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  1. CelticWanderer

    How do I begin to plan my route?

    First time I went traveling I had this huge plan laid out and it immediately went to shit after I made some friends and went north for a while instead of west. I would just get some maps for the first leg and plan point to point. The plan will always be changing.
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    Is the Greyhound still pretty laid back?

    Atlanta will sometimes have people walking around checking bags. Salt Lake City, Utah is the only city I've been through that makes everyone line up and checks every single bag. Arizona, and it seems like anywhere close to the Mexican border, will have these random searches from Border patrol...
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    how bad of an idea would a cadillac hearse be?

    the more i hear and read into it the more of a pain in the ass this vehicle seems to be. Guess im gonna have to pass on this. I def dont have the money for expensive parts or changing gears and such like that. oh well. Thanks fer the input every one.
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    how bad of an idea would a cadillac hearse be?

    looks to be private owner but the vehicle looks clean, although im sure that doesnt ammount for much. i got a buddy who builds drag trucks to come with me to look at it. the back still has the mounts for holding the coffin. sounds like i got a good bit of research to do. that black caddy...
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    how bad of an idea would a cadillac hearse be?

    thats the big one. i figured parts for these things would be expensive. probably couldnt find much at a pull a part either.
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    how bad of an idea would a cadillac hearse be?

    its 1991 Cadillac Brougham Hearse, 103,000 miles for like 3k. Thinking of getting it and turning it into a camper. Thing is i dont know much about cars. Would this just be a really dumb idea? Do cadillacs hold up well over long distance?
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    i work 6am to 4pm on fridays and cant stay out late. like, 10pm is past bed time these days...

    i work 6am to 4pm on fridays and cant stay out late. like, 10pm is past bed time these days. But id be down to hang fer bit this friday, PM me and we cant set up the details.
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    Unsure of some stuff

    if yer 18-25 years old you could try a conservation corp that offers housing. Go work in the woods for a season, save all yer cash and then travel back home by whatever means suites yer fancy. Might let you test the waters without having to totally jump ship. The California Conservation Corps...
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    My packing list. What are your thoughts?

    if your at all able to, take your kit camping a few times or do some small jaunts around town and dial in what ya need. You'll figure out what works best for you pretty quick. Also, more socks.
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    there used to be an abonded prison and the mill house but prison got torn down and the mill...

    there used to be an abonded prison and the mill house but prison got torn down and the mill house is turning into apartments. Downtown might still have some small buildings to explore but mostly its a pretty dead spot for all that. If yer still in town next weekend i might could buy ya a drink...
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    oh dang how long you in town for?

    oh dang how long you in town for?
  12. CelticWanderer

    Depression Steals Your Soul and Then it Takes Your Friends

    im struggling with all of this now. you're right about empathy being finite. Took a while to learn but friends are not therapists. As you said, the most loving person can be worn down. Currently i dont have the resources to get medical help, so i keep it in, and try to manage it on my own...
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    Unsure where to post: Where does a traveler gain access to an academic database?

    its not an academic database, but khan academy is pretty neat for learning things. https://www.khanacademy.org/
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    If you were to be executed, what would you choose for your last meal?

    vanilla ice cream with fresh apple pie, a pepperoni mushroom pizza, and a morel mushroom fried in butter, ive never had one.
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    slab city of the east if it was even were a thing.

    that would be somethin, huge floatilla somewhere in calmer waters. I think i remember on Human Planet there was a group of people that lived entirley on the water on boats and stilt houses.
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    "and the pines call to me like a mother, searching for her young. Desperate and warm."

    "and the pines call to me like a mother, searching for her young. Desperate and warm."
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    Housed up for a long while, so, maybe school?

    ha, traveling mechanic sounds cool. I would def have to take a course for that though. A 2 semester thing aint that bad. I dont know the first thing about cars, as ive never had one.
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    Housed up for a long while, so, maybe school?

    yeah, mostly looking at 2 semester tech certs, but honestly i dont know anything about higher education or what my options could be outside of tech school. Might look more into networking/programming,seems like maybe theres jobs you can work remotely? i just wanna learn enough to start working.
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    Housed up for a long while, so, maybe school?

    So, at the start of last year I tore my ACL working trails in cali and had to get reconstructive surgery, wound up back in Georgia and am still recovering. Doc says it can be up to 13 months before I can do something like trail work again. In the mean time ive been thinking about how my body...
  20. CelticWanderer

    torn and conflicted in so many i cant see up anymore. The road calls, but knee is fucked and...

    torn and conflicted in so many i cant see up anymore. The road calls, but knee is fucked and man, that shit dont seem sustainable for long. school sounds cool but debt is terrifying, housed up but no where feels like home. Drunk and freaked out on the east coast.
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    Hitchhiking in the Cold

    cuddling a nalgene full of hot water has saved me from some pretty miserable nights in colorado
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    Share your greyhound/shame hound/dirty dog horror stories

    saw a dude have a heart attack and die in a station somewhere in the midwest, another guy in the nashville station before it got moved got jumped by someone witha 2x4, came back to the station with an xray and a cast on his arm. Said he was a trucker. Got taken off a bus in Atlanta after some...
  23. CelticWanderer

    Your favorite books?

