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Nevada alternatives to “Camp Walmart”

By Dave Helgeson With only around a dozen municipalities containing a Walmart or two within their city limits, finding a suitable parking lot for a...

Why boondock?

By Dave HelgesonI once believed boondocking was just about saving the cost of a campground. However, after becoming a boondocker out of necessity (lack...

Maximize your boondocking site

By Dave HelgesonYou’ve arrived at a selected boondocking site and are ready to set up camp. Unlike a developed campground with a predetermined space...
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Gray water in the boondocks: Know the rules

By Dave HelgesonPotty parity – Equal number of restrooms for men and women, yet the line to the women‘s room is out the door...
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:...
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Apps help you find public lands

By Dave HelgesonThe U.S. federal government controls nearly 650 million acres of land owned by you and me, the taxpayers of this great nation....

Floor or wall heat registers – which are best for you?

By Dave HelgesonThere are many items to consider when purchasing an RV. Type, length, floor plan, color scheme, number of beds, tank capacity, etc....

Cell phone signal sketchy? Wait for sunset

By Dave HelgesonAre you a baby boomer? Do you remember the Bell Telephone television commercial about Uncle Ralph calling long distance from California and...

Do you have a backup plan?

By Dave Helgeson Self-reliance is part of the attraction for many who RV. The ability to go where you want, when you want, taking care...

Where do you hitch your breakaway cable?

By Dave Helgeson Travel trailer owners have debated on where to attach the breakaway cable to the tow vehicle as long as they have debated...

Quick way to verify campsite lengths

By Dave HelgesonDo you camp often in public campgrounds? Do you find the maximum length restrictions listed in campground directories unreliable? Do you wish...

Keep your gray valve open — but the stink away!

By Dave HelgesonYou have settled into a full-hookup campsite, hooked up the water, plugged in the power and connected the sewer hose between the...
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