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I'm far from the only expert on boondocking. Most frugal RV travelers have a boondocking story or tip to share. Just like everyone, we learned from others.

We started out cautiously but now we boondock all the time, often in the most remote places, and have never had a real problem but this may not be enough consolation for those who are truly afraid to try it.

Perhaps you're an experienced boondocker. Have you found certain locations that you're afraid to camp? How do you read and follow your gut instincts? Where would you feel safe and what places do you avoid?

Are you new to the idea of boondocking? What are your biggest fears? Hearing boondocking stories from others could either ease your fears or have you running for the nearest RV resort campground with your $30.00 nightly fee in hand.

Have A Scary Boondocking Experience ?
Or Perhaps Some Boondocking Safety Advice To Share?

Have you had some close calls? What helps to make you feel safe when you're boondocking? Do you have a great story or personal experience? Share it!

Boondocking Safety Stories Submitted By Others

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Party Goers Looking for Trouble 
We were actually spending the night in a National Forest. Being early spring, we didn't expect too many campers at a park with no services. Alone when …

Personal Safety While Camping/Boondocking 
We have been RVing since 1998. That's a long time in RVing years. We love it and you couldn't get either of us back into a ~real house~ if you tried …

Biggest dangers,as far as I am concerned 
I have Boondocked for decades...many times with my dog. Occasionally, by myself. Though I have had a moment or two, like you and Randy, where I thought …

Could not Turn Around on the Road to Nowhere 
Two years ago, on our trip from Toronto, Canada to Haines, Alaska (with a 99 Silverado extended cab pulling a 25-foot 5ver), we inadvertently took the …

Unhooking a Travel Trailer while Boondocking 
Q. I will be pulling a 28' travel trailer next Fall across the country. I bought four of your books about boondocking. I am very new to this, so I …

Safety in Leaving Unattended Popup Tent Trailer 
Q. I would like to hike while boondocking in southwest Utah, but I'm a little hesitant to leave my popup unattended, as they are easy to break into. …

On Traveling Alone  
I'm an older woman who will be traveling alone. I've recently bought a 1965 travel trailer, it needs some work on it, which I hope to finish by the end …

Abduction by UFO at Boondocking Campsite 
Hi. Is it not better to camp with others than alone? Suppose a flying saucer spotted me out on the vast deserted desert. What would stop them from beaming …

Boondocking And The State Of The Economy 
Q. With the state of the economy I expect the number of boondockers to go up substantially, not out of choice, but out of necessity. Will this (1) decrease …

Boondocking Safely 
I just read your interview about Frugal RV Travel in The Sunday NY Times which led me to your web site. I checked it out and am very interested in RV travel …

Boondock Cookies 
I've been on the road since June of 2008. Gradually less campgrounds and more boondocking. I like my privacy and try to park as far from other RVs as I …

Is Arizona Safe Anymore ? 
The BLM is putting up signs close to the border warning US Citizens not to camp below Highway 8 or close to the border. Not only is dope-smuggling and …

Rattlesnakes in Arizona 
Q. Howdy, My wife and I are snowbirds roaming around central Arizona in our 17' Casita travel trailer. The high axle wheels on the trailer and the …

When Bear Spray Isn't Enough... 
Just a note in reference to bear spray...it will blow back in your own face with the slightest draft. I find keeping a couple of cans of WASP spray handy …

Free Camping with Small RVs 
Twenty years ago I owned a VW Vanagon. I found that I could park it mostly anywhere as long as I did not raise the roof. I parked mostly at all-night restaurants …

Is Arizona Safe from the Mexican Drug Cartel and all the Kidnapping? 
Q. I was on the web a while back and spotted a US Government BLM sign that read beware of drug smuggling and kidnapping anywhere in this area, suggest …

Earthquake Rattles RV in Southwest Arizona 
The recent Mexican Earthquake had our rig rocking and rolling. At first I thought some of our friends here in the RV park were pulling a joke on us as …

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