Pitching a tent in the US?
I wonder what experience you have with "free-camping" in the US. Are there any states that is especially suitble for this and even more important are there any where its really not a good idea? How does asking for permission work? In Europe for example where I'm from, you can generally ask and count on finding a place to sleep in somebodys lawn in the west (holland, belgium, great britan etc) but in the east forget about it. But in the east you freecamp pretty much anywhere without being botherd on the other hand. How does the U.S work?
We are loosly looking into crossing the states on bike and we freecamp almost always so any information on it would be great. Heard something about "goverment owned land" where its legal in CERTAIN states. Its sounds like a mess to me, how are you supposed to know who owns what?
We do obide by the "free-campers-code" and do never leave trash or camp where something is planted etc. We justl dont want to be shot for trespassing or something =) We camp in forests when we can but usually its next to cornfields etc. Will that piss an american farmer off? I really dont want to step on anybodys toes here. At the same time, I dont want to pay 20+ dollars for a campground every night.
All the best