Isolated New York State Forest Camping

Isolated New York State Forest Camping

My name is Eric and I travel with my cat, “Jax” in a 2001 Chevy Fleetwood Tioga Arrow 24D Class C RV. We travel about 45 miles a day chasing 70 degrees year-round.

GPS for Ossian State Forest: 42.491917, -77.819466

Here are some popular questions asked:Cameras:
*GoPro Hero 4 Black for Vlogging. (1080p 60fps)
*GoPro Hero 3 Silver for Timelapses & Driving Darration.
*SJ4000 for driving shots out the window.
*Canon Vixia HF M500 with Wide Angle Conversion lens for Macro and Zoom shots.
Stabilizer: Feiyu Tech 4GS 3 axis gimbal.
Audio: Sony ICD-PX333 (Audio swapped in post production)
Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
RV MPG: 7-11mpg depending on generator use. (7.4L 454 Chevy)
Solar: 500 watts on tilting brackets on roof. 5 AGM batteries totaling 400 amp hours
Mobile Wifi: AT&T Unlimited

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  1. Nancy Nieves on March 18, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    I got to say something to that don’t record no drama no bad thing and if they want to see you drama see bad thing let them go in the street or little freaking by a scary movie don’t be nobody spent you keep recording tonight beautiful views that we appreciate it the good people on the other side 4 for those who want you to record the negative of the world and calling you boring to not pay attention to them they’re nothing but negative and boring and they only going to bring negative through your camera and through your life do not record anything that is negative the hell with these people that one negative was then go to a freakin New York to 42nd Street go to fucking rent a scary movie or go you know watch chaos around you but don’t listen to nobody that tells you or you boring on record drama and another listen to them now that’s not you and it will never be you the hell with them love Nancy and this is her uncle speaking to you do not listen to them you record the good positive things in life not the negative and with it the way they want you to be you not nobody’s puppet okay her uncle and family love you all and Cat

  2. theknob1 on March 18, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    LOL!…Love first Eric! You are human. 🙂

  3. funkyjones on March 18, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Why didn’t you introduce your friend? I’m guessing it was her choice.

  4. Terry Sylvester on March 18, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Don’t listen to the negative comments; your videos are really nice.

  5. Nancy Nieves on March 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    I know New York is good to visit now I’m not saying it’s not but don’t be to trustee at the parks you know especially if they don’t have no security guard nothing that they could look over the park I don’t think it’s good for you to be in there I’m her uncle I work in New York and I want you to be safe 2 precaution is best to have somewhere where you could get somewhere with a permit than not getting at all and be Avenger don’t worry from in the area I look out for you which I am doing like I do for the good most people be safe

  6. Star Wind on March 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    I needed an instant vacation and you just gave it to me 🙂

  7. moabthedog on March 18, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Hey Eric, I like what you are doing. I’ve been doing the same thing for 20 years, combing state land 1-2 hours from Rochester, NY. I camped there at Ossian State Forrest on the site across the pond. It was beautiful. Its an easy hike-in and the best of the 3 free sites. I would like it if…. in addition to giving coordinates but to say where you are. ie: what road, town or state forest your in. Have you tried Finger Lakes Natl Forrest?

  8. Eviktion on March 18, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    It’s so cool seeing someones else’s perspective on areas I used to be in and around daily. I always enjoy seeing you and Jax hanging out around the country, but especially in a big slice of my home area.

  9. BIG JOE 245 on March 18, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    that’s why you RV boondock because you want to avoid the drama.

  10. Luis Puccio on March 18, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    I’m jealous. sophisticated way to be a bum

  11. scooters cords Halstead on March 18, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    That’s right you tell him all the negative people in the world just don’t understand the adventures of God’s beautiful Earth keep doing what you’re doing the negative people don’t count just us our rv’s and the people that that appreciate the things that other people do and share

  12. Zangy on March 18, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    That chair isn’t there anymore. Fun fact: That pond is called horseshoe pond!

  13. KNIGHT JUMPS on March 18, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Enough bad things cannot be said about the idiot who dumped his couch in the river please leave your replies below.

  14. Lydia Johnson on March 18, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Sorry you went through a lot of drama after this episode, but I prefer seeing you happier. Actually, seeing you so down started to wear on me. Nevertheless, we all go through good times and bad. I’m trying to embrace my ups and downs. YOu do the same. But, don’t give up. Your filming and editing are good.

    By the way, this photo of me was taken on New Year’s Eve in Nelson, New Zealand last year when I was on my own adventure.

  15. Dawn HC on March 18, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Your happiness is infectious. Love all the videos. Keep them coming. p.s. everything that will be, will be =).

  16. teakertown on March 18, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    hmm….that cat is a little chubby

  17. 饶佳凌 on March 18, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Great video~ and your cat is so cute.

  18. Shaky Momo Walkthroughs on March 18, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    where is this place

  19. Nancy Maldonado on March 18, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    So happy to see you so happy and spending time with someone who is so special to you!

  20. Dana Sutton on March 18, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Looks like Jax would enjoy a side salad with his cat food!

