Adventure Location: Decatur, Al.
Adventure Date: 5-30-2021
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It is time to discuss a controversial definition. We did not know it was controversial until the last couple of months being here in the East again. For some reason the OFM Teams have had several folks stop and ask about his rig and travels because they are going to be getting a rig and “seeing the country”.
Inevitably they mention the solar panel array on top of the Castle and boondocking comes up. Then it gets interesting as to what they consider boondocking.
According to the well viewed youtubers, boondocking is always way away from “civilization” all by your selves with no hookups and no other RV in sight.
Others say “dry camping” is no hookups in a developed campground but near stores etc.
So to make it very clear about this, when the OFM writes dry camping or boondocking he is talking about not having water, electric or sewer hooked to the Castle while camping at that location. It does not matter if the location is 30 seconds from a Walmart door, in an Interstate rest area or in BLM or Nforest dispersed camping area or campground somewhere. For us, it is the STYLE of camping not the location.
In the meantime We are preparing to go see the fireworks display just outside the campground tonight. It might be a great way of trying to have tooooo much fun.