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Old 11-19-2013, 10:43 PM   #15
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:54 AM   #16
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While on boondocking, has anyone one found a good boondocking (BLM) guide. We live in the west and have a lot of BLM beautiful areas we boondocking at within a few hundred miles. But we have a hard time finding areas when we travel across country. We give too much business to KOA and find truck stops/walliedocking not enjoyable. We follow the wheeling it blog and others to find spots, but it would be nice to find a guide to the BLMs.

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Old 11-20-2013, 02:23 AM   #17
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I always believed that Boon docking = free camping = boon to your wallet allowing it to remain docked securely in your pants. Ok it's late and I'm not sleepy.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:38 PM   #18
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I always believed that Boon docking = free camping = boon to your wallet allowing it to remain docked securely in your pants. Ok it's late and I'm not sleepy.
After 27 years of boon docking for. Her majesty it has meant no phones no pools no rooms to rent not tv the only radio has no music playing on it and your sleeping in a fart sack under a tarp using cat sanitation and sprinkle baths Oh yeah there is usually someone hunting for u.
In a trailer or motorhome that's camping wet or dry. Staying for free in a parking lot is Wally docking
Regardless of what u call it is fun. Today with the rv I can't believe I use to hate camping in the boonies.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:50 AM   #19
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It is Docking in the Boonies! Parking off the Grid. Camping some place other than a camp ground.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:17 AM   #20
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IMO boondocking is camping/living without hookups. (aka: "dry camping").

Overnighting in a rest area, truck stop, or parking lot, (although technically "dry camping"), is not boondocking.....(it is simply parking for the night).

As you will see, opinions differ......there is no true/real definition.

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Old 11-27-2013, 11:29 AM   #21
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Boondocking is a place where Boons park there boat in the winter.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:44 AM   #22
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Boondocks: 1. wild, desolate, or uninhabitable country
2. a remote rural or provincial area, (Sometimes shortened to) the Boonies

Boondocking is what we did in the boondocks of WI for over 20 years.

We had a 16 ft 1959 Winnie TT that was not road worthy, that we pulled with a tractor 1/4 mile into the woods.

No electricity except a flashlight. Water and all other supplies and equipment was carried in on a push cart. Gas lantern and stove. Most cooking on the campfire.
Water came from a farm 1/3 mile away.
We dug a biffy and placed an old dining room chair there with a hole in it and the sides covered with plywood. Yes, an open-air toidy; great wallpaper!

We spent 3 week vacations plus many weekends there. We went trout fishing abd also fished on Lake Superior. It was a grand time and place!

THAT is boondocking, in my mind. Everything else is RVing with amenities no matter where your electricity comes from.
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My lovely wife says boondocking is when we have no Dish TV . . .
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If you can see pavement, you're NOT boondocking. You're dry camping or overnight parking.
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Here are some photos

WOW Nice MH, I really like how brite it inside and carpeting a big plus for us. Looks like a Hugh bedroom. Is it on a slide? Is it brand new? sure looks like it great shine... Less wind resistance Very nice though Thanks for the inside and out Pictures.
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WOW Nice MH, I really like how brite it inside and carpeting a big plus for us. Looks like a Hugh bedroom. Is it on a slide? Is it brand new? sure looks like it great shine... Less wind resistance Very nice though Thanks for the inside and out Pictures. Tim

Yes the bedroom and living room are on slides. Funny my wife doesn't like the carpet. With all the off road stuff we do she wants laminate and will put thro rugs down. She'll wait to see if these hold up. It's a 2004 Damon. We've had it out once seeing as we just got it. We'll do more starting in March
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Here's my definition of:

Dry Camping...self sufficient camping within the boundaries of somewhere.
Boondocking...self sufficient camping is just past the outskirts of nowhere.
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Our carpet has lasted 32 years come April. Looks like brand new... Except its goldish colored, but it goes with the interior of those years. You just have to take your shoes off outside. I have carpet thru out the S&B (my home) this is the one I didn't understand until I asked the "dumb" question. So I learned no dumb questions. So Ask away...
A sample of our carpet, Goldish
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