Boondocking Tips

How to Heat an RV Without Propane

If you run out of propane, or don’t have a propane heater, there are still ways to keep yourself warm without it. How to heat...

How Do You Get Rid of Fire Ants in a Campsite?

Fire ants can be a problem when camping in open, sunny areas with grass. You’re more likely to encounter them when camping on grasslands, fields,...

Reasons Why Your RV Black Tank Fills Up Too Fast

The reasons why your RV black tanks fills up too fast have mostly to do with using too much fresh water in the toilet. But...

How to Fix a Broken Zipper

That $400.00 sleeping bag you bought at REI becomes useless once its Chinese-made zipper breaks. How do you fix a broken zipper? In many cases,...

How Do I Keep My Camper Warm in the Winter?

Portable propane heaters are by far the most popular choices for keeping your camper warm in the winter. Portable electric heaters are very effective, but...

How to Keep Mice Out of Your RV

The best way to keep mice out of your RV is to camp in places where people don’t normally camp. Otherwise, mice are smart critters...

How to Get Internet While Camping

Getting Internet while camping is primarily done one of two ways… either through your existing cell phone provider, or through a satellite Internet service. Most...

How to Avoid Chiggers While Camping

Chiggers are tiny red mites that you can barely see with the naked eye. How to avoid chiggers while camping depends on the clothing you...

How Do I Keep Ticks Away From My Campsite?

Ticks don’t come crawling over to your campsite like other pests. They grab on to your clothing and skin when you brush against tall grasses...

How Do I Keep My RV Water Pipes From Freezing?

You can keep your RV water pipes from freezing by using water line heaters and wrapping them with insulation. You can also add skirting to...

Why Do I Smell Exhaust Inside My RV?

Exhaust comes into your RV in one of two primary ways. First is when there is wind blowing outside, creating eddies or vacuums where generator...

Flushing the Toilet with Shower Water

A typical RV toilet will draw water from the fresh water tank to flush contents down. While this seems innocuous for most RVers, the hardcore...

How to Take a Shower when Boondocking

You take a shower just like you would when camped at an RV Park with full hookups. Taking a shower while boondocking doesn’t have to...

How to Minimize Trash Accumulation While Boondocking

It’s no fun to camp deep in the woods or desert and have several bags of trash accumulating. All that trash attracts raccoons, mice, bears,...

How to Protect Against Allergies When Boondocking

We here at Boondocker’s Bible have actually heard some RVers claim that they don’t boondock because it makes their allergies worse. While we can’t argue...

How Can I Receive Mail When Boondocking Full Time?

There are many ways to receive mail when boondocking full time. Full time RVers still receive their mail all throughout the year despite constantly moving...

Keeping Mosquitoes Away From Your Camp

Nothing ruins a nighttime campfire more than a swarm of mosquitoes. You’d rather focus on the fire, the stars, and the conversation with friends and...

Getting Internet Access When Boondocking

Getting Internet access when boondocking is largely done through your cellphone service. Internet Access When Boondocking Most boondockers buy a hotspot device (Mifi device, or...

How Can I Make Water Safer To Drink?

RV boondockers are always concerned about getting clean drinking water into their holding tanks. Learn how you can make water safer to drink… How to...

How Do I Know if RV Dump Station Water is Potable?

An RV Dump Station with Two Faucets If an RV dump station has two water faucets, one will be for drinking, the other will be...

How to Find an RV Dump Station with Potable Water

Finding an RV dump station with potable water is getting harder to do because of water rationing policies and increased liability risks. How to Find...

How Can I Stay Cool When Boondocking?

Knowing how to stay cool when boondocking is a concern for many RVers. Hot temperatures and humid air really make boondocking rough. Many don’t have...

How to Keep Bugs From Getting Into Your RV

Probably 99% of the insects that find their way into your RV are flying insects. Common houseflies, gnats, mosquitoes, and moths are the most common....