    Planetwalker by John Francis. such an awesome story, the dude is a constant source of inspiration for me.
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    Polar Votex Brings Crippling Cold to Midwest

    thats what i was thinking about today, the bread basket is about to be buggered.
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    Polar Votex Brings Crippling Cold to Midwest

    its been getting worse every year. It sucks that the US leaders cant see how this is related to climate change. If i remember right i read that inbetween 2020 and 2030 the sun will start a cycle of very low activity. The last time this happen The London River Thames froze solid and was touted as...
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    Is there anywhere wild left in america?

    i think northwest arkansas, around jasper and such still has a lot of wild land ready and waiting for a homesteader. Mountain folk aint as scary as people think and despite the huge ammount of space between peoples homes there was still a strong community. One of the coolest places ive been...
  27. CelticWanderer

    Bear bags/vaults

    honestly chipmunks are reason enough to have a bear canister/bear hang. The wee bastards have chewed through food bags and once even my camelback hose just to be spiteful im pretty sure. but yeah, Hobo Johnny has it right, any time youre in bear country you wanna be cautious. Working in...
  28. CelticWanderer

    Bear bags/vaults

    ::hungry:: with how incredible they are at hunting and foraging food it wouldnt suprise me if they werent colour blind. Color might be a good indicator of something tasty espically with bears that have been around humans.
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    Tired of feeling like shit

    something thats been helping me is plotting my moods in a line graph. The base of zero is how i usually feel, which not really feeling anything just blah and tired. then it goes up to +5 being the happiesr i ever felt and down to -5 being the lowest of low moods. I plot it out three times a day...
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    What do you call a train kid that doesn't hitch? A liar!

    greyhound gets wild for sure haha. At the nashville station before they moved it i saw a bum hit a dude with a 2x4 in the parking lot. cops and ambulance show up, and the guy that got hit comes back with a cast, he got his arm broke. Saw a dude have a heart attack on the bus and he died before...
  31. CelticWanderer

    Four Walls Blues

    hey thanks man, hope Mississippi treats ya kindly
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    Four Walls Blues

    getting really ancy from being housed up due to an ACL tear and wrote this simple thing and thought I would share Link: https://youtu.be/iK6O868UN5Y
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    what's your favorite sayings/aphorisms?

    you don't think it be like that but it do
  34. CelticWanderer

    what's your favorite sayings/aphorisms?

    what a bizzare thing to say haha. shittin in high cotton is pretty good. I like that one.
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    what's your favorite sayings/aphorisms?

    haha, ones that don't make no sense are fun. "A day spent In a well is a day well spent." is one I like that sounds like a proverb but is just dumb nonsense.
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    what's your favorite sayings/aphorisms?

    so one of my favorite things about traveling is learning new and odd sayings, I'm sure y'all have some good ones so let's hear it! I'll kick it off with a few of my favorites that I've picked up over the years. "Its hotter than a fresh fucked fox in a forest fire." "Its comin down harder than...
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    Songs associated with specific memories?

    pretty cheesy but modest mouses Float on. I was just starting a new adventure, walking down a road in no where south Carolina after my friend had dropped me off. Float on came on shuffle and I just lost it, I was like, crying/dancing down the road feeling the weight of those past few years just...
  38. CelticWanderer

    Past Lives

    tarot cards are a good way to explore past lives and see what lessons they have to teach
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    Seeking DIY music to use in our podcast

    I wish I had some better stuff to record on than my phone. or would phone recordings be fine for this?
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    Photos Favorite place on Earth, so far?

    the boonies of northwest arkansas. I spent time out there on a homestead way out in the woods. The air there is electric with energy, the copper beech trees are easy to connect with and I spent my days off exploring creeks and lime stone caverns. That place blasted my spirituality to new...
  41. CelticWanderer

    How to get over a broken heart.

    probably corny, but if you can, make something with it. write a song or several, poetry, or anything really. I feel like if you can face something down and wrestle with it till you create some you get power over it and it becomes easier to deal with.
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    hello, hi, how are you

    hello, hi, how are you
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    Weirdest thing you carry

    I carried an iron wood dragon figurine for a while, ended up gifting it to some dude named leprechaun. also carry crystals that I gift to random folks when it feels right. had an origami sawn that managed to stay with me for a long while. she's in a box in Colorado now I think. my mom's ashes...
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    My crew leader in Cali has torn ligaments in both her knees and can still hike a 10mile log out...

    My crew leader in Cali has torn ligaments in both her knees and can still hike a 10mile log out no problem. So I'm hopeful I can recover and go back to work. Thanks for the good vibes~
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    Post ACL reconstruction. Surgery is not fun, it'll all be worth it if I can get back to doing...

    Post ACL reconstruction. Surgery is not fun, it'll all be worth it if I can get back to doing trail work tho.
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    I just got done with surgery this morning, so tomorrow all I'm gonna do is read. Once I finish...

    I just got done with surgery this morning, so tomorrow all I'm gonna do is read. Once I finish the book I'll let you know if I think of anything :D
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    The STP book is doooope. I shoulda got one a while ago.

    The STP book is doooope. I shoulda got one a while ago.
  48. CelticWanderer

    Pioneering land/homesteading?

    Maybe travel around and work on some different homesteads, farms and intentional communities. You can find a lot through work exchange sites. Could learn alot about what it takes to run something self sustained.
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    Looking to go West. Recommendations?

    While Arkansas is a pretty dumpy state the northwest part up around jasper is really pretty. The copper beech trees in the fall are beautiful and the buffalo river is amazing as well. Hawks beak crag is a POI and not a bad hike. Might be a spot to check out as you move further west. I'm also...
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    Best and Worst Jobs Stories

    If you don't mind me asking how did you wind up as a park ranger? I'm looking to get into that line of work.