Boondocking Basics

Boondocking—dry camping with limited amenities—“does not mean doing without,” says experienced Airstreamer Jay Thompson. “It means adjusting the way we do things to extend and enjoy our stay.” There are two main ways to dry camp: in a natural area, and “blacktop boondocking” in an urban setting. Thompson offers the following tips for boondocking anywhere. … Continue reading Boondocking Basics


Coming soon to Outside Interests: “Campground Stars”, a regular feature about top-rated campgrounds. We’ll be making selection from among the 5-star user rated sites at, an interactive website that helps RVers find and share great campsites. Founded by Leigh and Brian Easterling, the fulltimers you know from Aluminarium. “We started working on Campendium a … Continue reading Campendium

My Airstream Style

The Airstream: “Ally Cat”—a 2005 396 XL Land Yacht motorhome (with an Allison transmission and a Caterpillar engine). The Airstreamer: Lynn Pass, Oregon My Airstream style: We love to caravan with friends. Last year we went on the Airstream SW Caravan with another couple we’re close friends with, and we enjoy the freedom caravanning gives us … Continue reading My Airstream Style

Quick News – 11/3/15

Alumapalooza news The entertainment for Alumapalooza 7 is lining up—expect a jam packed schedule of artists performing nightly, including singer/songwriter Michael Kelsey. “His live performances are particularly moving,” states his website. “Sometimes he sounds as if he’s deftly playing more than one guitar.” “There is a five piece band in my head,” says Kelsey. “They … Continue reading Quick News – 11/3/15