Talking To Birds ~ WMA Free Camping in Florida!

Talking To Birds ~ WMA Free Camping in Florida!

hey everybody how you doing back to my
roots here boondocking no hookups got the solar panels tilted trying to gather
some of this Florida Solar that’s a little lower in the winter time and
doing pretty well it’s a little later in the afternoon now but we did reach 84
degrees here and I haven’t made it quite to the coast yet like I said well going
back a lot of my subscribers lost their mind when I said I had joined thousand
trails and I was gonna possibly do some resorts down in Florida like very
strange look still gonna boondock without anything no power no water no
electricity no TV stations it’s quiet out here I parked this far away for most
of these campers which are also hunters a lot of people are hunting in this area
gone in the daytime they party at night but this is called three Lakes WMA which
is a Wildlife Management Area a lot like BLM back out west just called something
different 14-day max free camping under percent free but anyway I won’t go on
and on about all the resources I use you know my life is changing every single
month on the road I’ve been on YouTube over five years now been full timing for
over eight years in an RV living in an RV and I’m constantly changing I’m
improving the quality of life on a daily basis essentially and I have a lot of
tools to help me in Jack’s it really enjoy life on the road so don’t be
afraid to change guys on the channel I know I share a lot of information on
this channel and I make you guys go through a lot of changes but like I said
it’s all for the good still me and it’s still Jax and we have a lot of
excitement rolling into 2019 for where this channels gonna lead and I
appreciate you guys sticking around it’s what you to hear how quiet this place as
though all these campers you can’t even hear anything like I said
I think most of them are gone last night was pretty loud here like after 10 p.m.
this place was a party zone it’s what you get out of the free stuff but that’s
pretty nice yeah we chillin we’re chillin at the end of January Jax is
gonna need his annual checkup do is make sure as all his vaccines are up to date
so he can travel anywhere don’t know where we’ll make that appointment but
when the time comes we’ll figure that out we need to find out how his weight
management has been working doctor wanted the high protein and the more
frequent feedings so we do five feedings with the smaller portions rather than
two half cups so he eats more often but less we’ve been tricking in the last
year I haven’t got him in for a midpoint way or anything so I don’t know if he
still weighs 24 pounds or what we’ll see we’ll make more changes if we need to
but you’re a pretty healthy guy you’ve logged more cat miles than any cat I
know yeah you like the chin scratches okay he likes the chin scratches he does
we like it out here huh Florida’s nice in the winter Oh birds
yeah as a bird I know as a big bird that’s a big bird coulda took you away
keep an eye on my boy gotta get inside and make dinner I’m making dinner in the
RB ok ok anything else and so ironically the low overnight tonight is gonna be 72
degrees yeah it’s gonna drop down as low as 72 degrees so it’s gonna be one of
those nights where I’m perfectly happy leaving all of the windows open and
maybe even a fan running in the bed area just to just to try to keep cool it’s
the it’s the sacrifice Florida in the winter as far as humidity and nightly
temperatures daily highs in the 80s and stuff but I’m still really super excited
about it so not not deterred from the weather and the humidity just yet as we
are going to go much much farther south in Florida yeah working on my favorite
RV meal spaghetti dinner with meatballs I don’t really care for the cleanup part
of it because the you know red sauce and other things but oh we’re really fogged
up sorry about that but it’s worth it it’s worth it whoo
humidity Florida give me paw star all right meatballs and
garlic bread you know I like to make three meals worth generally that way
there’s less cooking next time I can do some microwave and just cook up some
fresh noodles or something so cook a little bit more that way it’s easier
laters that make sense oh man why did you it real good oh man
turkey meatballs and I got I love my milk and yeah maybe not the wisest
decision to cook so much oven and stove food on a date on a night where it’s
still 81 degrees right now I’m a little warm still but only got a
few episodes left a better call Saul they’re up to season three on that place
I’m on Episode six so that’s how we do that you’re warning guys don’t know if we saw
any actual star movement last night it may have been just too cloudy but it was
sure noisy here like I said after 10 p.m.
you just kind of accept it it’s a free campground in the middle of nowhere um
go jump in the shower here in a minute I like boondocking it’s really fun it’s
just totally different than being hooked into power well one thing I want to say
though is that in the wintertime you know you’re really relying on solar when
you’re boondocking ok so I have to wait until the Sun hits my panels and then
the day’s end so quickly like the Sun sets at like I think 450 here in this
area so your days are shorter with solar so you’re relying on your battery longer
does that make sense your batteries so I mean even in the
winter time when I’ve tilted the panels and everything I still have to
physically run the generator for a couple hours every night while
boondocking in the winter it’s just I don’t have enough solar on the roof
maybe one day I get more solar or upgrade my batteries to make it work a
little better but it works just fine I don’t mind another generator a little
bit I like to do it at night like if the Sun sets at 5 o’clock 5 p.m. and I’m
gonna be in bed by 11:00 p.m. I like to run it for like an hour or two right in
the middle of that you know that play gonna be watching TV there on the laptop
or doing something that requires some power straight off the batteries so
there we go and feeling refreshed now Sunshine’s
piqued him through a little bit and by the way I’m just a little bit uneasy
about Gators sometimes so when I came out this morning you know just as the
Sun was getting ready to come out I jumped past the RV looked underneath
to make sure there wasn’t one and with this tall grass there’s just no way that
I’m gonna let Jax come out here and walk around out
here even with me on a leash I just don’t trust this swampy lake area so
that’s why I’d rather have Jax in my arms in a place where Gators are
possible and I kind of just changed my mind this afternoon I feel like two
nights out here was good enough for me so want to get back to the city for a
little bit of civilization stuff needs some milk a few other things so that’s
what we’ll do I’ll pack up put the panel’s back flat on the roof and we’ll
head out of y’all all right buddy let’s see if we can get out of here without
running over any mails people like to burn mattresses in these free
campgrounds and pallets with nails I always check within like 10 miles like
just get on the main road and once we get to a gas station I’ll pull out check
all my tires make sure there’s no metal debris from these free campsites I still
highly recommend this one if you can deal with like one bar
service which for me was enough to run netflix last night with my booster
though nobody else gets any service out here for AT&T t-mobile Sprint or Verizon
so something to consider but you know it’s nature you come out here for the
experience of being away from society which is where I’m going back to now if
I can find my way whoa whoa okay you also might notice that
some of the people living through here seem to be a little more comfortable
than others maybe like they’re here for the entire season look at that there’s a
vault toilet up here huh okay I did not know that
alrighty back to this dirt road now and we are officially headed for the coast
today we should be near the Atlantic Ocean Jack’s man I know that’s exciting
okay I’ll do the driving you just go ahead sleep okay okay we’re parked
Jack’s chillin fan going in step outside nothing amazing but thank you Cracker
Barrell for being the new Walmart’s basically still have not found a Cracker
Barrel it doesn’t allow some overnight parking and yeah we got one other RV
behind me a rental cruise America over there otherwise I’m gonna cut this video
right here because I want to go explore the beach tomorrow
not necessarily today so stay tuned for my next video from hopefully the
Atlantic Ocean have a good night guys

