Free Texas Camping ALONE on the River ~ GORGEOUS


who needs chin scratches chin scratches
who’s a good boy a good boy I found my little piece of paradise here
up in Texas even a day without any rain finally we have broke the consecutive
days of rain record here in Texas finally broken it up this is the
remnants of an old campground on the river Holly bluff trying to capture its
beauty was a little tricky when I first got here it’s kind of kind of messy and
dilapidated out here unfortunately I hate to say it it’s kind of just
becoming the norm out here in these really pretty spots it sucks when you
get here and that’s the first thing you see glass bottles all over to run over
tampon packages gross I know but I don’t want to camp here in garbage and I
always leave a place cleaner than when I got here that’s why I travel with a
grabber and I’ll admit I have picked up some nasty garbage in my travels I will
not tell you all the stories but you know you want these free campsites to
remain open we got to do our part right well you know getting my campsite clean
is a good feeling out here I can’t pick up the whole park I just don’t have
enough way to carry that much trash to the nearest dumpster so can we just take
a moment and just listen it is peaceful as heck out here thank
goodness or some natural beauty right I’ll also pop some GPS coordinates up
here on the screen because this isn’t a approved campground dispersed camping
here from free campsites net I really appreciate that resource down here on
the river the water’s up right now but you got me over there in that site you
know you’re not gonna get level right here but there is another site right
here and then you can even drive down this way and go over there towards the
water if you want without leveling jacks like I’ve got you’re gonna have a hard
time getting level down here otherwise back up the road before the campground
ends here at the river there’s some other spots up there to camp but yeah it
just saddens me with the amount of garbage and as much as I want to try to
film around it it’s like everywhere you get to the point where you start feeling
like am i the only person in the world who respects the land like I’m not
perfect by any means but I mean I just we have trash island out here and it
hurts my heart so much to see this much trash just piling up at a free campsite
I mean the truth of the matter is it’s gonna be shut down and I can’t reach
that stuff out there sometimes I get to filming places and I purposely do avoid
filming all the trash but here it just frustrated me a little bit a little bit
more than normal day one here I walked 7.5 miles through trails mostly along
the rivers Bank actually I call it the rivers Bank because this is where the
rivers bank is right now but we are so flooded that I mean it’s way up here
actually can see back there it just keeps coming in and rising and the water
so dirty because of all this unbelievable weeks and weeks of rain in
this area but still no shortage of fun walking trails through here I also had a
doe moment on one of my walks I didn’t bring a camera didn’t even bring a cell
phone just had my watch an armadillo went across the walkway up there I was
like gosh an actual real armadillo if I get a chance to
go back on another walk with the camera I’ll try to film I think I think I know
where is his homes add up there well we got clear skies 60 degrees for highs
here it froze last night it was 30 degrees
overnight last night tonight it’ll be like 38 really not not too bad you know
and apparently this is offseason right now up at the booth you’re supposed to
fill out a registration form they don’t have any registration forms in there and
it’s about 1.7 miles walk from here I’ve checked throughout my stay here it’s a
free campsite so think of any free campsite that’s deserted and neglected
that’s what this is but hey we’re not in a Walmart parking lot tonight no no no
and the river water is still flooding I have a flood warning until tomorrow
morning the road right now ends right here that used to be able to camp out
there in fact way out in the distance there’s pictures on free campsites of
people camping right through there well not right now it’s beautiful it’s
exactly what I needed well Oh break from everything been going
on with the rain thanks for the sunshine hey by the way it is day 3 out here I
know I’m gonna be combining three or four days of video into just one video
here no matter what but I wanted to let you know that I’ve spent a good amount
of time out here and I have really enjoyed nature and this place particular
something about the peacefulness of boondocking really makes me a more
creative person but also just a happier person and I unlike almost every RV
friend I have I really really enjoy my my alone time
you know Jax and I out here so most people might go stir-crazy after just a
couple days of not seen a human of any kind where I it works for me also I have
decided to go on another walk because it’s the the best way to get my exercise
around here and I love nature well I really really want to find that our
medulla again I’m gonna I’m gonna bring the camera and go try to find him but um
I think as our veer we all have a different level of what
makes us safe and secure as far as leaving the RV you know I actually have
quite a few RV friends who are really uncomfortable staying in a Walmart
parking lot and not to say one way or is wrong or right it’s just we’re all
different and to be honest with you in a place like this for me when I’m
completely alone and I don’t see any other RVs it can’t it is actually the
most uncomfortable feeling oftentimes I won’t even be outside by myself after
dark when I’m literally alone and I mean alone as heck I hadn’t seen a vehicle
for for two straight days and then yesterday on my long walk back like I
said it was a seven and a half mile hike and most of its on you know the road
that ends here back up there but as I was going halfway up a truck came by and
passed me I’m like it really made me feel uncomfortable I’m like dude my RVs
at the end of the road and nobody else is out there you know however you know I
have a couple tricks up my sleeve and I’m not paranoid or anything but I’ve
got my security cameras that are recording all the time and uploading
them I can’t watch the security cameras from my watch so I probably should
always have my phone with me so I can check real quick and I could have seen
exactly what they did when they got to the dead-end turn around or anything but
also my alarm system is gonna notify me directly on my Apple watch it’s gonna
tell me exactly when my alarms going off over here again emphasis on not being
paranoid or anything I can do it from my watch but I I’m holding the camera so I
can’t do it but if I see something in my view like if I’ve been on the trail
yesterday and I saw something and they got really close to my RV down here
obviously I’m not gonna be able to run back in time but I can just hit the
panic button on here and in a couple seconds if I just need to scare somebody
off or let them know maybe that’ll be enough for them to look up and say oh
I’m being recorded to the cloud it’s not necessarily false security because
everything is very very secure but it’s not gonna it’s not gonna stop somebody
who just doesn’t care you know if anybody ever does try
anything stupid near my RV well they’re gonna be YouTube famous and somebody out
there one of my two hundred and seven thousand subscribers is possibly gonna
recognize you so I mean if it’s that important somebody might still try to do
something bad but I do try to be as careful as possible yeah let’s go on a
walk and see if I can find that armadillo I keep stopping to go here
wrestling in there and every time it’s a squirrel every time squirrel well that is going
to do it for this leg of the trip one point eight miles to the front of the
campground there’s the sign Holly Bluffs a fourteen days but I’m
assuming it’s 14 days campers like I said you’re supposed to register but
here I’m gonna I’m gonna carefully peek under here and there’s still no
registration forms available on day three oh you think I’m paranoid by using
a stick to open something no if you haven’t had the pleasure like I have of
having a scorpion sneak up into your swimming trunks and sting you on your
whoo-hoo that’s all it takes is once and that was here in Texas even that was
that was a Texas thing so I am very careful looking for scorpions and snakes
and tarantulas and everything these days I don’t take any chances but I got a
good one point eight miles back and I’ve already closed both my exercise and my
move ring for the day so we’ll get on back to camp
I’m gonna show you some some nature stuff so I’ll put the other lens on my
camera and we’ll look at some some nature around my campsite down here and
then maybe have a little campfire tonight and good morning again everyone it’s fun
to be able to finally get some clear skies at night and play with the old
star lapse feature those are long exposure pictures that I have my GoPro
taking like 30 second pictures overnight and then I put together six or seven
hundred pictures to create those seven second moving star lapses as I call them
I don’t know what you really call them night time lapses but you know just to
see how they rotate and everything at night it’s really cool and it’s fun to
play with the LED lights are that so I haven’t had too many chances this winter
you have to have a night that’s clear and not gonna rain you know and the
other thing about coming to new places is it can make me feel a little
uncomfortable cuz I don’t know what to expect but when I make new memories I’m
gonna have a really hard time leaving this place cuz I really loved it but
like I said real time three nights and four days have passed for me here yeah
even though it’s just one short little video that I just threw together no
effort at all right yeah got plants I got a friend up north I want to go see
and it’s gonna stay in Texas though for a little bit longer so
Jackson I’ll see in the next video bye guys

