Boondocking- it just sounds scary... by Torklift Jen
I imagine boondocking will be a camping experience like this.
I pull into the most picturesque, secluded camping spot I can find. Through the deep, dark woods right on the edge of the lake. But, something seems just too perfect about it. Come to think of it, I hadn’t passed another vehicle for miles.
Oh well, I enjoy my afternoon of exploring and as I return to the camper at dusk, I notice I have a neighbor.
The cutest little couple comes out of their trailer to greet me.
They are just so friendly. They go on and on chatting about the history of the area and stories of their travels.
“Did you know they have been camping together for well over 50 years? “
They are so nice, so very, very nice.
The couple invites me over for games. They invite me for dinner. However, I notice a strange glance and giggles between them throughout these offers of hospitality. They still act like newlyweds, how sweet.
I think, “How did they survive out here in the middle of nowhere, out in the boondocks, for so long? “
Wait a minute, wait A MINUTE!
“They want to have ME for dinner!”
I excuse myself back the camper in hurry.
Suddenly, I feel a sharp tap on my shoulder.
Oh, it was just them again.
They remind me to turn my lights down as there are no hookups here.
WHHHHHAAAA!!!! AAAAHHHHHH!!!!! The horror, the humanity! No hookups!
Boondocking means camping without hookups.
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Boondocking is the best way to camp. The beauty and peace can't be beat, plus it's free. Campgrounds have there place, to be sure, but by and large, boondocking is much preferred.
I suspect we split camping about half and half with boondocking and full hookups. Here in the SE part of the US it is often to hot and humid to bookdock without power. But once we get in the mountain west or into Canada, we stay in the woods often, often 3 or 4 nights for every commercial campground stay to dump, shower and do some laundry. Jen, sounds like you and truck camping are bonding well. Love your writing style.
Thanks Joe, I really appreciate your comment and am learning all I can. It's great to get to share and also pick-up on insights from the experts.