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The term boondocking is used to describe the independent campers who use their RVs without the benefit of “hookups” or amenities common to RV parks. These Rvers live on public lands, walmart parking lots, truck stops, or city streets, anywhere that is independent of fixed services. The American southwest has become the point of congregation for boondockers, drawn by free or cheap camping on public lands, and the warm winter temperatures.The most common place for boondocking is on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, and in wilderness areas established as Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVA). For around $1 a day campers can purchase a LTVA visitors permit and camp for 14 days in a 28-day period. After the 14th day of occupation campers must move outside of a 25-mile radius of the previous location. There are no hook-ups or electricity in the parks but there is generally a water outlet and sewer diposal located at various points. Outside LTVA designated areas boondockers can also camp on raw BLM lands for free, but still must move every 14 days, to minimize damage to a single area. It is estimated that in the winter months up to several hundred thousand campers are boondocking on public lands in california and arizona.