If you enjoy rustic camping, then you’re sure to absolutely appreciate boondocking. This type of RVing is basically camping without any hookups — no running water and no electricity. It’s one of the simplest ways to take in the beauty and wonder of vacationing in the outdoors. If you want to spend a weekend roughing it in the Alaskan wilderness, keep reading to learn more about boondocking with a camper van rental from Amazing Accommodations Alaska.
Where Can I Boondock?
In Alaska, boondocking is legal throughout most of the state. There are several pull-outs along highways that are available specifically for getting a good night’s sleep in your camper van rental. Because they are free, these sites cannot be reserved and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
There are several steps you can take to ensure you are safe while boondocking:
- Use a location-sharing app with family so they can keep updated on your location.
- Be aware of Alaskan wildlife. Remember, you are the guest in their permanent home.
- Be sure to abide by all fire laws and put out any fires before going to bed or leaving the site.
- Do not leave food where wildlife can get to it as this will attract dangerous animals.
Boondocking without Running Water
If you want running water available 24/7, then you may want to set up camp at an RV site. Here you’ll have access to fresh water, bathrooms, and showers. Perhaps you prefer to travel the open road and not be stuck in one place each night. In this case, fill up a huge water jug before your trip and stop often to refill it. Bring a few cases of bottled water, too, that can be used for drinking and cooking.
Boondocking without Electricity
If you’re not relying on appliances for cooking or electronics for entertainment, there may not be much of a need for electricity while camping. If you choose to camp without electricity, take advantage of our camping equipment package, which includes flashlights, matches and lighters, and a propane stove. You can also charge your cell phone while driving the camper van.
Begin Your Camping Adventure Today
Boondocking with a camper van rental can be a fun and adventurous experience. Call us today at (907) 631-0470 to reserve a camper van or motorhome rental for your next camping excursion in the Wasilla area.
Source: Schukman, Josh. “The Ultimate Guide to Boondocking and Free Camping.” Blog article. Outdoorsy. 22 Sep. 2022. Web. 07 Oct. 2022.