Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Boondocking
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-10-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 34
Donít Go Boondocking Without It

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.
Mike
__________________

__________________
Serenity00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-10-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Mochisme's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Shoreline, WA
Posts: 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serenity00 View Post
Boondockers, what sort of items have you found indispensable while out in the wild?
Mike
Water..... Fuel...... Propane..... in that order....
__________________

__________________
Mochisme "Ted"
2000 34' La Palma
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Toad)
Mochisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
Member
 
bdwillie's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 54
Full propane tank, full fresh water tank, trusty generator, and a well stocked refridgerator
__________________
Bob & Kimi, Fuzzy Butted Daughter Penny
2012 Crossroads Cruiser CF27RLX
2000 Ram 2500
bdwillie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 34
Okay... Those are the essentials, but what about the things that are out of the norm??? Stuff that came in handy on site. Example... Axe, rope, wood bocks.
__________________
Serenity00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 06:58 PM   #5
Member
 
bdwillie's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 54
battery powered weather radio. Forgot that!!
__________________
Bob & Kimi, Fuzzy Butted Daughter Penny
2012 Crossroads Cruiser CF27RLX
2000 Ram 2500
bdwillie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:15 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Mochisme's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Shoreline, WA
Posts: 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serenity00 View Post
Okay... Those are the essentials, but what about the things that are out of the norm??? Stuff that came in handy on site. Example... Axe, rope, wood bocks.
Those things kind of depend on where you will boon-dock and why.. If you are in gold county, then gold panning equipment, if around Ghost towns then maybe metal detectors. A shovel, ax and limb saw can be very handy in forested areas, as well as buckets. Beach area's rope or tow strap could come in handy if you or someone else gets stuck in sand or loose rock.

Just think about where you will be and what you will be doing while there and possible problems that could come up and pack accordingly.
__________________
Mochisme "Ted"
2000 34' La Palma
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Toad)
Mochisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:36 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
lgarcia's Avatar
 
Pond Piggies Club
Appalachian Campers
Forest River Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 545
Plastic covered 15 ft dog lead with clips on either end tends to be the handiest thing. Rarely use it for the dog, but it always useful during our stay.
__________________
-Laura
2016 Shasta Oasis 18BH, 2015 Ram1/2 ton Hemi
lgarcia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:47 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Shadowcatche's Avatar
 
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,219
Water filters that can take stream or lake water and make it potable. Nylon cord sufficient for bracing tarps/rain fly. A VERY complete tool kit. Spares for fuses, LED's. I do have a saw that I use for river rescue (handy for cutting plastic boats apart) which can in a pinch double in limbing trees etc.
__________________
Shadowcatche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:56 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Rick Long's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Some Place
Posts: 1,161
Send a message via Yahoo to Rick Long
It doesn't matter what you take.... You'll ALWAYS NEED something that you DON'T HAVE... After you HAVE it... you'll NEVER NEED it again
__________________
1999 Fleetwood Bounder 32H
Many Places Full Time
No Dog * No Cat * No Co-Pilot
Rick Long is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:08 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
CampDaven's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 14,460
Blog Entries: 1
If you bring it, you might need it.
If you dont bring it, you will.
What we aint got, we dont need. But we do know how to improvise.
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!

http://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:18 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Murf2u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Near Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,842
A good quality multi-purpose tool, those Swiss Army like pliers that double over.

You never know when you'll need to McGyver something.
__________________
Ted 'n' Laurie, plus Jackson (aka Deputy Dog, the Parson Russell Terrier 'fur kid') and, Rylie (who crossed the Rainbow Bridge June 14, 2012).
Murf2u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:19 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
CampDaven's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 14,460
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murf2u View Post
A good quality multi-purpose tool, those Swiss Army like pliers that double over.

You never know when you'll need to McGyver something.

Duck tape.
Wire coat hangers.
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!

http://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 12:05 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Trekkers's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 741
So far the only boondocking we have done is in the Walmart parking lot or ilk. But we are hoping to do more REAL boondocking in the future. So I am paying close attention to the answers and have picked up a few pointers.
DH believes the comment if you don't have it you'll need it, if you do, you won't.
We will keep plenty of gas in the tow in case we need to go to town to pick up something.
Maybe that should be added to the list!
Irene
__________________
Trekkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 02:45 PM   #14
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 602
propane grill, and the propane to fire it up...
__________________

__________________
Oscar Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boondocking



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.