February 11, 2014

B is for Boondocking

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Screen Shot 2014 02 11 at 9.03.36 AMBoondocking is most commonly defined as, “A brushy rural area or location; To camp in a dry brushy location; To stay in a recreational vehicle in a remote location, without connections to water, power, or sewer services.” Although boondocking is sometimes popular in places like Walmart parking lots, most often it means that you’re camping out in the boondocks.

For Streamers, boondocking is perhaps the ultimate adventure. Getting comfortable with boondocking’s best practices creates an entirely new level of possibility. Boondocking adds a nearly infinite number of locations in which to find new experiences and to write new chapters to your travel story.

But it isn’t without its challenges. How do you ration the water? Is there a best way to wash the dishes or even take a shower? Are wild animals a problem? We read one blog that (somewhat cutely) warned, “Bambi…is not real.” In other words, very few deer will become your friends. We read other blogs that painted such a treacherous boondocking picture, we’re not sure why anyone would want to try it!

But we want to learn from you. The experts. Give us your best boondocking tips and tricks. We’ll compile them into a list that you can keep as a great resource. We also want to hear about your boondocking adventures. And you KNOW we want to see pictures.

What’s in it for you besides helping out your fellow Streamers and Dreamers? Well, we’ll pick a few tips at random and give away some of our new Airstream t-shirts.

Let’s get started! Tell us about your favorite Boondocking Tips & Tricks!

 

Photo by: Yon Richner (@buttersandbambi). Learn more about her Airstream adventures here: buttersandbambi.com

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