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Old 03-24-2011, 10:54 PM   #21
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There is now a subforum in Lifestyles for "Boondocking"...
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:07 PM   #22
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...Anyway, that's how good I think they are....Please feel free to share more.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:13 PM   #23
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Are these last 4 pics from Arizona also??
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Yes, they are all in Arizona.
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Ok Glenn, how do you get your truck to all the boondocking areas without dust? I only saw one shot under the big pine tree where there is dirt on your truck, and of course the snow.
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Ok Glenn, how do you get your truck to all the boondocking areas without dust? I only saw one shot under the big pine tree where there is dirt on your truck, and of course the snow.

It is an advanced boondocking skill I am only recently starting to master. It is part of the "dirt free" camping philosophy.

Actually the truck is dirtier than it appears in the photographs. It is in part the settings for the camera I am using. I can set it to enhance the colors so they do not appear to be so washed out and as a result, the color of the truck shows up more than the dust.

In this photo the truck was very dusty as I had driven about 20 miles on dirt roads. You can still see dust on the tires, but hardly any on the truck itself:



Here are a couple pictures where the dust/dirt is more evident:



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Old 03-25-2011, 08:21 AM   #27
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Agreed,

If you are boondocking, then you are also dry camping, but if you are dry camping, you are not necessarily boondocking. Boondocking is a specific type of dry camping outside of established campgrounds.
I like that definition. Seems like I mostly dry camp, sometimes do RVn' with hookups, and occasionally boondock.
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Glenn,
I really dont know many places back east here where you can legally do what you do. I could be wrong though and likely am...I guess other than my backpacking, kayak camping and ocasional boat camping ( all boondocking it), my trailer camping is boondocking lite... we will go to an established US Forest Service campground with no hook ups, no water, no electric...that is boondocking lite (dry camping)...

If I knew of places like you go out west there that were back here, I would boondock it in the trailer too.

That dust free camping rocks! and the dust free truck is even bette. Our 4 Runner is dark blue and we will on an improved gravel road here in the mountains. I can wash that thing and within a day driving down our road, especially if it has been dry, the truck is dirty.

On a side note, I find it interesting folks were or are reluctant to ask where you go in AZ to do this. It seems it is almost like asking a fisherman for his secret spots (lol)....
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I really dont know many places back east here where you can legally do what you do.
By my understanding, on U.S. Forest Service land in western Virginia, if it isn't specific porhibited in an area, camping is allowed anywhere you can get your trailer into.....without cutting down trees.

The prohibitive areas include the areas around some water control dams, and within so many feet of established campgrounds.

I have found a couple of non-campground sites that I want to try out.
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Glenn,
I really don't know many places back east here where you can legally do what you do. I could be wrong though and likely am...I guess other than my backpacking, kayak camping and occasional boat camping ( all boondocking it), my trailer camping is boondocking lite... we will go to an established US Forest Service campground with no hook ups, no water, no electric...that is boondocking lite (dry camping)....
Not sure what you are defining as "back east" but you can boondock on most all National Forest property. I am in Ohio and boondock in Wayne national Forest (have a great hunting spot there), as well I have boondocked in PA, NY, VT, WV, and Maine. In the east on the various Park systems websites it goes by different names, search primitive and backcountry camping to find the rules for the individual parks.
Here is a sample from the Wayne NF website:
Primitive Camping
Primitive Camping is allowed on NF land away from developed campgrounds and anywhere that your camping equipment and/or vehicle do not block developed trails or road right-of-ways.

Plan to bring enough drinking water for the duration of your stay. Leave a clean campsite by packing out all refuse. There is no charge for primitive camping, although a 14 day limitation is in effect. It is not normally necessary to check in with the Forest Service. However, groups larger than 25 people require a permit and prior coordination is required.

Also be careful of fire restrictions some of the east parks only allow fires in provided rings, this is usually in areas that use the term backcountry camping, they provide areas with fire rings that you can move around but fire must be in the ring.

Go enjoy your first Boondock once you do you will not go back to the local KOA.
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