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Escape the Rat Race: Boondocking near Las Vegas

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This week for your Friday RV Living & Van Dwelling Escape the Rat Race Inspiration, , I share a boondocking story, views of my camp near Pahrump, NV and we go on a walk together! Stay tuned til the end to find out what geek I truly am - AND to learn what Hillary Clinton, Trump, Walmart and Starbucks have in common! Check out my views and camps of the week and how I found a boondocking spot after a long day in Las Vegas. For more stories and RV Living tips, visit my website: http://CarolynsRVLife.com
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Mable Lane (3 months ago)
You are amazing too, & we love you dearly Carolyn. love to travel with you. you bought me the world with your travels, & I thank you from the bottom of my heart ♥.
michelle stone (4 months ago)
watching u now n seeing you then ... wow how you have grown in all aspects =} as i watch in my mind i am seeing what to loose so i can go go go ... hugs from Wyoming
Summer Knights (5 months ago)
I love your videos. Hopefully, you can talk about wifi and cell phone carriers.
Karen Louks (7 months ago)
can you camp over by the Red Rocks I think that is a park
sunshinemodels1 (8 months ago)
Hi Carolyn, thanks for the videos.. just wondering about your insurance.. seems like its kinda of high around $600 / mo.. if you dont mind us asking.. what provider are you using? We're about to shop for new insurance ourselves. Thanks!
Karen Louks (8 months ago)
I forgotten how pretty the desert is been a lot of years since I've been there used to live there for many years in Phoenix Arizona pretty pretty sunset and sunrise
Crittersandme Unruh (10 months ago)
WE LOVE YOU! we are new at this. We haven't been brave enough to boondock but are learning from you so  a great big heartfelt THANK YOU from me, my husband Jerry, our 3 little dogs, Cowboy, Rudy & Scruffy, without your videos we would of never known to enjoy freedom as you have.
Gypsynurse Cathy (10 months ago)
I am amazed! Beautiful beyond words! I see you....this really does put everything in perspective of Gods wonderful world...we are but a vapor🎶
Phillip S. English (11 months ago)
How can anyone say that your homeless. You carry your home with you everywhere you go !!! It's the beautiful scenery that changes all the time ! Heck !! Your a modern day pioneer !!!
Linda Vitulli (1 year ago)
I love all videos! I hope you don't ever stop making them, what wonderful free spirit!
Striplyfe (1 year ago)
Great videos and channel.. Keep up the good work!! Greetings from Vegas
Kristi Kennedy (1 year ago)
I'd be excited about the rocks too!
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Kristi, :-) <3
Kathryn Kenyon (1 year ago)
Tell Capone that he has a GREAT smile! ;-) YOU TWO ROCK!
David Salsman (1 year ago)
Great video, Thanks
Barry Chapman (1 year ago)
You are very lucky being able to boondock I can't do nothing like this because I live over here in the uk you are right in what you say, life is very short when you compare it to the age of the earth what an awesome place, my candle has almost burnt out because I'm 74yrs old now, Caroline and Capone thankyou for sharing this Beautiful video with me
Carolyn Nunes (1 year ago)
Cheers! See you in the next vid!
Iva Hill (1 year ago)
Absolutely awesome views in all directions what a wonderful life I so envy you good luck and God Bless you in all your adventures .
bookmouse770 (1 year ago)
layers....I always think of tree rings, Yosemite redwood trees. Look at those colors.....blue, yellow and red.
Maria Zlata (1 year ago)
Beautiful places. Really great to paint! do you paint?
Lori Mattia (1 year ago)
Hi Carolyn!! I give you All the credit in the world for doing this, wow, you are a very brave lady!! How do you handle any danger, tho I'm sure our creator watches over you!! You are fascinateingly creative and thoughtful and you are the shit!!! I am a native NYer, but live in NM and you remind me of myself at times especially when you talk to yourself, lol!! Give me a shout sometime, thanks girl!! Name is Lori!! Be careful and keep having fun!!!
Lori Mattia (1 year ago)
You're welcome Carolyn!
