Combating Loneliness?

I have only been solo camping weekends - I’m a bit scared of the overwhelming feeling of loneliness and dreading the abyss of longterm solo car camping.
How do you guys get thru this…TIA

Same way you do in a home. I find, covid withstanding, that I see/saw friends more often because I was never tired from commuting or planning times to leave to get back to my bed. It’s always with me.

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Greetings & Welcome!

I am mostly a city camper, even though I travel. I don’t try to be stealthy, my neighbors get to know me by name, and we’re friends, so I’m never lonely. If camping outside the city, I only do it with friends these days, so again, no loneliness. So I have friends all over the country.

Supposed “stealth camping” and trying to hide didn’t work for me. Being a good neighbor who is honest & friendly is what works for me, and it’s not unusual for me to stay in the same neighborhoods for months, and my neighbors and I look out for each other, just the same as if I was living in a normal house.

Life is what we choose to make it, and living as a nomad doesn’t change that.

Cheers!


"The less you have that CAN go wrong, the less you have that WILL go wrong!" ~Murphy


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Get a dog, or a cat, or a pig. I have the opposite issue, two dogs, one wife and only 72 square feet of space. Some alone time would be great.

I think you’ll find once you start traveling that you’ll meet people. Also, try sites like meetup and start rock climbing or canyoneering or hiking. Things are still happening out there even during covid and these activities are outside, keep you active and keep you healthy. There are lots of classes and meetups for beginners too.

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Hey-o!

I don’t want to keep posting this link all over the place, but I also was a bit worried about being a solo traveler that would eventually feel really isolated.

In this post (linked below) I shared a link to a website that helps travelers find “hosts”, a lot of which aren’t specifically vanlife friendly, but if you search stuff like “homesteading” and all that you can find communities looking for “part time helpers” essentially.

For me, finding a website like that was less about a place to stay, and more about finding like minded people that I could interact with on a deeper level when I felt the need. In my experience, nothing helps you connect with someone like a good ol’ fashioned day of hard work.

But check it out, it might be an option for you if you start to feel lonely and need some interaction. :blush:

Work Away Opportunities / Free Parking + Meals

@Bretly

Oh my god, a pig! I would love a pig… :laughing:

Greetings!

@Rydel

Nothing wrong with posting the same link in multiple threads when it’s appropriate… One thing people hate is to get told to do a search or some such. Everybody here is really good, and really helpful, unlike many of the other forums.

Cheers!


"The less you have that CAN go wrong, the less you have that WILL go wrong!" ~Murphy


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