Since early 2017, we’ve grown to love dispersed camping and the boondocking lifestyle. Through the years, we’ve become proficient at it. And, we’ve put together a humorous spin on it that maybe you can relate on how to succeed at RV boondocking.
Before trekking off on your family camping trip to explore the outdoors, there’s important things you need to know about camping safety! Being prepared and knowing what to do if a family member gets injured will help keep them out of the emergency room. Continue reading “Family Camping Safety Tips”
Boondocking etiquette is the same as camping etiquette. There are certain rules campers need to follow when camping off grid or dispersed camping areas out of respect of the environment, wildlife and of course, other campers. So, we’ve put together a boondocking etiquette guide that lays the ground rules of camping responsibility, good stewardship and manners.
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Knowing how to conserve water while you’re boondocking with your RV will enable you to stay off the grid longer. Once you monitoring your water usage, you won’t have to go to campgrounds or find potable water source as often.
We’ve encountered some pretty interesting people during our RV travels. They all share their stories of where they are from and their livelihoods. And then, we meet other nomads, like ourselves, who have their own stories but of their travels and cool things they’ve seen or done. But when we met a cool group of foreign motorcycle nomads on Urals with sidecars loaded to the gills with gear, we were eager to meet and learn about their own journey because it is like no other.
Campground/RV Park: Ives Run COE Campground (Corps of Engineers) – PENNSYLVANIA
Location: 710 Railroad Grade Trail (Ives Run), Tioga, PA 16946 (570) 835-0110
Date(s) Stayed: 6/13/15 – 6/20/15
Length of Stay: 1 week
Site #: 111 (Walk-in Site)
Cost per night (with taxes): $17 ($34 for others)
Discount Used: 50% National Park Access Pass (Disabled)
Connections: 30 amp Electric/Water and Dump Station
Ives Run COE Campground sits on the eastern shore of Hammond Lake in north-
The campground is absolutely gorgeous!! Lots of gentle wildlife!! We oftentimes took three walks a day/night. There is a separate swimming area from the boat ramp. Fishing is allowed with proper license. We appreciated their rules of not allowing boats/trailers on the campsites. They have overflow parking down at the boat ramp and elsewhere throughout the park. The campground rules state that each outside guest that visits your site must pay $3 each. There is a small campstore for basics (ie. hamburger/hotdog buns, hotdogs, chips, soda, water, etc.) Quiet time is kindly adhered to. A roving Park Ranger makes his rounds regularly noting safety issues and adherance to the campground rules.
Make certain you bring extra leveling blocks; note that this site sits in the mountainous region of Pennsylvania. As with all campgrounds, we highly recommend filtering your water. The only drawback to Ives Run COE Campground is internet capability is seriously lacking because of its location in the mountains (AT&T and Verizon); spotty at best.
We WILL return! We would have given it 5 stars if internet capability existed.