Around the Campfire
Introduce yourself and share your thoughts with the community.

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Here you can introduce yourself to the rest of the community. Tell us a little about yourself, and what you're looking for.
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Travel Stories New

This is where travelers relate their tales of mind blowing adventures or paying their dues to the travel gods.
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StP Blog

Curious about the guy behind StP? I've started a blog here to document any travels I go on, share my thoughts, post YouTube videos, announce website updates, and write the occasional how-to guide.
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Suggestion Box New

This is where you can make suggestions for improving the StP website and it's community.
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Finding Others (Crust List)
These areas are for finding others to travel with, offer rides, or find places to crash. It's like Craiglist, but... ya know... crustier.

Road Dogs & Meet Up New

This section is where you can find people to travel with, or people to meet at your destination.
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Crust Surfing New

Yep, it's a place where you can offer a couch to stay on or find one for yourself.
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Missed Connections New

Here you can make a post in the hopes that someone you're looking for might find it.
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Obituaries New

This is a place to remember friends who are no longer with us. Here you'll find memorials through pictures and stories of people we all knew and loved.
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Untrustworthy and Shady People New

This space exists to warn others about genuinely dangerous people in the traveler community.
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Where to?
Here's where you can discuss and research your next travel destination.

Destinations by Region New

Here you can research destinations organized by region of the globe.
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Events / Gatherings / Festivals New

Discuss upcoming events and find people to meet up with at them!
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Urban Exploration New

The art of exploring your urban environment, abandoned buildings, and other places you're not "supposed" to go.
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StP Dirty Scouts Jamboree New

This is where you can find information about our yearly gathering of nomads and miscreants!
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Getting There
The ways and means of getting to your destination.

Van Dwelling / Rubber Tramping New

Look here for advice on rubber tramping, such as vehicle repair, how to set up your mobile house, etc.
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Hitchhiking New

Questions, tips, and info about bumming free rides to your destination.
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Train Hopping

Discuss the old hobo art of hitching a free ride courtesy of the major railroad companies. This area now requires at least 10 posts and a completed profile to view.
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Bike Touring New

Wandering the world with the fun between your legs.
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Boat Punk / Sailing New

Network and learn from other people interested in learning to sail the seven seas as cheaply as possible.
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Other Forms of Travel New

Not all methods of travel can be easily classified. We created this section for those other crazy ways of getting around.
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Preparation
Ready for the journey? It's time to get your shit together and prepare!

Travel Gear New

Here you'll find discussions of all the various kinds of equipment you may need in your travels.
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Money, Work & Food

Share your tips for finding work, or swap info on busking, spanging, dumpster diving and other ways of getting by.
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Where to Sleep New

Here you'll find suggestions for where you can get some shut eye during your travels.
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Staying Healthy New

Wondering how to stay healthy on the road? Ask others for suggestions here.
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Travel Culture
Check out the categories below to learn more about the travel punk culture.

Art & Music New

Discuss and promote your favorite bands, show off your artwork, or post your (ugh) poetry...
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Nomadic Culture New

Discuss and share the reasons for your wanderlust and explore similar cultures.
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Sex & Relationships New

Discuss consent, polyamory/monogamy, STDs, sexuality, and debate the best way to ruin your next relationship.
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Furry Nomads New

This is a place to discuss the best methods for getting and dealing with pets on the road.
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Off the Road
This is where the community discusses things they are up to when not traveling.

The In-Between New

This is where you'll find the community sharing their life experiences between travels.
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Politics & Anarchism New

Discuss what's going on in the world or just anarchism/politics in general.
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Hobbies & Projects New

This is where you can announce, discuss, and recruit help for your projects.
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General Banter New

If it doesn't belong anywhere else, it goes here. Rant away my friends!
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StP Headquarters
This is where you'll find updates regarding the website and it's staff.

StP Projects New

Discussion of various projects related to the StP website and it's community. Join the discussions or lend a hand in making the projects here become a reality.
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Website Announcements New

This is where you can find the latest announcements regarding the StP website.
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Den of the Banned New

If you're wondering why someone was banned from StP, you'll find out here.
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About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

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Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$70.75
Goal
$100.00

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $50.00 of $50.00 - reached!
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $70.75 of $75.00
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $70.75 of $100.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $70.75 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

Latest Status Updates

These new rules for the train riding forum are ridiculous. I've been on here for 5 ish years.
MFB wrote on Older Than Dirt's profile.
Just wanted to say you look waaay better in your new avatar pic. ;) You clean up nice!
Bent123 wrote on iamwhatiam's profile.
I read your story last month about working in Alaska. I got a job in Naknek this summer. Definitely can get how it felt like jail. I fear it's really going to feel that way with this virus. We can't go into town. I'm not very happy about that since it will limit my exploring. Yet I really need the opportunity right now. Anymore advice is much appreciated.
Anyone been to Thailand or know anything about Thailand? Going in September and have absolutely no plans yet, open to suggestions!
Cincy, somehow is full of kids last year or so, like it.
Last week i took some trains i ain't rode in a while. Sparks->elko->green river->cheyenne->denver->amarillo->belen
I did some really important tweaking of the navigation menu on StP today. It should be significantly easier for mobile users to get around :)
Anyone in Chicago?!? Just rolled into town, next stop Minneapolis
Hey all, peace from a mostly retired road dog and now sober husband and father. Spent my youth hitching and tramping around the west primarily, Durango, mesa verde, Quartzsite, Laramie,Lander also Cincinnati, Philly, Detroit, Alabama, florida, Washington etc. Mostly lurking, keeping up on news and thinking about future destinations. Thanks for reading

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About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$70.75
Goal
$100.00

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