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Old 05-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #81
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I have always referred to camping without hookups as boondocking. It does not mean that you are necessarily out in the boondocks, but that out in the boondocks you do not have any hookups. So boondocking to me just means camping without hookups.

The problem I have with drycamping is this. I used to take my Airstream to a campground in the winter and go skiing. I had electricity, but no water and did not use any of the plumbing in the airstream. I had bottled water for drinking and cooking. There was a heated bathhouse for toilet facilities and taking a shower. This to me was drycamping, because I did not use any of the Airstreams plumbing facilities- they were all dry. Drycamping as a term for no hookups does not work for me because you are using the plumbing facilities and they are indeed wet, not dry.

In the boondocks, you will not have hookups, so boondocking to me means camping without hookups. You can boondock at Walmart, the state park, forest service campgrounds, a music festival, an open field, a wide spot in the road, etc., anyplace that there are no hookups available and camping is allowed.

It also means cheap- certainly low cost and lots of times free.

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Note- in the photo below I am boondocking, no utilities, in the Julian Price campground on the Blueridge Parkway in July, 2011.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:09 PM   #82
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In my area, dry camping means no hookups and typically implies a crappy location, like a parking lot, near an event like a race, ball game or flea market. Boon docking is the same, no hookups, but the location IS the event. I dry camp in parking lots, I boondock under trees near a stream.
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In my area, dry camping means no hookups and typically implies a crappy location, like a parking lot, near an event like a race, ball game or flea market. Boon docking is the same, no hookups, but the location IS the event. I dry camp in parking lots, I boondock under trees near a stream.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:20 PM   #85
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As i said

boondocking is like docking a boat you don't dock you trailer.
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boondocking is like docking a boat you don't dock you trailer.
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I don't really understand what all the fuss is about. Here in the New Orleans area, where boaters outnumber RVers by a large margin, even non-RVers understand what I mean when I talk about boondocking. No one, at all, thinks I'm talking about boating when I say I'm going boondocking.

Since it's such an evocative word that even people who don't do it understand what it means, why change it now?
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They call it dry camping in these parts but I refer to it as Hobo camping. Here it just means no hookups. No reference to the quality of the campsite.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:08 AM   #88
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They call it dry camping in these parts but I refer to it as Hobo camping. Here it just means no hookups. No reference to the quality of the campsite.
I like the term hobocamping. Quite an accurate description.

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In my area, dry camping means no hookups and typically implies a crappy location, like a parking lot, near an event like a race, ball game or flea market. Boon docking is the same, no hookups, but the location IS the event. I dry camp in parking lots, I boondock under trees near a stream.
I like your definition. Boondocking is out in the "boonies".

If you are without hookups in an urban setting you are "urbandocking".
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I believe a "boon" is an unexpected gift, possibly from the king. The wilderness is a boon to dock in.

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This is boondocking. Dry camping with location.
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It's only " Boondocking" if you brought the picnic table with you.

PS: I love the Adirondacks. Went to Paul Smith's College.
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Gunkholeing (sp?) was the term used for boondocking with a sailboat back in the 70's.
Something about the stagnant water around a lonely, well protected, (wind/current) anchorage.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:24 PM   #95
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Yes, gunk holing was what we called it when we were cruising on our sailboat: hopping from one safe harbor to another and dropping the anchor. No Electric but some fresh water in the tank that was accessed via foot pump. Oil lanterns at night, and a wind scoop for air conditioning. No refrigeration either, so the occasional cold, frosty beer in port was oh-so-welcome!

So now while "land cruising" with our AS, 25 years later, we tend to spoil ourselves and opt for water and electric sites, but gunk holing (a.k.a. boondocking) can't be beat for the views and privacy and solitude that often cannot be found when "hooked up."
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