Lets see your stealth camping pics (wild camping, dispersed camping, etc.)

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  6. Dan Diego

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    A lot of these photos appear to show “camping” not stealth camping.

    Camping off the bike is definitely nice, but it ain’t stealth camping.

    Just sayin’...
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    True, though the title wasnt strictly stealth, but dispersed as well. The first post stated "Let's see pictures of motorcycle camping out in the wild NOT on an established campground!"

    I spent about 5 or 6 years living out under the stars much of the time, mainly on national Forest lands. I wasnt "stealth" camping in the sense of being camo-ed, but tended to camp in places that most people wouldnt stumble upon them, or that werent obvious from main dirt roads. Not sure if theres necessarily a hard definition of stealth camping, but discrete and privacy were things I valued in a camp spot.
  10. Dan Diego

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    Oh, I know.

    And I was just pointing out that most of the photos are “camping” photos.

    I didn’t title the post, “Lets see your stealth camping pics (wild camping, dispersed camping, etc.)” someone else did.
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    Ok so I'm a total Noob to Stealth Camping. I have done a lot of backpacking but never considered that stealth camping as there is no one out there to see you.

    Given you have had a very strict opinion of what Stealth Camping must be. Which you have vehemently stated on multiple forums. Would you mind clarifying this issue in detail?

    A.) I'm new to this and would love a more standardized explanation of the way it is supposed to work, i.e. what is major difference in your mind from dispersed camping?
    B.) Does it have to happen on non public land to be stealth? Or like is it just totally about not being seen but can be in any national forest, BLM, DWP? Because technically if you are on much public land and camping, that is dispersed camping because the park knows there are people camping randomly ever. So even though no one knows you are there physically. It doesn't matter because there is no gray area on camping. It's allowed. So in a way, the whole place is one big campground with designated non camping areas. Maybe i'm over complicating this....wouldn't be the first time.

    Anyways, would love your thoughts. Thanks!
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    You surely do! :thumb
    Keep the blue for a ground cover.
    Or get one that is dark brown on one side.
    Bright colors make a camp really jump out of nature.
    We want to blend in and be invisible.
    Then no one minds
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    I don't know if it could be called stealth camping, but I used to ride until I was tired, park somewhere and lay down beside the bike and sleep. One time coming back through the Seattle area, I stopped at a rest stop and propped myself up against the little building there and fell asleep. Some other biker kept waking me up thinking I was hypothermic, I showed him the wire leading to my sidecar rig that I used to power my heated clothing but it was too late, I was awake now. So I got back on the bike and kept riding.
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    Reminds me of an old pic I saw, once. I couldn’t find it, but I found this 1 and it made me laugh.
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    I’ll take a stab at it, but it appears there are wildly varying definitions...so this is purely my way of Stealth or Pirate Camping:

    1. Your site cannot be seen by others. No one knows you’re there.
    2. Your site can be on ANY kind of property. I won’t go into this as some folks have strong views on this. As an example, I will state that there are some fine SC opportunities right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Easier to apologize than ask permission. Nuff said.

    Those are the two main points of how I do it; the other peripheral stuff is just personal preference.

    Good luck, ride safe, have fun. (Don’t get caught.)
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    Thats always the thing lol. It may be different it the wide open spaces of the west, but in the midwest and east places that allow you to ride generally do not allow you to backcountry camp, and places that allow backcountry camping generally are closed to motor traffic.