Tags : dry camping

The 2021 Federal National Parks Senior Pass – America the Beautiful

Hands down, the best value in the RVing world is the National Parks Senior Pass, officially known as the America the Beautiful Pass [Note: This article has been updated for 2021] One of the consolations of old age is the America the Beautiful Pass, which like most Federal entities has undergone a name change – […]Read More

Porcupine Campground in the Bighorn Mountains

We just finished a week and a half up in the Bighorn Mountains at 9,000 feet, part of our plan to work our way east in preparation for our trek across the top of the country from the Rockies to the Maritimes to come down the east coast this fall.  We had been up on […]Read More

Lost Johnny Campground – Flathead National Forest, Montana

  Well, we found our first nice place to camp after leaving the Roadtreking Montana Gathering, and it wasn't that far away. We went back over the continental divide on Highway 2 to Columbia Falls, MT, the nearest decent sized town, to shop, do laundry, etc., and then looked around for a nice place to […]Read More

How To Be The Kind of Camper Campground Hosts Want

I am finishing up six weeks, off and on, at Kirk Creek Campground in California's Los Padres National Forest. This premiere campground is famous worldwide for its beautiful location overlooking the ocean at Big Sur and is open year-round, with online reservation availability ensuring that it stays full most of the time. So how did […]Read More

Replacing the Headbanger Light

Eight years ago we began changing out the old light bulbs in our Roadtrek for LED bulbs.  In an older RV with a single battery, the change to LEDs is a significant power saving.  We changed everything but the fluorescent light over the dinette.  It was not quite the power hog as the incandescent bulbs […]Read More

Campskunk Plugs In – In Europe!

OK, OK, I weakened. I've been going along fine for months without shore power, but Sharon was intent on sitting in one particular riverfront spot for days – under a tree, of course, so we got no solar – so I had to figure something out about the electricity. I can sit for a day […]Read More

Why we like boondocking deep in the woods

One question we get a lot when we talk about our love of being off the beaten path and away from everyone is, “Why? What do you do there.” Let me share a typical boondocking jaunt for us, very deep in the woods, in the middle of the Pigeon River Country State Forest Area at […]Read More

Meals & Cleanup in a Winterized RV

Many people park their motorhomes in the winter. And of those that still use them, many do not cook in them except for perhaps using the microwave.  This is understandable since cleaning up is more of a challenge without running water, using the gray tank and having an operating water heater, but it is not […]Read More

Two Weeks in Big Sur’s Kirk Creek Campground

Sharon and I just wrapped up a most wonderful experience, camping right on the Pacific Ocean in the middle of Big Sur. For two weeks. It has really been beautiful and relaxing and restorative and everything else we could ask for, so let me give you a little background about Kirk Creek National Forest Campground […]Read More

Extra Power for your Laptop while RVing

We have an older Class B motorhome with a single group 24 deep cycle coach battery.  We have learned how to boondock successfully with a mere 75-80 amp hours and stay within our power limits (see article here).  But where we have to be careful is our laptop computers.  Since we mostly use them after […]Read More

Observations: When It Comes to RVing Friends, I Have the Best!

I consider myself uber lucky to have met so many wonderful RVers during my travels. I have visited a few, met up and been fed, socialized with, learned from, toured with and had my van repaired by kind, generous folks from across North America. So I figured it was my turn to throw out a […]Read More

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