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Interstellar Orchard: First thoughts on boondocking

From the bloggers at Interstellar Orchard.

My first day boondocking. I’ve been waiting for this experience since I first started dreaming about full-timing five years ago. When I purchased Cas and Bertha, I had fully intended to buy solar equipment and other boondocking gear at the start, but then I decided I couldn’t take it at my vet tech job any longer and I hit the road with about $1,500 less in the bank that originally planned. That was what got cut out.

When I imagined what boondocking would be like, I thought about laying in bed at night with the windows open, watching the stars. I thought about sitting in my camp chair in my pajamas reading, with no one nearby to care about what I was wearing. I thought about being able to step outside my door, picking a direction and start walking, and immediately being surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Well, lows here in Quartzsite have been in the mid 30’s to low 40’s, so no sleeping with a window open. In fact I put the reflectix up in the windows at night to hold in heat so I don’t see the stars in bed. So far, I’ve been camping near groups, so no sitting outside in my pajamas either. Then, I have to be careful about where I take my walks, so as not to invade other’s privacy.

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