Wild Camping

We love being out in the wild. While staying in a campground with lots of amenities and full hookups has its allure, our absolute favorite type of camping is Boondocking or as we like to say, Wild Camping!

There is nothing better than driving deep into the wild where the views are never ending and the sounds are au nat-ur-el!

Sure there are no hook ups (water, electric, cable or sewer) but it doesn’t mean you have to live like a heathen. Afterall, the beauty of traveling in an RV, is traveling with all the comforts of home no matter where you park it!

A major bonus of Wild Camping is a reduced carbon footprint and lower costs from your travels. When I mention the words eco-friendly and RV in the same sentence, most every time it’s met with a roll of the eyes and a scoff.  I can’t say I blame the naysayers, before being an RV’er I thought the same way:  “RV’s can’t be green, right?”  But that’s why we share, to challenge the way people think about RV’ing and travel in general.  

Below is a collection of videos and information that we hope inspires you to get out there, in the wild, and experience life, travel and RV’ing in an unexpected way.

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32 Comments

  • Terrence R. Redding

    May 17, 2017 Reply

    I am moving from summer month long bumper pull nation-wide trips to under an under 30-foot motor coach for business and adventure. Along the way, I discovered your blogs. Thank you so very much for sharing your ideas and experiences. Easy to watch, focused and content rich. You are truly appreciated.

  • Ramy

    February 9, 2017 Reply

    It is possible . . .

    Long shower - off the grid

    Washing machine - off the grid

    2 tests - for RV

    For capacity lithium battery

  • Mark

    December 30, 2016 Reply

    Hi--can you recommend a good/honest used RV broker in Texas? I don't have time to do myself. I'd like to buy a used class B for use the spring/summer to see Western National Parks then sell RV next winter. As I'm still working, the concept would be to do over several months: see park for long weekend, park at nearest airport & go back in a couple weeks for next spot etc.

  • Gayle Bell

    August 24, 2016 Reply

    I just love you guys! I have been following you through your RV adventures and now on your beautiful sailboat. What a wonderful and exciting life you have. I enjoy every post and video. Thanks for all the wonderful advice and idea you give all of us. We are planning our RV life soon and will be fulltiming around good ole USA and taking all your advise with us. Please never stop sharing your wonderful life with us, I look forward to all your adventures.......Be safe!!!

  • Bradley Williams

    August 20, 2016 Reply

    You guys are Awesome! I am just beeginning to plan my full time RVing.

  • Olivia Ballars

    July 22, 2016 Reply

    Hey! I've been thinking about buying a camper and parking it in Florida.. I was wondering if you guys knew if there are alternatives to solar panels to get electricity? And also, how do you guys refill your water tanks? Thanks for taking the time to read my email, I really appreciate it. You guys have helped me so much, I am very grateful!! Thank you!!

  • Réjean Robidoux

    July 6, 2016 Reply

    Bonjour from Canada
    I like your blog but I can not read your sailboaut blog.
    Why?

    in french : J'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à lire votre blog. Mais depuis que vous êtes en mer je n'arrive plus à vous lire.
    Votre page fige. Je suis triste .I'm sad about that.

    • Jason Wynn

      July 8, 2016 Reply

      I am not sure why it freezes. Is your web browser up to date? We have not heard of this issue from anyone else, I hope it sorts out.

  • Donald Ambrose

    April 19, 2016 Reply

    You have the most professional looking site and also information packed. Thank you for your efforts they are very much appreciated.

  • Eugene Rivers

    January 17, 2016 Reply

    Hi
    What about safety, how safe it is to be with your family in the wild?
    BTW we love your YouTube channel!

    • Nikki Wynn

      January 17, 2016 Reply

      The short answer is, yes it's safe. The longer answer is addressed here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/boondock-free-camp

  • Christopher

    November 8, 2015 Reply

    When wild camping do you typically look to have internet access as well? I'm considering going full time but my job requires that I have internet access to remote in to do my work duties.

    • Nikki Wynn

      January 6, 2016 Reply

      We do like to have internet if possible as our work is online as well. You should find this post helpful: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/mobile-internet

  • Jerry

    August 20, 2015 Reply

    When you converted to lithium batteries, was there anything special that you needed to do in order to change over from standard batteries? What set up did you go for?

    • Nikki Wynn

      January 6, 2016 Reply

      We have a post coming up about our batteries because it is a very different setup. Hang in there with us...should happen soon. We need to start putting the cats to work!

  • Stephanie

    August 9, 2015 Reply

    I know you have added solar to your bounder, I am wondering how long your batteries last with the residential fridge at night when you are wild camping? Thanks!

