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Master Making Plans for Boondocking

| Updated Jul 13, 2023
When Dr. Seuss wrote “Oh, the places you’ll go!” he probably wasn’t thinking about making plans for boondocking in your RV.
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But ever since Jennifer and I started boondocking several years ago we decided that he should have been!

As many of you know, boondocking has been our preferred method of RVing and camping ever since we first learned of it.

Boondocking has taken us from the beaches of Florida.

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To Silver Lake State Park on the beautiful Lake Michigan coastline!

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And, of course, to many undisclosed locations, deep back in the woods.
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When you make plans for boondocking with your RV, an entire other world opens up for you to explore.

Of course, we aren't boondocking right now with the current state of the US, however, when things start to open back up again – that's where we'll be. Back out in nature and far away from traditional campgrounds for the foreseeable future.

If you've never boondocked and want to get out into nature and limit your time in traditional campgrounds – this guide will help you do that.

I’ll be honest though, when we first started boondocking it was intimidating, terrifying even, to know that we would be entirely on our own out there.

What if we ran down our batteries too far and couldn’t even start the RV to get out?

What if we ran into some less than savory characters in the backwoods of who-knows-where?

But over the years we’ve learned a lot. We’ve “stood on the shoulders of giants” as they say and interviewed and become friends with many full-time RVers and “boondocking extraordinaires.” People who taught us the ropes and helped us understand how to do it.

Now we can see that even though boondocking was intimidating starting out, it’s only the first time doing something that makes it seem difficult.

After the first few times, it became like clockwork!

If you are making plans for boondocking – There’s a way to boondock that makes it easy.

If you’re reading this, you know that we’ve tested out gadgets, gizmos, and pretty much everything that we could get our hands on to improve our boondocking experience.

So we decided to unveil the curtain and put together an e-book called
The Beginner's Guide To Boondocking.

Check it out.

  • The 4 electronic systems in your RV that you’ll need to master or improve in order to get your rig “boondocking-ready”
  • Our tips and tricks for conserving electrical energy in your RV
  • Our favorite “cheat” to get a long HOT shower on the road
  • How dealing with groceries, cooking, and garbage change when you’re boondocking and how we think about meals
  • Resources to find free or extreme low-cost boondocking spots and places to stay the night
  • An answer to the question, should you take a gun with you boondocking?
  • Ideas and recommendations to conserve water while you’re boondocking
  • Understanding the balancing act of water in your RV between your tanks
  • How to improve cell reception and get WiFi to stay connected to the outside world while boondocking
  • An example of how we find a typical boondocking spot
  • What is boondocking etiquette and best practices to follow to ensure that you’re being a good neighbor and good to the land
  • What you need to know if you’re going to be boondocking in bear country and SAFETY PRECAUTIONS to take

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2020-04-24

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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