100 thoughts on “Talking To Birds ~ WMA Free Camping in Florida!

  1. Have never commented on your channel until now. Just want to say how much I enjoy your video content, description and narrative. Camera work and editing awesome. I have gotten to see so much of the country through your channel. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  2. If I was a snowbird, I would always stay in full hookup
    camgrounds or RV Resorts because I enjoy meeting new people. Nave a great time
    in the warmth of Florida. It’s benn cold and raining in Humptulips WA.   PD

  3. What a trip you And Jax have taken us. I’ve enjoy it all. Thank you and continue taking good care of yourself and Jax, best of everything 2019.??

  4. If we we're full timing, I'd get a Thousand Trails membership. We go on winter trips to Florida for a few weeks at a time. It's hard to find cheap camping south of Tampa and at some point you need AC and electric hookups, our MaxxAir fans help but they can't do miracles.

  5. You should get faster onboard charger, 800ah or more of lithium batteries in 24v, 24vdc to 110vac pure sine inverter, a 24-12v buck converter or something similar for your 12v appliance, fuse it all properly, replace your panels with 320 watt panels, try to fit a 3rd panel.

  6. Living the dream dude! I'm so happy Jax is doing well… I went to Florida as a kid and every morning there were gators on the lawn of our friends place we weren't allowed out in the yard day or night without an adult due to the gators

  7. Finally out of the city. Eric one thing I wish you would consider in 2019 is how generic and unperson direction you have gone with your content. I understand why, but it sure makes your videos feel more like a commercial rather than a vlog. As another person commented, who cares about the haters, support your followers. Just saying. Thumbs up!

  8. i do not RV, nor do i ever see myself RVing. i watch your channel because i am entertained.
    keep entertaining me, i'll keep watching. i have enjoyed 99% of your content that i have seen.
    NEVER apologize for content! JAX FTMFW!

