Dispersed camping means little to no amenities. No reservations and you may not see other campers. You are in the woods or on some open land that is isolated. We were lucky enough this trip to have a generator that kept the RV running for heat and water, but it was all about navy showers and cooking over the fire ♨️
Here are 8 tips on #dispersedcamping :
1️⃣ Research ahead of time locations at state parks, national parks and forest service lands. These are typically some of the most beautiful spots to camp in the United States.
2️⃣ Disperse camping usually means little to no cell service. Bring a paper map 🗺 just in case! Or download @thedyrt app which I believe works off wifi or data!
3️⃣ BRING: gallons of water, extra blankets, flashlights, whistle, extra food, proper storage containers for food so no wild life can access, hand sanitizer, first aid kit, & extra layer clothes!
4️⃣ FIRES: ♨️ If you are staying in a park or national forest, make sure to check out their fire guidelines and restrictions ahead of time. For fire staring be sure to bring: newspaper, marches, small wood & logs. Dry wood Preferred of course. Lighter fluid if need be! Do some reading about minimizing campfire impact please 🙏
5️⃣ FOOD & COFFEE: Campfire food just taste better. Am I right? Get yourself a cooking grate that you can lay over the fire & cook so many yummy foods! You can boil water for instant coffee or tea, cook meat or get a cast iron pan for cooking of all things!
6️⃣ TAKE A NAVY SHOWER to converse your water! A navy shower (also known as a "combat shower", "military shower", "sea shower", is a method of showering that allows for significant conservation of water and energy by turning off the flow of water in the middle portion of the shower while lathering.
7️⃣ Leave no trace! Clean up your trash, dig a hole for bathroom use and fill it if you don’t have a toilet. Be respectful of the land!! Leave it better than you found it ☺️
8️⃣ Use your best judgement and be aware of your surroundings. If it feels unsafe , then move onto a new spot!
Most important- HAVE FUN! 👏😍