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Old 01-01-2016, 08:32 PM   #15
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Hi Mike,

What composting toilet are you planning to go with and why? I've looked at the Nature's Head as well as the AirHead. I am planning to replace our stock toilet in our 2015 19' FC as soon as it gets out of winter storage so we can extend our time between moves.
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:19 PM   #16
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Nice posts. I too just started boon docking but more as just being able to camp without hookups wherever. I have yet to stay far away from civilization.

1) I added power updates first-inverter and solar power with controller. My goal was to focus on keeping the two batteries up, not have a solar array to power everything in the trailer.
I got an inverter bigger than my need- just in case. Oh, and I worked with a solar energy specialist as an advisor prior to my purchase to plan out the inverter and solar needed.

2) Got a cellular booster device to increase range.

3) Planned for cooking with campfire (Billy Bob Cooking system), propane stove/oven or electric (induction). Thought about solar but have not done anything with that.

4) Bought an LP generator

This summer I stayed at a state park with nothing but parking spots in the woods. It was super hot, even at night and the bugs were bad. I am very thankful for the fantastic vents which kept me alive! The humidity was really bad at night.
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:08 AM   #17
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"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.

Stuff happens.


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