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Old 10-09-2022, 08:30 AM   #29
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How lonely is boondocking solo?

Originally Posted by Alikair View Post
Are you a full time solo or do you return home to family and friends?

I am not in the typical theory living full time solo. I have my own house in the woods . I travel solo , and boon-dock 99.9% of the time. I am not attracted to ď tourist ď traps, or hoards of people.
I hunt fish, and, take wildlife pictures. The places i choose are extremely remote. I have been out in the wild for up to 6 weeks.

Because of how i live in the woods everyday, when i go out its the same way just different area Some people are afraid of ď wild animals ď I have camped in the middle of: timber wolves, bears, cougars, coyotes, and several others.
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Old 07-26-2023, 04:29 PM   #30
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Never been the same since my wife passed. Sold my coach,but i sure do miss the road and the people. Wilkie
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Old 11-14-2023, 06:58 PM   #31
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Wow, you are worried what you are going to do in 3 years?

Worry about being in good enough health to travel. I am solo because my wife died. And I am not list friends that have died since retiring.

I do enjoy the solitude of boondocking about 20% of the time.

Another 20 % of the time I am in a campground with lots of people. I am in a popular state park on the ocean that is full. I made the reservation two days ago.

There are plenty of campsites if you are flexible.

Last week I had a long talk at a national monument. With the camp host. Work camping such as being a camp host would be a way to meet people.

Church, bingo, casinos the list goes on.

So just it out there and you will figure it out.
Times go by fast. im now 230 days away and bought a new Class B.
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Old 11-14-2023, 07:03 PM   #32
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I donít get this lonely thing. I am getting ready to leave on a 3week trip. I will be 15 miles off a county road, then another 38 miles by jeep.

Some of the best fly fishing around. There might be 10 people a yr. up there, and i donít expect to see anyone the entire rime.

I have so much to do, and see up there, cooking fish every night over a Cf. As old Biscuit said you can be lonely anytime, your choice. Its a state-of-mind, and choice.

Been doing this over 33 yrs. Wouldnít change a thing.
The more i know, and hear people, the more i love boon-docking.

I mean real boon-docking.
3 weeks is not a very long time to consider yourself alone boondocking.
Do you ever leave your house for six months to a year while boondocking and or camping?
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I enjoy the solitude best when I have some good books to read and some activities during the day like doing forest surveys. Even cross word puzzles are useful. There is plenty of time to cook some good food, make good coffee and find a great spot with a view.
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Old 04-24-2024, 11:43 AM   #34
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Boondocking solo

I've been a solo full-timer for a year. I've been slowly traveling around the US and Canada and find I prefer dispersed camping to formal campgrounds and RV parks. I enjoy finding an isolated camping location -- they're increasing difficult to find! I have adequate solar, battery and tank capacity to stay out up to about 14 days. I often (but don't always!) have adequate cell service.
However, I actually only boondock about half the time. I routinely need ready access to groceries, laundry, and a long shower. Periodic service on my tow vehicle or travel trailer prompts me to find an RV park with level concrete pads, full amenities, and ready access to shopping and/or parts delivery. I also plan for mail and medications to be forwarded to an upcoming RV park reservation every 2 months. And I visit with friends and family when appropriate (all in rather urban locations where boondocking is not feasible). So, I am interacting with other people often and don't feel lonely. So much so that I look forward to each opportunity to truly get away into the backcountry. I suspect you will find a similar experience!
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