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Old 11-06-2011, 07:53 AM   #1
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Boondocking VS Freestyling

I think Boon docking sound like a boat . How many think FREE STYLING is better description?
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:57 AM   #2
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i never heard the term boon docking until i got on here....we always called it camping
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It's from "Being out in the boondocks" although where the word boondocks comes from I don't know. hang on, I'll google it....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boondocks
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:42 AM   #4
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I thought freestyling was something you did in gymnastics or dance? Maybe hairdo's. Is it two words or just one?
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i never heard the term boon docking until i got on here....we always called it camping
Hah. Agreed.
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I thought they called it Rockdocking now, or is that just X-treme Boondocking?
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:15 AM   #7
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I like boats.

to me, camping involves a lot of leaky canvas and smoky smelling sleeping bags. Pup tents. Luxury would be including a hammock made up of a section of sharp nylon garroting twine that stores in a bag the size of an Opera singers fist.

freestyling...well, it's a good word but already got pretty much already taken by teenagers with bleached hair, baggy pants, and some kind of surface dependent go-fast contraption strapped to their feet.

i've seen that word, "glamping" but it just doesn't fit the AS life as I have seen it so far. That's those megabux bigazz Class AAA+ thingys with murals on the sides, that come with a professional staff and helipad and a locomotive engine for the generator. I couldn't afford their inspection sticker.

Boondocks is a good word, but yeah, it's a bit dated. I remember 'boondocking' on a motorcycle, etc.

How about something like "Mainstreaming" for camping with the crowd i.e. hookups of some kind, or "backstreaming" for getting out in the bushes in standalone mode?

I don't much like those either, but I think there must be gooder words in that general direction.

i think putting something like Silver or Aluminum in the title would make it a bit garishly gauche, don't you think? I do like folding the 'stream' part into it for a more subtle snobbishness.
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I think Boon docking sound like a boat . How many think FREE STYLING is better description?
My wife and I lived on a sail boat, often in remote out of the way anchorages, for 2 years in Mexico and elseware. We never heard anyone call it the "boondocks" or "boondocking."

However, like being in an Airstream in the boondocks of America, we did call it Paradise.
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When we backpacked, it was wilderness camping. You can't call it that with an Airstream because Airstreams need roads, not trails.

Boondocking may have started out as a Tagalog word and have nothing to do with RV's, but now refers to no hookups, so it can happen at a campground, by the side of a road in the national forest or at Walmart.

The term for tent camping is dry camping. Perhaps this is hookless camping.

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For you younger city folks..."Down in the Boondocks" is a song written & produced by Joe South and sung by Billy Joe Royal. It was a hit in 1965, reaching #6 on the Cash Box magazine chart and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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boondock - Wiktionary

Freestyle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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My wife and I lived on a sail boat, often in remote out of the way anchorages, for 2 years in Mexico and elseware. We never heard anyone call it the "boondocks" or "boondocking."
Maybe you were gunkholing instead?
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[QUOTE=Gringo;1068995][QUOTE=Airxtream;1068986]My wife and I lived on a sail boat, often in remote out of the way anchorages, for 2 years in Mexico and elseware. We never heard anyone call it the "boondocks" or "boondocking."

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I did that a lot when I was growing up. Actually, I still am, growing up that is. There is not much gunkholing in Colorado. Although some of our lakes are kind of gunky.

Puget Sound (where I started growing up), and northward is a great place to gunkhole and boondock.

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I thought they called it Rockdocking now, or is that just X-treme Boondocking?
Rockdocking always struck me as a bit arrogant. Its like, "My camping experience is so much more pure than yours that I had to invent a new word just to symbolize how much better it is." My vote goes with just camping.

On the other hand, boondocks means something. Plenty of boondocks around here.

Besides, I thought Freestyling was when you drove around in the country looking for junk/antiques to buy.
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Rockdocking always struck me as a bit arrogant. .
If Rockdocking is too highfalutin for you then how about boonholing or gunkdocking.

Those sound down to earth.

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If Rockdocking is too highfalutin for you then how about boonholing or gunkdocking.

Those sound down to earth.

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Yeah, all good.

I'll have to admit, everybody's camping experience is more pure than mine anyway.
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Yeah, all good.

I'll have to admit, everybody's camping experience is more pure than mine anyway.
Somebody on these forums said they never use their toilet. They just go in the surrounding area. Anyone want to invent a term for that?

Not me.

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Gunkholers and Boondockers......

sounds like something ZZ Top would perform....
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