100 thoughts on “Free Texas Camping ALONE on the River ~ GORGEOUS

  1. Nice camping area. You are awesome love your always picking up garbage. People need to take lessons.

  2. Reminds me of Deliverance country. Did y'all hear any Banjos!!! lol! Cheers!

  3. Since your into walking and playing with your rc truck, you ever think about checking out axial rc festival? I bet you'd have a blast with it

  4. I agree with you. I love being kinda alone, but I would like to be able to see somebody else out there somewhere.

  5. I wonder which Speroid your coordinates are based on. My mapper using WGS84 puts the spot roughly a quarter mile from the river. Close but not good enough for surveying or geological work. We used to run into that a lot when using old maps based on the NAD27 spheroid for the latitude and longitude determinations.

  6. you will never find an Amarillo where it was before, you will never track one.
    they are prehistoric critters related to the sloth and the ant eater. They hibernate for a day or two at a time and when they come out of there hole, they seek grubs. Wherever the grubs are, it will go, probably not where it cleaned out the grubs before.

  7. Man dude. You found some awesome scenery. Loved that musical section at the end. Keep it up. Love your vids. 👍🏽

  8. Eric your energy and renewed zest for life are wonderful to see!
    Keep it up, and don't let those tater haters get you down. You are inspiring thousands of people who you will never know. <3

  9. Thank you!! Terri and Scott, ( Detestation Open Road ) do the same !!!!

  10. I’ve been watching you for about a year now. Actually I stopped watching you for a while but I started again. Do you seem so much healthier and in better spirits. Whatever you’re doing please keep it up you look so much better and happier. And your videos are very creative thank you

  11. Isn't it kind of dangerous to be out all alone in the woods? Theres a lot of psychopaths out there. I hope ur packing!!!!

