How to FIND FREE CAMPING in National Forests! 7 TIPS, The RULES, & MY LAST 3 SPOTS!

How to FIND FREE CAMPING in National Forests! 7 TIPS, The RULES, & MY LAST 3 SPOTS!

Welcome to Episode 6 of BE A NOMAD, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! In this Episode, I’ll give you 7 TIPS TO FIND GREAT CAMPING SPOTS, all the rules for dispersed camping in National Forests AND I’ll show you my last 3 forest spots!
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  1. Lisa Faiss on November 1, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Robin, I really liked those aerial views and the special affects to take it down to the ground. Do you have your own drone? I think you could be the Rick Steve’s of traveling through America by RV. You have great communication skills.

  2. nifty nancy on November 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    This may be a stupid question but how do you say warm and cool without electricity or do you have solar power?

  3. Virginia Easterling on November 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I’m watching froming from my camper home in Clanton Alabama where I live by myself with my 2 dogs

  4. Healingfrom Benzos on November 1, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    When boondocking or National Forest parking do you worry about mountain lions or bears? Can you do a video about wildlife? What about when cooking in your rig something that smells delicious? Will the bears try to get in?

  5. Autumn Grace on November 1, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Know about bears and camping properly and safely with them in area.

  6. DwightMS1 on November 1, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Indispensable information. Thank you.

  7. Catherine Buck on November 1, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Great info, you’ve stayed at some beautiful places and you got some wonderful footage of the scenery. I’m so jealous LOL… I cant wait to get on the road and start my nomadic lifestyle. Its taken longer then I expected. I was in a horrific car accident almost 2 yrs ago. I spent the first year after the accident bedridden, my recovery took longer then I thought it would. I’ve always bounce back quickly but this time not so much. I forget I’m not as young as I use to be. Things break easier and don’t heal as fast anymore lol.. Anyways its been a long recovery but now I’m doing better. So I’m able to start working towards my goals. I’m actually doing a bus conversion and putting my finances together for this new life, new adventure and I’m looking forward to my retirement… Well working retirement still need to bring in a little extra income for all the fuel I will need for traveling… Thanks for sharing your great information. I’m sure its going to help me out a lot. I plan on doing as much free camping as possible. Plus I like being out in nature without people right next to me, so this info is very helpful… Thank you…

  8. janet westervelt on November 1, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Another great resource is using the MVUM "Motor Vehicle User Map" I think. You can go to the nearest Forest Service Office and they will give them to you. These will show the exact forest service roads that ok to camp on. They are a great free resource! Thanks for all you share with us! Love it!

  9. Carol Benson on November 1, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Just starting watching your videos. Quite interesting. I’m not interested in doing RV traveling but I’ve been in many of the places you are visiting. My favorite place in Colorado is Estes Park. Just beautiful. Please stay safe!

  10. Thomas Courtney on November 1, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Just found your channel and subscribed can’t wait to checkout your other videos. Thank you for the tips I’m new to camping with a pop up camper. I’m use to camping on boats not in woods but wife wants to do wood camping but idk how or where to start

  11. Ryan Freeman on November 1, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Great advice, thank you so much!

  12. Virginia Easterling on November 1, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks for your update

  13. Janell Evans on November 1, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Always a good video. Thx

  14. jonathan weisse on November 1, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Great info, very helpful. Thanks so much…

  15. Noah Beach on November 1, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I like these videos of non model photo shopped videos that actually inform people of real life mobile living. Thanks for your videos. My family camps like this, and it is very peaceful.

  16. Claire Gibbons on November 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Has anyone boondocked anywhere in Maine (or any New England state)? If so, what were your experiences compared to other parts of the country? – Thanks!

  17. Kat Kennedy on November 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks so much for this info! This was extremely helpful, we are in the spot off of Rampart road now while watching this hehe The tip about Satellite view on google maps has changed the game for us! Thank you!

  18. Carol Collett on November 1, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Great info!! Thank you!

  19. Exposing Liars on November 1, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Wow!! Do you have a drone/????!!!

  20. Forever Roaming on November 1, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    just starting out travelling in my pickup and trailer…great info. thx

  21. Nique Cherry on November 1, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    I ❤️ the rain

  22. The one whom Jesus loves on November 1, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Good to see you outside

  23. Dakota Waters on November 1, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Omg thank you for this! I have multiple apps on my phone and none of them show EVERYTHING. Government websites for National Forests, State Parks, BLM, CoE etc… so much work and so confusing to me! I’ve lived in travel trailers off and on for many years of my life, but now I have a Skoolie, no toad, low income and no solar and am trying to boondock for the first time ever. It’s like you said; I feel like I’m beating my head against a wall! I do use and it is a huge help, but the actual process of finding, getting into and where to go, etc was tough for me so thank you 🙂

  24. desalvo66 on November 1, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    what’s your experience with winter camping in national forests..?? when there is a ton of snow..

