If you resist getting your Airstream muddy, dusty, dirty or 'cow patty' flipped under the fender wells... you are a Glamper.
If having a thousand squashed crickets from Utah State Highways is not something you want to see on your front Airstream Rock Guards and lining your tow vehicle grill... you are a Glamper.
Glamping is not bad. It is just a much cleaner society. I can wear a Tee Shirt, Short Pants and a pair of socks for a week.... and Ahhhhhhh. Keeps Grizz and Mountains Lions out of my way. My Blue Heelers can find me near the Airstream and a mile or two...upwind. Stinking Crazy... you bet.
If a tee shirt had printing on the outside and inside... turn it inside out and get another week of use. No one will steal your clothing in the laundry bag tossed into the back of the pickup truck. Even wild life are weary... but want to get a closer look. This is why BIG Game hunter do not shower or bath when out Hunting. Perfume and soap stinks worse... Ask a hunter. They will tell you how to STINK. Me too.
The Airstream Glamping Society has 90% of the attention. They actually use the Microwave in their trailer.
When I had a microwave, I pulled it out to store toilet tissue and potato chips. At elevation the AC is weight on the roof... but excellent for resale in the future.
Smart OTG thinking, pays off.
Dirt Bagging OTG Boondockers... 10%, at best and maybe declining in numbers.
Wrong place for finding isolated RV Parks next to a National Park with great company for conversations and enjoying stories of previous Rallies and paying for it.
Dirt Bagging. Off the Grid Boondocking. Camping away from crowds that need company. Call it what you will... it is a challenge to learn how to find National Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management campsites. Maps show roads, but rarely offer Hunter's Camps, former logging campsites, clearings along the edges of a Mesa... non Fee Areas, no amenities... no nothing but you and nature.
Some individuals are 'insulted' that their evening or a week long trek to RV Parks and Rallies are not part of Boondocking. It is not Boondocking in the definition. There is nothing wrong about RV Parks or Rallies. This is much too crowded for my primitive tastes of social activity... like... "Hey Tom. Find any more of that Hoplophoneus skeleton?"
"Nope... still looking. I have to leave the Ranch in a couple days, so need to walk the outcrops better."
Everyone has a particular interest that the other 90% scratch their head, not understanding... what is wrong with these people. Airstreams are NOT intended to leave the paved road... they will pop rivets, blow out tires and wreak the interior... Kind of talk.
The only rivets I see being popped are those on the pants of sedentary RV owners. Levi's can only handle so much and... pop.
This is a lifestyle. A choice. It does not make it Good, nor Bad. We just do it and enjoy what we do. Often we invite others to come and try it. It usually does not work out well from my experiences.
The 10% of Airstream Owners that 'like' to OTG Boondock are from different backgrounds and usually more into Nature and the places that are more remote. It does not mean one can go from OTG and then a Rally with 1,000 people... but I doubt many can make the transition going back and forth. If so... you are a master of Human Nature.
I am 40,000 years prior to being a Human. I like it that way.
If you hate flies. Ants. Scorpions. Gnats. Yellow Jackets... WE AGREE, me too.
If you like Fly Fishing, Rock Hunting and wandering along a Mesa at 8700 feet to explore... WE AGREE, me too. But do not count on it.
Can anyone else explain WHY they are a Dust Bagger, Boondocking, Boonie Camper? Maybe the Dusty Airstream Society says it all.
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