  9. * Change is good
    * UR 1 of the best RV YT
    * I cook large quantities 4 plenty of leftovers giving me less kitchen time

  10. Eric, I just don’t understand people…..I am happy that you got a Thousand Trails Mem. It gives you more options & I can get your viewpoint on them. We are thinking about getting one, too. People – ba hum bug!

  11. Cats are noctural animals and they really want to sleep during the day..I see jax using his paws to cover his eyes while trying to sleep during the day. This is something humans usually just dont understand. They expect their cats to sleep at night and maybe nap during the day.

  12. Love Jax talkin' to the birds. I have had cats that "chatter" at birds, lizards, squirrels, and so forth. It cracks me up. I talk to birds too, but it's to shoot them……….with my Canon.

  13. Hi Eric did you need to buy a permit for there, heading to florida in February need a place to camp for a few days Cheers love the video's

  14. You do have to be careful with the gators. It’s not a joke. In the meantime, I hope you continue to enjoy your visit to sunny Florida!

  15. Consider feeding your cat canned food as that will considerably help him lose weight. Dry food is very high in carbs that cats have no need for carbs their diet. Dry food also give cats UTI especially male cats.

  16. I love your vlogs, they are done so well. I enjoy hearing about your everyday issues on the road- good or bad; its a brave thing to do and I admire it. I think you are fantastic and so interesting and I love Jax–he's just a big ball of lovin'.

  17. I realized a while ago that batteries capacity seem to be the limiting aspect of boon docking power. Been working on making some work for me and developed a 2 kilowatt battery that does not break the bank. 12 vlots, 150 amp hours. Wishing you and Jax all the best in the years ahead. parts of me want to be nomadic but for now I might be a static fanatic =)

  18. Your pretty good at what you do . I like your wrap . I have been watching for a long time . Sub to my channel we have been rv for life for 1 year . Im different. Lol . Chunky

  19. I plan on doing the thousand trails as well. I don’t have my Rig yet. but plan on getting it later this year or early 2020. depends on my financial situation in the coming year. But thousand trails is definitely the way I am going to go. My sister did thousand trails and I love thousand trails. been to a few thousand trails campsites and they’re awesome

  20. Eric, we are part time RVers and love your channel. We have never boondocked, but plan to in a few weeks. We do Thousand Trails and love it. Pros and Cons for everything, so just do what you want to do! It is nice to hook up when you need power, water, and hot tubs. Someone has probably already given you this advice, but I'm going to say something anyway. We have a 3QT instant pot that we love. It does not take that much power to run. A favorite dish is spaghetti and meatballs. All in one pot. Yes! Less cooking time and less clean-up. Make some at TT when you have power, then freeze it. Of course it also does everything else ppl talk about. We make lots of one dish meals quickly without mess. Rice, veggies, chicken in one pot. Love your channel and I don't miss a day!


  22. I enjoyed the information on Thousand Trails. Being over 55 it sounded very profitable. Eric, you just keep on being you and I'll come along for the ride. I'm learning so much from all of your videos. Glad you're here in Florida. This is where I would like to learn where to do some boon docking.

  23. Just stay free and happy ?❤️ So enjoy your travels and getting to see all your fabulous choices of sites to see. ?

  24. Been watching your channel for 2 plus years….because of you I am now finally in Florida..Doing it.Roberts RV Park…in Let me know when your comming to St Pete Area…love to meet for lunch!

  25. Will watch later as working . Does anyone know when his new tv show he is co hosting will air on tv ? I’m in U.K. so don’t k ow if we will get to see it cheers

  26. Will your travels find you at the Florida RV show in Tampa, January 16 – 20? I could not make your "meet & greet" at Disney Springs. Are you considering a "meet & greet" during the trade show?

  27. Hey. What kind of a class A rig did you used to have. Also, my buddy says I’m crazy but I swear I saw you in a production of the Pirates of Penzance about 5 or so years ago. Do you happen to have a brother that looks like you, or was that really you?

  28. The boondocking isn’t the “It” for me as a viewer. Why I keep watching are the great places you take us viewers along your journey. You produce an excellent show with terrific content. Your upcoming reviews and the workings of Thousand Trails will help all RV’ers. Look forward to next show. Now I’m craving meatballs and skettie.

  29. I came across your channel while watching sailing videos (it was "recommended for you" on the right). You seemed like a good guy, so I watched about 6 videos and subscribed.

