boondock, defined: dry camp on public land, truck stop, rest area or
According to phred Tinseth, "Boondocking is not really a good term, but has
somehow come into common use. Dry Camping (parking anywhere without or with
limited amenities) is more accurate. Independent Parking is the preferred term.
It means that you are prepared to dry camp but make use of amenities when
they're available. Being prepared to live independently is what it's all about,
then you're free to do what you want to do."
Boondocking Etiquette -
Bob Gummersall tries to tell you the things that are important about boondocking
and the proper etiquette to use.10
- C. Patrick Waters site is dedicated "to sharing experiences and knowledge
about the many beautiful and interesting boondocking locations in North
America, with special emphasis on western Canada, United States and Mexico."
Outdoors - a few tips on successful boondocking.10
phred Tinseth has written a
very extensive "poop sheet" that "came from 20 years of boondocking experience
in U.S., Mexico and Canada and articles that appeared in Escapees Magazine."
It's about eight pages when printed.10
- "We have seen many who set up camp for as long as they can get away with it.
The lawn chairs and awnings come out and they are settled in. In some
cases...(such) actions have resulted in prohibitive local ordinances or a change
in store policy. The thoughtful RVer who only wants to catch a few winks
overnight while in transit may eventually find this convenience taken away."
(documentary film - DVD) humorously captures the essence of American attitudes
toward nature, equality, and civic values as it documents RV travelers'
interactions with landscape, technology, communities, and each other. Each year
tens of thousands of travelers steer their RVs into Wal-Mart parking lots to
"camp" for a night or two. Not because they have to. Rather, because they want
to. Just as they seek out national parks and historic sites, RV travelers have
marked Wal-Mart stores as travel destinations.
Boondocking Locations - This is the club where you can just list all of your
boondocking locations to share with others and we can all build our own database
from this source.... Start by sharing the ones from your own area first.... See
Message #1 for information on how to make your posting.