|Above, boondocking at the Chiriaco Summit Campground. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
It is rare that I dry camp (a.k.a. boondocking) in The Beast. But if I have to (such as attending a clampout), I am prepared.
Dry camping is where a camper solely relies on the onboard power supply and fresh water tank. But there are things that are made for dry camping, some of which are essential.
What they are is covered in an article in Do It Yourself RV. The items (ten of them) are considered to be essential.
They begin with:
There are lots of ways to camp in an RV. You can stay at a fancy resort with a heated pool and an onsite golf course, a state park with wooded sites and easy access to hiking trails, a KOA with lots of activities for the kids, or you could leave all that behind and strike out on your own for the ultimate RV experience — boondocking.
The term boondocking is used loosely to describe RVing outside of a campground with no hook-ups. It is commonly done in national forests, on BLM land, and occasionally in parking lots.
Boondocking requires a sense of adventure, a willingness to conserve resources, and a desire to enjoy nature. It also requires a few extra items that you might not already have in your RV.To read more and see that the ten essentials are, go here.