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Boondocking vs. Dispersed Camping vs. Dry Camping

• by Mike Wendland

Do you dream of finding the perfect campsite away from all other civilizations? A place where you can enjoy nature and wild animals and truly be alone in the quiet wilderness?

If so, you are not alone. Jennifer and I love to go "off the grid" to recharge whenever we can.

If you are relatively new to this type of camping, you may have heard of boondocking, dispersed camping, and dry camping. But do you know what they all mean?

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Boondocking vs. Dispersed Camping vs. Dry Camping: What's the Difference?

Let's put first things first. Boondocking, dispersed camping, and dry camping are very similar terms. They are often used interchangeably but not always correctly.

To understand the differences between boondocking vs. dispersed camping vs. dry camping, we need to define each type.