In my boondocking seminars I am often asked about RVing solo especially from women. From my experience, it seems that the appeal of boondocking solo is stronger for women than some men. There is no reason a woman or a man should fear RVing by themselves. Let’s take a look at some steps women (and men as well) can do to feel safer camping by themselves:
- Boondock out of sight of others and/or the road.
- Put two pairs of boots outside your door at night. Make sure one of the pairs is men’s extra large.
- Travel with a dog or show signs outside of your RV of owning one (dog dishes, dog leash/chain, large chew toy, kennel, etc).
- Set up two camp chairs by your fire pit or under your awning.
- Trust your gut about where you set up camp. If you don’t feel safe move to a different
location where you do.
- Make friends on the road or at a RV rally and travel with them part of the time.
Don`t be Afraid to Go Solo
Being single doesn’t mean you have to RV alone. Many solo RVers new to the lifestyle join RV groups or clubs, which can be a great way to start. Some solo RVers prefer this method of travel and camping. There are numerous RV groups and online forums that cater to solo/lady RVers including groups like Freewheelers, a regional chapter of the club RVing Women.
The important thing to remember is just because you are single that shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the adventures of RVing, even if that means camping by yourself in the boondocks.
Follow Dave’s RV adventures as he travels the West in search of forgotten and unique places. For Dave, home is where you park it, the more remote the better!