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for the very kind words and encouragement Lori!! I appreciate that very much!!! take care.
bill schofield (1 year ago)
I can't understand why some many people who give you a thumbs- down? they are jelous because they don't have the courage to cut the cord and break their bonds an escape to freedom good on you
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Thank you Bill... some people seem to be very sad and hurt and want to hate everything they don't understand. :-(
Maurice Powers (1 year ago)
The cactus looks like a Shakespearean actor! (You're gonna think I'm nuts with the wolf and now this...lol) :)
Ken Durham (1 year ago)
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain Well done, again... :)
Yes that country does put your life into prospective and it also beckons you back. When I first saw it it gave me a feeling of having been there before and that was were I belong. Jaw dropping Beauty at every turn in Nevada and Utah and for those who don't appreciate the beauty it is their lose. Thanks for the wonderful adventure
Billy Blue and Boo (1 year ago)
hey you wonderful friendlyThis is Billy Blue and Boo an update on my progressionof the newly purchased van this is to let you know about where I am and where I want to be. I am taking care of mechanical issues as well as cosmetic issues, sad to say that it is probably going to take a while. Love what you do and are doing. Keep on doin what you do I am another angel on your shoulder and that is what I am here for. God blesses you sweetheart. I am sent to help not only you but others out there that may be struggling. this is   my calling and it is what I feel in my heart. I have so much more to give than the sum of what I have ... my heart teaches me that. I will follow the heart  thank you for awakening that in me. I pray for your well being and hope that your travels and adventures are safe and fulfilling .
John Santo (1 year ago)
hitchhiker (1 year ago)
I live in Michigan and if your ever this way you can boondock in my driveway!! Love to have you, meet you & have Capone visit.
Deb the Dreamer (1 year ago)
Thank you👍❤
Mark Walls (1 year ago)
Amazing scenery!
Alex Tucker (1 year ago)
What an awesome location! Thanks for sharing.
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Thank you for watching Alex
Angelica Smith (1 year ago)
She graduated from Jerk-Jesus "College". Demons have "the gift" of blabber bladder-mouthing.
Angelica Smith (1 year ago)
Carolyn is a jerk Hobbit.
Tiny Tim (1 year ago)
Friendlys ? Umm or grumpies ? Lol I crack my self up...
glenn goodale (1 year ago)
so pretty
Mary&Maya Vlogs (1 year ago)
Are there any caves to explore near there?
Melanie Willard (1 year ago)
I talk to rocks too. And I geek out over them too. My favorite Rick right now is a 5 inch carnelian sphere with an actual cave that is like a womb of mother earth. We are stardust, and are made of the exact same thing, minerals, that those rocks are made of. Earth is our home!!! Our Mother and she loves us more than most people realize!! We could not live but for Rocks!! Peace!
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Melanie, beautifully stated. Thank you!! <3
wpwcradio (1 year ago)
Where can I purchase your marketing e-book?
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
It's not done yet. You can sign up here to be notified when it's available: http://www.carolynsrvlife.com/got-20000-youtube-subscribers-6weeks/
Gary Smith (1 year ago)
Great video!
sheila hagadone (1 year ago)
LOVED your video!!! I watch videos like yours & sit in my house with my RV in storage waiting for spring! Ackkkk! In about 2 years we are going to go full time AFTER we pay off the bills. I CANT WAIT!!!
Vintagebeliever (1 year ago)
Beautiful... I cant wait to live this lifestyle... have to get hubby on board :) I would geek over a rock, too LOL
Chris Kruse (1 year ago)
Thank you for taking such beautiful pictures for us!! Its so calming and really puts life in perspective. Capone is SO lucky and loved. And has the best life a senior dog could ever wish for!!!
Jeanie Walker (1 year ago)
I'm proud of you and think what you're doing is awesome. I hope you ignore the trolls and tune into folks that support your efforts, Carolyn. Congrats and who knows, someday I may see you on the road!
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Thank you Jeanie - I definitely tune into you positive folks. tuning out the trash is a work in progress! :-) Thank you for being here! - Carolyn
Peter Skrypnyk (1 year ago)
Like your videos, probably watched half or more so far. Off topic question? What equipment/accessories do you use for video? What previous experience have you had with video/photography? Just curious. Thanks
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Peter, I had shot one video before my first youtube video you see here and it was a short one of my life on the John muir trail last year... learning as I go here.. i use a panasonic hc v770 camera that I borrowed from a friend, a tAkstar external mic and a tripod. ty for watching
FlipperWI Z (1 year ago)
I have a topic for you. I am having a goal for truck camper. Solo with dog and don't mind keeping it simple ish, actually looking forward towards it. As of late I'm noticing "some" RV people are rather looking down their nose at those who want and do keep it simple. The big "riggers" / retired seniors. Do you find it to be something that happens on the road? Is it possible to avoid the tribes of those people who judge others? Do you think someone in truck camper will "not" fit in if at a typical RV event? Appreciate everything you do and the spirit you have. As always - <hugs>.
Tai Truong (1 year ago)
Astonished view of nature. This place is amazing. It's truly a priceless landscape of nature. Love this video.
