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Old 07-15-2006, 01:28 PM   #43
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Hopefully my picture below describes my definition of boondocking.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:54 AM   #45
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Overnight free camping, in a fully contained RV without having to pay for a space in some open field owned by some campground.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:09 PM   #46
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My definition of boondocking is when I'm camping w/o any hookups.

We do a lot of camping in the DEC parks in the Adirondacks. No hookups, but lots of scenery and Loons. Doesn't get any better than that.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:08 AM   #47
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DoubleD and Pusherman nailed it!!!!
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:26 AM   #48
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My definition of boondocking is the non-preferred sites at Disney's Fort Wilderness.

Actually, the DW and I were talking and we have spent so much time camping at places like FW, a resort in the Keys, Pelican Lake, etc. that we have never taken the kids truly out in the woods w/nothing to do but, camp, hike, have a fire etc.

I live w/in an hour of some of the most beautiful parts of our country. We are now planning some more rustic trips this year.

Of course it would have to be satellite friendly and in range of my aircard.
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Scott, see you in the Adirondacks sometime!

P.S. No power. Trees block the satellite. No over-the-air TV. No cell service. No Mickey. That's why ya gotta love the campfires, the Loons, and the beautiful scenery!
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:44 AM   #50
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My definition of boondocking is when I'm camping w/o any hookups.

We do a lot of camping in the DEC parks in the Adirondacks. No hookups, but lots of scenery and Loons. Doesn't get any better than that.

My Dad a Wire Chief who sepnt three tours in the South Pacific during WW II would agree as he held to this explanation which is also posted on the Bundocks Philipines web site:

When American GIs returned from Asia at the close of World War II, besides Victory they brought home a new word to add to the lexicon -- "boondocks". It is derived from bundok the word for mountain in most Philippine dialects and decribes a place that is remote and inaccessible.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:53 AM   #51
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DW says it's a motorhome with only one bathroom!
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It has been a long while since I started this thread. this is still my definition of boondocking. This is the Crowsnest Pass in the Rocky Mountains of Southern Alberta. Non serviced, unmaintained random camping areas. We just spent 3 weeks there and are headed back next week for another 10 or 12 days. Now THIS is camping.




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That is definitely a good definition.
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DW says it's a motorhome with only one bathroom!
That is funny! I always tell RV clueless people that my wife's idea of roughing it is a SMALL motorhome.

I'm wondering why we even call it "camping." To me, that sounds like tents and sleeping bags. Even if I'm in the boondocks, I can still come "home," take a shower, plug in a DVD, kick back, . . . Camping? Who? Where?

Maybe I should start a thread - or probably just shut up.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:53 AM   #55
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My DW says that it's when you don't have a 50A hookup .
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Boondocking is what you do when you're traveling up the AlCan and you see a bunch of RV's pulled over on the side of the road or any vacant spot for the night. No hookups, no water, no sewer . . . but you save $25 - $45 a night!!
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