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Old 07-14-2016, 07:26 PM   #21
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Did you read the quote that I quoted from bikenden" "Dry Camping is camping in developed campgrounds that don't have any hookups.

Boondocking is camping in areas that have no developed sites, such as deserts, BLM land, national or state forests, Walmart and so on.

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Old 07-14-2016, 09:26 PM   #22
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Bikendan:

You stated "We don't boondock but we do dry camp most of the time."

This is what started me asking questions because the OP was asking about generators, solar, etc. and your statement above got me asking about this, which somehow got us into this hair-splitting discussion.

It would appear to me that WITH RESPECT TO HIS QUESTION regarding generators and AC, your statement is really immaterial, in that boondocking and dry camping are the same - WITH RESPECT TO HIS QUESTION. I don't think developed vs undeveloped, or paid vs free sites makes any difference, per se.

So now I understand what the difference is to you, but it doesn't really mean a thing WRT the OPs question i.e., no hookups - what do I do?
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:30 PM   #23
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Did you read the quote that I quoted from bikenden" "Dry Camping is camping in developed campgrounds that don't have any hookups.



Boondocking is camping in areas that have no developed sites, such as deserts, BLM land, national or state forests, Walmart and so on.





So yea, what you imply is correct and I guess the distinction is narrow. However, there is one other major distinction that has not been mentioned. Dry camping is in a developed campground where there were probably 20 or more campsites, and you have to pay to camp.



Boondocking is just that "in the boonies," and there is NO fee to camp (free) and if lucky, no one but coyotes, mountain lions, lizards, etc., withing a mile or two.

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Hey, we've got rules for everything it seems!

I think it's how you tell the civilized from the uncivilized campers!
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For the DW, the difference between dry camping and boondocking is that the dry camping campground has some sort of toilet facilities. Neither of us are fans of the porta-potty in our little A-frame.

Many of the National Forest camps in Colorado are in-betweeners. Not developed or assigned campsites, but camping "areas" with possibly some scattered tables and some pit or vault potties.

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Bikendan:

You stated "We don't boondock but we do dry camp most of the time."

This is what started me asking questions because the OP was asking about generators, solar, etc. and your statement above got me asking about this, which somehow got us into this hair-splitting discussion.

It would appear to me that WITH RESPECT TO HIS QUESTION regarding generators and AC, your statement is really immaterial, in that boondocking and dry camping are the same - WITH RESPECT TO HIS QUESTION. I don't think developed vs undeveloped, or paid vs free sites makes any difference, per se.

WITH RESPECT I guess this misdirection of information could have stopped with you not asking the question of Bikendan. But those are my thoughts and this subject is between you and Bikendan.

So now I understand what the difference is to you, but it doesn't really mean a thing WRT the OPs question i.e., no hookups - what do I do?
Iíll admit, I should have not added further info, that seems to have upset you; however, I would bet 50% of the threads on this forum (or any other forums I visit) end up going off direction) and most Ops donít usually care. Eventually, someone will note NICELY to bring it back on subject; usually a moderator.
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As for rules, I'm as to when someone mentioned these were "rules."
In fact, I fail to see where anyone said these are rules; other than you.

They are opinions, views, etc., call them what you want in regard to the differences between dry camping and boondocking; however, NO ONE HAS SAID THEY ARE RULES on this thread.

I for one will return this thread back to the OP's questions and allow others to answer the original questions. I will forgo visiting or adding anymore info.

And I feel it is the best way to back out of this discussion, since my original post, which I have rewritten would have probably ended up being deleted and with a nasty-gram from an ACTUAL MODERATOR; and rightfully so!
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The description was in BOLD! And in colour!!

I'm a teacher. Bold AND colour!!!
Those are rules!!! Lol


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So.. According to the rules...

If I sleep in my camper, in my drive way.. Is it dry, or boondocking.


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Only dry I no alcohol is involved...

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Only dry I no alcohol is involved...

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Oh!!! Well then. I have never and will never dry camp.


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