Age: 65+

Member since January 2018

I am a minimalist traveler. Some times where I wake up is a diamond..sometimes a lump of coal

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New to RV. Long time solo camping traveler. Last since my retirement in 2005 I have accumulated, 500,000 miles, 1200 to 1500 nights, mostly remote West.

I completed a hovercraft summer of 2017 and in September made a solo trip 822 miles from Kansas City to Davenport, IA. Possible the longest unsupported solo hovercraft trip.

I am a pilot with 4500 hours over the last 52 years.

I have bought a Casita and have a traveling companion.


Skills & Expertise to Share

Good mechanical skills, ( if duct tape or WD-40 does not fix it, it may not be broken), some electronic skills. I can probably solve the problem, it may not be pretty nor fast the first time. I have had a computer since 1979. I am a martial artist, ( rifle, pistol, logistics and nbc weapons) but those skills are perishable and have kept only the basic skill levels up. I was an adjunct Biology instructor for an University.


Mkiester's Pets

We currently have a smaller (pocket) Airedale that is learning to travel with us.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

The West.
Black Rock Desert
Hot springs

Mkiester's Hometown

Duncan, ok

Mkiester's Guest Details

Mkiester's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

40 feet long

Casita 17 TV Ford Exploder

Mkiester's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

Mkiester's References (4)

References from Hosts (4)


November 2020


Really enjoyed sharing/exchanging points of view with Mkiester. Has myriad travel experiences that delight me as a host. Otherwise a quiet and unobtrusive guest.


June 2019

Many Tales to Tell!

This guest shared his travel and life experiences with us, a real treat to hear entertaining encounters with fellow travelers. Gregarious, yes, but a very quiet guest. :)


April 2018

Very nice couple

Very pleasant, congenial and quiet couple who stayed for one night. We enjoyed our brief visit; they are welcome back anytime!


February 2018

Very friendly guest

Mkiester was a pleasure to host. We had a nice visit and conversation by the river with other boondockers that Mike hosted with popcorn. They were interesting and Mike has had plenty of experience boondocking. They will be welcomed for a return visit.
Butch & Judy