We are full-timers and we do volunteer work at state parks. We have done many interesting jobs as park hosts, lead bird and nature walks, work at a museum, etc. Volunteering not only gives us something worthwhile to do but we learn so much in the process and it gives a FHU site with free utilities. We also hike, mountain bike, bird watching, and check out the local sites. I like to fish as well and DW likes to do scrap booking. We keep pretty busy and we love the life style to say the least. We feel very lucky to be able to live this type of life. Good Luck!
Jack & Peg
USN Ret AGC
Sioux Falls, SD
06 Itasca Horizon 40KD
Swimming, wandering around either in the truck or on foot, visiting friends and family, talking to the neighbors, working on my job (WTTCS's favorite dirty word). Depends on where we are as to what we do to pass the time the Brideandjoy loves to read that and her quilting take up a fair amount of her time when we're not out exploring the area.
If it gets too boring where we are we move.
Eloise - 2000 F350 7.3 DRW XL, Reading Flatbed, King Ranch Leather, AIS, MBRP 4" Ex
The Chinese Princess - 2007 Hitchhiker II LS 32.5 LKSBG
Your Kung Fu is weak!
I'm not a fulltimer, but I am never bored for a second when living out in the MH or at home. Time is the most precious commodity I know; and for me there never is nearly enough of it. If you are bored, give me your extra time and I will make full use of it.
I do many things when in the MH:
Upland bird hunting is my main focus - we hunt various species all over the country:
Keeping, training, running my beloved bird dogs is a big part of each day year 'round, plus keeping the Old Man in good enough shape for the rigors of covering miles and miles of remote wilderness when hunting.
I shoot quite a bit each week to maintain my shooting skills - mostly shotgun and rifle. I used to travel around to shoot a lot of national-level competition, but I've given that up in favor of more time afield. This also involves time spent reloading a lot of ammo, maintaining guns and other equipment.
I make guns as well - generally very elaborate Jaeger-type flintlocks - doing both the wood and metal work, engraving, chasing, etc. Here's one - a circa 1690 .72 caliber:
This is the sideplate - made from scratch - note the little guy in 17th Century garb with this very rifle slung over his shoulder - the rest of the gun is equally worked:
Yes, you can do this in an MH - the simple hand tools needed fit into one small box.
As we travel, I avoid populated places, especially cities, like the plague, but enjoy exploring wilderness places - from badlands to isolated beaches:
I carry a small carbon fiber canoe and enjoy exploring remote waterways with it - not much of a fisherman (too much sitting), but will try my hand at that now and then.
I like to try to make attractive images of the beauty (to my eye) I am privileged to see when in uncrowded places:
When on the road, I telecommute to work for a few hours each day.
Finally, I'm a huge reader in my "spare time" - getting a Kindle that gives me access to countless books even when in remote areas, had made that work better on the road.
2008 Winnebago Journey 39z DP
2004 Jeep Liberty toad