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Sportneer’s lightweight, compact and cozy sleeping bag

  By Bob Difley Some folks feel that true camping requires sleeping outdoors in a sleeping bag by a campfire to ward off the creatures of...

Tools for a safe and cheery campfire

CAVEAT: The following applies only to locations where it is safe and legal to have a campfire, and only using wood that is legal...
Boondocking

Fairgrounds camping: Alternatives for RVers “on the hoof”

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Traveling the back country of Idaho, we were bereft of where to stay. We had no great desire to...

Segregate the campgrounds?

By Bob Difley All campers are not created equal — at least in the opinion of Jeremy Klaszus, published some time back in the Calgary...
Boondocking

Is it safe to camp in a desert wash?

By Bob Difley Setting up your boondocking campsite in a desert wash is considered by many RVers to be foolhardy and should be avoided. Many...
Boondocking

An oasis near Vegas perfect for RV boondocking

  By Bob Difley The Desert National Wildlife Refuge is not somewhere you go to stay in a full hook-up RV resort or to visit Nevada's...
Boondocking

Basic tips for “dry camping”

By Bob Difley Dry camping, camping without utility hookups, requires special preparations – and that includes wise use of electricity. Here are a few basic...

Low-cost RVing at nearby wildlife refuges

  By Bob Difley Be on the lookout for Fish and Wildlife refuges, both national and state, for good boondocking and cheap camping opportunities. When there...

Ohio rest areas do it right for RVers

  By Chuck Woodbury Rest areas on Ohio's Turnpikes, or Service Plazas as they are formally called,  could serve as a good model for...
Boondocking

Opportunities for nudist campers to boondock on public lands

Here's a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My wife and I are nudists and we are joining the (winter) seasonal RV crowd....
Boondocking

Generators: Less is more

By Dave HelgesonWhen it comes to boondocking I subscribe to the “less is more” philosophy.The majority of boondockers own a generator for one reason:...
Boondocking

Is camping/boondocking permitted in National Recreation Areas?

Here's a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I have seen some areas on maps called National Recreation Areas and wonder whether these...
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