Viewer Q&A: Boondocking & Batteries

We receive so many questions everyday that we thought we’d start knocking out the answers on our YouTube channel! We could easily talk for an hour on each individual question, but no one wants that. So instead we will provide you with quick, short answers to get you going in the right direction. We will accompany each video with a blog to provide you with links for further research. Enjoy!

Watch our first Viewer Q&A video now!

Question #1:
Is there an app you can use to find free camping sites?

Of course, there’s an app for everything! Free camping is often referred to as “boondocking” or “dry camping”. Basically, this is legal camping without hookups on public lands managed by organizations like the Bureau of Land Management, National Forests, US Forest Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, and others. Here are our favorite resources for finding this magical type of land:

Question #2:
How do you keep camera batteries charged if you don’t have power and not end up carrying 3 dozen spares?

When living on the road, it is important to find convenient and easy ways to charge your batteries (for me, camera and laptop), and also to minimize the amount of charging necessary. Here are some tips/links we mentioned in the video!

Question #3:
Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?

Finally! Our answer to this age-old question (okay, maybe only a question since 2003). By now you’ve hopefully watched the video above and know Kendrick and my answers. Here are a few links I think are worthy of wasting a few minutes of time at work:

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  1. Reply

    Johanne Cardinal

    May 2, 2019

    This is great! Thanks so much for doing this and putting a bit of humor into it! We’re going to be in Austin at the end of May. We both need haircuts, badly! Noticed on your last video that you & Kendrick went for haircuts – mind telling me where you went? It’s our first time in Austin, I’d have to trust Yelp. Thanks! Johanne

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    Bob Panick

    May 2, 2019

    One thing to be careful of when using an inverter, make sure you’re power point can handle the current needed. A 300 watt at full usage could draw 25 amps, that could blow the fuse, and you could lose those points in your car. Best bet is to check your owners manual.

    Also, if you can find a 12volt adapter for your charger rather than an inverter, that’s more efficient than using the inverter.

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