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post #1 of 5 Old 04-02-2019, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Primitive camping on the bike NC mountains

Anyone know any places to primitive camp. Ride in and throw a tent up. Not a camp ground. Thanks!
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Dispersed primative camping is only allowed in designated spots in the NF in west NC. Heres where you can dispersed camp

https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/nfs...48112&actid=34

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When primitive camping in NC, you should protect your bike by rubbing bacon grease on all exposed plastic.

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When primitive camping in NC, you should protect your bike by rubbing bacon grease on all exposed plastic.
I've heard that. But I heard you should also hoist it up in a tree and keep your pack full of food in your tent. The bears will try to steal your bike but because it's in a tree they get tired and then just go eat berries or something and leave you alone. That's what they say anyway.
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I've heard that. But I heard you should also hoist it up in a tree and keep your pack full of food in your tent. The bears will try to steal your bike but because it's in a tree they get tired and then just go eat berries or something and leave you alone. That's what they say anyway.
I've seen the bears there. I know for the most part they leave you alone and just run off but I'd take a pistol (or at least bear spray) and a friend that can't run as fast as I could. We (wife and I) hang out there in a Motorhome some summers. Maggie Valley area mostly but sometimes west of Brevard over by 215. I like it that you can get high (elevation wise) and get away from the heat. I would always want to ride with someone, if you have a breakdown or a crash, it could be a long time until someone came along. Some of the forest roads don't see much action and it can be a long walk out. Most places up there your cell phone just becomes a nightlight. I'd love to go off-road some again and have been thinking about getting another KLR. I was waiting for 2019 and wishing for a fuel injected KLR with the Versys 650 engine. If they'd do that, they'd sell tons of them but *@***$$#*@!!!!. That dream is over.

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