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    Are you referring to Either of the Kettle Parks? I am planning a three day hike of the Ice Age trail, and do not want to deal with the shelters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tater65 View Post
    Are you referring to Either of the Kettle Parks? I am planning a three day hike of the Ice Age trail, and do not want to deal with the shelters.

    Wouldn't be stealth if I told you here on a public forum...now would it?


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    Re: Stealth Urban Camping

    A year or so ago I was at loose ends for a day and hung out with a homeless guy. He told me about how he and his "roommate" had been attacked and robbed by two other homeless men, at their riverside camp. So be careful out there, if you're camping in an area that might be frequented by that sort of predator.

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    Ha!

    Where I live, it's about a 15 minute drive to Crown Land, so camping out in city limits just wouldn't appeal to me. If I have to hear traffic or construction noise from my hammock, it makes it worth the extra effort to get into the woods

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    This is great a buddy and I were just discussing this the other day. We have some great areas here in northern Ohio that are great to camp in but not allowed. In the summer some stealth camping would be great to do.

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    my gear testing area is right in the middle of Toronto (5th largest city in North America). 5 minute bus ride from my house is this hillside where I have never met anyone. Close to major road, railway with trains every twenty minutes. Southern exposure, several hundred metres (uphill!...that's important) from a popular trail. many noisy but undisturbed (by visitors) afternoons spent here. Don't know if i would spend the night...
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    Edit: well i jinxed it by posting here. Went to my secret site yesterday after posting this, and saw someone walking their dog, way off the path...i hid until they left, then set up my hammock for an afternoon snooze...couldn't sleep...worried they would come back :-(
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    I have been all over the forested areas near my house looking for footprints in the snow. Two areas that showed promise have too many foot prints. I don't want to deal with teens sneaking off and drinking. I think I found the promised land though between a new housing development and a gravel pit.

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    Urban Hanging ...

    All, just found this cool thread ...

    My being mostly a spiritual solo hanger, I thought I was the only guy who thought of hanging within walking distance from my home. (not the backyard)

    I have a roughly 5 acre wooded area, and there aren't many, about a mile from my home. It's on the edge of a golf course with a small creek running thru.

    I've hung a number of times there with the feeling that I've driven to a more secluded woods while saving all the travel time and expense.
    (FYI: My favorite hanging area is a two hour drive to the trailhead.)

    FYI: For a number of seasons, there was probably 4-5 deer in this small urban woods until somebody harvested them. Had to be bow hunters because it is in the city limits that has a no discharging firearms law.

    At any rate, I've never had a problem other than, one time on a scouting hike in "my" small woods, I discovered all tucked away a homeless person's campsite.

    I"m thinking most homeless people pretty much keep on the move after a couple months. The homeless campsite is no more and the woods is once agian, mentally ''all mine''.

    Again, what an interesting thread that confirms ''URBAN hanging'' ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhinson View Post
    There is a small provincial park about 12 K. From
    My home right on a river here in Winnipeg
    Camping isn't aloud but on my bike I think
    Stealth campung is possible
    Out of curiosity are you talking about Beaudry Park? If so I spent a night there in my HH Explorer last summer. I just parked in the parking lot overnight too. Lots of coyotes were in the area howling that night.

    Me and my brother went and hiked in during the late evening and went off trail a ways in. There are open areas with enough brush between you and the trails that you could never be spotted. And the open areas are big enough and flat enough for a tent, which my brother used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonRox View Post
    This is great a buddy and I were just discussing this the other day. We have some great areas here in northern Ohio that are great to camp in but not allowed. In the summer some stealth camping would be great to do.
    I discovered the police know where transients like to park so to speak and check spots late at night as part of a routine... so after someone "banging the door" at 1am demanding that I find a hotel at $80-$150 a night you can bet I am a lot more careful.
    There was an Old Man with a owl,
    Who continued to bother and howl;
    He sat on a rail, And imbibed bitter ale,
    Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl
    .WOO

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