My partner and I are planning a 3 week trip to the Big Island in June. I've spent the last couple of weeks trawling the net for information about camping on the Big Island and get the feeling that camping in the designated camp sites across the island is a really bad idea. So... as neither myself nor my partner are crowd followers, (what I mean is that neither of us want to be involved in heavily commercialised surroundings), we are hoping to explore the island mostly on foot, sometimes with a hire car or motor bike, and discreetly set up camp at night somewhere off the beaten tracks and be gone again in the mornings. We don't need facilities like toilets and showers as we are perfectly capable of cleaning ourselves in a spring and removing our rubbish (including biological) and disposing of it correctly. As we sleep in "beanpods" (hammock-tents), we have no need for a groomed flat surface, nor do we need to set up a "proper" camp i.e fires and more permanent style structures etc... Any advice/thoughts on our plan?? I've visited Kauai'i before and had a wonderful time. This time I am visiting the Big Island because of its diversity and vast areas of undeveloped countryside. However, I can't help feeling that I might get murdered in my hammock!!!! I guess I was just really surprised to hear of so much hostility! So how bad is it really?!?? :-D Thanks!