Quartzsite and that whining noise (Little House on the Road)

Dear yelling person:

Since you have turned off comments for your video I will address your concerns here.    First let’s address one of my concerns:   the yelling at the beginning and ending of each video is obnoxious.  You probably think it’s a clever way to “brand” your channel;  it’s really not.

Geographical concerns

  1. “You’ve got to buy water.”  – No, you don’t.  I filled up my tank for free at a rest stop on the way into Quartzsite and didn’t need any more for the 14-day period.  I did buy a few gallons of filtered water at the famous spot in Q to see how the dispensing worked.  If you have a truck with $300 tires perhaps carry some water in the bed?  I sense a game of “Yes, but…”

  2. “if you’re gonna stay in these areas for two or three weeks that means you’re actually gonna have to go out and get more food you can’t stock up on that much food living in a van or travel trailer you just can’t “  – maybe you can’t, but I already did.  The legal stay at any given BLM spot there is 14 days;  I carried 21 days of provisions in my van.

  3. “slow internet” – Wow.  I ran all my devices off a 3g puck with no problem.  But then again I wasn’t uploading HD talking head videos that really should be in podcast audio format (about 100x smaller than HD video).  If you want to know how to make the best of slow internet then read this wiki article.

  4. “rough terrain could puncture your tires” –  there were people out there camping in Priuses and minivans.  My guess is your truck could handle desert gravel and dirt.  If you are paranoid about punctures get some offroad tires or camp in walmart parking lots.

Social concerns

    1. “it’s getting so big that people are happening kind of break off into smaller groups … here’s the problem with all the people in this area: slow internet…” – Breaking off into smaller groups is what people do.  Your home has wheels;  use them to get the amount of socializing/privacy you like.  And we already talked about slow internet.

    2. ” people are actually intruding on you so if you supposedly want to go and get some alone time apparently you can’t because people are just coming by and bothering you” – Go further out if you don’t want to interact with people.  The limiting factor is being further out means more walking back to the group areas if you wanted to attend RTR lectures, read the board, etc.  I am a hardcore loner and never felt intruded upon amount those 1000s of people.  Everyone was polite and respectful to me.

    3. “lines at the post office” – so have your mail delivered outside the area and pick it up on the way in/out.  I think you are looking for things to complain about.

    4. people moving in next to you – again, move further out.  Plus I promise you I will not encroach on your space.

    5. “apparently in edinburg they used to not have the two-week rule where you could only stay there for two week” – Incorrect.  The always had the rule, but it was not consistently enforced until Bob naively outed it on his channel.