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  1. NewMexicoJim

    New Mexico Bliss in the Gila Wilderness

    I have just returned from two weeks in the wilderness to see the world on fire. Guess I'll be heading back soon as people all around are acting weird, angry and fearful. The Gila National Forest is immense. One hundred miles across from any direction, there is isolation in abundance. I left...
  2. NewMexicoJim

    Resolved On bans and power dynamics

    I think Matt and staff do a fine job given the amount of work it takes to make this a great site. There's nothing like it out there. It's a special place where misfits can have a home and friends. It works really well too. The vast majority of folks here are decent enough to follow the rules and...
  3. NewMexicoJim

    Suggestion StP Social Center project

    With nothing but time on my hands lately, I have been conducting research on mortgages. Having never had one, I knew near zero about the process and what types of home loans were currently available. I was surprised at my results which could be useful here. While traditional mortgage rates are...
  4. NewMexicoJim

    Back in the Gila for some weeks. No sirens, no ATVs, no noise but the wind.

    Back in the Gila for some weeks. No sirens, no ATVs, no noise but the wind.
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    Making/saving money on the road

    Some positions also offer housing, it just depends on each place.
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    Making/saving money on the road

    You have to apply for the position. Most include free hookups and some will supply propane and/or a stipend for expenses. Check the listing on volunteer.gov to see requirements and benefits.
  7. NewMexicoJim

    So, what ya'll think about having kids?

    Eww no. lol But that's just me.
  8. NewMexicoJim

    My hip hurts.

    63 and still not dead although by all rights I should be. What can I say? Life happens. Age is a gift to be cherished, as painful as it is. I think Hunter S. Thomson put it best when he said “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well...
  9. NewMexicoJim

    Texas Trainhopping in Waco, I’m 15 and need tips.

    There are certain people who are adrenaline junkies and daredevils from a young age. If they survive the more-balls-than-brains (teenage) years, they can go on to become one of those guys that straps on a wing suit and jumps off mountains, or free climbs Yosimite's Half-Dome or becomes an...
  10. NewMexicoJim

    Photos Seeking isolation in New Mexico

    Once the exclusive realm of the Apache, the San Mateo Mountains northwest of Truth or Consequences New Mexico rise in solitary splendor and are managed by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the greater Cibola National Forest. Vick's Peak rises to just over 10,000 ft at the south end of the 40...
  11. NewMexicoJim

    corona virus: leave town and go to the woods a bit

    As this evolves and the disease spreads, the response will intensify. The government will implement more restrictions on people's movements and try to prop up the economy with massive infusions of cash. Hospitals will be pushed to the limit, quarantines and shelter-in-place orders will increase...
  12. NewMexicoJim

    New Mexico Hot Springs Camping?

    San Franicisco Hot Springs requires a short-ish hike and looks beautiful. It is supposed to be lightly used. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7036488/san-francisco-hot-springs
  13. NewMexicoJim

    Photos Big Bend National Park

    Best place in Texas. I lived in the park in the 70s and again in the 80s. Back then, it was virtually unknown. Well worth a trip. Spring Break can be crowded but there is primitive camping if the campgrounds are full. Have fun!
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    New Mexico Hot Springs Camping?

    I'm no expert on hotsprings here in NM but there are quite a few. Finding one that's close and not crowded is harder if not impossible. One I'd love to experience is Jordan Hot Springs in the Gila which requires a full day of hiking but well worth it from what I hear. Northern NM is still pretty...
  15. NewMexicoJim

    How do you deal with stray dogs?

    Yell, throw rocks, pick up a stick, keep eye contact and back up slowly if possible. If attacked, pepper spray, pocket knife, sticks, fists, legs and feet are all weapons. Packs of wild dogs have attacked people in NM and AZ on the reservations. No advice on that happening! but I've encountered...
  16. NewMexicoJim

    Way to go!

    Way to go!
  17. NewMexicoJim

    sucking dicks for money?

    Sex work is work. No shame in it. Be smart and be safe. Get checked regularly.
  18. NewMexicoJim

    $40/mo phone plan, truly unlimited data, with Visible (Verizon)

    I did have hell getting it to activate on my Pixel 3a. The SIM card they sent didn't work and the online help was no help at all. I persisted until the problem was escalated to the highest level and was rewarded with a new SIM in the mail which worked. I've had no problems since and really like...
  19. NewMexicoJim

    $40/mo phone plan, truly unlimited data, with Visible (Verizon)

    Visible offers unlimited calls, text and data with no data restrictions for $40/mo including tax and fees. It uses Verizon network so coverage is great. I used 23 gigs last month. Customer service is online only. My first Sim card didn't work but they sent a new one which did. Great value for...
  20. NewMexicoJim

    Suggestion StP Social Center project

    There is cheap land south of Albuquerque near Belen bordering the National Forest. $500/acre and no covenants or restrictions. Valencia County is auctioning land for back taxes too so it could be even cheaper. Belen is a major railroad hub, Abq is close enough for a commute and has a growing...
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    Deep in the Black Range, Aldo Leopold Wilderness, New Mexico
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    The Catwalk, Mogollon Range, Gila Wilderness, New Mexico
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    Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico
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    Apache Kid Wilderness, San Mateo Mountains, New Mexico
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    Aspen glory, Sangre de Christo Mountains, New Mexico
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    Santa Barbara River, Pecos Wilderness, Sangre de Christo Mountains, New Mexico
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    Willow Creek, Gila Wilderness, New Mexico
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    Lake Roberts, Gila Wilderness, New Mexico
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    I'm fortunate to have this outfit.
  30. NewMexicoJim

    Making/saving money on the road

    I have begun my rubbertramp odyssey as a volunteer for federal land management agencies. It doesn't pay but you can get free hookups and sometimes a stipend for expenses. You can work in some of the most beautiful places in this country. Commitments range from 2 months to permanent. check out...
  31. NewMexicoJim

    Currently near Tulsa volunteering at a nearby lake. Will be heading West at the end of Feb...

    Currently near Tulsa volunteering at a nearby lake. Will be heading West at the end of Feb. Looking for traveliing companion to rubber tramp with me. Must like cats because I have two. I'm open to the universe and love wilderness camping.
  32. NewMexicoJim

    When you find good people, stick with them. Practice acceptance and loving kindness. Follow your...

    When you find good people, stick with them. Practice acceptance and loving kindness. Follow your bliss and doors will open.
  33. NewMexicoJim

    Potential Squat-able Land Areas on the US/MEX border.

    Go to Terlingua, down Hwy 170 and talk to the people there. The community is eclectic and better informed to answer your questions. Your chances of succes are likely near zero in that area. You would be constantly hassled or kicked off within a day. You might meet someone in Terlingua who is...
  34. NewMexicoJim

    Nomad rubbertramp ready for the road

    Hello everyone. Having lived and worked from TX, AZ, OR, AK, NM I am now retired and ready to be a rubbertramp nomad. I'm looking for a traveling companion, company, riders, road dawgs to help and be helped. About me: 62yo gay male, skilled, experienced, wilderness camper, ready for the road...
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    If you ever get back this way I'll show you a New Mexico you never knew existed. ;)

    If you ever get back this way I'll show you a New Mexico you never knew existed. ;)

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