    • Jason Wynn

      August 10, 2015 Reply

      If there's sun then we never have to run the generator. If it's a full-cloud week we can last about 2-3 days without running the generator. keep in mind this is with our Lithium batteries. With the standard batteries installed on most RVs a residential fridge will force you to run your generator daily to keep up with the power consumption.

  • Tom the awning fixer

    July 15, 2015 Reply

    I'm guessing by the dropped pin on your map that you're currently enjoying the ultimate in wild camping - the Anchorage Costco parking lot.
    We stayed in RV park across the street. It had hook ups.
    Cheers!

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 15, 2015 Reply

      Ha ha, no we didn't stay there, just stocked up on supplies. We are getting an oil change and such so we are staying at the service center...far more glamours. Ha ha!

  • Slim

    June 15, 2015 Reply

    The advantage of NOT having Black water and using dry composting is that you will not have cross-contaminated grey water. There is no difference in letting your "solar shower' water fall on the ground and letting shower water from your indoor shower slowly seep out with a soaker hose. One of our favorite annual campsites owned by a small town permits and even desires purely "grey"water on the grass so long as it does not overwhelm the area or spoil camping for others. I did not say Dishwasher water or washing machine water did I? nope. Get a composting toilet and be done with foul, stinky water! the C-Head is very hard to beat for practicality. use composting bags and throw it in any dumpster or recycle compost. Humanure is not bad!
    Slim

  • melissa gilbert

    June 5, 2015 Reply

    What do you do with your grey water? Can you just let it flow or are they certain dump sites that you have to look for?

    • Nikki Wynn

      June 5, 2015 Reply

      It's never legal to let your grey or black water flow. We locate a dump station (sanidumps.com) and dispose of it there.

  • Kat and Sandy

    May 31, 2015 Reply

    Hi we are new RVers. We plan to full time and hope to learn to boondock most of the time. We are heading out in early July for our first adventure. Our destination is upstate NY, where we will visit my (Kat's) family. If time allows we will then head up through New England to enjoy the fall colors. Then we'll head back toward Denver for an October Dr. appointment. We covet your advice. What is the best way to plan this trip? We Drive a Chevy Silverado 1-ton and we will haul a Redwood 34'9" fifth wheel. We would like to spend 3-4 weeks getting to NY. We prefer to avoid RV parks. States Parks, Nat'l Parks, BLM are all preferred. We are shaky on how to plan this trip. Any recommendations from some of you seasoned veterans of RVing? We plan to drive no more than 300-400 miles per day and we would like to stay for at 2-4 days at a time when we stop. Ideas? Also, we travel with a 90 lb. German Shepherd, so places need to be dog friendly.
    Thanks!!!!

    Kat

    • Nikki Wynn

      June 1, 2015 Reply

      Ha ha, we are so not planners and don't think you have to be. We just made a video about how we do our unplanning here: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/route-travel-planning-rv

  • David and Connie

    May 14, 2015 Reply

    Hi from Winnipeg Beach, Canada
    We really enjoy the information that you provide on your travels! Love the tips and tricks.
    Looking forward to hearing about your Canadian travels. Hope to meet you both in our travels.
    Take care.

  • David Olsson

    March 13, 2015 Reply

    You're my favorite RV bloggers. I'm looking forward to hitting the road this year, and looking forward to learning more from all the materials you've provided. I'll be watching with interest as your Alaskan adventure unfolds. Carry on!

  • Shana Hofmeister

    February 25, 2015 Reply

    I'm in South Texas and don't venture too far out of the state. I saw one episode that shows you have the FAN-tastic fan. Does it work okay in Texas heat? Meaning, if you have no other a/c running and you're anywhere in Texas in the summer, are you relatively comfortable if within 7' of the fan inside?

    Thanks!
    Shana H.

    • Nikki Wynn

      February 26, 2015 Reply

      Texas summer heat is going to be very difficult to tolerate without AC. You will want another fan to help circulate air to make it feel cooler and you will be much better off outside in the shade than inside your RV.

  • Denise C

    February 2, 2015 Reply

    No body ever mentions "trash" when they talk about wild camping. What do you do with your trash? And what about your recycling?

  • Gary

    October 8, 2014 Reply

    Wow! Looks great. Nicely organized.

  • Major

    October 8, 2014 Reply

    What a great grouping of information topics for wild camping. We will be traveling from Seattle to central Indiana late November - December. These tips will be valuable as we jump into a wild camping roadtirement adventure. (Yes, we didn't retire, we went into roadtirement!) Any specific hints for wild camping with a travel trailer vs.your motorcoach?

    • Jason Wynn

      October 12, 2014 Reply

      Make sure you purchase a 5 gallon solar shower and/or water jug so when your fresh water starts running low you can have an "emergency supply". Have fun out there.

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