  12. I’ve been listening to Joe Rogan for years. I think you’ll be really good on his show i’m gonna stop posting on his website to have you on. Sometimes he listens to his fans. If enough people recommend you hopefully he’ll have you on

  13. Ya know, Eric, I still don't understand why you do what you do, but I sure do appreciate you sharing it with us

  14. Lucky that you didn't run into Bigfoot out in them thar woods. Lol Love the spot you're in. Downright peaceful. I pick up garbage that blows into my yard all the time. Even stuff that ends up in my fenced in back yard, and some strange things too. Time to get that trail cam. Thanks for picking up that garbage. We need more nice people like you!

  15. What a beautiful video I loved the music and scenery you have a gift. Yes it is depressing the litter wish people would respect the earth. At least some of us care. 😊🐱

  16. A lot of people are traveling less and less due to the coronavirus pandemic. I'd like to hear how this pandemic is affecting you and others like you who travel all the time. Do you choose places to go based on their being a virus hotspot or do you think about it at all. In a way, you seem safer than most because you can remain alone. The NBA has now cancelled the rest of the entire season. Both Tom Hanks and his wife have been tested positive. Only a matter of time till Disney and other theme park operators are forced to close. What are your thoughts?

  17. In Arkansas they say armadillos are animals that sleep on the highway! 🤣

  18. beautiful Eric…..my kind of camping…..gawjus filming

  19. Love 💕 your always present smile 😊 thanks for sharing your joy with us so often.

  20. Thank you Eric. The scenery was just lovely as was the star lapse. I respect your picking up the trash. I don’t understand how people can be so selfish as to trash a lovely campsite that others will be visiting. Safe travels my friend until we meet again. ❤️

  21. I loved this one Eric. I think I adsorbed some of that beautify and peace. Thanks

  22. eric keep a gun on you .on your foot area you are out in the missle of nowhere.i jut got to be around people I love to talk,

  23. Awesome , outta the way camp ground. At 2:35 showing sky , Texas Beautiful twilight sky 👍✌️🙏😀

  24. You did some really nice photography in this video. It’s beautiful there.

  25. I LOVE YOU!!! Picking up that trash, 👍👍👍👍🍾🥂🏆 You make others look just like the trash they leave. Please don't let that 'dillo touch you and give you leprosy!! You need all your those digits for vlogging.
    Very happy you got that "by the water" fix you love so much. Pretty nice spot.
    Jax had a ggod cameo and the time lapse was awesome as usual. I love your composition and music choices. Very relaxing.
    Safe travels and bless you for caring so much about the land. ❣

  26. We make a point of picking up 2 piece's of garbage everywhere we are. If everyone did that it would make a big difference.

  27. Old rule: take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints. It's hard to tell 4 legged animals from human animals, I like 4 leg variety better

  28. Drove to Corpus Christi last Dec, was stunned by the amount of litter on the Texas highways. I guess don't mess with Texas doesn't mean anything anymore.

  29. It make me sad when I see trash. A few will ruin camping for the many who love it and respect the land.
    The star lapse was gorgeous.

  30. Eric, just found your Chanel, so enjoy watching your activities! Be safe!

  31. Like you Eric, I always leave a campsite better than I found it. And there's always some way to improve it. The thing is, one camper can be overwhelmed. It is something we've all got to work on. And follow that old axiom… leave anyplace better than you find it.

  32. Thanks for all you do…videos and keeping our beautiful earth clean.

  33. when I was young my family and I went on vacation every year. my dad made us clean up our camp site even if we had to pick up more than we made. he said always leave it cleaner than it was . that may be a thing of the past.

  34. Great nature segment, loved the time lapse. You might want consider a relaxation video with the calming music you had. I use them to sleep and your segment helped me relax.

  35. I'm blown away by the beauty of your Nature shots. Excellent! Oh, and by the way, thanks for taking us on the armadillo hunt. 🤣

  36. It's a crazy world out here Eric. Be safe when your by yourself at least you carry a phone with you so that's cool. Carry on,👍🐾🐾

  37. I mentioned that before and I will mention that again, now that ofcourse  does not work in parks with no one around but it starts in cities and towns on a daily basis I see people throwing fast food bags out there car windows not even caring about the environment around them and what pisses me off is that sometimes a police car is behind them and do nothing especially when people spit right at door entrances, BELIEVE ME FOLKS one ticket for $500 mandatory payment a lot of people will think twice about it before throwing or spitting. shame on anyone that doesn't care but I guess they grew up living in garbage so garbage seems to be cleanliness to them. unfortunately I live in a garbage town and people don't even care, if I had the means I would try to leave but I cant. Safe travels Eric what a pitty you have to see that especially in nature.

