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While campgrounds fill up fast at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, it’s not really that hard to find available free camping. You just have to know where to look. Sash and I pulled into Portneuf Lower, a free campground run by Idaho Department of Fish & Game, located only two miles away from downtown Lava Hot […]

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(Cover photo by Dave Hensley) My plan to camp at (or by) Grand Teton National Park was something I thought I’d realize this Spring. The photo from Campendium (see example) looked all so inspiring and idyllic. I was sold on the romanticism of the American West and the idea of free camping. Could I actually […]

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So last week, we left the Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona and headed north, to higher elevation. Temps had reached mid-80s down there, which isn’t so bad. However, we’re full timing in an all-aluminum trailer, and these aluminum cans get heat up pretty quickly. Even though dual air conditioning units can still keep things cool […]

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It’s not so much that states have enacted a stay-at-home order that concerns us. I mean, we’re already fulltime boondockers. Social distancing is something we’ve been doing for a long time now. It’s the judgment I see from other RVers. Just because an RVer chooses to move from one location to another is no cause […]

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I managed to publish the set of rules and regulations for boondocking in National Wildlife Refuges. I also put together a page on which refuges offer free camping. Of all the government agencies that manage federal lands, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is probably the least talked about. Part of that is because they […]

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