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Old 12-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #256
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I wouldn't recommend sleeping among the grave markers.

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Im not superstitious, but NO WAY IN HELL!

+1 on the dispersed camping tip. I camped this way at Big Bend last spring a couple miles down the 1st dirt road into the park. You have to get a permit to do it legally, and they charge about $5. It was a pain in the ass to get the ranger to issue the permit, and I was treated like he was doing me a favor.

I camp here in the SE in national forests regularly in the back country, and have never got a permit, or been hassled. I do make sure to tread lightly, and leave no trace.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:44 AM   #257
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+1 on the dispersed camping tip. I camped this way at Big Bend last spring a couple miles down the 1st dirt road into the park. You have to get a permit to do it legally, and they charge about $5. It was a pain in the ass to get the ranger to issue the permit, and I was treated like he was doing me a favor.

I camp here in the SE in national forests regularly in the back country, and have never got a permit, or been hassled. I do make sure to tread lightly, and leave no trace.
I've done that in LBL National Forest. I got the $5 yearly permit, and all three times that I camped in one of the backcountry spots I was asked (usually around 9:30pm) to show this to a ranger. The couple of times I've camped off in the woods (overnight backpack trips), I left a note on my car with my permit number.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:24 PM   #258
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I've been a longtyme subscriber to this thread...and I just wanna say "Thankyou" to Jamie and all the many others who have submitted such great information in regards to camping and traveling on the cheap.

All this fresh info about NP's and NF's is awesome...and info that I'll definately will get some use outta!! I've learned alot about camping (or is that 'pitching my tent') on FREE BLM Land thanks to this thread.



Keep it coming folks....I'm all ears!
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #259
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The real trick is make a lot of friends, Stayed in a summer house near Tryon NC for 3 days, a couple years ago free.

And scored free 2 night stay last week, in this place near Boone NC that belonged to a friend of a friend.

You can have your cemetery and picnic pavilions
Sure thing.

Here's a guy on the Tent Space list who took me up in his airplane and let me fly it.



And when I stayed with a couchsurfer in NYC, he invited me to come for a back room tour of his place of employment. The UN building! Here I am in a United Nations Conference Room. Chairman, baby.



This other couchsurfer I stayed with (on the right) invited me to a party when I arrived.



The best way to travel is to stay with old friends or make new ones... but in a lot of cases that's not an option. I consider the residents of a cemetery my friends in the meantime.

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:08 PM   #260
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Just read the whole thread, a lot of awesome tips in this!
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #261
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Jamie, always enjoy your threads!

I try to keep things as legit as possible,as I don't need a real stupid trespassing charge or something on my record. So I don't stealth camp unless its a real emergency, ive only had to once or twice.

National forests are good, most allow camping anywhere you like as long as it is 300 feet from the road.

I feel comfortable setting up my hammock almost anywhere in a fairly secluded area, it's easier to get away with the "oh I just stopped to grab a nap" line in a hammock rather than a tent. Even a park, rest area, etc. Remember people in rest areas can take a nap in their car and you can't, so I've never had anyone give me a hard time about a hammock especially if one end of it is tied to the bike.

If its raining or the weather sucks and I can't find an actual legit place to set up my tent then a hotel looks pretty good at that point.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:50 AM   #262
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:35 PM   #263
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What is the Canadian equivalent of National Forest land? Is there a good resource for travelling through Alberta and BC on the cheap??
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:55 AM   #264
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I'll pass on the dishonest. I can wait another 7 years for the Senior pass.
i've got to wait 2 years..is that good or bad?
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #265
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What is the Canadian equivalent of National Forest land? Is there a good resource for travelling through Alberta and BC on the cheap??
They call it Crown Land up there, I believe.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:50 PM   #266
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i've got to wait 2 years..is that good or bad?
I dunno...but now I am down to 6 years!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #267
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What is the Canadian equivalent of National Forest land? Is there a good resource for travelling through Alberta and BC on the cheap??
Like AlanCt says, it is called Crown Land. Here is a link to Crown Land in Alberta.http://srd.alberta.ca/MapsPhotosPubl...s/Default.aspx Just click "Public Land Use Zones" on the drop down menu for the map to get info for Alberta Crown Land. Essentially you can camp almost anywhere along the Forestry Trunk Road (Hwy 22/740) at no fee.

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #268
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This is pretty cool.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:21 AM   #269
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Great thread, lots of useful info. I hope I am not to spoiled to use some of the tricks learned here to save a few dollars.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:37 PM   #270
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This thread is a great read and those pictures above are classic.That's what I love about travelling also,new experiences,people , and places. Riding solo imho tends to make one look more approachable and locals will often ask me about my bike ,where I'm from and so forth which leeds to a conversation and a lot of great tips about the local area etc.Thanks for the article Jamie z
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