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Details of dispersed campsites and camping gear are here to make your next camp out one of delightful discovery.
Because developed campgrounds can be repulsive for the wild at heart, my camping trips & tips are designed to help you relish the seclusion of the back country for renewal of your mind, body and soul.

Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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  • Get tried and true guide books and camping gear I recommend on the Gear page.
  • You can explore our favorite haunts category for off-road camping trips. Simply enter key words in the search bar at the top of each page such as “Death Valley” or “mines.” Of course you can simply peruse by scrolling through my blog posts to see what catches your eye.
  • Favorite quotes are inserted in most posts in hopes you enjoy a chuckle or savor food for thought.
  • Not sure what dispersed camping is? Check out what its all about as well as my proposal to define camping. Other terms used for this style of camping can be boon-docking, dry camping and stealth camping.

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Some favorite trips & tips

Inyo Mine ghost town structure

Ghost town at Inyo Mine

Ghost towns from the booms and busts of gold, silver and assorted mineral mines are scattered all through Death Valley National Park. Lonely ruins from the promise of gold are ...
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Old mine steam boiler

Jail Canyon – 4×4 to miner’s cabin and gold mine in Death Valley

Jail Canyon is a worthy day trip as well as an interesting place to camp. The ghost town of Ballarat lies within easy driving distance with a small store and ...
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Rattlesnake savvy

Rattlesnake savvy

It is inevitable while traveling in the California desert, Sierras and Pacific coast range, that you will come across a rattlesnake. I live in rattlesnake country and it is still ...
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Hilarious book giveaway!

Book by Patrick McManus

I laughed until I cried, reading these witty tales of outdoor misadventures.

Enter my drawing to win this book, by simply subscribing to my FREE camping goodies newsletter.

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Drawing held June 2nd. The winner will be notified via email.

The winning copy will be mailed to any address in the U.S.A.  For out of country, I will need to charge postage for media mail.

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Don’t know where to find those special sweet spots in the back country away from noisy traffic and campgrounds?

I’ve researched and put together a FREE list of my favorite apps and map links to make your next camp out the remote retreat your wild heart longs for.

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