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Old 10-17-06, 06:09 PM
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this weekend, four days in the Cascades.... i love old, abandonded campgrounds. seems to be a lot out here in the Northwest.

Campground, tent, bike, bek....going....going....gone!
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Old 10-17-06, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Bekologist
this weekend, four days in the Cascades.... i love old, abandonded campgrounds. seems to be a lot out here in the Northwest.

Going....going....gone!
In my readings about scavengers, I seem to recall some animals return to the same site time after time. That's probably why bears love campgrounds. They have learned that campgrounds equal food.

Some people eschew campgrounds for that very reason. It's been a while since I've been in the northwest of America, (is that the southwest of Canada?), but I seem to recall bears are a problem.

I usual choose sites that are well away from campgrounds and I don't cook there. My only problem comes when I accidentally come across animal water sources. Of course I wouldn't camp anywhere near one.

Anyone else have opinions on this?
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Old 10-17-06, 06:52 PM
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these campgrounds are so long closed, the bears have ceased to equate them with food.

i believe animals even get accustomed to seasonal campground closures, a lot less critter activity at campgrounds that have the garbage cans taken away for the year. i do prefer to stay away from active campgrounds, but still don't worry about critt much, I usually just keeping a clean camp.

you are fooling yourself if you think bear or other creature won't find you cooking bacon far from any KOA..... one of the scariest camping nights of my life involved a tight mountain pass and an angry bull elk....
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Old 10-21-06, 01:19 AM
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Various camps

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We are there in the picture below

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Sometimes you get stumbled upon......

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Old 10-26-06, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by stokell
Where do I find one of those digi-what-yama-call-its? I'll need one for my North Sea Route trip in April

Allan, you get those call its @ Army surpless stores. They are very light, fully storm proof and I have 2 of these to which I sowed velcroe to so when I have guest I just double the size. They are really good but as my tent weighs 1 kg and by the time you carry the ground sheet the weight is more or less the same, whilst the tent can take any sort of weather and be pitched anywhere. I only carry those when I am deep in the forest and its raining, my gear is wet and I need to dry it all out by a fire.
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Old 10-26-06, 10:54 AM
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CADPAT is the name of a Canadian government initiative for our armed forces. I'm gpoing to try a view surplus stores in Toronto to see what I can find. I'll report back.
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Old 10-26-06, 06:01 PM
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wow, it is nice to know there are other people who camp like this,
my best story in in france where i rolled into a supermarket bought a sleeping bag walked two or three kilomters up the road and then found some bushes to sleep in.

past that when I am in an urban environment i usually sleep on top of buildings but i never took pictures so i could maintain deniablity. most recently i slept ontop of a chik-fil-a
got a funny look from drive thru when i scaled down the building with my bike clipped to my messenger bag and then rode off.

most of the time i was in germany i crashed near the rail lines just because there was little foot traffic.
you guys are impressive tho
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Old 11-06-06, 10:07 AM
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i currently live in okinawa japan and stealth camping isnt a issue, any beach that isnt behind a resort is free game, you might have to share with a local fisherman but who knows...you might get lucky and he will offer you some awamori............i have done some stealth camping at many of the 50 damns on okinawa though. they are good for having bathrooms and if your lucky....showers. i just wait till after dark to set up a tent and i usually go to a far corner.
japan is pretty lax about sleeping in parks as well. and its safe well okinawa is anyway, dont know about the mainland
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Old 11-06-06, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ststephen65
i currently live in okinawa japan and stealth camping isnt a issue, any beach that isnt behind a resort is free game, you might have to share with a local fisherman but who knows...you might get lucky and he will offer you some awamori............i have done some stealth camping at many of the 50 damns on okinawa though. they are good for having bathrooms and if your lucky....showers. i just wait till after dark to set up a tent and i usually go to a far corner.
japan is pretty lax about sleeping in parks as well. and its safe well okinawa is anyway, dont know about the mainland
Great! What is awamori anyway?

Let us not confuse stealth camping with camping at a serviced site without paying. That is stealing. Stealth camping is camping on land that is unfenced, unmarked, unimproved, out of sight for one night. Beach camping with the fishers sounds good. Staying some place with washrooms and showers sounds bad.
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Old 11-06-06, 11:56 PM
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well the dams in okinawa arent for camping....day use only so it is stealth camping, just luxery stealth. lol
awamori is okinawan rice wine....little like japanese saki but a whole lot stonger. mixed usually with water and ice, sometimes tea, and the older ppl will even mix it with milk YUK!
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Old 11-07-06, 08:34 AM
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here are a couple from a recent tour of Spain

The first is half way down a pass at a deserted house and the second under a transmission aerial.

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