Bob S. (1 year ago)
Beautiful scenery! It's funny, I have been to Las Vegas and probably like most people haven't seen the beauty that is right outside the city limits. Only the soulless neon money pit. Makes you wonder. Oh, and before I forget again, Capone is a great dog name! :-)
Deana Burnham (1 year ago)
Meggy Bear (1 year ago)
I love how well behaved your dog is, that he doesn't need a leash. very cool
Castaway Dave (1 year ago)
Life is short, and suddenly you're not there anymore.
Michael Travis (1 year ago)
Thank you soooo much I love the places you take me...
ArtistSoul13 (1 year ago)
Ok Carolyn, gotta say you and I must be cut out of the same "geek" stone because as you were panning over the rock I was thinking to myself "wow look at how the rocks are layered " too funny!!!! I am counting the days to get the hell outta this brick and mortar rat trap and have the privilege to share in the experiences that you share with all of us. This goes for the soon to be fulltimers and those that only dream about but at the same time a bit hesitant or just unable to take the leap, sometimes you just gotta wait until your inner Spirit whispers to you it's time........let's do this. Carolyn YOU are doing what you are suppose to be doing for YOUR life and that's all that matters............YOUR life.........you go girl!!!!!
It gets old after 6 months..... its fun to get out and live in the wild.. but not forever.... if you get sick or injured it is a big problem setting up and breaking camp ect... not a long term solution.... get sick of all the dirt and dust, worrying about water and dumping, and where to camp next after the 2 weeks limit is used up.... fun experience.. but just for a while....nice to have a home close to shopping and all the conveniences...you never hear about these full timers still at it after a year or so.....
Vintagebeliever (1 year ago)
Different strokes for different folks :)
Brad James (1 year ago)
What does..."public lands" mean to you?
Alexander Hernandez (1 year ago)
democratic secular free society theocracy stinks where do you think all your trash and waste goes? it all gets dumped somewhere on earth....sure you dont see it but dont act ignorant ...
20 years living on public lands moving every 2 weeks.... not for me...I bet eventually they start to restrict the permanently living on public lands...don't think they want people doing that for years.. my house is 3 blocks from tonto national forest.. we get too many people actually living there.. one guy was there for 7 months...they leave their trash and smell up the place with their dog and human waste... I think at some point its taking advantage of our public lands
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
+democratic secular free society theocracy stinks NOPE>. the long time vandwellers and Rvers I know are straight up boondockers. wouldn't be caught dead in an rV park. lol.
Dawn Glessner (1 year ago)
Carolyn, you inspire me. I am a 56-year-old woman who is getting ready to do this. I was recently forced into an early retirement by a small physical disability. Once I pay off my debt and build a little cash cushion and save to purchase my rv, I will be doing what you do. You and Bob Wells have been such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and your courage. I hope to meet you one day.
John Santo (1 year ago)
Maile Ynacay (1 year ago)
Are you planning on heading east?
Julie Madsen (1 year ago)
Love the week's recap of your gorgeous views and hikes with Capone. Sitting at work, planning my escape route and feeling inspired!
Mel B (1 year ago)
so looking forward to doing the RV thing! even though we purchased land in Nye County to set up permanent tiny home, we will be doing Quartsite vending & boondocking next yr! you are my inspiration & I send your videos to my single or widowed friends who are scared to death about living in retirement in poverty. there are MANY frightened elderly women alone who appreciate your bravery !! it is enlightening....& giv8ng them hope to live out their lives happy & free!! keep up the good work!!
Julie Bates (1 year ago)
That view is gorgeous!! I just absolutely love you and your videos!! The echo was awesome!!!!
adam (1 year ago)
good videos. thanks
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
ty Adam!
Cameron Cook (1 year ago)
Ya notice the lions head in the rock at 8:14 ?
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
I did see something one time rolling through it! Lots of cool stuff there!
Dave (1 year ago)
You are a great inspiration Carolyn....Love your video's and your words of wisdom....God Bless you and hope you have a blessed Christmas this year and many more....Take care and love the Lord as You love the existence of Jesus Christ as he will protect you if you only ask.....Be safe and God Bless
TALBOTT CHRIS (1 year ago)
great video ,love the pics.
JOHNNY EXPLORES (1 year ago)
great pics stay safe carolyn kkeeep em coming
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Thank you Johnny.
TastefullyIntoxicated (1 year ago)
I adore you! my travels will be different from yours but if I see you when I get out there I'm buying you coffee! ... or brewing it.. something.
Bernice Harding (1 year ago)
I like your humor and ability to tell the true story of RV life. Keep being a good educator.
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
TY Bernice, I appreciate that!
Paul Hunter (1 year ago)
Home is where we park !
