So I do a LOT of camping, all via motorcycle. I've been asked a few times elsewhere on tips for stealth camping and I thought some of you guys might be interested as well. First things first, I am fully aware that some of the things I do could be potentially dangerous or illegal by nature. I never leave the house with breaking laws in mind, and neither should anyone else. That being said, what you do is your choice and liability. Stealth camping or gray area camping as a lot more people call it can be a great and fun way to experience things you normally wouldn't, and can be a big money saver on trips. Like everything else camping related, it all comes down to prep. Having everything you need when you leave the house (or as close to everything you can) is a mindset you'll get into. After some time, you'll have a gear list in your head. I will go more into what gear I take later, but basics are: Sleeping gear. Can be a hammock, tent or bedroll. Some options are better suited for this than others, more on that later Food & food prep. A lot of the time, an open fire will not be an option, so a small stove and appropriate cookware is a must. Dont forget food & water! Site selection is key to any good night camping, and with gray area camping it's even more important. NEVER cross a fence or locked gate (even just latched) or go where no trespassing is posted. Don't be in places near high traffic either. Some of the places I find work well (again, depending on the gear you use) are: Churches/cemeteries (again following the gate rule). Most churches have nice open areas where you can sleep behind without being disturbed. Interstate round-a-bouts. This one is tricky, but I've slept many nights in the trees that fill the interstate on/off ramps. Lots of noise and potential eyes, but if done right you'll be perfect here. Once I slept on the side of the interstate near where the fence line is. It was heavily wooded so cover wasn't an issue, but the next morning I discovered a wreck a few miles up where the car was basically where I was sleeping. Too much potential for injury or worse so I do NOT recommend that!!! Parks. A lot of state and national parks are open 24/7 and you can just ride up to a place and camp out. I've heard stories of people going into a park purposefully after the rangers have left (so they didnt have to pay) and leaving early the next day to avoid paying the camp fees. I don't condone that, but it can be easily done if the situation calls for it. There are many advantages to parks, like showers and fire pits, and while I have camped without paying upfront, I've made sure to go and cover the fee before I leave. Abandoned buildings. This also has potential safety hazards, including hobos that may have the same idea. But on more than a few occasions I have found a good nights rest behind old factories (inside a few times too when I felt the building wouldn't collapse on top of me!) Last thing to preface, as with all camping you should be mindful to Leave No Trace. The LNT mindset is to leave an area the same or better than when you got there. Many reasons for this, but aside from keeping the world beautiful, it helps to keep off the radar for future campers. If you are found camping in a place that you shouldn't be, I've found apologetic ignorance and speed are your best friends. I've been found by everything from law enforcement to landowners, and as long as I'm not camped out under a sign prohibiting it, I've never had a problem. I also use gear that is quickly taken down and doesn't look like I'm camping overnight, such as a hammock or bedroll. I find the hammock particularly well suited for stealth camping because it's almost like you're not even there, as opposed to a tent which requires foresight and effort to put up. Thats a start! If theres any interest in this, please feel free to post questions and your own Steal Camping stories!!!