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Mello Mike

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Posted: 10/07/11 06:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello everyone,
I'm starting this thread (that will be a sticky) to provide general information on Boondocking. If anyone has a resource link they want to add to this list, just send me the link via PM and I will add it ASAP. Please don't nominate a link by responding to this thread. And please no campground links, we talkin' Boondocking here. If you have an idea for a new category, then by all means let me know.

Note that not every link can be added, so a nominated link may not make it. But the goal here is to capture useful links that will be of interest in one convenient location.

And thanks for the links.

Categories are listed below:

GENERAL BOONDOCKING TIPS AND INFORMATION:
Mello Mike's Boondocking 101
RV Boondocking News
Camping with Suzi
2oldman's Boondocking Basics and Procedures
Boondocking Info
Mello Mike's The Eight Habits for Highly Successful Boondocking
Freecampsites.net

LOCATION RESOURCES:
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Quartzsite, AZ Maps and Info
Band of Boondockers
Free and Low Cost Campsites
Bob's Cheap or Free Campsites
Boondocking Sites
US Forest Service Vehicle Maps

TECHNICAL TIPS INCLUDING SOLAR, WIND AND INVERTERS:
Mello Mike's Solar Power 101
Handy Bob's Solar
Mod My RV
Jack Mayer's Solar and Electrical
Jerry and Cynthia's Solar Power Installation Guide
Mello Mike's Top Five Boondocking Mods

WATER, DUMP SITES AND OTHER RESOURCE TIPS AND LOCATIONS:
Sanidumps
RV Dump Stations
RVDumps.com

OVERNIGHTING:
Who Allows Overnighting?
CA Transient Parking
Fraternal Order of Eagles

* This post was last edited 09/07/16 03:16pm by Mello Mike *   View edit history


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rockhillmanor

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Posted: 10/07/11 08:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank You! [emoticon]
I've been wanting to change my ways/stays to boondocking and this will help me get started with all the info in one place. Tks!


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Posted: 10/08/11 07:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks Mike. What a great resource to have in one place. [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/08/11 09:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Mello,

I find the HandyBob site mostly a rant. Some of the suggestions are poor. Sonicsix has a much better concise and accurate site. As per your request I'll send the url in a private message.


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Posted: 10/14/11 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for posting the links.


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Well my husband who deals with electric codes and stuff finds the Handy Bob site very accurate about the hows and whys for doing solar the correct way to get the most out of money that is spent on stuff.


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Posted: 11/09/11 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good boondocking requires more comfort heading off the beaten path and down some unmarked road. Here are some links on reading maps and using the maps for finding those hidden boondocking gems.

http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/eldorado/documents/rogs/rog_maps.pdf

http://www.nwcg.gov/pms/pubs/475/PMS475.pdf

http://edc2.usgs.gov/pubslists/booklets/symbols/index.php

http://dnr.wi.gov/forestry/private/PLSSTut/plsstut1.htm


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Posted: 11/09/11 09:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great posts ... we try to boondock as much as possible


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Posted: 09/17/12 07:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Folks; There is a site called Boondockers Welcome; free to log on and have about 400 members since March 2012. People offering mostly 1 and 2 day stopovers.

Corky52

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Posted: 12/21/12 07:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have a Garmin GPS, The GPS FILE DEPOT site has some great free Topo maps you can down load and use on almost any Garmin product. Maps have tons of useful information on them.

GPSFILEDEPOT.COM

There also several other maps and overlays that can be of great interest.



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