"Boondocking" for lightweights (like us
) has meant staying anywhere without hookups or amenities.....be that a National Forest site or pulled over for the night in a river access or forest preserve, etc.
For lightweights...2 or 3 nights in a NF site, then moving on to the next, gives you a chance to practice your skills and enjoy the freedom of being a fully self-contained unit.....then a bit of drive time to charge your batteries, dump your trash, fill with water, etc., as well as see what the next campground offers.
We spent several weeks a couple of years ago doing just this in the Rocky Mountains, traveling from one NF site to the next, and it was one of the best times ever.
Our longest stay in any one campground was 3 nights, and it was perfect for us. Lots of free firewood, mountain rivers from which to draw non-potable water, and absolute silence at night.
Boondocking doesn't have to mean extended stays out in the wilderness, tho can be if you personally have the skill set or are with others that do.
One thing to be acutely aware of, when heading out alone where few or no others go, is the very real possibility of getting yourselves into a situation you cannot get out of on your own.
I'm talking about broken legs, heart attacks, massive strokes, etc......something catastrophic physically, with you or your vehicle, that could end you or a loved one where they lay.
Be at peace with yourself and your life before heading out where you cannot call for help.
Have a good first aid kit, and know how to use it, also be aware that it and you cannot fix all things.