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  1. Raging Bird

    I am actually starting to worry I'm going to die here.

    I am actually starting to worry I'm going to die here.
  2. Raging Bird

    City of Caterpillar - Minute-Hour-Day-Month-Year(proto-screamo 80's)

    Crazy, I've been listening to this all week. Grew up in the DC area and used to see them and the other 200 ex-pg99 bands throughout my high school years. This shit is totally forgotten these days, awesome they're doing reunion shows though.
  3. Raging Bird

    Would anyone be interested in volunteering for a free place to stay in New Orleans?

    Hell yeah, man. Sounds like you have actual construction experience and don't need to frantically Google shit to avoid electrocuting yourself before starting projects. If you live in LA... do you know anything about building stuff on stilts?
  4. Raging Bird

    Would anyone be interested in volunteering for a free place to stay in New Orleans?

    Sup y'all, just checking in. Shit's still buzzing along, my boy Ian (Desert Punk) and his girl Kitty are staying here and taking care of mad business with us, basically taking the place from a squat to an actual civilized household. It's been a week and a half since we rode UP back from Denver...
  5. Raging Bird

    Kat/Katbastard/Elias Nathan Altman

    Hahaha hell yeah, what's good dude? You ready to ride the slowest rail line in America? And NOT disappear in the mountains at night this time?
  6. Raging Bird

    Would anyone be interested in volunteering for a free place to stay in New Orleans?

    Fuck, leaving town in exactly 12 hours for a couple weeks. I'll be back around the 5th or 6th of August if you're still around. It's been a while since I posted in this thread, so I'll briefly say that shit is still coming along. I installed a 30amp breaker/outlet so the trailer has...
  7. Raging Bird

    eating healthy - good for what ails ya!

    How'd you like being paleo, Matt? I've always heard about it but never pursued it. I've done a bunch of other weird stuff like intermittent fasting and gluten free. A lot of people hate on fad diets but I just like trying different stuff out to see how my body and mind respond. IF in...
  8. Raging Bird

    anyone here diabetic?

    Not sure. I have zero clue how prescription drug pricing works. I think I've only had one prescription filled in the past 10 years.
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    anyone here diabetic?

    I wonder if any travelers use Afrezza, it's a new form of insulin that comes in an inhaler instead of an injection. Seems safer when you're on the road.
  10. Raging Bird

    eating healthy - good for what ails ya!

    Totally agree with you about all this shit. On top of all that, when you say, "we find so many reasons to put cost, convenience, ethics" ahead of nutrition, I don't even buy that shit! I think most of those things are people putting convenience first and finding excuses to justify it! When...
  11. Raging Bird

    Chicken Coops

    OH MY GOD, so many chickens! Ha! I'm only getting 3-6, unfortunately I probably won't be able to instigate a stampede like that. On the bright side, I went out cruising around town to see if anyone was throwing out materials I could use to build a coop. I got about 3 blocks away before I...
  12. Raging Bird

    Chicken Coops

    Yeah, I was thinking about going that route with the bed but nailing some fence boards I have to the exterior to make actual walls to protect them. I don't think we have any of those things since it's the inner city. I was worried about raccoons though.
  13. Raging Bird

    Chicken Coops

    Hell yeah! If I just grabbed that thing, added a roof, roost, and 4th wall, would they be pretty much good to go? Just let them out to roam the yard in the morning and put them back in at night?
  14. Raging Bird

    Chicken Coops

    Another even more bizarre question; I've been searching on Craigslist free zone to see what I could cook up into a chicken habitat, what do you all think of scooping this toddler day bed / crib and using it as the nesting portion of the coop where the chickens would sleep? Maybe throw a tin...
  15. Raging Bird

    Chicken Coops

    Hmm, big question here: Is it important in any way to raise them from chicks, or is it just as well to get them as grown ups? I randomly met a woman who runs a chicken sanctuary at a weird ceremony last week, and she said she adopts them out...almost hesitant to ask her questions in case she...
  16. Raging Bird

    Chicken Coops

    Yeah, definitely gonna get all hens. I don't wanna deal with the noise, and also want to control the number of new chickens I have running around. That's really helpful with the list of things to do for the coop. Is the idea to build something they hang out in and never leave? Or to build...
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    Chicken Coops

    Couldn't really find an appropriate place to post this so I figure I'll ask here. Does anyone have any experience building a chicken coop or raising chickens for eggs? I'm trying to get 3-6 hens to produce eggs for myself and the neighborhood (I figure giving people free shit is a good way...
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    Picking yourself up from new lows???

    I don't know man, one of the most important things I've learned is that everyone is different, so overcoming adversity is more about looking within yourself and determining what you need to be at your best than asking others what the key to happiness is. Depression is a MASSIVE problem in this...
  19. Raging Bird

    Help me decide wtf to do with my life

    One of the interesting things about STP that has kind of surprised me is the presence of people who don't travel anymore but remain the kind of people who traveled in the first place. Aside from occasional train trips and ill advised schemes in Mexico, this is pretty much the camp I fall into...
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    Would anyone be interested in volunteering for a free place to stay in New Orleans?

    Yeah totally, that's 100% intelligent thinking anywhere else in America. Come here some time though, you'll get it. There is no "city." There are no cops. If someone, somewhere got it into their head that they wanted to start enforcing laws, they would probably start with the prohibitions on...
  21. Raging Bird

    Would anyone be interested in volunteering for a free place to stay in New Orleans?

    Yeah, I thought of this. I'm gonna try to get licensed as a bed and breakfast. The way it kind of works here is there's historic districts where you can't do anything, and outside of them, you can pretty much do whatever the fuck you want. Talked to some of the neighbors and everyone's...
  22. Raging Bird

    Would anyone be interested in volunteering for a free place to stay in New Orleans?

    Sick man, give me a shout. I'd really like to build at least a shed or cottage in the back earth home style, a friend of my mom's teaches classes in how to do it, but I've only been to one workshop before. It would be awesome to have more people on board with experience.
  23. Raging Bird

    Would anyone be interested in volunteering for a free place to stay in New Orleans?

    Yeah thanks man, I'm pretty psyched about the whole thing. Tents are an idea, another thing I thought of was having a total lean to with nothing but 4x4 supports and a tin roof with mosquito netting for walls and hanging hammocks in there for two or three people to rent for like, $10 a night...
  24. Raging Bird

    Would anyone be interested in volunteering for a free place to stay in New Orleans?

    Yeah, this is exactly what I'm kind of envisioning...The space isn't massive, but it's big by New Orleans standards...the house has a backyard of maybe 15x20 feet, and the lot next door is about 32x100 feet. I attached a picture. It would be great to take have events there and do some real...
  25. Raging Bird

    Would anyone be interested in volunteering for a free place to stay in New Orleans?

    Well, I'm pulled in two directions with this, and I have a couple reasons for even saying the one week thing. One is that with a set amount of time like a week or a month, that could be a trial period so if someone is working out I could just say to hell with it, stick around...but I could...
  26. Raging Bird

    Would anyone be interested in volunteering for a free place to stay in New Orleans?

    This wouldn't happen for a few months, but I just want to gauge interest......long story short,, I bought a house in New Orleans and I'm trying to start a cheap DIY hostel in the lot next door. I got a trailer that sleeps 6-8 people and have now commenced the absolute shitload of work I will...
  27. Raging Bird

    News & Blogs Homeless Man Arrested For Living in 15-Foot-Deep Man-Made Cave

    I grew up in Fairfax, this is exactly the response I'd expect. Shouldn't come as a surprise that suburbs of Washington DC are highly authoritarian and police-oriented. I think a lot of travelers come from there, actually. It kind of drives you to it.
  28. Raging Bird

    Colton used to be such an easy hopout

    I'll send a guide out for you sometime this evening. Just give us a call at (909) 370-5000 once you're on railroad property and tell the operator your exact location.
  29. Raging Bird

    Cheapest form of trailer/camper

    FUCK, those trailers are scary as hell. I almost had a heart attack watching the videos, wouldn't even want to see how I reacted seeing one in real life. With that said, I did check craigslist and there's mad FEMA trailers for sale cheap as hell on Nola CL, so yo....thanks.
  30. Raging Bird

    Cheapest form of trailer/camper

    I'm not sure if the van forum is the best place to ask this, but does anyone have a good sense of the spectrum of pricing on trailers you can get? I found a pretty insane deal on a lot of land in New Orleans and I'm about to buy it. A couple thousand bucks to be a few blocks away from St. Roch...
  31. Raging Bird

    All right, which one of you neck beards posted this?

