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Boondock camping adventures

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, our camping trips & tips are designed to help you relish the seclusion of the backcountry for renewal of your mind, body, and soul.

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

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  • Find your own campsite sweet spot using my free resource list of apps and links as my thank you gift for subscribing to my newsletter.
  • Get tried and true guide books and camping gear I recommend on the Gear page.
  • Explore our favorite haunts category for off-road camping trips. Simply enter keywords 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 boondocking, dry camping and stealth camping.

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Some favorite trips & tips

Pacific Ocean from San Martin Top

Big Sur’s San Martin Top with vast ocean views

Fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean can be enjoyed from San Martin Top along the South Coast Ridge area in the southern Big Sur Wilderness. At an elevation of 3,098 ft., ...
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This camping planner saves time and headaches

This camping planner saves time and headaches

Enjoyable camping requires good planning! Don’t get overwhelmed with menu planning, researching potential campsites, and creating lists so you don’t forget that ONE thing that makes or breaks a fun ...
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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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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.

Already a subscriber? Just leave a comment on any of my blog posts for your chance to win.

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.

Or, order and read yours now! Available on Kindle too.

Do you want to find those special sweet spots in the backcountry 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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