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Mello Mike

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Posted: 09/15/11 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Let's have a little fun. What do you consider to be "must have" items when you go boondocking?

I'll start:

1. Two AGM 6v or Group 27 12v batteries
2. Solar power (100 watts)
3. Propane (2x5 gal tanks)
4. Seven gallon portable water tank
5. First Aid Kit
6. Water Purification Kit
7. Saw Zaw (for cutting firewood)
8. Firestarter
9. Camera
10. Altimeter App
11. Dump Station Location App
12. GPS/Maps
13. GPS locator

* This post was edited 05/19/14 01:45pm by Mello Mike *


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Make that a 4500Watt generator and a big air conditioner. And... a internet satellite hook up. I tell you it is hell out in the wilds anymore.


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Road Runners wrote:

Make that a 4500Watt generator and a big air conditioner. And... a internet satellite hook up. I tell you it is hell out in the wilds anymore.


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On the topic, we had a popup and boondocked often. Without air conditioning anytime of the year, I would do what I did in the PUP and move most cooking outside on the grill and portable stove in an EZ-Up.

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The term "boondocking" has such a different meaning for everybody on here. For some, boondocking could be parking in the middle of nascar track - parked somewhere without hookups. So they find a way to generate 120V power, bring in more water, and find a way to dispose of sewer.

For me, boondocking means dry camping, but without the picnic table and fire ring. So I always take a portable table, and I make a fire ring.

Most of my boondocking is in National Forests.


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We always have a .357 Magnum and a 12 gauge, and not just when boondocking.

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A blue boy by Barker, a macerator pump to pump it up into your truck, a larger water bladder for fresh water, a 12volt pump to pump the fresh water in, and a good filtration system for the water.


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For every week of boondocking, we always carry two bottles of decent Zinfandel.


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I never leave home without:

400 watts solar
wind charger
solar lights
whiskey
steaks
BBQ
memory foam mattress
chainsaw
aircard - computer - camera
comfortable chairs

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korbe wrote:

The term "boondocking" has such a different meaning for everybody on here. For some, boondocking could be parking in the middle of nascar track - parked somewhere without hookups. So they find a way to generate 120V power, bring in more water, and find a way to dispose of sewer.

For me, boondocking means dry camping, but without the picnic table and fire ring. So I always take a portable table, and I make a fire ring.

Most of my boondocking is in National Forests.


Yes, when I said boondocking, I meant real boondocking per the definitions listed in my sticky post.

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Custom first aid/survival kit, Sawyer water filtration system, Leatherman, camp ax, pruning saw, two folding shovels, 25' tow strap, and several lengths of 1/2 inch plywood and 1x6s for leveling and bridge building (I've got a bent trailer bumper and stabilizer because I didn't bridge a rut that I should have). We can also carry up to 42 gals. of water in addition to the 31 gals. on-board. Not counting our regular meals, we have at least a weeks worth of dry provisions (milk, rice, macaroni, flour, etc.), canned and packaged meals. And Mini Bic lighters everywhere. Wish list: Hi-Lift Jack and a HenWay.

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