  21. John Perkins on March 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    I’m going to camp very soon. But I want to hiking at night within a park. Recommend me some safe and secure (from wild animals) parks on east coast pls. Thanks

  22. Nancy Nieves on March 18, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    and I wanted to say one thing I’m hunkle and she’s so fun of you and I love my niece and I am a police officer and um I know you got haters on YouTube cuz I read them and the hell with them they can’t touch you and I will always have your back and if I’m in the wrong area I will protect you so you don’t need to worry there’s a lot of people protecting you okay stay cool stay dry and be safe or uncle love Nancy Emily in Friends

  23. Nancy Nieves on March 18, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Upgrade you recorded the rain inside your V I don’t want you to be quiet so we both can hear it the rain it looks so beautiful and so sexy so call me Jax is enjoying if you like him stay quiet like darling and drink some hot cocoa with me

  24. Barbara Walthour on March 18, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    no drama is good for a change I’m happy for you. you look great. zax watch out I think your dad is falling in LOvE. Eric ho’s zax going to handle being in second place.??? Have fun

  25. sslcfc on March 18, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Winters are rough and summers are rougher. Welcome to NY! Ninety in NY is not bad now 95 and that humidity is really tough. Pretty though ain’t it?

  26. Kiona M on March 18, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Not many people outside NY realize there are hundreds of NYS forests managed by the DEC and most have free camping. Go to and click on the region (1-9) that you want to camp in. You’ll find a list of state forests by county within that region, each of which have their own page listing the activities and the camping parameters. Some are best left for tenters/pop-ups, most need no permit for at least 3 days but always check to be sure. If a permit is needed, just call that DEC regional office (or call them for more info on conditions in that state forest).

  27. Eric Graves on March 18, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    I was stationed at Fort Drum, north of Syracuse, and lived in the Syracuse metro for a few years after. If you end up that way again, I suggest the beginning of September. The autumn colors will be coming in, the apple orchards will be open for picking, and you may still find a roadside ice cream stand open.

  28. Ken C on March 18, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    First time viewing. Love Jax and the harness, LOL. I have a harness and leash for my cat too. Does he mind having you with him in his RV all the time, LOL? I’m in western NY state and will check that site as well as more of your videos. Thanks.

  29. Cheryl Fafara on March 18, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Where is this exactly Eric, planning to head up there very soon…thanks

  30. Heidi Fate on March 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm


  31. Anette Adams on March 18, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    I’ve researched ny and I am determined to move there. Very inspiring video.

  32. Dawn Marie on March 18, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    I thought it was a chair in the water when I saw it

  33. Mickey B. Payne on March 18, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Not good sites for regular RV , but horse camping; big trucks with 4×4  , great place!

  34. Sam Miller on March 18, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    This decided where my buddy and I will be primitive camping in late October! Any pointers for this location? Thanks for the vid!
    P.S. (and this is not meant to be pissy in any way lol) it’s pronounced “Jen-eh-C-O”. Just so when you’re talking about your travels i. The future.

  35. J Lotze on March 18, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Geneseo: Sounds like -Jenna- Cee-OO


  36. Jason Signor on March 18, 2020 at 1:11 pm


  37. Can i click on March 18, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    you are really owesome man !!

  38. Lost On Land Again on March 18, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    I was searching free camping in New York State and look what popped up. I remember watching this when it came out but that was back before I was ever commenting. It was a fun blast from the past.

  39. Bonnie Page-Izzie Page on March 18, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    That is typical New York weather!

  40. Can i click on March 18, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    i love the adventure places

  41. peterNYCpeter W on March 18, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Texting and driving is illegal dislike

  42. Warren O. on March 18, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    This is my neck of the woods and that tent site used to be my favorite. Sadly a lot of logging has been going on in the area and looks nothing like that anymore. Dansville is my home town, was totally caught off guard seeing my little town on a fairly popular channel. The pond is called horseshoe/beavers pond. Anyways, love the vid and you’ve earned a sub!

  43. Jo Car on March 18, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    You are in a really hot year. Even in Quebec,Canada the 90 + days just won’t quick with the humidity on top. We are 1,300 miles north of New York

  44. Replicators on March 18, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    @Nomadic Fanatic – Someone need’s to check out Palmer’s pond aswell, place i want to go but have not found any videos of it. I also used to live in washington state and that is the one difference between the east coast and west coast is the plant life is different.

  45. Cheryl Fafara on March 18, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Also looking for an rv park in the new Hartford ny area…if anyone can help, preferably year round

  46. Raymond Juancito on March 18, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    I’m subscribed and follow your Channel… I find your adventures interesting… Love how you walk your cat

  47. Evan Ryan on March 18, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Geneseo is pronounced "jenna-seeyo" 🙂

  48. Lee Williams on March 18, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Hey Eric like you said if people want drama go watch another YouTube drama channel I am glad that all is going well for you lately you have had enough problems in your life keep enjoying the good times and your life no matter what your vids are about I always enjoy watching them I really envy you and your life my friend keep the vids coming and Keep On RV’n

  49. W S on March 18, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Eric, I might be wrong, but I think you’re one of the most subbed channels for this type of content. (vehicle/rv living on the road) Which is pretty cool. Haha Always love your editing and also that you give a ton of helpful information about the places you visit. Keep up the great work!

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