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Old 03-17-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Is it boondocking if?

You are on your own land in the woods but have electric hook-up, cable and wifi.

No water but gravity fill the fresh water tank from various sourced. No sewage but call in the pumpout truck guys.

Note: this might be the disqualifier but in order to have electric, cable and wifi the utility company needs an address. So yes, this place in the woods has a 911 address. No mail box.

So - am I boondocking?
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Can you get a pizza delivered? YES? Then no boondock
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Perhaps the best definition yet!
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If home delivery is the criteria, then a whole lot of folks are boondocking without ever leaving the house, me included! But then, I have full hookups for the TT at home, so definitely NOT boondocking in the trailer.
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I can not get pizza delivered. I used to stay on this land in a tent. Then a small trailer with a generator. That was boondocking. Now in a 5th wheel with a few hook-ups.

I am still living in the woods. Carry in water, worry about tanks filling up, and in only 3g 2 bar coverage and can't get pizza delivered.

This gotta be boondocking lite at least.
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You are on your own land in the woods but have electric hook-up, cable and wifi.

No water but gravity fill the fresh water tank from various sourced. No sewage but call in the pumpout truck guys.

Note: this might be the disqualifier but in order to have electric, cable and wifi the utility company needs an address. So yes, this place in the woods has a 911 address. No mail box.

So - am I boondocking?
No.

Boondocking by definition requires being off-grid!
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We truly boondocked for over 20 years, 77 to 2003.
Had 40 acres of wood in WI that had a logging road and trout stream. We loaded everything on a push cart and walked in 1/4 mile.
30 miles to town.
Propane lantern.
Mostly cooked on the fire.
Tarps on poles cut from ironwood.
Water carted in from neighboring farm.
No generator. No radio.
Blackberries and bluberries and strawberries.
Kids built a treehouse.
Black solar bladder shower hung from a tree.
But did have propane and an old apartment size stove. Made pizza in the middle of zip.nuthin.

Wont do that again, but do cherish the great family times.
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Sorry, CampDaven, but also by definition, boondocking is temporary/recreational.

There are folks around here that live fulltime in the woods like you did- some of them in RV's, but most in cabins... if they call it anything at all, they call it "WORK"!
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Sorry, CampDaven, but also by definition, boondocking is temporary/recreational.

There are folks around here that live fulltime in the woods like you did- some of them in RV's, but most in cabins... if they call it anything at all, they call it "WORK"!
We did not live there Francesca!
Three 1-week vacations a year and many weekends. All together, we "boondocked" 40-50 days a year.
But it was work to have so much fun, wood, water, etc.
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We did not live there Francesca!
Three 1-week vacations a year and many weekends. All together, we "boondocked" 40-50 days a year.
But it was work to have so much fun, wood, water, etc.
Changed my mind. Not boondocking, camping.
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We did not live there Francesca!
Three 1-week vacations a year and many weekends. All together, we "boondocked" 40-50 days a year.
But it was work to have so much fun, wood, water, etc.
Oops!
When you said "We truly boondocked for over 20 years, 77 to 2003", I thought you meant straight through!

Never mind!
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This used to be an old logging road. The road was built up 1.5 feet above the forest mud. I added land fill (crushed rock) to keep truck and 5er out of the mud also. My daily tasks are firewood, water, and food. At night I do watch the home team baseball games and wonder about some of the sounds I hear. Hearing gun shots in normal.
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This used to be an old logging road. The road was built up 1.5 feet above the forest mud. I added land fill (crushed rock) to keep truck and 5er out of the mud also. My daily tasks are firewood, water, and food. At night I do watch the home team baseball games and wonder about some of the sounds I hear. Hearing gun shots in normal.
I live on forty wooded acres, and the main difference between what you just posted and my daily life is that I live in a house with piped water!
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