    Hahaha Probably for the best. I wish we knew his real name, if anywhere this would be the place where cultured and non-judgmental m'ladies might gather, who may be quite interested in taking a train ride with the gentleman.
  32. Raging Bird

    News & Blogs Reward money goes to poor person

    I'm just glad it said he has kids to take care of. Cuz I've never known a street person to get really rich who didn't royally fuck their life up for the next year before ending up back on the street.
  33. Raging Bird

    News & Blogs Reward money goes to poor person

    I bet it's the Haight entrance to Golden Gate Park. We know exactly what type of homeless dude he was then, lol.
  34. Raging Bird

    News & Blogs Italy changes law to make all supermarkets give unsold food to needy

    Awesome. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-food-waste-law-supermarkets-a6931681.html * * * * * * Italy is set to pass a law that will make supermarkets donate their waste food to charities. It will become the second European country to pass such laws after the French...
  35. Raging Bird

    Commenters on Reddit try to wrap their heads around Mike Brodie's famous trainhopping photos

    The rage definitely comes from jealousy. Normal life sucks, take it from me, I'm living it right now. To work your ass off all day just to make basic ends meet, then see rich white kids who (let's be honest) frequently survive by mooching off of others and spend their time hanging out and...
  36. Raging Bird

    Hello from VA

    Virginia's a really great place to learn. I lived in Richmond for about 10 years and cut my teeth getting drunk late at night and waking up on the CSX line to Baltimore a couple times a year. I've only ever seen two cabooses in operation before, and one of them gets pulled once a day on a 50...
  37. Raging Bird

    Hello from Virginia!

    Nice, I've crashed outside at city point in hopewell and it's actually really nice. Maybe check that out if you need a chill spot.
  38. Raging Bird

    Hello from Virginia!

    What part of VA, dude?
  39. Raging Bird

    News & Blogs Beautiful statement in Nawlinz.

    It's definitely a well known place amongst homebums down here
  40. Raging Bird

    News & Blogs BREAKING LOCAL NEWS: GG Allin Lookalike Spotted at Every Christmas Tree Lot

    I seriously can't believe how consistent the hard times is. It's really pretty funny. They do a great job.
  41. Raging Bird

    News & Blogs Beautiful statement in Nawlinz.

    I was surprised the guy put it on blast like that. It's obviously a homeless dude, he's obviously not allowed to be there, and he's obviously back on the street now that some dude with a camera phone blew up his spot. I was kind of bummed when I heard about it.
  42. Raging Bird

    News & Blogs Famous NYC Fashion Photographer Was Homeless The Whole Time

    http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/homme-less?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=intsocial Life goals <edit> I put the article out into the main view for posterity. There is also an embedded vid clip at the link as well :) Tude Thomas Wirthenson: Homme Less Work /...
  43. Raging Bird

    Yo where you live dude? I grew up in Burke, just left Richmond for Nola a year or so ago. Cool...

    Yo where you live dude? I grew up in Burke, just left Richmond for Nola a year or so ago. Cool to see some locals on here.
  44. Raging Bird

    A few questions about Mexico

    I'd echo what other people have said. I've seen busking done in Guadalajara and Mexico City, but most other places you'd have a very hard time. There are people who need a kick down much more than any of us do, and they aren't there voluntarily. With that said, I've never been to any of the...
  45. Raging Bird

    News & Blogs SCREW FINDING YOUR PASSION

    I enjoy shirking responsibility and making impulsive decisions, and I spent years of my life just doing that. This article does a great job of making life seem much, much more black and white than it actually is.
  46. Raging Bird

    What are your favorite websites for travel/adventure stuff?

    Yeah, thanks for saying that for me. One of the darker points in my life was the moment I realized wandering aimlessly for no reason no longer brought me any joy, and actually just kind of fucked my life up in ways I'd have to deal with when I stopped moving. No more running from the real...
  47. Raging Bird

    What are your favorite websites for travel/adventure stuff?

    I'm looking for excuses to travel more, so I'm trying to churn out more travel writing. I occasionally write for Vice, but I'm looking for more people I can send shit to to mix it up a little more. What are everyone's favorite sources travel and adventure shit? Atlas Obscura does online...
  48. Raging Bird

    Hi there :] From Northern VA

    Ha, I left Fairfax 3 years ago. Stay strong.

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