Age: 65+

Member since October 2019

Lifetime Off Grid camper , hiker, Moto tourer and camper, canoeist, Bicyclist,


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Retired State Park and Forest Ranger/Officer, and Supervisor. Trail building volunteer. wildland firefighter, tree planter. gardner, farmer, land manager.
Builder/ contractor. Vietnam Era Veteran, US Air Force. Went to Penn State. Handy with tools/repairs
I know the backcountry hereabouts and local resources. Locations of Parks, camping, maps, stores, supplies, repair shops. I will help you with anything I can.

I can accommodate two camping units at a time.

I can charge batteries with small portable generator if absolutely necessary, can provide battery jump start if needed.
No hookups or dump station.
Member of Aliner Owners Club
Ask me about any information you would like to have for the local area or for continuing your trip.
The campsites here are spacious and there are flat spots on mowed grass, a fire ring and picnic table and a
couple of chairs.

No loud parties please, or excessive drinking allowed on the property. Common respect for our neighbors and land owner is required. Please respect quiet hours from 10pm -8am.
If you must smoke please discard smoking materials in your ashtray. If cigarette buts are found on the ground you will be asked to leave.
Please leave everything provided as you’ve found it. If you’ve Packed it in, Pack it out, is the best camping etiquette. Thank you.

Do not cut damage trees (no nails in trees etc.) Ask about hammocking spots at campsites

Skills & Expertise to Share

I’m good with tools and repairs. I know a good bit about Pennsylvania’s State Forests and Parks. and recreation areas.
I have broad general knowledge. I know of many local repair garages and hardware, propane services.

I have a solid electrical background and experience with some solar applications.

RangerForest's Pets

I do have an outside cat. Rarely seen by others. Certainly NOT a travel pet.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Adirondacks of NY. some in Canada, various free sites in Pennsylvania State Forests and PA State Parks. ( free ,or reasonable costs overnight)

RangerForest's Hometown

I live on what is our little Farm outside Millheim and Coburn, PA very close to the premier trout stream that is Penns Creek. In Centre County, PA I’ve lived here since 1973. Bald Eagle State Forest is less than a mile. We are no longer actively farming this land. Our adjacent neighbors are all farmers. Bicycling paradise in rolling hills and on railroad trails, mountain biking, hiking and canoeing, fishing, hunting country of the central Allegheny Mountains. coffee shops, bakeries, grocery and hardware stores within 3 miles. My campsites have beautiful views of the Seven Mountains area and mountain gaps and hollow, fields and farms. We are centrally located in the middle of nowhere. It’s very beautiful here in Ridge and Valley Pennsylvania. I think you will love it if you are used to being a self contained camper. 25 miles east of State College Pa. and Penn State University. 34 miles west of Lewisburg and Bucknell University.

RangerForest's Guest Details

RangerForest's Rig

Rig Type: Popup Camper

15 feet long

Aliner Classic, Dodge 4/WD pickup with cap OR Outback Station wagon All wheel drive 3 L six cyl.

RangerForest's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

RangerForest Has 1 Host Location

Weathertop Farm

Coburn, PA, US
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RangerForest's References (6)

References from Guests (6)


October 2020

Feels Like Home

A beautiful secluded spot, remote and quiet, up a long and winding road. RangerForest is kind, generous, welcoming, helpful, and so knowledgeable not just about this area but about everything! Can’t wait to return.


October 2020

Wish I had more time

Was the perfect location and host but just not enough time to explore and soak in all there’s to offer.

Greatly appreciated the incredible knowledge RangerForest had to offer and hope to visit again for a couple more days when I pass through again.


September 2020


We really enjoyed the stay! A bit of a trek to get there, but excellent directions given. Beautiful area and helpful hospitable host. We would highly recommend.


September 2020

Paradise Found

This beautiful spot can be found at the end of a windy gravel road but is worth the effort. RangerForest is an knowledgeable host who gave us great insight about the nature of his idyllic spot. We will definitely be back!


August 2020

Quiet stop on our way west

Quiet private place to stop. Lovely view of the hills and a great breeze made for good sleeping. Very thorough and attentive host.


October 2019

Beautiful view and warm host

A change in our plans required us to stay just one night rather than the two we originally requested. The hosts was very accommodating and met us at the entrance to their street. They hosts had set up outdoor chairs by the fire pit and picnic table for our use. The view was beautiful as the leaves were still in full color. The area had plenty of open space to walk our dogs. I would visit again!