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    We need "YardSurfing"

    One thing I keep noticing on CouchSurfing and WarmShowers is the lack of hosts in several places throughout the Southwest, and often none at all for 2 days or more of bike touring distance along the best riding routes through Texas. Several of the no-hosts areas are also lacking in state parks and other camping facilities, so there's really no cheaper option than a motel (and frankly a motel where I can't take the bike in the room is worse than rolling out a bivy alongside a back road where I can at least be right there with it) or asking around at local cafes or whatnot to find someone willing to let a touring rider camp in their back yard or field.

    Maybe HammockForums should have a "YardSurfing" app, where we can offer the use of a couple trees (or a stand in the garage for deluxe accommodations, or whatever) to travelers passing through. It could probably even be coordinated through some other camping-related sites to coordinate for tent campers as well.

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    Senior Member T- Minus's Avatar
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    Instead of a B and b It would be a Tree-N-Tree lol
    Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
    Helen Keller

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    Nice idea

    Anyone wanting to test out a tarp should come to South MS or LA later this week. Gonna get a ton of rain. Y'all can use my back yard.


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    tsunamihazardzone's Avatar
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    Not lots of listings on it but this site is like air bnb for camping. https://www.landapart.com/


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