Now that we’re regularly boondocking, a few people have asked us if we ever get scared. The short answer is no. I can be a nervous nelly about a lot of things, but boondocking? No.
One time when we boondocked alone in the Mojave, we were near a pole that had a wire hanging down the side of it that made an eerie clanging noise when the wind blew, but it wasn’t fear that we felt. It was more like oooh isn’t this creepy!
Everywhere we’ve been camping lately there have always been a (varying) number of RV’s in the area. So we definitely feel safe in numbers.
To get to our current camping location, you have to drive past the sign pictured above. Some might find it unsettling, but the reality is we’re not just surrounded by saguaros, we’re near a huge border patrol facility and we’re surrounded by border patrol agents.
When we got here, another couple told us about some low flying very quiet plane that hovered over their RV. Their military friend told them that the border patrol knew everything about the people inside their RV after doing that. My first thought was, even the blog? If they hover over our trailer will the blog appear in our profile?
Anyway, we feel totally safe here. Though we aren’t as lax as we’ve been earlier this month. We’ve got our bikes locked up and we lock our door when we go for a walk. The Watson’s are nearby and we have cell service. I’m sure a call reporting suspicious activity would quickly have this place swarming with protection.
2013 Cost of Camping:
6 nights paid camping
23 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $183.04
Daily average cost of camping: $6.31