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  1. ev wood

    do you think hospitals treat people who are "travelling" the same

    I've had mixed experiences. People at planned parenthood have always been really nice and helpful. Tulane hospital in New Orleans treated me like fucking scum, the doctor actually laughed and made fun of me. I get that they probably see a lot of shit but I am by nature polite and well spoken...
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    Staph Infections and What Not to Do

    Earlier in the infection I would have said hot water soaks with salt (like from coffee pots at gas stations), lots of garlic and wrapping it up, but I think it's progressed beyond that point. In 2015 I waited too long on a staph infection and it began to necrotize, I was in the hospital 2+...
  3. ev wood

    I'm so proud of you Birmingham! (women's march)

    My home city is known for violence, but also for civil unrest. Yesterday 5,000-10,000 (conflicting estimates) gathered together to continue that great tradition and send a message to the current administration that discrimination based on race, gender, orientation, class, and nationality will...
  4. ev wood

    The cruel return to "normal" life

    Ah shucks, thanks man, glad I could help.
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    The cruel return to "normal" life

    I moved "home" after traveling for a few years a few months ago, and yes it's challenging. The main thing is definitely try not to live with your parents, and that's advice I give to pretty much any adult - they're used to you being their kid and it's difficult for them to see you otherwise...
  6. ev wood

    Trump Won

    fuck yes dude.
  7. ev wood

    Trump Won

    Fuck yes dude.
  8. ev wood

    Trump Won

    The KKK is flyering the downtown of the city I grew up in, it is their first act to make their presence known there that I can remember in my lifetime. This is the same city that had a church bombed during civil rights, and four young girls were killed. This is a city that has seen and...
  9. ev wood

    dressing nice while hitchhiking

    Those fancy patterned button downs and "prairie dresses" take a lot more dirt before they look totally wasted, especially if you take them off and put them next to you when you sleep so they don't get wrinkled. They're easily found on the cheap at thrift stores and are usually 100% cotton which...
  10. ev wood

    Lone Female Hitchhikers

    Oh also you'll want a knife as a tool, not just a weapon. Luckily I've only ever had to use mine as a tool and honestly I'd be lost without it. I prefer well made fixed blades because you can use the bottom of the handle as a hammering tool to drive stakes into the ground as well as the blade...
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    Lone Female Hitchhikers

    ^^^^ this is what I came here to say, down to the practice hitches just to get comfortable (also a great free way to visit friends and have someone waiting for you). Also don't get dropped off in dark / uninhabited places, make sure your phone is charged, and don't be afraid to refuse rides...
  12. ev wood

    anarchy and face tats for all!

    I can definitely see that, I imagine it'd take a lot of touch ups.
  13. ev wood

    anarchy and face tats for all!

    I've found it helps a lot to have a friend hold the area to be tatted taught, it prevents bleeds & shaky lines. The first time I did it to myself I didn't know that and it had to be cleaned up. Regardless of whether or not you go machine congratulations on your future ink / cover up! Wish I...
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    anarchy and face tats for all!

    You can just get tattoo needles online in bulk ($8 for like 500 I think?) and use them for stick & poke. Thats generally what I do for myself, its so easy & nearly painless, plus clean up for a machine is a pain in the ass.
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    News & Blogs Train-hopper gunned down in city he called home

    Damn, this is horrible. New Orleans needs folks like him genuinely trying to invest in the community.
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    Black Bear Ranch

    Oh god I can just imagine taking a Camry on those roads, I'm surprised you didn't destroy it. Organization is based on the group that is there at the time, and given it is comprised of people who met for the first time hours into a national forest on the site of an abandoned mining town, on...
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    Black Bear Ranch

    Many of the folks living at the ranch actively despise the documentary. It's pretty outdated to life at the ranch and has the tendency to draw LA'ers to come up and see if its real / take pictures of us like we're zoo animals and leave. By and large when I was living there (two years) we...
  18. ev wood

    southeast sweat & stinging nettle

    southeast sweat & stinging nettle
  19. ev wood

    in NoCal looking for permaculture internships / volunteer work in SoCal (or anywhere, for that...

    in NoCal looking for permaculture internships / volunteer work in SoCal (or anywhere, for that matter)
  20. ev wood

    it is and you as well :)!

    it is and you as well :)!
  21. ev wood

    i'm in nor cal right now, willits i think? looking for work, whereabouts are you?

    i'm in nor cal right now, willits i think? looking for work, whereabouts are you?
  22. ev wood

    I'll be in the Portland area at the end of next week, get at me!

    I'll be in the Portland area at the end of next week, get at me!
  23. ev wood

    Colorado

    Colorado
  24. ev wood

    ATTN: Pacific Northwest drifters, travelers, tramps, hobos & trustafarians..

    I'm making my way there & I'm a total art nerd. Right now I'm working on making my pouch better / sturdier & ill but you a beer just for teaching me how to do it better.
  25. ev wood

    Kind of in love with Kansas, is anyone in Wyoming? Coming through tomorrow or the next.

    Kind of in love with Kansas, is anyone in Wyoming? Coming through tomorrow or the next.
  26. ev wood

    Right as rain just outside of Denver & tucked into my little gypsy van for the evening, how are...

    Right as rain just outside of Denver & tucked into my little gypsy van for the evening, how are you Byron?
  27. ev wood

    Introductions & the like

    Thank you! I always welcome tips on interesting places & cool people so that would be awesome. I got distracted by how pretty & big it is in Kansas which put be behind considerably but if I push hard I could make it for the last full day / night, think it's worth it or no?
  28. ev wood

    What's up! From lower Michigan!

    Hey guy! How's Michigan? Haven't made my way up there as of yet.
  29. ev wood

    Introductions & the like

    Thank you! I'm headed northwest at the moment, can't even imagine how crazy I'm going to go drawing once I get there. Going through Colorado tomorrow if anyone is around!
  30. ev wood

    Jesus Fucking Christ

    ummm, I'm certainly no seasoned vet but my two things would be to start learning an instrument now if you don't already play - busking is more fun than panhandling and it'll keep you occupied on those long lonely nights. Two is to be polite, always to everyone unless they give you substantial...
  31. ev wood

    Insomnia has lead to playing cocksparrer on banjo, new high or rock bottom?

    Insomnia has lead to playing cocksparrer on banjo, new high or rock bottom?
  32. ev wood

    What's everyone shwilling right now?

    Whiskey & water - takes the edge off & keeps you hydrated
  33. ev wood

    ^_^

    ^_^
  34. ev wood

    gut strings break my <3

    gut strings break my <3
  35. ev wood

    Favorite quotes?

    "Stay glad, keep hope machine running, love everybody, make up your mind." - from Woody Guthrie's 1942 New Years resolutions. "Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes." - Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass "& remember, the way you make love...
  36. ev wood

    A reason to move

    That sounds like a pretty sweet gig, I can see why you want to see it through. I'm definitely hoping to be out by the end of august but hope good luck with your travels!
  37. ev wood

    Bigginer/ Looking For Advice

    What kind of places do you park in for extended periods? Once I get to pnw I want to do the same so I'll be a little freer to tramp around without bothering with parking / gas / etc.
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    A reason to move

    Where are you currently? I'm trying to make it over to the west coast by fall, which I haven't explored either. Ideally I'd be out in a week or two but I'm sick of the day to day bullshit of travelling alone as a girl and I don't really know anyone out there so I'm on the fece right now as to...
  39. ev wood

    12'x16' tarp, tent stakes, a string, and a walking stick

    That's what I use too, I cannot stand sleeping in tents they are like hot damp coffins.
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    Hot & sleepy in New Orleans

    Hot & sleepy in New Orleans
  41. ev wood

    Introductions & the like

    Oh my word this is great, especially the info on triads & forming the major / minor (+ diminished / augmented which I didn't even know the name for but have definitely played). Also I like your descriptions of them, very accurate. Thank you for outlining the scales too, that's something I've...
  42. ev wood

    Introductions & the like

    That's awesome, I mess around on the harmonica but really only play spoons well enough to do it in public. I've always been a dancer so I've got rhythm down but as far as playing is concerned everything I've done right has been sheer luck. For a long time I had this silly idea that I couldn't...
  43. ev wood

    Introductions & the like

    Oh I've only been playing about a month, I'm teaching myself & picking up mini - lessens from whoever I can. I can play two songs off the top of my head and a few others if I have the tabs but I haven't quite broken that wall of being able to sing without screwing up. & it's gdgbd. How long...
  44. ev wood

    Introductions & the like

    No worries, it was a good read with lots of useful information ^_^ I'm not crazy about driving myself, much of the time I'd rather sell the thing. I sometimes feel like it keeps me from getting close with people because I have the option of a retreat and it would be great not to worry about...
  45. ev wood

    Introductions & the like

    Thank you Charlie (&& slack)! I definitely want to see Oregon & California as well, I've got some wonderful friends from college to visit out there and besides that I've always been curious about them. From (most of) the people I've met from the west coast I can definitely see how it would...
  46. ev wood

    hello.

    Minitrips are great, I did a few before I quit altogether & threw myself into the arms of the universe so to speak (that's what by boss called it when I finally did leave lol). It definitely helps when you work at a place where the schedules are lax and the people understand wanderlust. &...
  47. ev wood

    Introductions & the like

    I'm not great at these in person, I tend to observe people to an extent before introducing myself because I'm moderately quiet and tremendously curious by nature. I find you learn more with mouth closed which often makes me come across as naive but that's a misnomer. So... About me: I grew up...
  48. ev wood

    take off your skin, it ain't no sin

    take off your skin, it ain't no sin
  49. ev wood

    free US highway maps

    Thanks man, this is great.