I would like to talk about some things that are not very appealing or glamorous but are the most basic parts of the Boondocking life, and will make the difference in whether you enjoy Boondocking or had rather be in an RV Park,.... and that is consumables.
Consumables in this context is, food, water, electricity, propane, and the space [ or the lack thereof ] in your black and gray water tanks.
Staying in an RV Park is very convenient and dealing with your consumables is not much different than dealing with them in your home. The biggest difference between home and an RV would be that every once in a while you have to take an RV propane tank somewhere and have it filled up.
But when Boondocking all of these consumables become YOUR personal problem. Now right off the bat we will take food off the list because everyone is used to dealing with that problem and all you have to do to fix it is run to the grocery store. And the only thing that Boondocking adds to that problem is the distance to the grocery store.
The remaining things are things that most people take for granted because they normally take care of themselves, you flip a switch and the lights come on, you open a Faucet and water comes out, you turn on your gas stove and it lights right up, and last but certainly not least, you flush your toilet and everything just goes away, no one knows how or where, it just disappears.
But Boondocking is different, these things don't just happen, you have to make them happen. And no matter how pretty the scenery is where your boondocked if you flush the toilet and instead of going away everything just lays there looking at you, the fun times will disappear in a hurry.
So knowing how to deal with these things is a huge part of Boondocking. and knowing how to deal with these things before the situation is critical will determine how much you are going to enjoy the Boondocking experience.
So I'm going to write a few posts about how to deal with these consumables. Maybe I'll write a post about each one, so I can cover it more thoroughly without the post becoming too long. So stick around and I will share with everyone what I've learned about staying comfortable while Boondocking in the Arctic Fox.