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
+Paul Hunter  Sounds nice - and having some community for xmas should be nice... I still can't decide If I'm heading that way or not.. lol. Have a great time!
Paul Hunter (1 year ago)
Carolyn's RV Life Hey Carolyn..still over here with Bob and crew..altho at times it's like being alone..lol. We're having a bonfire/cook out on Sat Christmas Eve..so that should be fun. After that I may find another spot for awhile..not that much to do here.
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
It sure is!!! And I LOVE it!!! Are you still in Eherenberg?
Elaine Fleureton (1 year ago)
Looking forward. Happy trails!🐾
John Moore (1 year ago)
You are literally living my dream!!!!! I'm in college and honestly I plan on doing this someday. This is pure happiness. Society isn't happiness. Waking up everyday and being a slave to a company and yourself to luxury products isn't the way to happiness. I think a lot of people would enjoy doing this. But people won't admit to it because they will refer to you as "trailer trash" or "nuts". But who cares what they say. They don't know what happiness is. Perks to you! You are doing what many many many people dream about!! Love you so much for opening everyone's eyes and enjoy the traveling! DO NOT let anyone bring you down you are truely living the most wholesome life!!!!
Joan Milano (1 year ago)
Amazing to think that dinosaurs probably roamed over those very rocks. In real estate they always say that it's all about "location, location, location" ... you have all of that - and more - every day! You are living a very blessed life. :-)
Buzzard Brother (1 year ago)
I live in the UK, in the North West of England, whilst we have RV's here they are for the most part pretty small (like my country), which you can drive from the very North of Scotland (John O'Groats) to the very South of England (Lands End) in a day. There is however a way that some people in England and Wales (for the most part) live a similar life though, they live on barges on the canals (which were the waterways used to transport goods before the age of the internal combustion engine), the barges are very well fitted out and look beautiful. In some places (in Wales for example at Llangollen) the barges are still pulled by horses.
Nick j (1 year ago)
Haters hate carolyn ignore them and keep going, for every one hater there are a thousand lovers. Thanks for the walk i needed it.
John Acord (1 year ago)
You will find that Nevada rocks. I have lived her most of my adult life. I consider myself an adopted son. We take a live and let live approach to everything.
Peanut butter Waltz (1 year ago)
Another great video!
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Thank you PBW!! Glad you enjoyed it! <3 - Carolyn
Elaine J (1 year ago)
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful words, sense of humor and video of the awesome BLM land. I cannot wait to escape the rat race and experience the freeness of the open, beautiful land. You seem genuinely exhilarated. Happy Trails!!
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Elaine, I hope you get out here soon to experience all this wonderful natural life!! Tyvm for your kind words and for being a part of my journey!! <3- Carolyn
Gray Hiker (1 year ago)
Great views!  What type of video gear do you use?  Really enjoy your site; keep up the good work!!
Aethelwulf Freawine (1 year ago)
I wish there was BLM in the northeast.
Scott Snider (1 year ago)
Enjoy your videos but not the desert and don't care for rocks, love the woods and green. Enjoyed your video about questions, as for your situation as long as your not one who does that with out Gov. help I am all for you to do your thing. I have a question for you, did your marriage end before your RV days or before? Just wondering since we retire in 2017 and hope to spend about 2+ months at a time RVing around. We have a Hybrid Trailer that we tow and when opened up it has lots of room, just now when moving. Do you ever use RV campgrounds with hookups? My wife likes them the best but I know some places can get pricey. Here in So CAL $50 a night is cheap. So any comments would be cool.
BGT (1 year ago)
Pretty cool. I feel the same way when I am hiking Zion and the Grand Canyon. I am hoping some day to be traveling in an RV also. What a wonderful life.  Thanks for sharing.
dadgad68 (1 year ago)
Beautiful scenery Carolyn. Thanks very much.
Ralph W. Morris (1 year ago)
Am enjoying your journey. Stay safe. Go Bears.
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Thank you Ralph!!! Go Bears!!!
Metta-Hut Travel's (1 year ago)
Thanks Carolyn an inspiration always 🙏🏻❤️️🇦🇺
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Thank you Craig!
Derick&George Bain (1 year ago)
I find myself coming to you page daily to check in and see "what's new with Carolyn" I talk to my husband like I personally know you lol! He and I are wanting to do same as you so you are teaching us.
