there are two terms that sometimes get interchanged.
first is dry camping. generally this means camping in developed campgrounds with no hookups.
this is how most Calif. State Park campgrounds are. developed sites with a picnic table, fire ring, paved pad and a number for the site.
second is boondocking. generally this means camping in non-developed areas. also can be called dispersed camping.
this usually in areas like National or State Forests, Wilderness or Recreation Areas.
just pick a spot you like and set up camp. many times the camping is free.
no toilets, no showers, no campsite numbers.
camping in deserts are usually boondocking.
personally, i don't consider spending the night in a Walmart parking lot as boondocking. i call it sleeping overnite in a Walmart parking lot.
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