Originally Posted by Jaredinnwarkansas
Kudos to all that herk. What are some of these possible unthought of hazards to casting about looking for a camping spot. Just wondering. I hope to keep my casting about to a minimum.
The first that immediately comes to mind is your unstated assumption that you can just set up camp anywhere you please for free.
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First off just about all land in the lower 48 is owned by someone. They may or may not appreciate some squatter showing up and using up resources owned by them. Even BLM land is owned by the BLM (Bureau of land Management). They don't like squatters any more than any one else does.
National and State Forests should be avoided at all costs since most folks will think they are ideal spots and head there. Without full time guards and State Trooper backup, limited access and egress will make them death traps for the solo squatter.
State Game Lands would at first glance be ideal. However even a cursory inspection would show they are located near folks who would resent you living in the "King's Forest." There is a large one smack dab between our primary location and a local hunting club who I assure you would would police their side as assiduously as we will be policing ours. We are also members BTW. (a "sunk cost").
Others may have other ideas, but I think the "romance" of your logic will soon be overcome by the reality.
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