I look for 'em. even in areas I don't plan to linger. I try to notice them, and mark them down as I ride by. First in my mind, then on my map later. What if your trip plans have an hour or two delay in the midst of your adventure? where's the nearest place I can camp and not be hassled by loggers, ranchers, or forest circus pee poles? Sometimes it is worth a short side trip to explore a possible free camp spot, just to mark it on the map. I know of numerous spots where a bike can camp and not be seen by passing traffic. Short jog off the highway is good, for if it gets frikken dark, or you get tired, or just want to stop and relax. Problem is,, if I give up all my stealth campsites to the interwebs,to help my family save money for campin',, they won't be stealth anymore. When you are way out in Eastern,,and there is nothing but miles and miles of wheat,and it's getting way dark and you can't see cuz yer old,,,,when you see a farm house, ride in and ask if you can pitch yer tent out back someplace,,see what happens next! sometimes you have to git past the big dog in the driveway,, those are the best rest areas,,always act innocent, and pretend to be nice! So,, if yiu find yerself out there somewhere, and it's getting frikken dark,,shouldn't we have a secret list of where to camp for free without hassles? how do you share that without fuggin up the secret part? one hint,,always do a full investigation of gravel pits,,,some are a virtual oasis of stealth camping.