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Old 08-24-2009, 09:08 AM   #57
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:16 AM   #58
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:41 AM   #59
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Interesting read. I've noticed that depending on where you are alters your definition of boondocking.

Our friends in the East where there does not seem to be vast tracks of BLM or other unregulated Gov. land generally call boondocking camping in FS sites.

While our friends out West who have millions and millions of acres of desert and mountain land spreading across the Western states. Have a different take on boondocking.

I'd bet the level of enjoyment is the same no matter where or what boondocking is to you.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:40 PM   #60
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We mostly boondock. Adios ,John
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:54 PM   #61
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YouTube - Billy Joe Royal - Down in the Boondocks (1965)

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:16 PM   #62
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For the edification of those who feel the need to get to the root of a topic:

Boondocks
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The term boondocks refers to a remote, usually brushy rural area;[1] or to a remote city or town that is considered unsophisticated.[2] The expression was introduced to English by American military personnel serving in the Philippines during the early years of the 20th century.[3][4] It derives from the Tagalog word "bundok", meaning "mountain".[5] According to military historian Paul Kramer, the term had attached to it "connotations of bewilderment and confusion", due to the guerrilla nature of the warfare the soldiers were engaged in [4].

The term has evolved into American slang used to refer to the countryside or any implicitly isolated rural/wilderness mostly in the southern swamp regions, regardless of topography or vegetation. Similar slang or colloquial words are "the sticks", "the backblocks" in Australia & New Zealand, "bundu" in South Africa, and "out in the tules" in California. The diminutive "the boonies" can be heard in films about the Vietnam War such as Casualties of War by Brian De Palma. It is used by American military personnel to designate Vietnam.

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Boondocking: Camping without hookups. The term is also used among campers who like to enjoy nature at its fullest, regardless of the terrain, and avoid commercial campground fees.

From the “Double Tongued Dictionary”
Boondocking
n. living without conveniences such as municipal electricity or water, indoor plumbing, or grocery stores, especially when camping with a recreational vehicle;roughing it. Subjects: English
Editorial Note: Other variations on to boondock, according to the Historical Dictionary of American Slang, are the military sense of ‘to go into or through boondocks; to march through boondocks as punishment or training’; the youth or student sense of ‘to go with a date into a wooded or isolated area for the purpose of love-making’; and the trucking sense of ‘to travel on back roads.’ The 1963 citation probably belongs to the latter sense. Etymological Note: From the boondocks, a wild or unpopulated area, from the Tagalog bundoc or bondoc ‘a mountain.’

I think the youth are getting the most fun out of it..........
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What is the difference between: dry camping? and boondocking?
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:44 PM   #64
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I found this searching around on the net....

Open Roads Forum > Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping

> What is boondocking and dry camping?

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Posted: 04/26/06 01:23pm Link | Quote | Print | Notify Moderator This subject is often brought up so I thought we'd put our collective heads together for the sake of newbies and others who are curious what these terms mean. This will be posted as a permanent thread at the top of this forum.

Dry Camping: Means no utility hook ups such as water, electricity, sewer, cable TV or telephone and may or may not require a fee. Can either be in a city, state, or federal campground, a sporting venue or a parking lot.

Overnighting: Stopping at a Rest Stop, Flying J's or WALMART overnight to catch a few winks.

Boondocking: Means wilderness or primitive camping out in the "boondocks." Natural beauty with little or no (noisy) neighbors. This type of camping (usually in Public Lands like State, BLM, and National Forests) is usually FREE. Just find a place and park.

Finally, you always dry camp when you boondock, but you don't always boondock when you dry camp.

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For us, "dry camping" means camping with no hookups (water, electric or sewer), even if it's in a developed campground.

"Boondocking" is dispersed camping, that is, camping in completely undeveloped areas (not organized campgrounds) and without any amenities....like on National Forest land or BLM land where allowed...
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"Boondocking" is dispersed camping, that is, camping in completely undeveloped areas (not organized campgrounds) and without any amenities....like on National Forest land or BLM land where allowed...
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What is the difference between: dry camping? and boondocking?
Thank you, that explains it very well.
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Mostly boodndocking. We probably camp about 40 days/year and 75% of that boondocking.
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