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Old 10-20-2010, 08:53 PM   #43
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Such a reat thread-I enjoyed all of it. The only drawback to me of boondocking is that as a single man, I relish contact with others with whom I can pass the time of day. People in RV parks are friendly, especially those who stay long-term. My dog is a great companion, but a lousy conversationalist.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:05 AM   #44
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Calling it 'real' camping is pushing it..especialy if you ever tented,
But dang it always pays you back with the best memories...
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Now if I could just make her loosen her grip on the cell phone...
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #45
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This is an example...
ha! that one made me laugh out loud...a big silver blind, decoys out front, now all we do is sit and wait!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:38 AM   #46
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The best place to boondock on shasta Lake would be Old Man's campground. The only place on the lake that is free..... no water, no sewer, but is free. The best time to go there is between March and June, when the lake is at it's highest. Only 10 Min off I-5. And 17 mins north of Redding.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:03 AM   #47
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Thanks very much for that link. I'm putting one of those on my wish list.
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in my opinion if you have cell phone coverage....you're not boondocking.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:44 AM   #49
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Cojer, I agree. The jammers would be a nice way to keep the air clean around the campsite.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:56 PM   #50
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Boondockers

I love this word. And, the concept. I haven't really done any boondocking yet.

My Dad (81) says he wore boondockers on Parris Island/Camp LeJeune, SC, in the Marine Corps. He and a buddy were reminiscing one day about how comfortable they were. Here's a link to a photo. You can preview the link and decide to click it or not. I think it's safe.



So, are Dockers by Levi's short for boondockers, too? Sort of comfy baggy khakis?

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Old 09-30-2011, 12:55 PM   #51
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I am totally new to the AS life, so please forgive my ignorance. I very much would like to know if, when boon docking, it is safe to leave your AS to go exploring. Or is it a risk that someone might discover your trailer while you are a way and take it??
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:10 PM   #52
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Yes, "they" might steal your Airstream. And/or your tow vehicle.

And it could be hit by a falling spacecraft or a meteorite and be destroyed. And these things can happen evenwhen you're there and not off exploring. And one member of the Forums recently reported having a bear climb into her coach through a window while boondocking. But all of these risks are relatively small.

Theft is probably more likely to occur from where you store your coach than in the middle of nowhere, but there are always risks. And except for fright issues caused by the bear, they are mostly why we carry insurance.
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Outrageous Boondocking...Science/Discovery Channel recently showed "Stuck with Hackett" cobbling an outdoor toilet and shower from "obtainium" (his phrase for usable junk). This guy has the wildest dreadlocks I have ever seen! Also featured is ancient Airstream (probably subject of earlier thread last March.

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Old 10-01-2011, 08:19 PM   #54
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I am totally new to the AS life, so please forgive my ignorance. I very much would like to know if, when boon docking, it is safe to leave your AS to go exploring. Or is it a risk that someone might discover your trailer while you are a way and take it??
I boondock. A lot. To be honest, I worry about what will happen to my belongings in crowded campgrounds much, much more than I do in the boonies. Ships rarely sink in the harbor, but they dont do much worth talking about either..... Go camping.
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Here's an expanded Boondocking article I originally wrote for Airstream Life back in 2007:

Boondocking 101: An Introduction
Mello Mike's Wolf Creek Camper, Travel, and Boondocking Blog: Boondocking 101 - An Introduction to Boondocking

Boondocking 102: Getting Started
Mello Mike's Wolf Creek Camper, Travel, and Boondocking Blog: Boondocking 102 - Getting Started

Boondocking 103: Solving the Power Problem
Mello Mike's Wolf Creek Camper, Travel, and Boondocking Blog: Boondocking 103 - Solving the Power Problem
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We're still in our first year of "camping" in our AS; so far, we've been out 16 times since we bought it last February. All but five of those trips we have dry camped--no hookups, but sometimes a water spigot and dump station somewhere nearby. We haven't really gone into remote areas as yet, but the variety of camping options available when we don't look for hookups is immense ... and usually more enjoyable ... more like really "getting away" as opposed to parking in a crowded campground. Here's a pic of one such dry camp on the CA coastline.

We typically take long weekends, so managing waste water storage is pretty easy and a 2kw generator allows us to top off the batteries daily. This life style is a combination of very genteel "roughing it" and making some minor adjustments dictated by the lack of unlimited power and water. All-in-all, we love the AS lifestyle and can hardly wait to spend more time on the road.
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