Tentative 2017 Travel Plans

December 16, 2016 | 65

I’ve got hitch itch something fierce as the last week of Amazon approaches. Almost free, woohoo! I’ve had a lot of questions about where I’m going after Amazon, so here’s the scoop. As always, these plans are written in jello and subject to change at any time, ’tis the nature of RVing. In fact, I…

Boondocking Review

November 5, 2016 | 56

While on the topic of experiments after the dehydrated food update, now feels like a good time to address the bigger experiment I did this year. As longtime readers know, this was the year I finally got solar power and a propane heater and tried boondocking. It was also the first year I didn’t work…

RVing in Adverse Weather Conditions Part 2: Precipitation, Humidity, and Wind

August 26, 2016 | 15

This is a continuation of Tuesday’s post on bad weather RVing. You might want to read Part 1 on heat and cold first if you haven’t already. Humidity I spent my first summer in the Casita down in coastal South Carolina, where aside from daily highs in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s, the humidity…

RVing in Adverse Weather Conditions Part 1: Heat and Cold

August 23, 2016 | 29

A couple e-mails have come in recently asking how adverse weather affects the camping experience, and how well the Casita handles it. I figure when several people ask the same question, it’s worth making a post out of because there are likely others who haven’t written in wondering the same thing. The article quickly grew…

Tips for Visiting Yellowstone National Park

August 5, 2016 | 21

On the 1st I moved camp from Island Park, ID into Yellowstone National Park for a family reunion with my parents and brother – the first family vacation we’ve had together since I was in high school. We’ve been having a good time, but since we’re visiting areas of the park I already talked extensively…

Boondocking Answers

May 24, 2016 | 96

Last Updated 3/17/17 Are you wondering where to find good boondocks? What you should do to prepare before arriving? How to stretch your resources for a longer stay? How to stay safe out in the boonies? Well this is the article for you. I’ve written about most of these subjects before, but the individual posts…

Boondocking Safety

March 29, 2016 | 48

Multiple people have asked in comments recently about safety while boondocking so I thought I’d write my thoughts about it here where everyone can see. How safe is boondocking? In short, I don’t think boondocking is any less safe than any other kind of camping. The lower population density out in the desert means fewer…

Not Just a Sunset

March 22, 2016 | 56

So far, the boondocking experiment has been going amazingly well. My 100w of solar is getting the job done, I’ve learned to stretch my holding tanks and propane for 3 weeks. I’m having a blast, and I’m not breaking the bank. I’ve been at the dry lake bed near Joshua Tree (the town) in southern…

RV Views, 2015

February 19, 2016 | 21

Here it is, the annual review of places I camped in 2015 – as seen from the Casita. The majority of these photos were taken from the inside looking out or barring that, from as close to Cas as possible. There’s been so much to write about this year that it’s a bit late, but…

Photo: Home Free

December 22, 2015 | 51

Today was my last day of work, woohoo! I’ve had a good season at Amazon here in Haslet, TX but I’m definitely ready to move on and try boondocking out in the desert this winter for the very first time. But first, some housekeeping. I’ll be in Boyd RV Park until the morning of the…

Answers About Full-timing

October 30, 2015 | 28

Happy Friday everyone! My first week of (more than) full-time hours is over and I’ve enjoyed a relaxing if rainy weekend puttering around the RV and not doing much of anything really, it’s been nice. Rainy weather kept me from getting out today like I’d hoped so there is no adventure to blog about, so…

Finding Good Campgrounds

October 19, 2015 | 49

Invariably upon arriving at a new RV park, I compare it with the places I’ve stayed at in the past. It’s not a intentional thing, just something that happens in a corner of my mind while I’m occupied with other tasks. Oh, look at how big these sites are. A lot of dirt and gravel,…

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