Boondocking Beauty Secrets

While boondocking, we take less showers because we have to conserve water. On non-shower days I’ve been wearing my green snake bandana (aka doo-rag) that I bought in Anza Borrego.

On shower days, I’ve really been missing my hairdryer. It’s actually the only “amenity” that I miss and could be solved with a bigger inverter. Without a hairdryer I have flat thin hair. Well, with some recent experimentation with big rollers, I’ve solved that issue and am embracing my trailer lifestyle.

Related: Boondocking Locations

Dinner Last Night:
Black Eyed Pea and Mung Bean Stew. Mixed Dal. We’ve never had mung beans before (that we know of) and this recipe was delicious. We had it with some heated up naan from whole foods and a kale salad.

2013 Cost of Camping:
14 nights paid camping
36 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $407.75
Daily average cost of camping: $8.16

UPDATE: Ok, so here’s a photo post curlers. I hate posing for the camera. xo

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  • Reply Rick February 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Can we see the “after” results?

    • Reply Leigh February 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Okayyyyy. Friday I’ll take a photo (today is a doo-rag day).

  • Reply Tiffani February 20, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Hot. :)

  • Reply Steph Skardal February 20, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Looking good!

  • Reply Cassie February 20, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Love the picture! My limp locks and I are right there with you. Get yer roller on!

  • Reply Chevas February 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

    lol….love it!!!!

  • Reply Eadie Davis February 20, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Leigh, You look HOT!!! XOXO Eadie

  • Reply Laura Domela February 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Hot. Love it. Love that you posted this photo, too! :)

    Yeah when our 1000w inverter went out and we got the 2000w one to replace it, I’d have to say the biggest perk was the ability to add a hair dryer.

  • Reply Eleanor February 20, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I love this post Leigh and the photos of you are spectacular. You have no reason to be camera shy.:)

    • Reply Leigh February 20, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Aw thanks Eleanor.

  • Reply jerry February 20, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    You should have put on an avocado mask with the curlers. Your after picture is gorgeous!

    • Reply Leigh February 20, 2013 at 7:36 pm


  • Reply John and Pam Wright February 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Curlers are great idea! Very nice after pic!

  • Reply terrie February 21, 2013 at 9:21 am

    hey, Leigh….after your time w/o a blow dryer, you will find your hair is thicker…blow dryers are really hard on the hair….I bet you will see improvement…..surprised you have room to store those gigantic rollers….cannot believe you, my idol, would have a thought about your beautiful self….xoxo

    • Reply Leigh February 21, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Oh my sweet Terrie.

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