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Derick.. that is one of the best things I've ever read.. made me smile! Thank you so much. I'm happy you're enjoying being a part of my journey!! I wish you both lots of luck and success in chasing your RV LIfe!! - Carolyn
Bravo madame! I am building my camper van in the Canadian winter at that time and it is a big warmer to follow your videos :)
Bruce (1 year ago)
Dammit! You have us hooked on watching your videos, keeping us motivated, and enjoy seeing Capone, he seems like a wonderful dog and great traveling companion. We hope to cross paths when we finally hit the road for good. You rock! Peace & happy travels.
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Bruce, I think you ROCK.. i appreciate you coming along for the ride and taking the time to leave me your thoughts!!! I appreciate you and hope to see you out here soon! - C
Sharky (1 year ago)
Have you seen any UFOs out there
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Not here, but on a backpacking trip I saw something very odd and Have heard some very odd things!
Gary Duncan (1 year ago)
You are a special person that can endure* we all dream it, you live it, the fact is not all know how hard it can be* press on and be free!
Candle Delite (1 year ago)
LOL@geeking over a rock....never stop appreciating mother earth and that is what you do! Thank you for sharing your home, life and views with all of us. Stay safe friend xox Wish I could send you a few of my candles.
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
I agree, there is so much in nature to geek out over.. I love it. thank you for watching!
Chris C (1 year ago)
Nothing quite like the expanses of the desert: beauty and the ability to make you think and rest your soul.
Chris C (1 year ago)
I have been there MANY times. People used to set off fireworks there for many years until the nearby town of Boulder City stopped them just a couple years ago to try to force people to go to their paid event. Near Dry Lake are several other neat places. Don't know if your rig could make them all though. Enjoy.
Anthony Staggs (1 year ago)
BTW who are the sad 13 people that felt compelled to hit the dislike button? ???
Anthony Staggs (1 year ago)
At 8:14 I saw a profile of a face in the rock formation, like you might see in a cloud 😁 Thanks for the videos! Gives me hope of a brighter future for me. Ben the worst year of my 51 years. Married 31 years, divorced this year. You are spreading a little hope in this rat race world. Thanks & God bless.
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Anthony - <smiles<!! I am glad my vids bring a little happiness and inspiration to your day. I am so sorry you are having a rough time.. I've been there. I Thank you very much for watching and sharing my adventure with me, I wish you happiness and peace ! - Carolyn
d30gaijin (1 year ago)
God bless you!
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Thank you! :-)
Wetcoast Bob (1 year ago)
Those rocks kin of put a bit of perspective on our lives. Love your videos.
Felicia B (1 year ago)
Thanks for sharing your awesome life. I hope to meet up with you one ☝️ day. I didn't know America had so much PEACE to share. I live in the rat racing city of NYC. Still working and filling addicted to the get over the hump lifestyle. Smh,😖😠😕these Rv videos give me hope. Keep doing what you do. Peace✌🏽️
Miss Adventures (1 year ago)
I recommend you stop at hot springs as no two hot springs are alike and there are places you can dig for different crystals or pan for gold. That's always fun.
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Oooh.. I'll check that out..sounds awesome! Thanks!!
Bobby Baldeagle (1 year ago)
Thank you for taking the time to make this awesome video... It sure was some pretty rocks and scenery... One day soon I'll be physically able to be back out on the road on three wheels again and seeing those sights first hand :)
Bobby Baldeagle (1 year ago)
Thank you :)
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Bobby - I hope you are able to get out here very soon!! Ty for watching!! all the best for health and happiness my friend! - C
Ricarda Jones (1 year ago)
Great photos! And I appreciate your values. Live long and prosper. 😉
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Thank you Ricarda!
JPilot2 (1 year ago)
G'day, Carolyn! Thank you so much, for bringing the viewer into your personal live, and sharing your wonderful adventures! I am sending out some love… Safe Travels!! Cheers! :-)
JPilot2 (1 year ago)
Carolyn, you are welcome! Thank you very much for replying! I am so happy you're here, too!! Kindest Regards, and Safe Travels!! J.Pilot :-)
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Thank you very much Jpilot2 - I am very happy you're here!! All the best, C
Uwe Schroeder (1 year ago)
Hahaha. Guess you're not a creationist :-) The rocks would only be 4k years old. It never ceases to amaze me how few people actually realize their own insignificance in relation to nature. We (humans) think we can handle nature by using more technology just to find that nature will always win. Of course nobody in power would ever admit that.
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
Uwe- You made me laugh out loud!!! Great comment. Ty!
AZMARK (1 year ago)
I live in boulder city--your at dry lake where I go to shoot my cross bow. many thousands of solar panels surround the north side.  wow--I could have possibly seen your rv the other day when I was there. have a nice xmas
Carolyn's RV Life (1 year ago)
yep. the solar panels!! that's it! Small world, huh? :-) Merry Christmas to you too!

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