2023 will continue to see more rule changes for and restrictions on dispersed camping/boondocking in the United States. These changes and restrictions accelerated since 2020 as more and more people headed into the backcountry to camp, in part due to the pandemic.
2023 Update to My Book Camp for Free
I’ve just released an updated 2023 version of my book Camp for Free: Dispersed Camping & Boondocking on America’s Public Lands. The 2023 update includes the rule changes, restrictions, and other trends I discuss below.
Important: if you bought the book before 2023, you don’t need to buy the 2023 version. Everything I discuss and link to below is covered in the original 2020 edition; I just placed a bit more emphasis in the 2023 update (and the 2022 update from a year ago).
Here are the topics that received increased emphasis in the 2023 and 2022 updates, some of it word for word. (And again, this is all covered in the original 2020 edition, just with a bit less emphasis.) [Continue reading]