    I really liked the "new look" you got in Georgia. That's a killer wrap!

    Have a great 2019. I'll be binge watching this weekend to catch up.

    Best regards,
    Scott W.
    Austin, TX

  30. It's all good. You're sharing a variety of experiences that people want to know about. Some may only feel comfortable boondocking during group events or with a tribe. So learning about the multiple options of nomadic life is beneficial. Thank you!

  31. We just came back from camping in Florida. It's awesome at this time of year, and I was amazed at the amount of free camping if you don't mind not being on the coast (and dealing with some interesting people!). It seemed like such an RV-friendly state. Jax is right – the bird watching there is amazing!

  32. Hey Eric , you can do anything you like , joining Thousand Trails was a good investment , you did your homework on it and liked it. so , F*ck everybody else who don't like it . !, I know , you have to be discreet. But, I know what your thinkin ! lol, Enjoy Brother !.

  33. Not sure where in Florida you will be when you need a vet but we take our pets to Dr. Irelan in Lakeland FL which is halfway between Orlando and Tampa.

  34. Your Solar is amazing! Video is so good. Night time , and sunset , stars rotation, sunrise in fast motion is so beautiful. Thank you!

  35. Your dinner looked good. Your tv is huge, i love it! I was just going to ask about does your cat run off much??

  36. I didn't know how bad lead acid is at taking charge, and giving back that charge. Not only are they extremely poor at being cycled, they waste a lost of power being charged and discharged.

    Lithium is definitely the way forward for collecting solar. The only hurdle at the moment is charging them properly. They can't t accept float, so while using solar, they have to constantly charge, disconnect, and discharge a small percentage before reconnecting to charge again. That's harder to do under load.

    You certainly cover enough miles to have the alternator charge up a decent size lithium when the technology is a bit better and cheaper.

  37. Eric just remember you are missing out on all that rain in WA. Good video looks like you and Jaxs are having fun that's a happy life. Just keep on traveling and l well keep enjoying your GREAT LIFE on the road . Thank you ?

  38. Please please for the love of anyone…. Do NOT allow anyone to give Jax the lepto vaccine. My 4 legged companion died this last June from it. Please please do your own research before allowing a vet to give your pet any shot or vaccine. Leptospirosis is not common and is not a necessary vaccine. It can be managed easily. Do not take the chance and do not make the same mistake I did. I wish I could go back in time. But it’s too late. Bailey is gone.

  39. Why are so many on here trying to control this man's content. Let him express himself in anyway he wants nobody is obligated to watch. If you don't like what you see change the channel. I happen to enjoy the videos for the outdoor scenery and of course whos not a fan of Jax. Erick you're cool too but Jax is the man lol. anyway stay positive you've come a long way since your starting days in the other RV. so obviously you're doing something right. keep doing what you're doing,Prayers and blessings for your safety on the road.

  40. Are you at Three Lakes off 441? I’m at one of their other areas. Woke up to 40 degree this January mourning. Still beats the weather in Arizona

  41. Good morning Eric and Jax! What an experience and wish I could do it but I would be afraid all by myself so that is why I watch you and Jax. Continue to share Jax and the inside of your rig with us. I'm still smelling the bacon and eggs from one of the videos I watched this morning. I liked that rv camp also with the beautiful trees. I agree with lemoncrinckles because I have the same problem of explaining myself to people and I'm starting to not like that about myself so I'm stopping. Slowly but surely I'm quitting this negative habit and it feels good. I already like myself so why do I explain myself to others when they don't explain themselves to me–idk. Enjoyed boondocking with you and Jax. Continue to take good care of yourself and Jax.

  42. Eric just want to let you know that this viewer really enjoys your videos and looking forward to watching more you and your kitty cat have safe travels??

  43. Eric, new subscriber here. I live in Plant City, Fl. I just love my state. There are a lot of little know secrets about La Florida. I'm sorry you seem to have had some bad experiences here. I work for a company in Lakeland called Saddle Creek Logistics. Imagine that. Please check out the Florida state parks system. We have beautiful places, as well as a number of wonderful county parks that are independent from the state parks system. Still following and binge watching.

  44. Gators aren't going to hide in the grass or under your rig to ambush Jax or you. They'll lat right there where you can see them if they're trying to get sun. ????

  45. Wow Eric The Changes are for You We are Just Tagging along on your Adventure and If People don't Like It, OH well. This is your Adventure not ours Unless we Want it to Be. I am Enjoying your Adventure not Mine, But I love It, Have a Great Day Eric and Jax .

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