News in the ‘Rallies’ Category

“Boondocking with Your Airstream” Rally ready to go!

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

The “Boondocking with your Airsteam” Rally is ready to go!  We have 27 rigs signed up to attend and still have room for more.  The G.P.S. co-ordinates for the rally are: N 30  13.366   W 082  45.265  and the locatin is just west of Lake City, Florida.  The cost i $5 per night per rig to camp and $15 per person for the three dinners and two breakfasts.  The dinners will be chili Tuesday night, pork chops Wed, and steak Thursday night.  Breakfasts are oatmeal with ice cream on Wed and bacon and pancakes Thursday.An information packet will be provided to all attendees and is also on this website.  Check “Information provided attendees at Boondocking Rally”

Schedule for the “How to boondock in your Airstream” rally

Monday, January 11th, 2010

We have prepared the schedule for the boondocking rally in Lake City, FL.  Anyone who would like to attend is welcome.  The cost is $5 per night to camp and we estimate the food cost to be $17-$20 per person for the rally.  You will be charged just for the food cost and we will have that determined when folks arrive.  If you have interest in attending this rally, please contact us.

Boondocking Rally Feb. 9-12, 2010




Tuesday, Feb. 9

            Arrive anytime during the day

             4:30 P.M.            Welcome Meeting and social time

            6:00 P.M.            Dinner: Chili, Salad, Bread (bring your drink, place setting, & chair for all meals)

            7:30 P.M.            Campfire, indoor games, and social time


Wednesday, Feb. 10

            8:30 A.M.            Breakfast (if weather permits i.e. temperature or rain)

           9:30 A.M.      Introduction to Boondocking- Conservation of power, Use of Batteries &  Generators

            11:30 A.M.            Lunch on your own

            1:30 P.M.            Introduction to Solar Power

            4:30 P.M.            Social time

            6:00 P.M.            Dinner: Pork Chops, Green Beans, Salad, Bread

            &:30 P.M.            Campfire, indoor games, and social time

 Thursday, Feb. 11

             8:30 A.M.            Breakfast (if weather permits i.e. temperature or rain)

            9:30 A.M.            Conservation of fresh and waste water

                                    How to stay warm or cool


            11:30 A.M.            Lunch on your own           

            Afternoon            Free Time

            4:30 P.M.            Social Time

            6:00 P.M.            Dinner: Steak, Baked Potato, Salad, Bread

            7:30 P.M.            Campfire and closing critique/discussions

Dry Camping/Boondocking Rally Feb. 9-11, 2010

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

The Montagues and Thompsons are having a three-night rally, Feb. 9, 10, & 11 just before the Big Bend rally in Suwanee to help folks learn how to effectively use our Airstreams to “dry camp” or “BoonDock”.   The caravan that we lead, the SW Adventure Caravan is scheduled to have 14-16 nights of camping in locations without electricity or water, i.e. national park and national forest campgrounds.  We will have it at a facility near Lake City, FL which is operated by John Palmer.  The facility is set up for dry camping and is a nice place for a rally.  John Palmer sells and installs solar systems and has offered this spot for the rally.  He will not be trying to sell his solar systems unless someone wants one.  The cost will be $5 per night plus whatever we put together for food.  We plan  to cook for everyone, at least the evening meals.  The camping will be dry camping as there is no power or water on the site.John will give a seminar(s) on how to utilize solar and the small Honda type generators.  Also what to expect from your batteries and how to maximize their life.  We also will have information about alternative methods of keeping warm without using your furnace.  Last but not least ,how to optimize use of the fresh water.We plan to put together a schedule for the rally. and get it out to everyone.  Everyone is invited, whether signed up for the caravan or not.John Palmer’s web site address is: