Saguaro cactus in the sunset Boondocking box wash Wickenburg Arizona
I've been thinking about how well Boondocking has worked out for me. I think that the last time I was in an RV Park and had hookups was around Christmas and New Year's, and even then it was only because I had visitors and I needed to stay near town.
I never imagined that I was going to enjoy Boondocking as much as I do. I think I've said before that when I was making plans for my full-time lifestyle I figured that I would boondock for two weeks and then pay for a night or two at an RV Park before going back out and Boondocking for another two weeks. And I made that schedule for myself partly because of the two weeks and move BLM rule, and because I thought I would be bored sitting in the desert for two weeks. It turns out it's not as boring as I thought, after some time getting used to Boondocking I've learned to relax, and not only realize that I don't have to be doing something every minute of the day but enjoying the fact that I don't ! So far I have no desire to go to an RV park in less I have no other choice.
I've also found that the two week time limit that the BLM places on all of us boondockers works out about right for a lot of people that I've talked to, and is not as big a handicap as I thought it would be. A lot of folks including myself feel that two weeks is about as long as we want to stay in one place. I'm usually looking forward to moving when my two weeks are up, and seeing what's in the next town or what's on the other side of the mountain.
Cholla cactus in the sunset box wash
Originally my plans for Boondocking were based on saving money, and it certainly does do that. But now I much prefer to be boondocking on public land than to be at an RV Park with other RVs all around me and my only view is the side of my neighbors trailer.
Oasis for cattle box wash Wickenburg Arizona
Now you don't have to be alone to boondock, in fact there are a lot of other boondockers that love to huddle up in a group somewhere out in the desert. And that's part of the beauty of the whole Boondocking concept, you can be as close to or as far away from people as you want as long as you have a little Boondocking courtesy and check to see if other boondockers want you close to them.
I realize that things are going to be more difficult next winter when I try Boondocking in the South, Boondocking areas are going to be harder to find, and instead of finding free Boondocking areas I'm probably going to be dealing with finding inexpensive Boondocking areas. But one thing will remain the same whether it's the Desert or the Gulf Coast, the RVers there will be friendly and helpful and give me all the information I need trying to find a place to stay.