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Old 04-27-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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new BOONDOCKERS help site

A helpful new site some may be interested in is called
"Boondockers Welcome"

The blog called "Frugal RV" has newly set up a site so that registered members can share info and offer free overnight RV parking to other members all over Canada and USA.
Not just for our little trailers, but for travelers of all kinds

Great way to meet folks of similar interests and love of travel!
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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Interesting, I'm not sure if would want complete strangers in my yard for a few nights but seems pretty cool for people who would like to share their property with others. Now a site showing all the free campsites around I would like to see.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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This sounds pretty cool. I also think it's a great way to meet like minded people and you get a little information about the people you would be staying with.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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Well after a quick net search I found what I wanted regarding free campsites. Heres a link Free Camping | RV Camping, Car Camping, Tent Camping | Campsites, Campgrounds
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
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Donna,

Thanks for the info. I'm always up for exploring new sits.

I rarely hijack threads ... but ...

... it has occurred to me that FGRV should add a section to this site for Boondocking. It may overlap with other areas, but I've read tons of boondocking direct specific threads (ie fresh water sources, trailer leveling, energy conservation, solar, dumping, camping sites, generator usage, etc, etc).

Any thoughts?
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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Donna,

Thanks for the info. I'm always up for exploring new sits.

I rarely hijack threads ... but ...

... it has occurred to me that FGRV should add a section to this site for Boondocking. It may overlap with other areas, but I've read tons of boondocking direct specific threads (ie fresh water sources, trailer leveling, energy conservation, solar, dumping, camping sites, generator usage, etc, etc).

Any thoughts?
Good Idea
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #7
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Relying of the web for everything might not be such a good idea. I would offer my driveway to somebody I've met, but....
A good way to meet people with like minds and interest in camping without electricity or water hookups is travel the National Parks, National Monuments and National Recreation Areas, or BLM areas. I've found that the people you meet will share experiences and good places to camp for minimum $. When I drag my solar panel out I usually get 2 or 3 or more inquiries about my system.
My travels are usually in the winter traveling the Southwest. The best teacher is experience. I've discovered that if can go 3 days without hooking up I can go 3 months or without hooking up.
As wander around a campground (not rv park) you'll see how people do things and learn from it. The more you the more you learn and the more comfortable you are.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:24 AM   #8
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well,,i'm pretty open to strangers,,so even though we have never met,,,shania twain can camp in my yard anytime....
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:31 AM   #9
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...but seems pretty cool for people who would like to share their property with others...
Not to sidetrack the thread but I am a member of www.couchsurfing.com and this website has provided me with accommodation with strangers and has brought strangers into my home. And usually, after a "surf" my guests tell me that I am wellcome at their place. I now have a place to stay in Hamburg & Berlin, New York City, Kitchener, ON, St. John's, just to name a few. My neighbours think I'm nuts and my family just accepts it, because I/we have always opened our doors to people in trouble. It may not be for everyone but it works for me. D
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:03 PM   #10
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There's always this thread: Hosting Network - How to find a place to stop and camp which shouldn't be used for DISCUSSION. Only if you're interested in having someone stay on your property...
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:54 AM   #11
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People we have met while camping are always welcome to visit and park their little trailers as we have one tiny site on our property. But strangers? I admire anybody who can do that, but I think it's not for us.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:25 PM   #12
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I am a member of MENSA and we have a similar program called SIGHT.
The acronym stands for Service of Information, Guidance and Hospitality to Travelers.
Like our Thread, it assumes that you are a member and have something in common.
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