heard, empty what should be empty, and fill what should be full, then go out and give it a try.
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Where I camp/boondock in the East, there is always someplace close by to get gas, water, propane, bait, libations, Twinkies, or to dump tanks etc. within 25-30 miles. So, while the sites are lonely in a good way and we feel close to nature, we are actually a short ride to civilzation.

Plus, I live off an interstate that has dump stations at the rest areas, so I can always pack everything out with me and fill water or dump waste en route.

Our water tank is 45 gallons and the grey and black tanks are 35 gallons which is more than enough for our Thursday night through Sunday late afternoon weekends with Navy showers and paper plate usage in addition to black tank flushing needs.

Kitchen waste water is not put down the sink - where we camp there are outside waste water depositories scattered throughout and that saves several gallons from going in the grey tank.

I bring 5 one gallon bottles of tap water with me and use that to cook, make tea, and use that water in the dog bowl instead of the fresh water tank stuff. DH prefers spring water, so we bring a case of 24 bottles with us.

There is always a backup bottle of propane - the big one for the TT and the small one for the Coleman stove. We have been using the propane heater at night this October, too.

We have never run out of water or filled up the tanks, nor have we run out of propane when dry camping.

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