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Author: Stephanie Yarbrough

Boondocking Campsite Paint Creek Tennessee

Boondocking Campsite on Paint Creek Tennessee Coordinates: 35.962906, -82.872387 Main Attraction: Located in the Cherokee National Forest of Tennessee, the surrounding area is beautiful to explore. Go hiking or biking, swim in Paint Creek, or fish on the French Broad River. Boondocking Near Cherokee National Forest Tennessee This campsite islocated in the Cherokee National Forest on the border of Tennessee and North Caroline near Greeneville, TN.  There are plenty of activities around this campsite, and it is located directly on Paint Creek.  There are great swimming holes just up the road (one in either direction from the campsite), as well...

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A Complete Guide to Installing Solar on a Campervan

Installing Solar Panels on our campvervan Having a lot of solar power on our campervan was a considerable priority for us; it would allow us not only to boondock wherever we wanted, but it would also provide enough power for us to share with our fellow outdoorsmen. Making Solar Power Work In our previous RV, Backpack (the OG), Nate completed the entire solar install himself, with little to no help from me.  It wasn’t perfect, but he did a great job on it.  More importantly, he learned a lot from that install.  This time, however, I wanted to be...

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Boondocking Campsite Taos Ski Valley

Boondocking Campsite Taos Ski Valley New Mexico Coordinates: 36.5675062, -105.5225709 Main Attraction: Close proximity to Taos Ski Valley, hiking trails, and river Boondocking Near Taos Ski Valley If you are looking for free boondocking campsites near Taos New Mexico, you are in luck! There is a plethora of awesome campsites in the Carson National Forest up highway 150 toward Taos Ski Valley.  These campsites are great for tent camping or car camping in Taos Ski Valley. Car Camping and Tent Camping Taos Ski Valley We counted 3 actual campgrounds that have picnic tables and pit toilets maintained by the forest service. They were all...

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Full Body PlastiDip on Our DIY Sprinter Campervan

DIY Campervan Color Change: PlastiDip We HAD to get rid of that awful white creeper van color.  So, we painted our van ourselves… and it actually turned out really well! Okay, it wasn’t actually paint, but PlastiDip.  It was pretty easy, honestly. Total Project Cost: $765.81 What Is PlastiDip? PlastiDip is actually not a paint, but a rubberized coating.  It was originally used for dipping tool handles, but it has been used to paint cars for several years now, thanks to  The process is relatively easy and it’s a great DIY project for anyone who enjoys tinkering with...

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Boondocking Campsite near Great Sand Dunes National Park

Boondocking Campsite near Great Sand Dunes National Park Coordinates: 37.527059, -105.593612 Main Attraction: Close proximity to Great Sand Dunes National Park and beautiful views of Blanca Peak in Alamosa, Colorado   Boondocking Near Great Sand Dunes National Park We This campsite is about 15 miles outside of Great Sand Dunes National Park and has amazing views of Blanca Peak in Alamosa.  It’s on BLM Land (Bureau of Land Management), so it’s free dry camping for up to 14 nights.   If the Piñon Flats Campground inside the park is full (or if you don’t want to pay the nightly fee), this...

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