IdleTime

Age: 65+

Member since December 2018

Forest Dweller

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Retired professional; medical (non-clinical) field.

I enjoy a simple, quiet life on 25 acres of beautiful, naturally wooded land surrounded by the Mark Twain National Forest, and only 5 mIles from the clear blue waters of Table Rock lake and an amazing full-service marina and restaurant.

Outdoor pursuits, in addition to RVing, include: scuba diving, fishing, scenic exploration, and camp dutch oven cooking.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Camp dutch oven cooking; sewing.

IdleTime's Pets

I love animals! My pets include 2 dogs; a redbone hound mix, and a chihuahua (the diva); 1 chicken (hen), however I may add more hens next spring; and a promenade of forest creatures (deer, wild turkey, foxes, bobcat, etc.), although they are wild and not really pets.
FYI - With the exception of the forest animals, all my pets are contained and do not run free unless I'm outside with them. The dogs often, but not always, travel with me. They are not allowed off leash when I travel.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Short stay -
just about anywhere legal where I can safely rest for a while before continuing my journey.

Long stay -
Colorado, especially around the Nederland area.
Arizona BLM lands...Ehrenberg, Quartzsite, Yuma, etc.
Wyoming...Medicine Bow national forest.

IF I stay in a "developed" campground (rarely), it is usually a COE or national forest campsite.

IdleTime's Hometown

I'm a Missouri native, but lived/worked in Tulsa, Oklahoma for over 20 years before retiring to Missouri to build our dream home. Closest town (20 minute drive) is Cassville, Missouri (Walmart, restaurants, post office, gas, laundromat), a typical, small rural community. One hour to: Silver Dollar City and Branson, Mo. attractions; Worlds of Wonder and Bass Pro in Springfield, Mo., Joplin, Mo.; Rogers/Bentonville, Arkansas. 30 minutes to eclectic and colorful Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Memberships

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IdleTime's Guest Details

IdleTime's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

15 feet long

My rig is a 2014 teardrop-style bumper-pull travel trailer, towed by a 2002 Chevy pickup. Both are garage kept and in very good condition. My camper holds 6 gallons of fresh water (I carry 2 additional 5 gallon containers), with a 16 gallon black tank and an 11 gallon gray tank. I have learned to be very miserly with my water usage and can usually last about 8 - 10 days before needing to dump tanks. I spend 98% of my camping at boondocking locations, so I'm entirely comfortable going without hookups. I currently use 180 watts of solar (portable) and 2 6-volt (224 ah) deep cycle batteries for most of my power needs. I do not own/use a generator.

IdleTime's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets