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  1. trashswag86

    Free Love and Orgies?

    That sounds like a good place to be. To many people get stuck on the supposed opportunities/freedom that the road will provide that they neglect everything around them. And then they hit the road and the homeless aspects of it really sink in for the first time. It can be lonely out there too.
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    Free Love and Orgies?

    I've heard people say that the difference between good times and bad times is that in bad times we feel we have no options, while in good times we feel we do. @Wheat2020 I think that fits with what you said about loneliness. For myself, I don't do relationships or sex. I have fleeting crushes...
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    Greatest backpack ever made?

    If you want that kind of "suitcase access", consider the Kelty Redwing. It comes in multiple sizes. 50 liter is the largest. I got it used (brand new condition, though) on Amazon for 50 bucks. I think they retail at 140 or 150 or something.
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    Banned BrianC503 for idiotic alt-right statements

    THIS Ultimately, I don't care about arguments of what these people *deserve*. What they deserve isn't necessarily what's productive. It can potentially be counterproductive. I'm not advocating anyone go out and befriend kkk members, but that's what this dude did... And it worked. That...
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    What are you listening to right now?!!!

    My taste in music shifts around, but I just started getting back into ebm (electric body music -subgenre of industrial) D.A.F. and Nitzer Ebb so far are my two favorites. ("All Over" by Nitzer Ebb is a killer track) NIN brought this genre to the mainstream over 10 years after it began. I like...
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    The REAL American Currency? [mainly just musing]

    Ooooh, yeah, I only edit my posts to correct a word, spelling mistake, or rephrase a sentence. I hit the "agree" response on that post, like what if you'd added something atrocious to it after I did that? 😄 Or what if I just missed a good part of the exchange? It's easier for everyone if you...
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    The REAL American Currency? [mainly just musing]

    Yeah, I'm not exactly of the opinion that capitalism = fascism or anything that extreme. I call myself a "soft libertarian". I'll vote for Bernie, if he makes the nomination though. I totally agree, it's religious/spiritual conformity/death that's the bigger issue.
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    Banned BrianC503 for idiotic alt-right statements

    Yeah, you're right. I'll try to leave out the sarcasm when it comes to sensitive topics. Actually, that could maybe be a good forum rule? Especially with politics. Just cut out a lot of potential misunderstanding, and keep the threads more readable/productive.
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    The REAL American Currency? [mainly just musing]

    Did you just edit to include more? Or did I just miss the last paragraphs the first time around?
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    The REAL American Currency? [mainly just musing]

    But I have to take issue with how you pitted experience against knowledge. The two are not exclusive. With my kitchen jobs, for example, 80 percent of it's physical, 70 percent of it's habits, and 75 percent of it's muscle memory... 😜 None of that stuff has to do with "knowledge". The bodies...
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    The REAL American Currency? [mainly just musing]

    This is about your aunt? 😕 Vent it. Some people definitely do pledge allegiance to capitalism and all the big money makers that come with it. The big money makers bring the rain that makes the plastic fields grow, I guess you could say, so maybe they are gods in a way. Somewhat malefic gods...
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    Banned BrianC503 for idiotic alt-right statements

    I was being sarcastic. I thought that came through since I immediately followed my "Trump isn't so bad" statement with examples of why he sucks.
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    Banned BrianC503 for idiotic alt-right statements

    Um... That's not advocating free speech... If that's what antifa is, I'm not down. I think it's possible for some of these people to change, and this method is backwards as far as bringing that about. I haven't seen it, but there's this documentary of this black musician who has over the years...
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    Committed phone memory to two of these guys albums just last night, after not listening to them...

    Committed phone memory to two of these guys albums just last night, after not listening to them for years. Found out today that one of em died just two days prior. They fathered ebm in 1981 -the same genre of industrial that NIN brought to the mainstream over 10 years later.
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    Dude thinks he's gonna "make a deal" with the virus. It's like a virtual pact with *Satan*.👹...

    Dude thinks he's gonna "make a deal" with the virus. It's like a virtual pact with *Satan*.👹 Maybe if he sacrifices all the helpless ones to the thing, the devil will just let him be? Let him keep his status, his presidency, his supporters?
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    Does anyone here have ADHD (the wanderlust gene)?

    Community over society. It's true, there are some unique things to the ADHD mind that can *potentially* work out in ones favor. The tendency of the mind too wander can contribute to out of the box thinking. But you gotta also have resources (education, etc) and rewards -however those might...
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    Banned BrianC503 for idiotic alt-right statements

    I'm totally not 100% on board with pc, sjw's politics, new leftists, etc. I lost a friend over politics, and they were reading *so much* into what I was saying, and arguing against things I never brought up, but as if I'd said them. So I get it. Trump isn't so bad, he's just a greedy baby...
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    Banned BrianC503 for idiotic alt-right statements

    They can free speech elsewhere. If anyone wants to get involved in talking to people with backwards views who might be somewhat on the fence, and who with an honest conversation might actually teach both people something new, by all means do that! That is something that's lacking. I totally...
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    Banned BrianC503 for idiotic alt-right statements

    Free speach is for everyone, but that doesn't mean I wanna listen to everyone, or give them a platform.
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    Does anyone here have ADHD (the wanderlust gene)?

    Depression plus add, or paranoia plus add, anxiety plus add -a whole lot of bad mixers could be come up with, and none of them are gonna turn anyone into a mad scientist. Oh shit, another crazy thing I came across is that people with ADD can focus better when under stress, and unbeknownst to...
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    Does anyone here have ADHD (the wanderlust gene)?

    Maybe Geek is a better word, than eccentric, for what you're describing. I wish I was a geek. I'm way to unmotivated to qualify.
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    Does anyone here have ADHD (the wanderlust gene)?

    I imagine you mean unconventional interests besides the way we travel. Like, I see you're into botany.
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    Does anyone here have ADHD (the wanderlust gene)?

    Do have something more specific in mind with "eccentric"? Cause the dictionary just says unconventional or strange. That's everyone on this site. Idk what percentage of us have ADHD, but 100% of us could be called eccentric. So, Idk, if you wanna tell us what you mean by eccentric, that might...
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    Does anyone here have ADHD (the wanderlust gene)?

    But to answer the other parts of your question, no I wasn't mischievous in school. I was homeschooled, and very well behaved. No, I wouldn't call myself eccentric.
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    Does anyone here have ADHD (the wanderlust gene)?

    For some people ADHD manifests outwardly, whereas for others it's more mental. (Sometimes called ADD, though there's no official diagnosis with that name) As in, the mental state is hyperactive, while also being unfocussed. My sister was diagnosed, and I likely have it as well. Sometimes...
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    Banned User Fevs banned for hate speech

    Dude, some thoughts are bad and should be banned. Cause they lead to action, which is bad, and should be banned. You can't just have an intelligent enlightening conversation with someone that's full of enough deep seated hate to kill you over your skin. That shits not logical to begin with.
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    My name I trainsirf hi everybody

    Let's be real. Those "don't try this at home, kids" warnings are so common, and so brief (devoid of any actual info on danger/safety concerns) as to be virtually meaningless. I've watched your train videos. If you think this site is as bad as your current videos, then you obviously haven't been...
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    My name I trainsirf hi everybody

    Don't let your need for youtube viewers make you lose a leg. Honestly, with the go-pro adrenaline junky type channel you've got, I doubt you'll find anyone here that wants to help you out. Train riding is not an extreme sport. I get on trains when they're stopped. I've caught on the fly probably...
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    The Judgement Day Bookclub!!!

    Thanks man. In all honestly, I think I always tend to come off more knowledgeable than I actually am when I first meet people. I project a bit, maybe. Really shitty parenting when it came to education. (really poor excuse at homeschooling) I really *want* to be intelligent! I'm horrible at...
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    The Judgement Day Bookclub!!!

    Dude, I grew up a pastors son. Foursquare denomination. Not "over-the-top" Pentecostal, but Pentecostal nonetheless. Here's my bible with a few choice verses written on it: That Joshua 5:3 verse is a banger. Good every time. I mean... they she'd an entire community's worth of foreskins on a...
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    hello im (sorta) new, looking for friends and advice and maybe a travel companion

    I've been off and on this site (I think this is my 3rd account? Bad about losing email) since 2008. Never met anyone from this site, and I think it only just occurred to me yesterday that I've never put myself out there that much on here. For one, my accounts never lasted long, due to expiring...
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    Free Love and Orgies?

    [QUOTE="Wheat2020, p I had a free trial of netflix couple months ago, and the best thing I watched was Wild Wild Country, about the Osho cult in East Oregon in the 80's. They had free love. Seriously, I think cults are where it's at.
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    The Judgement Day Bookclub!!!

    Man, Idk that I want to join a book *club*, but I just got myself several for the road... Audio books: 1. The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein (abridged) 2. The Souls Code by James Hillman 3. The Ultimate Colin Wilson Ebooks: 1. Cosmos And Psyche by Richard Tarnas (astrology of history) 2. 98.6...
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    Free Love and Orgies?

