Final Camping Costs of 2013

January 2, 2014  |  blog

We tried to ring in the new year with our L.A. friends, but had to leave around 10am due to some food poisoning. The only photos we got from the evening was this series of “max head-room” selfies.

For our final night of the 2013, we paid $5 to the city of Burbank and camped at Johnny Carson Park.

2013 Cost of Camping:
123 nights paid camping
242 nights free camping
Total spent: $3,471.29
Daily average cost: $9.51

2012 Cost of Camping:
340 nights paid camping
25 nights of free camping
Total spent: $10,429.04
Daily average cost: $28.57

A 66% savings year over year.

Camping this coming year won’t be as cheap, so I won’t be keeping track of it on the blog. Our first 4 months will be mostly boondocking, but after that we plan to hit a lot of campgrounds as we head up the coast of California. Toward the end of the year we’ll be heading east, and I don’t expect that’ll be cheap either.

Dinner Last Night:
New Years Day Black Eyed Pea Soup from The Great Vegan Bean Book and a kale and celery salad with this dressing.

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1 Comment


  1. congrats….and you enjoyed the boondocking more than campgrounds!!

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