“The term boondocking, also known to RV enthusiast as dispersed camping, dry camping or coyote camping, is used to describe camping in the midst of nature without the use of commercial campgrounds and hookups.” – Boondocking guide
Pumping water in the camper from a water container.
The pump easily empties the water bottle. If we use water form a river or lake we use a Stainless Steel Kitchen Bathroom Sink Strainer and water freshener liquids. You can also see the leveling blocks that we made up and use.
The pump fits in a small plastic container.
Pump priming and winter-rizing assistant.
Supplies we used for the connection: From left to right, half inch x1 Brass Yardworks female hose repair coupling, x1 Yardworks 2 way hose connector (with shut off valves) and x 1 Yardworks repair kit (or you can use x1 male and x1 female connector)
For the priming pump (no funnel required) I used a half inch wine making tubing and syphon.
Connected as shown.
Connected in camper.
We put up a tarp when it rains, it is attached to the trees with rope and supported by Boat-hooks, which we got at Princess Auto, but they are available at other stores as well. In this photo you can see plastic milk crates which we use to store firewood, etc. and then use as side-tables.
We fastened small tennis balls, which are available at most dollar-stores to the corners and centers, they are attached with short bungee cords and carabiners , so that the grommets don’t tear out. The extendable boat-hooks also help when reaching high to attach the ropes.
We attach an extra tarp over the fire, because of sparks.
When we boondock, we rake the campsite with a collapsible rake for broken glass, etc.
- We bought plastic sink plugs from a Dollar store, that fits both the bath and bathroom sink.
- Do not leave paper towels, paper napkins, etc. outside as it can attract mice.
- We place solar light next to our tent-pegs.
- We use Melanine place-mats on the tables for easy cleaning, they also double as a portable table when eating on our laps as well as getting the fire going.
- We use waterproof rugs inside our camper as well as outside.
- In summer we wear Mosquito Repellent Clothing, which consist of cool long-sleeved shirt and pants. We also cover our umbrella with a large Mosquito tent.
Do you have any camping hints, I would love to hear from you?