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A Quick Tip on Shopping for your First RV

Take your time making a decision. I know full-timing is exciting. I know you’re eager to get started. I know you wanted to be gone yesterday. In these circumstances it can be tempting to buy the first RV you find nearby in your price range just to have that step over with and be closer […]

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More pictures from the Mt. Elbert hike

An Open Letter To New Full-timers About Fear

Hello, I remember being where you are now, about to take the plunge and hit the road. You’re excited for this new chapter in your life, glad that the day is finally set and can’t wait for the experiences you’re about to have, for the feeling of freedom to wash over you. But it’s also […]

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RVing in Adverse Weather Conditions Part 1: Heat and Cold

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 […]

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RVing Experiment: Dehydrated Food

Down in Quartzsite this past winter I met several vandwellers at the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous, and over the course of two weeks I got to know a couple of them quite well. I found their ability to sift RVing down to its simplest form very admirable, and of course wondered how they managed to thrive […]

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Boondocking Answers

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 eventually fall off […]

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Spilling The Beans

After a fantastic hike among the rocks at the back of Sawtooth campground on Wednesday the 6th (the pictures in the previous post), it rains for the rest of my stay. Not all day, never very hard, but the sky remains overcast and and the air is chill. Because of the lack of sunlight I […]

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Boondocking Safety

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. 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 marks for criminals, and […]

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Joshua Tree Teaser and Caulking

March 11, Friday I open my eyes in the morning, and immediately know something is off. Where is the sun? It’s a rare overcast day in the desert. Around noon the wind is suppose to pick up, the park is under a wind advisory. Well, not making any day trips today. Luckily there are other […]

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Finding a Boondocking Rhythm

Boondocking has a different rhythm from other types of RVing, one I’m still getting the hang of. While I expected it to be more spontaneous, I actually find myself planning more. Routes and routines greatly influenced by the weather. The temperature has to be within a certain range to be comfortable without hookups to rely […]

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It’s That Time Again

I still keep waiting for the ball to drop, but I don’t think it’s coming this year. For the first time since I hit the road, my taxes were, well, almost easy. Maybe it only seems easier because of the practice and accumulated knowledge of having done it for several years now. Either way, I […]

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Ehrenberg, AZ

With the ending of the Fiberglass rally in Quartzsite on the 15th, the last social gathering on my list for this winter is checked off. I could go anywhere from here, which is a very liberating feeling. It’s already getting into the mid 80’s during the day so I could start heading north. I’ve heard […]

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