Live. Work. Dream.: Safe camping is in the eye of the RVer

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WASHINGTON — When we tell some RVers or city slickers that we prefer boondocking in solitary places like the Yukon, the first question they ask us is usually “Aren’t you scared?” We think that’s funny. Big cities scare us more.

Don’t get me wrong. Plenty of remote settings have made us nervous in the past, like our first parking lot camping experience, an abandoned truck stop near El Paso, and more recently the decrepit old 2 Guns KOA overnight spot. I’m certain we weren’t in any danger at those places, but the man-made destruction creeped me out when I thought about about the disturbed individuals who had landed there before us.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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