Dry camping is nothing new.  In fact, in a sense the practice is much older than campground camping, because people were exploring the world long before there were campgrounds to stay at.  However, it is much easier to stay at a place like Roaring Camp Gold than it is to go off the grid with an RV.

If you are going to try to do so, there are several variables that you will have to keep in mind as you plan your trip.  Most RVs are equipped to handle a camping trip in the middle of nowhere, but you do have to know what you will need to make that trip successful.  Remember, you will not be able to just plug into a water supply if you run low, and you won’t have a plug in if you find that your generator cannot supply enough energy to suit your needs.  Avoid these mistakes:

Not Bringing Enough Water It’s not just about drinking water.  If you are camping in an RV, then you are likely planning on being able to use the faucets to deliver cooking water, to brush your teeth, to clean the dishes, and other common activities.  You have to know how much water you will use and how quickly you will use it.  Have a few jugs of water within the RV as a backup, and study your water usage during a few camping trips until you have a good feel for how much you need for your trip off the grid.

Failing to Research Electricity Usage If you plan ahead, you can determine how much energy you use during a stay at a campground, like Roaring Camp Gold, and use that to gauge what you will require from your generator.  Be sure it is up to the task.

Choosing a Place Blind Yes, we know that there is something romantic about driving until you feel the need to stop, and letting the winds take you where they will.  But, if you don’t know your surroundings, you could end up in serious trouble.  It is much smarter to plan ahead and to know what you will be up against.  Different regions will challenge you in different ways, and you must be prepared to contend with any wildlife that you may run up against.  That means knowing the local vegetation, so you avoid poisonous plants, and bringing along tools that will repel curious- and hungry animals.