We are once again a land baron :)

OK….seems that a bunch of boondockers, nomads, off-gridders have chosen Apache County in Arizona as their place of choice.  The main reason is zoning laws are substantially more lax than where I was located in Yavapai County, primarily run by Californians who left California to get away from that system, only to bring their idiocy to Arizona.  Cochise County is even more lax, but the land down there is primarily creosote which I grew up with in El Paso and hated it then.

My parcel in Yavapai was 8 acres, the new parcel in Concho is 36+ acres with an “awesome” view and the surveyor said, “You can almost see New Mexico from there”.  Most of the property is level with the last 1/4 or so sloping down into a valley.  From that part of the property you can see the local valley to the east, a larger valley (Windsor) to the NE, and to the south, you can see the White Mountains in the distance. As the surveyor said, “awesome”.

The property came with a trailer that was bought new and parked there in 1996 and was obviously abandoned years ago.  The rats and weather have pretty much destroyed it, but then no value was placed on it regarding the purchase price.  It also has a nice little shed with a 300-gallon water tank, a Weber grill, and miscellaneous.

I will be improving the driveway so a CONEX can be delivered as well as to make it easier for guests to access the property.

Keep tuned!!

Lew and Ginny

Windsor Valley and the White Mountains

Windsor Valley and the White Mountains

We are becoming a land baron :)

OK, not really, but we are purchasing land in AZ as an off-grid property.

The land is mid-way between Williams and Kingman in the Seligman area.  From the I-40 exit, it is only 5 miles into the property so pretty convenient.  The location has cell signal service from all carriers, but maybe only 2-3 bars without a special antenna or booster.

The land has an arroyo running through it, more or less splitting the property.  The land is primarily juniper trees.

When I was looking at the property, I noticed a jackrabbit alongside the road.  He first did the “freeze, you don’t see me” thing, and then when I was there for a couple of minutes he looked at me, scratched his cheek, and hung out until I started moving again.  Even then he hopped off, not at breakneck rabbit speed.

There is access to a community well so I will be hauling in potable water which for now, will be stored in food-grade IBC totes.

We will be allowing boondocking, moochdocking, etc. on the property with approval. The property will allow you a safe place to park off-highway that isn’t trashed, with no traffic noise, but still having cell service.

We will be at the location multiple times in the coming months to mark the boundaries, create a path into the area where I intend to camp. hauling water, and working on erosion control.

If you are interested in visiting, please drop us a note!

Lew and Ginny


Bringing the Wolf Wagon Home!

I just pulled “Wolf Wagon” out of the air, so that is it for now.  This new adventure started with the purchase of the Wolf Wagon in Tyler, TX.  Hitched it up and started the return trip.  Due to a late start in Tyler, we decided to pull over for the night at an Alon station in Harrold, TX.  We found a nice spot away from the semis that had grass alongside so we were set for the first night.  Ginny wasn’t quite sure what to do about things.  The trip in the vehicle is typical for her, and she is a trooper when it comes to driving long distances without a stop.

Here is a picture of my Sequoia and the Arctic Fox 22QB in tow.

Toyota Sequoia towing Northwood Arctic Fox 22QB

Humble Beginnings, a 1963 Shasta Trailer

1963 Shasta Travel Trailer

My family’s first RV was this 1963 Shasta 16′ travel trailer which took our family of seven all over the southwest. The picture shows my father helping clean out the trailer which was looking a little sad given it was 41 years old when this picture was taken in 2004.  Please note it still has the wings in the picture and when I sold it a few years after this picture was taken.  Note the hauling vehicle, a Tonka truck 🙂

This trusty trailer needed some repairs over time such as some leaf springs, new water tank, new flooring, and curtains.  The trailer took me from coast-to-coast while it was under my ownership.

This trailer had an icebox, yes, an icebox.  There was no bathroom, toliet or shower.  We did have a porta-a-potty which slid under the rear bed.

Shasta Air Flyte Deluxe brochure

Shasta Air Flyte Deluxe brochure