Planning Your Hike while Backpacking

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By Janessa Tice Miller

Planning your hike should consider some key things before you head out on a backpacking trip.  Doing this correctly from the start will help ensure your hike goes smoothly and safely.

Planning Your Hike Route & Daily Mile Goal

Before you can do anything else on a backpacking trip, you need to plan the route that you will hike. It could take on the form of a long through-hike, a week on a trail, or just a night or two out in the wilderness. Whatever the case, you need to narrow down your route and prepare.

Once you read more

Understanding Mechanics: Stay out of Trouble

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By Janessa Tice Miller

What is better for any camper than rolling down a back road somewhere in the boondocks, knowing your next big adventure is just around the bend? It’s exhilarating, a giddy anticipation of every adventure that is to come!

But in order to experience all of those adventures, understanding your transportation is vital – particularly when heading out alone into the boondocks. It is important to educate yourself on how to handle your vehicle and understanding things that affect read more

A Week In The Life of A Full Time Camper

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By Janessa Tice Miller

What does it look and feel like to live life as a full time camper? It’s difficult to narrow this down and express because one of the great joys of road life is that every person can mould it to fit their own adventurous spirit! So with that in mind, here is a glimpse into what life looks like for me.

Being a Full Time Camper

I have been living on the road with my husband for a year and a half now in our little 17 foot Casita Travel Trailer. At different phases our daily life can take on a different read more

Find free Boondocking Locations in the USA

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How To Find Remote (And Free!) Boondocking Locations in the USA

By Janessa Tice Miller

If you can run your RV on solar power or batteries – or you’re just willing to go without power for a few days in the backwoods – there’s no reason not to spend your precious camping time in the middle of nature in some great ‘boondocking locations’.

Even the best campgrounds are usually full of other people and, naturally, many charge a pretty penny for their services. But is it really read more

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