How does one fing place that you can boondock, Is it canmgrounds or is it just a particular peice of land that you can dry/boondock on?
How do you find out about these places?
Is there a huge difference in the wahy you pack when dry/boondocking?
I've done so much with so little for so long, I'm now qualified to do anything with nothing.
Boondocking is camping without any electric, water or sewer hookups. Water is what you carry in your rig and power is a generator or solar power. Many people spend weeks in the desert or just an overnight in a parking lot is booddocking. You can't just pull in someplace that has a large parking lot and spend the night without permission from the store management.
Here on the east coast, true boondocking is limited. A good place for us are the National Forest as most allow dispersed camping. But you should always check with the Rangers unless the dispersed camping rules are posted.
One of the important things about boondocking is to leave no trace. This means packing out all or your trash, not dumping your tanks (black or grey), etc.
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as stated, boondocking is camping without a water source, dump station or elec hookups. you're on your own for water, waste and heating, cooling and cooking.
so you need to pick your time of year.
is it cool enough to sleep at night and not furnance hot during the day?
is it freezing so your gas furnace runs all night? the fan will draw battery power.
you can add more batteries. you can add some solar panels to your power supply.
water must be conserved. you can take a "bath" with a half gallon of water if you need to. plan on one pot meals and use a lot of paper plates and plastic cups.. this will help you conserve washing dishes.
you can partially boondock in a lot of national forests, BLM campgrounds, etc. that have water and maybe a dump station. they allow generators during the day..but not at night.
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I am more of a purist. To me boondocking is outside any developed or designated campground. Many FS and BLM campgrounds do not have water or dumps, but are still a designated campground. I consider that staying in a campground, not boondocking.
My definition of boondocking is setting up camp out in the woods where no signs, tables, outhouses, fire rings, etc exist. No map identifies the site as a campground. The new MVUM in the national forests have reduced the availability of places to boondock, but many opportunities still exist.
Log off and go camping!