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Old 02-10-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:37 AM   #2
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How about camping on the 14th hole of the golf course at Andrews AFB.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:07 AM   #3
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Underneath a semi trailer. Howland, Maine. July 2007.

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Old 02-11-2008, 07:09 AM   #4
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:51 AM   #5
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When I look at this picture, I can not help but think that the bike shoud have been parked in front of the trailer. That way no one could have hooked to the trailer and tried to drive off without noticing that you were there (this assumes that the person failed to do a walk around).

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Old 02-11-2008, 08:37 AM   #6
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When I look at this picture, I can not help but think that the bike shoud have been parked in front of the trailer. That way no one could have hooked to the trailer and tried to drive off without noticing that you were there (this assumes that the person failed to do a walk around).
I doubt anyone would be that deep a sleeper as to not hear the truck slide under the pad, lift the trailer, jack up the legs, hook up everything, etc. That's a bunch of damn racket to sleep through. Not to mention it looks like the rear of the KLR is about even with the nose of the trailer.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:23 AM   #7
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I thought about that, but decided keeping a lower profile would be better. I'm not a light sleeper, but the racket of a truck hooking up would definitely have been enough to wake me. Worst-case scenario, I placed the tent where the wheels of the trailer wouldn't run over me. :)

As it was, there were only a couple of carloads of drunk people screwing a dozen yards away that night, and my paranoia of bears kept me awake the rest of the time.

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Old 02-13-2008, 10:20 AM   #8
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That would be disconcerting.

The other option recommended to me was to sleep in one of the adjacent school buses. I figured that might net me any number of legal problems if someone found out and protested.

Probably park the bike in front of the trailer next time, should there be a next time..

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Old 02-13-2008, 12:03 PM   #9
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Is vagrancy a crime?....

Not telling... somewhere in Montana. So tired I pulled over and kipped out on this bench. Woke in the morning covered in mosquito bites....

Note contact lens solution on bed... no mossy spray though.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:48 PM   #10
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Don't mean to spook you ... but last summer I was coming back from Truro, N.S. ... and between the rain, wind, light-sucking dark and the moose, and lack of sleep the prior night, I decided to park and snooze. Pulled into an Irving truck stop, parked in a parking slot, tossed the thermarest on the ground right beside the bike and zonked out in my riding gear.

Woke up two hours later to find a tractor trailer truck had backed into the slot next to me. His trailer wheels were 5' from my head. I never heard him pull in and never heard him set his parking brakes.

Granted there were another 120 trucks or so idling engines and coming and going all night, but I had no clue a truck had parked that close to me.

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On two occasions when we were on maneuvers in the Army, guys sleeping under tanks got killed when the tanks rolled on short notice and the guys never woke up. I always slept in the back of a deuce and a half because of that. You'd be amazed what you can sleep through when you're exhausted.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:20 PM   #11
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As for group stealth camping, me and two friends were heading west from Grand Mound on 30, hadn't seen a single place to camp. We were very tired and found a street in a deveolpment that had no houses on it and a nice patch of grass. We joked that if the people in the $400,000 houses less than 1000ft away spotted us they'd think we were moving in.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:23 PM   #12
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I've done my share of urban camping. My hairiest place was when I camped inside a church. I'd planned to simply set up a tent out back, but when I saw that the grounds out back were all tore up from construction, and that the back door of the church was open... well... what else could I do?

I got up early, but before I'd packed all my things up and left, I heard some construction workers come in the front of the place. I made a quick decision whether I ought to stay and let them discover me, or whether I ought to bolt. This was a small southern black church, and I figured I ought to split.

I threw all my stuff out the back door and packed it up in about six minutes. I heard them talking inside. Just then, I looked around and couldn't find my tent. The only place it could be was still inside the door, so I cracked the door, reached in and grabbed my tent, and got out of there.

I'd left a note inside explaining that I decided to spend the night inside, and included contact information. Never heard anything from anyone.

A good tip I got from a friend is that they rarely lock the doors on U-Haul trucks. So... if you're an early riser, you can toss all your stuff in the back of a U-Haul and be out of there before anyone knows. I've never used this trick, but he said he's done it several times.

I also like cemeteries and small-town parks. On very rare occasion I'll straight-up stop and ask a local resident if I can camp in their back yard. Never been turned down yet. Even comes with a shower and dinner now and then.

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Old 02-14-2008, 05:24 AM   #13
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On Hunter S. Thompson's Property in Woody Creek Colorado....i took a crap on his lawn......(before he shot himself...) He had just denied us an interview.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:05 AM   #14
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Woke in the morning covered in mosquito bites....
Don't sleep nude. Jus' sayin'..
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:07 AM   #15
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Ha, ha, ha... Let me re-phrase; "my head and arms were covered in mozzy bites". My unit and all other components were untouched....

BTW I bought a tent for trips this year... them things are pretty neat...
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