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Posted: 02/26/20 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's the city ordanances that will jump up and bite you when trying to save a dime camping in the city limits...Never understood this city boondocking...but that's just me..


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Do you like quiet neighbors?
Then this place works.

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I find the safest places are the ones with lots of warning signs about big bears around. They're perfect spots uncrowded etc. Like to carry extra bear warning signs since they work so well.

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I had to look up Boondocking because the way it was, isn't that way anymore...

Boondocking is a term used by RVers to describe RVing without being connected to water, electric, or sewer. Because you're not connected to any services it's also called dry camping. Other terms you might see that all refer to boondocking are free camping and wild camping

So if your not hooked up to water/sewer and electricity..Your boondocking by the new RV terms?

So I guess by these new RV terms,I am a Wild Camper..Laffin

Graveside Boondocking just seems wrong..

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I asked a local LEO after watching the first college football championship game in 2014, at a wild wings in W VA, for closest place to stay the night safely, and he said right where I was, or follow him to his station, Went to the station. I've asked and stayed in rural hospitals also.

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It depends so much on the area. Here in Phoenix, you can't camp ANYWHERE except at a campground or well outside of town on BLM land. There are ordinances prohibiting any and all kinds of overnight parking anywhere. Same thing up in Reno from what I've heard. Maybe it's to prevent Walmarts from turning into transient camps, I dunno, but it's annoying.

I suggest carrying a Ouiji Board if you're going to camp at a cemetery. That way if cops or anybody else asks why you're there, you can whip out the board (slowly, so you don't get shot) and tell them you plan to use it around midnight. [emoticon]


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I was transferred to San Francisco for a year and we would spend Sunday morning in the Colma cemetery reading the paper and having a picnic breakfast. Very peaceful and quiet. We'd walk around and read the tombstones. Weird but it was fun and interesting.


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I must say that we always dry camp , Wal-Mart , big box stores , super markets , rest areas and yes several times in cemetery parking . In thirty five years of this I have only been asked to move once and that was so they could stripe the lot . Car lots , churches , restaurants , hospitals , police stations ,cattle auctions , If somebody does not like what you are doing they will tell ya to move.

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Living in a place with public land everywhere I cannot even imagine sleeping in a parking lot or a cemetary.

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Joe Glidewell wrote:

I see many post about boondocking. Some in very public parking areas such as Wal-Mart parking lots and some on the side of mountain road.



I don't consider parking overnight in a Wal-Mart parking lot to be "boondocking"

The official definition of Boondocks is:

1 US, informal : a remote, thinly settled rural area

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boondocks

Side of a mountain road definitely IS boondocking.


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