Link to Lingo or Acronyms on here? Haha what is "dry"camping?

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  1. equilibrium

    equilibrium Member

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    Yes...I have to ask the obvious. [LOL] Please someone direct me to some lingo/acronym newbie FAQ help page. What the heck is dry camping? I'm assuming boon docking is out in bush, etc...someone...please help me feel like I'm not such an idiot and show me the lingo ropes. [:D]
     
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    Re: Link to Lingo or Acronyms on here? Haha what is "dry"camping?

    What I have gathered is that "dry camping" is camping without any hook ups.
     
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    Dry camping is without any hookups for electricity, sewer, and water. There may be a spigot nearby to fill a water tank or container, just not a dedicated one at campsite. A campground may still have a dump site to empty black or grey water tanks (many PUPs do not have them). Many PUPs use deep cycle batteries to run lights and such.
     
  4. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    In my understanding dry camping is camping in a formal campground but without hookups, even if they are there and could be used. Boondocking is camping in the wilderness outside of a formal campground. Obviously, there are no hookups and what you have is just what you brought.
     
  5. equilibrium

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    Thanks all!

    Now, acronyms...TT.....travel trailer not tent trailer right?
     
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    Sounds like my normal camping.

    The only hookup I have used in my PUP has been electric, if I am at a site that offers it. I so infrequently used the sink I no longer even take the fresh water holding tank! I cannot see using a water hookup if it was available!

    Maybe I would be more interested if I had comfort facilities in my PUP.
     
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    Dry camping is when you have no beer, wine or hard stuff.
     
  10. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper Home is where you park it!

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    X2, [LOL]
     
  11. DaveWo

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    And the CG is in a dry county [:O]
     
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    you mean "dry camping" isn't camping without any liquor?? [LOL]
     
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    I thought it meant the opposite of "sweet" liquor. For instance, no "foo-foo" drinks with sweet rum and umbrellas, however a martini, with dry gin and vermouth is acceptable. [LOL]

    Chip
     
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    That would be serious roughin' it!
     
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    I thought that was called purgatory!
     

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