BOONDOCKING


Boondocking (dry camping) for those of you who don't know, is living off the grid as much as you can, far from any amenities or service. It's RVing without being connected to any water, electric, or sewer. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to live off the grid. But while the peace and quiet is wonderful, along with the epic locations, there has been a tricky transition into it. I gotta be honest here- I used to be a water hog. I’d take long hot showers, sing in the shower, slowly shave my legs pretending I was doing a Venus commercial, and had no concept of how much water I was wasting. While Boondocking, there isn’t this endless amount of water that pours from the faucet. It’s the water you have in your RV tank. And it’s very limited. So, depending how much water you use, determines how long you’ll be able to boondock. Power! Being powered by the sun has allowed boondocking to comfortably happen for weeks at a time. Basically, until the clean water runs out or the black tank gets full (Ew, but #truth. I plan on writing a blog on The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Boondocking - stayed tuned!) Again, I never gave too much thought into how much each utility drains or its power consumption. The coffee maker, TV, microwave, laptop, fridge, etc. Something as simple as turning off a light switch contributes to being energy efficient and has really been a huge eye opener for me. So yes, boondocking is incredible in so many ways. Besides allowing you to find the calm during the hustle and bustle of the world, it forces you to be more mindful of water and power consumption, something I believe most of us are guilty of taking for granted at some point in our lives. I wanna give a big shout out to NewPowa for their amazing solar panels. If you are considering living off the grid, they will be able to hook you up with the right gear! I found Lorde’s new song, Solar Power, rather fitting for this for this video :p

This location by the way, had a wonderful view of Mt Princeton and Mt Antero, was only 20 mins from the nearest town, Buena Vista, CO, and it had extremely strong Verizon service- 5G! Down the dirt road was a quick little 6 mile hike (round trip) to Browns Creek Falls. Easy hike that will take you to a beautiful waterfall at the end.


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