  25. Diane Young on November 1, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Hey Robin, we love your videos..thank you!

  26. Colorme Dubious on November 1, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    DeLorme topo map books are also quite useful. They sell software versions but I’m a big believer in paper maps. They’re never out of wifi range, they never run out of power, and they never crash.

  27. Marilou Anderson on November 1, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Excellent video. Thanks!

  28. Solar Sailor on November 1, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Rampart Range isn’t as good of a spot since the Waldo Canyon fires. There are only 3 good turn offs now & the rest of the sites along the road will be in the burn scar. Also some of the camp sites have been barricaded in recent years. The reduction in good sites has made the remaining ones very crowded. Good video here. Thanks for the info.

  29. Susan Ronan on November 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you so much for doing these videos for us that about to embrace this way of life. I will be there in a few months and I gotta tell ya, I’m scared but I really want to do this. I think I’m scared because I kniw nothing and I don’t know anyone that would help me to learn. So keep doung these videos. I appreciate yoy

  30. C Lynn Wooderson on November 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    looks great thats my dream

  31. Lynda on November 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I really like your video’s, you get right to point and are very informative, thanks

  32. SEANMCAD on November 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    FYI: ranger stations for a given national forest usually have free detailed motor vehicle maps which have dots on where dispersed camping site are and given the maps are huge it makes it much easier to look around then a phone, at least in my opinion

  33. Michelle Coley on November 1, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Hi thank you for the videos. Your bravery is encouraging. Once you get up in the woods is it easy to get turned around and lost? How’s the connection in case you need GPS

  34. rhonda cartee on November 1, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Hi Robin, just found you and love it. So many helpful ideas. I do have one bog question. Will be retiring in April and taking a 5-6 month trip to the Rockies. I have camped for years but now wanting to start boon docking. In looking at the maps of the dispersed areas its hard for me to tell sometimes where exactly you should park. Some of them have little roads or wide open spaces everywhere. How do you know where exactly is ok.

  35. Sprint Rollingon on November 1, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Love your Channel very informative and laid-back

  36. Huyle18 on November 1, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    My 1 week of vacation is coming up in two months. Going to spend 5 days out in the woods some where in Colorado. This video provided every info I needed! thank you so much and definitely subbed!

  37. MJ Morro on November 1, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Good video. Thanks.

  38. Musings Of Meandering Spirits on November 1, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    I am just starting out and I am based in Westminster, Co. Where do you suggest is the best spot for me to begin? Want to start out close to home in case of problems.

  39. Larry Willard on November 1, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks for the National Forest info! Generally how are the FS roads to dispersed areas – I am concerned about clearance for my front wheel drive minivan?? Didn’t seem so bad in this video?

  40. Jamie Faiz Fahmy on November 1, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Was leaving Phoenix to see my kids in Kentucky. Plan was to camp as I went. Rented house out. Now transmission needs fixed. Anyone know of any good places close to Phoenix? Would love around Mesa or apache junction. My son is there. Help!!!

  41. Denny Gobel on November 1, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    When the inevitable health issues arise when you are older, what will you do..?

  42. Tony Simons on November 1, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Great video! I’m studying up for my first trip out to Colorado. This was very helpful!

  43. Anuj Chauhan on November 1, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Ur boobs are very nice. And if u call everyone will help u as u have great boobs.

  44. Pete Johnson on November 1, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks for all the tips! I would recommend you use (or show a video) on how to use “Offline” mode on Google Maps. You can download any amount of map data to your device for free for up to 30 days. So you can have all the satellite views, search capabilities and navigation as if you were connected to the Internet, while being offline.

  45. Step-van Dan on November 1, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Great video thank you for sharing ,hugs from MN

  46. Nunny on November 1, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Where did you go exactly at Lake George? We’re actually heading up there soon. Was it close to any water for fishing?

  47. Timebandit RvTravels on November 1, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    good video Girl

  48. DzyMsLizzy on November 1, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    I grew up with paper maps, and I still prefer them to this day. I was trying to look up a distance between two points on Google, and it would show me one or the other, or directions between the two, but when I wanted to put in a 3rd spot, it didn’t work.
    If you need to know how hilly an area is, nothing beats a topographical map, which shows you the exact land contours, and how flat or steep. 😉

  49. Timebandit RvTravels on November 1, 2019 at 4:35 pm


  50. Jackie Wilde on November 1, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    I noticed your Kauai T-Shirt. Were you there, or is it a souvenir from someone?

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