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Old 03-13-2013, 09:42 AM   #43
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I cant believe no one mentioned a Weapon!
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So if all else fails you can shoot yourself? Should take a shovel then to dig a grave but who is going to fill it?

In 45 years of backcountry travel I have never neen that desperate and have found a way to get out alive by keeping a cool head.

I guess it depends on where you're boondocking.






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Old 03-13-2013, 12:28 PM   #44
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Well, we almost pulled it off...
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I'm pretty sure you'll find there's a lot more things that fall in the category of "weapon" than just firearms.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:42 PM   #46
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Additions for remote boondocking:
Spare tire, the right size lug wrench, jack and jack stand. Vice Grips.
Rope and Mud chains.
The RV is self contained living - just fill 'er up with warm blankets, liquids, and food then go.
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A strong flashlight 500+ lumens
a tarp or 2 ( one big enough to cover the roof )
12 volt test light
volt ohm meter
jumper cables
bottle and scissor jacks
3 "D" lanterns are great, battery's last forever
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Kneeling pads for us with knee problems
tools, tools, tools, never enough
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Because I did not know any better, I backed into the trees on DNR land and spent the night. It was a nice evening and we had a great time, now I know that I need a permit.
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Because I did not know any better,
I backed into the trees on DNR land and spent the night. It was a nice evening and we had a great time, now I know that I need a permit.
That had to hurt...

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Why parachute cord... And what's DNR land so I don't do it too...
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Why parachute cord... And what's DNR land so I don't do it too...
Department of Natural Resources.

Parachute cord is like duct tape for things that don't tape.
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Because I did not know any better, I backed into the trees on DNR land and spent the night. It was a nice evening and we had a great time, now I know that I need a permit.
I assume you didn't hit any trees -- just tucked yourself and rig into an inviting space between some trees without paying admission. Did ya get a "ticket" or a warning. Just curious.
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Water filters (3) that will allow me to pull from lakes or streams and make it potable. A very complete tool kit.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:07 AM   #54
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DNR land

A couple of people have asked me about DNR land. In Washington State DNR stands for Department of Natural Resources. There are extensive lands all across the state but especially on the East (desert) side. There are many places near rivers and lakes but be sure you know the rules. For instance, no camping within 1/2 mile of the pristine high mountain lakes. DON'T FEED THE PIKAS on the high mountain passes (Hwy 20)
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Maybe it is in here, if so then X2.
I don't leave home without a fully charged Jump Box big enough to start the engine or the generator. Wal-Mart has one for $100.00. 1250 amps.
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Boondockers, what sort of items have you found indispensable while out in the wild?
Water, fuel, propane are essentials, but what about the things that are out of the norm??? Stuff that came in handy on site. Example... Axe, rope, wood bocks.
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I like to carry about 75' of the lay flat type garden hose to hook up to the grey water outlet on my trailer. This type of hose lets the grey water come out slowly. Lots of Desert bushes out there that need watering.
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