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Stealth camping in SF? #2973250
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Anybody have suggestions where we can stealth camp in San Francisco? We’d be in a VW Vanagon and woul have to pop the top.

Re: Stealth camping in SF? [Re: patrolman] #2973259
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Throw a contractor logo on your vehicle and you could probably bluff Doof into thinking you are there to help with his project

Or go feral along with the loads of other folks doing that. Will you be planing on using the sidewalk as a toilet, per the standard approach here shrug

Does it have to be in SF or can it be SF adjacent?

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Once stealth camped at Stanford football stadium under maples smokin


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We’ll poop art the art museum or McDonald’s. Kind of want to be central, show my daughter some sights before heading up to Mendocino humboldt.

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roflmao

There's a lot of stealth camping in SF. Just wear dirty clothes, shit on the street, and act crazy and you'll be all good


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Re: Stealth camping in SF? [Re: the janitor] #2973293
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Originally Posted by the janitor
Throw a contractor logo on your vehicle and you could probably bluff Doof into thinking you are there to help with his project

Or go feral along with the loads of other folks doing that. Will you be planing on using the sidewalk as a toilet, per the standard approach here shrug

Does it have to be in SF or can it be SF adjacent?


If you stealth camp on the street, park near a drain.

Cannot advise stealth camping in GG Park, McClaren Park, Presideo, or at Twin Peaks. Also advise against parking near a bar or pathway home from a bar or in areas frequented by other urban campers.

Don't think popping the top on a van will make you stealthy except to newborns.....everyone in SF knows what a VW van with a poptop is doing...you just gotta find the right place where people don't care enough to hassle you.

Oh, and wherever you do park, check the street signs for towing/parking restrictions. Nothing worse than fending off drunks from the lesbian bar at closing time only to be awaken by the tow truck at 6 AM (or hearing the boot get clamped on). Oh, don't park on the street which has the garbage cans out...those garbage trucks aren't quiet.

So to recap:

1 No parking in parks or at tourist spots
2 Park near a drain
3 Read the parking restriction signs
4 Be wary of high foot traffic areas and other urban campers

But actual advice where to camp your van?

See if you can find a spot on Lake Street near Mountain Lake. Good neighborhood, not far from food on Clement, and Hwy 1.

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There seems to be a few vans/campers at the end of Sloat, between the Zoo and the beach. Just be careful to not get stuck in the sand there. Plenty of room there if you drive around the city and head there to sleep before heading out of town. Minimal lights but hope you have curtains on the van. Could wake up and walk to Java Beach Cafe for breakfast and a coffee.

Also...and I can't believe I'm saying this because its my buildings overflow parking lot...but you can also park in the Wise Surfshop parking lot overnight and not be bothered if you don't act all crazy. Pretty good amount of lights so close the curtains. The other side of the building there is a Safeway market, plus a cafe around the corner on La Playa (or more options just up Balboa 10 or so blocks near the Balboa theater).

Don't pop the top at either spot, but wake up for a quick surf!

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Originally Posted by ifallalot
roflmao

There's a lot of stealth camping in SF. Just wear dirty clothes, shit on the street, and act crazy and you'll be all good


They just banned e-cigarettes so whatever you do, don't vape while you're shitting on the sidewalk or cooking up a fix.

You have to be swank around them thar big city sophisticates!

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Pretty hard to be stealthy in a city if you have to pop the top or with more than one person.

You’d probably have better luck outside the city for the night.

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They are everywhere. If you go stealth you will be the only one.


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Originally Posted by ifallalot
roflmao


They just banned e-cigarettes so whatever you do, don't vape while you're shitting on the sidewalk or cooking up a fix.



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are regular (stinkier) cigarettes banned too?

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Popping the top is announcing you're camping. Maybe someone would be willing to airb&b their driveway on craiglist for a night. shrug I usually crash in the big industrial parking lots outside of town, or a safe-ish looking neighborhood in town and leave before sunrise, but no top popped.

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If you can even find a parking place you'll be lucky.

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