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64thunderbolt

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Posted: 06/28/12 04:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

reading & asking questions is the way unless you can hook up with someone experienced to go with. I have been camping for 20 yrs and never once in a campground of any kind. Nice thing about Az, lots of options. Mtns in summer & desert in winter and places for fall & spring. We can always find someplace to go.


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My brother and I call it Wal Jumping when we go out jumping from one Walmart to another Walmart.

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BCTrucker wrote:

Walmart parking areas = Lot Lounging??


We call it Wallydocking!


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bobdifley wrote:

As a writer and blogger I find standardized definitions helpful, both in writing an article/blog and for the reader. Otherwise, the writer finds he has to waste too many words describing a situation and the article/blog bogs down into tedious explanation. I agree basically with Mello Mike's definitions but still find myself struggling to come up with the right terms for (1) Staying one night in a no-hookup forest service campground (overnighting? boondocking? dry-camping?), (2)Joining a gathering of like-minded RVers at a specific location on an LTVA at Quartzsite, (3) The difference between staying at a large no-hookup forest service campground on a busy week-end on the perimeter of a popular national park (crowded, noisy, but no hook-ups) and then moving from there to another part of the same forest but down an old logging road far away from other campers. I think the simpler the definition, the less confusing, as long as a minimal number of words can be used to clarify the site referenced. In my ebook, BOONDOCKING: Finding the Perfect Campsite on America's Public Lands, I also used the term "Coyote Camping" to mean boondocking away from all signs of civilization and organized camping.

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"Coyote Camping"......Really?
How about:
Cactus Camping
Lake Living
River Resting
Valley Visiting
Hillside Housing
Park Parking

IMO, boondocking, dry camping and overnighting cover all the bases!

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Posted: 04/02/14 01:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The term boondocks is an American English term for a remote, usually brushy rural area; or to a remote city or town that is considered unsophisticated.

Boondocking - Present participle of boondock.


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First time dry camping,does the chassis battery stay on or off.Using coach batteries with generator for charging.

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80psi wrote:

I've not read anyone recommend Lowe's Depot for a few hours rest. I've been in 2-3 dozen coast to coast with no problem. Do that repair you forgot to do B4 you left the house. Also join the ELK'S hundred's of location nationwide, most have a bar and restaurant.


The Elks have 4 directories showing which lodges have camping available
throughout the entire country. They are great.

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Dry camping means no water or dumping facilities for hookups. Whether you run a generator or solar panels or even batteries does not affect whether you dry camp or wet camp, or boondock, as far as the utilites portion not being there.

That would be called electricless camping, if you didn't have storage and production means for electricity. And if you didn't bring propane or white gas, that would be gasless camping.

Yes, you can dry camp with a generator, or solar panels. It's a utility when you are on the grid, it's a luxury when you make your own, or harvest your own. But it doesn't have much to do with the definition of dry camping.

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Do you have to be married to become an Elks member?

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to me,its all the same label, just different locations.no power,no sewer.it's really just squatting when you park overnite in a parking lot. in fact,imho,if you are hooked up,your rving not camping,if you can't light a proper campfire, you're rving,not camping,if you can't pee behind the nearest tree without offending the neighbors,you're rving, not camping,if you can't target shoot in your site without the swat team coming down on you,you're rving,not camping.if you cant jump in the lake in your birthday suit,you're rving,not camping.if you can't sit up till the wee hours drinking beer and laughing without someone telling you to shut the hell up,well,you know..

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