First post -- we're Phoenix Cruiser wanna be's -- and appreciate the info here.
We have two names we like to use:
DRY CAMPING for us is pulling over in our travels to stop the night without hookups, in places that don't mind overnight parking. And sometimes (in a Casino parking lot for instance) we might stay for a few days to explore an area.
BOONDOCKING on the other hand is camping off the beaten path in wilder remote country -- BLM, forest service, other similar land -- for free or nearly nothing -- using all our beefed up self-contained on board resources. BLM Long Term Visitor Areas in places like Quartzsite and Yuma, for instance, charge about $40 for the ability to stay two weeks, and have a very inexpensive all season rate, too.
Here's a nice link to national forest service camping:http://www.forestcamping.com/
And the author of this website has written 4-5 wonderful guides to true boodocking in the southwest states. We have them and really appreciate the research they've done. Lots of good boondocking info on the website, too.http://www.frugal-rv-travel.com/RV-Travel-Guide.html
These are just a few of our favorites. A Google search for "boondocking" turns up LOTS more info!