Boondocking Water and Sewage

30 Tips to Make Your RV’s Water Tank Last for a Month

We’ve assembled 30 tips on how to make your RV’s water supply last for a month, or maybe even longer. If your goal is to...

Are Composting Toilets Allowed in LTVAs?

Yes, composting toilets are allowed in LTVAs as long as you camp within 500 feet of a restroom facility, or have an additional permanent waste...

Where to Take a Shower When You Live in a Car?

Finding where to take a shower is not that hard once you learn about your options. While most of them cost money, most of them...

How Does a Composting Toilet Work?

A composting toilet stores its contents inside the toilet itself. The storage bin has a layer of natural, absorbent material that starts the composting process....

Can I Dump Gray Water on the Ground in Arizona?

No, you cannot legally dump gray water on the ground in Arizona, unless you hold a permit. The State has laws under the Environmental Code...

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 Much Water Do I Need for Boondocking?

Our rule of thumb is 1-gallon for drinking per person, per day, and one more gallon per day for cooking, washing, and brushing teeth. How...

How Much Bleach to Sanitize an RV Water Tank?

How much bleach to sanitize an RV water tank varies from one cup per 40 gallons of water tank capacity to one cup per 60...

How to Sanitize an RV Fresh Water Tank

Sanitizing an RV fresh water tank is pretty easy to do, you just need some common household bleach, a lot of water, and a garden...

Is It Legal to Dump Composting Toilet Waste on the Ground?

No. It is not legal. Composted toilet waste is technically not “compost” simply because it takes at least 120 days or more to completely compost...

Can I Dump Grey Water Anywhere?

The short answer is, “No” you cannot dump grey water anywhere. However, there are places where it is legal to dump grey water the ground,...

Flushing the Toilet with Shower Water

Flushing the toilet with shower water is something many full time boondockers do to help conserve water use. They usually use a large plastic storage...

How to Take a Shower when Boondocking

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...

How Can I Make Water Safer To Drink?

You can make water safer to drink primarily by sanitizing your fresh water tank, adding an inline filter, and tossing in some water purifying tablets....

Using Water Purifying Tablets for RV Use

Water purifying tablets are typically used by hikers who want to fill their canteens and bottles from a clear, running stream. These tablets will kill...

Does an RV Water Filter Make Water Safe to Drink?

The only RV water filter that will make your water completely safe to drink is a “reverse osmosis water system”, and there are actually RO...

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

What happens if you see a dump station with a water faucet, but there is no sign telling you if its potable or not? How...

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...

Can I Still Flush the Toilet When Boondocking?

Yes, you can still flush the toilet when boondocking. Many boondockers do after every use. How often you flush the toilet is based on your...

Can I Still Shower Everyday When Boondocking?

Yes, you can still shower everyday when boondocking. However, most full time boondockers don’t. It’s really more a matter of water conservation. How often you...

Can I Dump my Gray Water on the Ground?

Dumping your gray water, or emptying your gray tank, is generally only permitted on BLM managed lands, but may still be illegal by state law....