In my Internet travels to find more information about boondocking tips, I came across a really great article written by Norm and Linda Payne. I couldn’t help but reprint it here as I thought that the info was just so good. 

Please enjoy and thanks to Norm for his permission to reprint his original works!

 Some boondocking tips:
(These tips are for serious boondocking of a week or more and not for overnighting.)

* Do “G.I.” showers every other day. Turn on water, get wet, turn water off, soap up, turn water on to rinse. Takes two gallons or less. Wash using a sink or small plastic tub the next day.

* While waiting for hot water to reach the faucet save water in a container and use it later for coffee or washing dishes.

* Brush your teeth with water in a small cup and then rinse your mouth with another small cup of fresh water.

* Wash dishes and utensils in small plastic tub to save water. Pour water outside if possible.

* For people with long hair wash your hair in a small plastic tub in the galley sink using one quart of water to wet hair and rinse. Then use about one quart fresh water for the final rinse.

* Use a five gallon collapsible fresh water bottle to store extra water.

* Turn on water heater 5-10 minutes before you need hot water and turn it off immediately after water warms.

* If your toilet has a sprayer use it to quickly rinse the toilet instead of holding down the foot pedal.

* When possible use restrooms in stores, restaurants, service stations, etc.

* Use restroom facilities in campground if available.

* Use disposable paper plates, bowls and cups and plastic forks, spoons and knives.

* Use only one light at a time and it should be the smallest light to do the job.

* Use fluorescent lights instead of incandescent lights.

* Limit use of large electrical loads like TVs, microwave and hair dryer.

* Turn inverter off when not using it.

* Turn off all 12 volt loads that are not being used – clock, radio, TV antenna booster, plug-in cubes for cell phones, printers, computers, etc.

* Before boondocking cook meat and freeze meat with broth in plastic zip lock bags. This will cut down on cooking and cleanup.

* During cooler weather close bedroom door at night to keep bedroom warmer. This will save LP.

* In cool weather face the sun and let solar warm the RV. In hot weather face away from the sun and open your awnings.

Compliments of Norm Payne, for his boondocking tips.