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Old 07-28-2005, 04:06 PM   #1
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Why do you like Boondocking?

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I'm writing an article for the Fall 2005 issue of Airstream Life on Boondocking and was wondering why you like this form of camping. Please elaborate beyond a one or two word answer. If your comments are good, I'd like to quote you (with your permission, of course). Humorous replys get extra points.

Note: Boondocking is wilderness camping out in the boonies. Not dry camping at a campground or at Flying J's.
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Old 07-28-2005, 04:35 PM   #2
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We like to boondock because we can stay in places like this! On the banks of the Columbia river in washington - fish off the bumper close. Try this at a KOA.
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Old 07-28-2005, 05:31 PM   #3
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Mike,

You should post your question to the Yahoo Airstream List and the Vintage Airstream List, hosted by Tom Patterson. There are people on those lists who are not here but just as passionate about boondocking.

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I'm writing an article for the Fall 2005 issue of Airstream Life on Boondocking and was wondering why you like this form of camping. Please elaborate beyond a one or two word answer. If your comments are good, I'd like to quote you (with your permission, of course). Humorous replys get extra points.

Note: Boondocking is wilderness camping out in the boonies. Not dry camping at a campground or at Flying J's.
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:28 PM   #4
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Out of the way places seem to be less crowded and quieter. There are times I really want to relax and really reap the benefits nature has to offer. You can't always do that at a crowded campground.
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Old 07-28-2005, 07:07 PM   #5
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For my folks it's a bird nerd thing

My folks have taken their Airstream(s) (93 Excella that we now own, and their current 2001 Airstream MH) to many BLM areas in AZ where they have boondocked while looking for birds to add to their lifelist. I love their stories about my Mom having to get up at dawn to "break ice" to make coffee all while my Dad is warm and cozy in bed. Also all the adventures they have had looking for LBJs (Little Brown Jobs) as I call the birds because for the most part they all look the same to me. In many cases, remote is where the birds are and as my folks are "bird nerds" they go remote.

There is nothing like boondocking in an Airstream though. Complete comfort and style.
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Old 07-28-2005, 08:18 PM   #6
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Boondocking in an Airstream is like being on an island with all the amenities! We just drag out the portable solar panel (to match the one on the roof that might be in the shade) and sip on a cold one while watching the sun move from east to west. The birds (yes, I am one of those birdwatchers, too) and other wildlife are a bonus! The clear air and the quiet are the main draws.

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Pictures

Great stuff, so far. Thanks. Also I forgot to mention that I need some pics of your Airstreams out Boondocking. They'll appear in the magazine if they're good and of a high resolution.

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Already covered......

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Sort of....

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I saw that thread before I posted mine. I'm looking for statements I can quote for the article. If folks post them here on this thread then I know they're interested.

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Good things about boondocking

Usually cheaper than standard campground
I don't have to listen to my neighbors taste in music
Dog has more freedom to wander
I don't have to listen to my neighbors generator
You can holler at your kids w/impunity
There is no audience watching you trying to back trailer into small space - again.
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I saw that thread before I posted mine. I'm looking for statements I can quote for the article. If folks post them here on this thread then I know they're interested.

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I've merged these two threads...

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& I've merged these two threads...

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Hi all this thread was merged so just to clarify where its going, here is a repost of the original post of the second thread that was merged in.
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I'm writing an article for the Fall 2005 issue of Airstream Life on Boondocking and was wondering why you like this form of camping. Please elaborate beyond a one or two word answer. If your comments are good, I'd like to quote you (with your permission, of course). Humorous replys get extra points.

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