I am 62 this year...living in northern BC. I have been boondocking in one form or another all my life. Cars, vans, tents, blankets. Spent 1.5 years living in my currant unit, and am always looking for an opportunity to be off somewhere, even if it's just an overnighter on a river. I am a fan of urban, school yard, city park, shopping centre, BLM, Rec Site, wide spot by the river camping. In my way of thinking...calculating a campsite @$30.00 per night..that is $1,000 a month, which is better in my bank account that some one else's.
There is only one place that I willingly pay for a campsite and that is the city owned ground at Brookings, Oregon.
I prefer bush camping to everything else, but will hunker down most anywhere. I have never been asked to move from a night spot. I will seek out a cop or if by a park or school, an adult...I usually have my door open...will talk to them as they walk by and look in..they always do, eh...people are scared of the unknown. So..I make it my job to be the 'known'.
If boondocking out in the weeds...if I am not alone, I don't park right next to another. I try and walk over and say hi...introduce myself from a distance. Never had a reason to leave a spot once I was set up.
In southern Utah, northern BC, northern Arizona and lots of great places in Oregon and Washington.
a '99 24ft Triple E, Regal that has been converted to four wheel drive.