  38. There’s actually areas of Texas that are in a drought. Heard it on the news 2 days ago. I was shocked to hear that! The area is Southwest of Houston. Also down in the valley near Mexico. Not in your neck of the woods at the moment obviously. Solitude is nice but sometimes there’s ‘safety in numbers’.

  39. Put your trash in a trash recepticle I can't stress this enough … Simpsons

  40. I'm sick of people tossing their shit everywhere we go. And most are entitled kids, we've seen it enough times. We report it (when we can), and just like you pick up garbage whenever we see it.

    Maybe we'll start recording them when we see it, and put them up on youtube. Hmmmm….

  41. Enjoyed the video.. so peaceful there. I think we're going on 6 weeks of rain one state over and flood warnings. TC and safe travels.

  42. Thank you for cleaning up the campsite. I always do the same. But more of us need to.

  43. Eric, 🇺🇸 and Jax Man 🐾🐾😘 MEOW 💙
    Thank-you so much for sharing your thoughts.👍👍 Nice campground.
    JAX MAN 🐾🐾 is so handsome. 💙 You both are, 🌟🌟 " GOLDEN" 🌟🌟 love the night sky, with all the beautiful evening Star's. 🙏 Mother Nature is wonderful.💫 Great picture's.💕 Take care, have fun. Please, give your Fur baby boy 💙 >^,,^< lot's of chin scratches. LOL 💋
    🍃🇺🇸🕊️🌎🕊️🍃

  44. What a nice peaceful video. And yes, people can be absolute pigs.

  45. A most Enjoyable video Eric and we got,to see JaxMan too! ❤️👍🏻😸 ouch🦂😊❤️

  46. Eric, your intro impressed me to the point that I am going to refer to you as Star-Lord from here on out.

  47. Love the nightlapse, 30 sec exposure? That's where I'm going wrong with mine! Atb and keep them coming.👍

  48. Big time Kudos on picking up others trash Eric. You inspire us to do the same.

  49. Peaceful place! I've never seen a cat walk on a leash like Jax! U have to be safe! I think people who leave trash everywhere would be people that could also be up to no good. Everyone should have to clean a stretch of hiway I did and it was an eye opener! Whatever happened to " Make America Beautiful Again?" Miss those days

  50. I hate the people leaving trash! LOL! Armadillos, I see tons of them here in Texas! Great Video And Thanks For Sharing My Friend!

  51. Also, I think I have said it before, but, I really believe you could have a whole new wonder using a telescope with all the dark camping areas you visit!

  52. Looks a lot like the Armand Bayou area, between Houston and Galveston, where I grew up. Gorgeous area. You really are looking good, my friend. Have you noticed the definition in your arms? I saw it best when you were wearing the sleeveless tee, on a frame of you from the back, at 01:15. Amazing work. All hail, Jaximus Maximus!

  53. I haven"t see your channel for a few months…..you"re looking very fit and trim!!!!

  54. Hope you give out Lord a big thank you for His creation that He loves for us to appreciate and enjoy.

  55. This is your best video yet. Too much to rave at once. And have a heart. Many folks aren't as courageous as you are being alone in the wild, and most are more social beings than you are.
    When I was brand new living in my camper van… For a few years I needed to park by truckers, RVs etc camping because I was scared out of my wits. If anything happened, I felt safe a back up and somebody to hear or help if I needed it. Safety in numbers….
    I HAVE parked once before feet away like really close to a gigantic RV/ tour bus upon my first week living in my camper van. They never a thing nor did I see them.
    Have a heart , man.
    With this said…. Not scared as use to be. I get pissed off when people like at a walmart… Zillion spots but park next door. I will move. If using drugs I bitch them out because use my van for hiding. That can get me in trouble. If are dealers..
    I just move.
    But some people are innocent and decent people scared put of their wits and can get a better nights sleep parking next to someone who is doing same thing as you are.
    Edit PS. Like at walmarts when Ive parked there in past… Sometimes really old people may park next door to me in open lots. Thats because they feel safe beside me. And I don't move. They aren't using drugs etc… They just feel safe parking by me and a few i eventually met after the repeats… They weren't creeps.

  56. 4 Days/3 nights of video, how long did editing take? (you obviously did not 'throw it together')

  57. Eric, thank you for your good work. ( P.S. ALWAYS keep a GPS hooked to your belt, and NEVER go anywhere without a ' Conceal and Carry'!!!!!)

  58. Are you not worried about becoming infected? Many of the places you are visiting will have a significant number of homeless people around and I would guess large numbers will already be infected? The only sane thing to do seems to be forget about videos for a few months and head far off grid?

  59. I truly enjoyed this style of video. It was a little different. So very creative with your work. You always keep us on the edge of our seat.. thank you Eric and Jax… 🦋💕

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