    Well those Mormons are on the fringe anyway, arguably not Mormon at all, so it'd be okay. God loves all his people, why shouldn't you?
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    Footware: Waterproof AND breathable options.

    *High five!* Another potential wp-sock believer. The community will grow if we believe.✌ The Rocky goretex ones I'm getting reviewed as being extremely durable compared to other wp socks. But yeah, sizing is tough with these. I got my pair. Size 10. I measured my feet in cm using an online...
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    Free Love and Orgies?

    I read John Krakauer's Under The Banner of Heaven, and apparently there's at least one Mormon compound that practices free love. Your friend might try traveling through there.
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    Footware: Waterproof AND breathable options.

    After reading a lot of reviews, I've decided to go with Rocky goretex socks. They're different from other waterproof socks in that they're made to go over your regular socks. They themselves have no cushioning or wicking. I'm reading that these plus mesh trail runners are a more breathable...
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    Footware: Waterproof AND breathable options.

    That's true. Some people's feet sweat more. What's the temps in that desert this time of year?
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    Footware: Waterproof AND breathable options.

    Ok, so I’ve most of my gear figured out, which wasn’t that hard for the most part, but I’ve gone back and forth on what footware would be best. I’ve got these nubuck Timberlands that I picked up from a thrift store for 30 bucks, and I *love* that classic look, but ultimately I’m not wanting to...
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    Ultralight Sleeping Bag Suggestion

    Wim Hoff? Glad you brought up brown fat. Forgot about that. I've only heard of it in relation to cold weather hikes, where special breathing techniques we're also used. Have you come across anything that directly addressed sleeping conditions? I like the idea, but I wouldn't even think about it...
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    Illegal Hitchhiking States

    I looked up the law for Idaho. Apparently it's been illegal to hike since 1988. But in 2009 I was posted up near the classification yard in broad fucking daylight, cause I'm a dumbass, and when Mr police man asked me what I was doing I said I was heading to the interstate to hitchhike. So he...
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    Ultralight Sleeping Bag Suggestion

    Honestly I'd love a picture of this. Sounds so uncomfortable. Rightious if it works for you, though. I saw a homebum once who used knee-pads to strap cut up blankets around his legs.
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    Ultralight Sleeping Bag Suggestion

    I've considered getting the one right below it in the line. The comparison chart on amazon makes it look like they're exactly the same except the PRO one is seam sealed and so water proof. It sells for 50-60 bucks, and you could probably just seal the seams yourself. Save 65 to 75 dollars! Minus...
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    Wash Wash Wash clothes options

    Really glad I made this thread. (Searched and didn't find any on the subject. Point me to it, if I missed it) The dry bag idea is *perfect*. I don't think it's gonna get any better than that. And I never woulda thought about it without y'alls help. Thank you! Previously I had one of those Sea...
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    Wash Wash Wash clothes options

    Maybe most already know about sleeping bag liners? Generally add about 5 to 10 degrees warmth, but the primary use is to keep your bag clean. Save quarters at the laindromat, and preserve that hydrophobic goose down, or whatever you sleeping in.
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    Wash Wash Wash clothes options

    1. https://www.outsideonline.com/2067301/never-wash-your-workout-clothes-again-really Gives other fabrics the power of wool, for a week, basically. (Stinky particles don't attach to wool) 2. Another option I read in this forum is two drops of bleach in a zip lock bag of water, which sounds...
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    Ultralight Sleeping Bag Suggestion

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N147XF2/?tag=squattheplan-20 20 ounces $150 32 degrees 650-fill Nikwax Hydrphobic Down Packs to 7×10 inches Hell of a deal for 20 ounces! I just ordered one. Gonna use a high R value pad, Tennier Bivy, and sleeping bag liner for more warmth. The other...
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    Featured How to Dress for Warmth in Extreme Cold

    Merino Wool should probably be mentioned. My understanding is that it's the best all-around body temp regulator. So if you gonna have a lot of temp climbs and falls, and moisture to wick, from either weather changes or an increase/decrease in physical exertion, this stuff is the single best bet...
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    Featured How to Dress for Warmth in Extreme Cold

    Good point about pollution in making synthetics, but I don't imagine merino wool production kicks up to many emissions, and it's better than synthetics, minus durability. As far as the cold people of the world preferring fur, Idk if we can take that as a given. Give me the science of...
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    Bumming in Roseville....

    Also, if it makes any difference on recommends, I'm pretty much always traveling/bumming solo cholo.