We enjoy camping and living off the grid also known as boondocking. We’ve figured out how to replenish our water by using our water bladder. You can read about that in our Water Acquisition and Replenishment, however, we still have one looming stinking issue…
As full-time RVers, most of us have heard the parking terms boondocking, moochdocking and lotdocking however, there’s also another called Farmdocking. Farmdocking is when Farmers (or Ranchers) permit an RVer to park on their farm in lieu of helping with chores. Payment is in the form of work.
As RVers, we are on a continuous quest to make everything easier, less stressful and more fun for when we boondock. The most important supply we need to have onboard Liberty is water. Hence, we needed to find a way to procure potable drinking water but also get it into our water tank without packing up everything and hitching up to drive to a water source.
In January 2017, we met up with a gathering of 65 Escapees Xscapers RVs of every shape and size at their Xscaper’s Convergence. However, the convergence was in the desert in Quartzsite, Arizona with no utility hookups; which meant we were not tethered to an electrical pedestal. This was also our first longer term boondocking experience.
Whether you’re on the road as a full-time RVer like ourselves, or a weekend camper, automobile traveler or even a boater, you’ll still want to take some tech toys with you to be plugged in. However, if you’re like us, once you go off the grid, you’ll need to rethink your electronic peripherals.
Thinking we were well prepared, we’ve actually faced one of our toughest challenges not only as RV’ers but also as a married couple.