How to not get bike stolen when sleeping in tent?

If you're bike touring and planning on sleeping in a tent, how do you make sure your bike does not get stolen from the camp ground when you're asleep? I doubt you would be able to fit the bike inside the tent with you. :shy: This might be a silly question, but it's a thought that came to my mind..
Just use a cable lock and lock it to the nearest tree, fence, lamp post, or whatever.
Most campsites are pretty safe.
In 30 years of cycle touring, involving hundreds of nights camping in various countries, nothing untoward has happened to my bike on a campsite.
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Cycling_Samurai

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Ok bike lock, tent bike and alarm. Got it covered!

Now for jokes. Leave the bike at home! Problem solved.
 
Very rarely used it but I used to take a small spool of bowden cable (1mm IIRC) with a swaged loop on either end. I would thread it onto a part of the frame were it was not easily spotted (axle end of rear triangle) and route it into my tent and lock the other end to a piece of baggage. Parking the rear triangle near to the door.
Made me feel secure, thing is if you get a "bite" during the night you have to deal with the fish. Opportunistic thief might run off or he might decide he needs to defend himself even though he does not because you are on the ground and at a disadvantage for that reason.
 
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Very rarely used it but I used to take a small spool of bowden cable (1mm IIRC) with a swaged loop on either end. I would thread it onto a part of the frame were it was not easily spotted (axle end of rear triangle) and route it into my tent and lock the other end to a piece of baggage. Parking the rear triangle near to the door.
Made me feel secure, thing is if you get a "bite" during the night you have to deal with the fish. Opportunistic thief might run off or he might decide he needs to defend himself even though he does not because you are on the ground and at a disadvantage for that reason.
I bought some fishing line for this very purpose but have never used it.
 
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