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  1. Dontaskme

    I could use a hug here guys :(

    I could use a hug here guys :(
  2. Dontaskme

    2nd night of winter camping on the road. Yay for -15'C temps in April... not.

    2nd night of winter camping on the road. Yay for -15'C temps in April... not.
  3. Dontaskme

    On couchsurfing.com Thanks a bunch if you do! :D

    On couchsurfing.com Thanks a bunch if you do! :D
  4. Dontaskme

    stephenj495 is my username on there

    stephenj495 is my username on there
  5. Dontaskme

    @[21444:@solvablejunk] right on! Although I'd only need a paragraph about how I was an...

    @[21444:@solvablejunk] right on! Although I'd only need a paragraph about how I was an "excellent guest" :D
  6. Dontaskme

    Anyone here use couchsurfing that could be my friend? Maybe fake a reference?

    Anyone here use couchsurfing that could be my friend? Maybe fake a reference?
  7. Dontaskme

    My pooch is upset with traveling, hope she mellows out :(

    My pooch is upset with traveling, hope she mellows out :(
  8. Dontaskme

    Busking for Bitcoin

    Seems to me that the risk of putting off your audience coupled with the general lack of participation in btc makes this inadvisable. Well, this thread will serve as a definite "NO" to anyone else with such a silly idea! haha
  9. Dontaskme

    Everybody knows and harasses me

    Yikes. I'll admit that I could've replied without calling someone out or making a threat. I should've and I'm sorry I didn't. Like my earlier responses indicate, I've dealt with similar problems and I overreacted because I know where this can end. OP is holding up for those interested.
  10. Dontaskme

    Im only 28 and i feel like i have wasted my life...

    While travelling isn't absolutely necessary, it sure makes personal growth easier because it strips down everything to the essentials, the bare minimum, fewest distractions. I can relate to the family part, I was hell bent on family too. And when that relationship ended, I was like "fuck, there...
  11. Dontaskme

    Right on. I changed everything except for the exhaust header. The cat was squeaking badly... and...

    Right on. I changed everything except for the exhaust header. The cat was squeaking badly... and I HATE squeaking.
  12. Dontaskme

    What kind of parts?

    What kind of parts?
  13. Dontaskme

    Im only 28 and i feel like i have wasted my life...

    Hey mate, I'm sorry for how you're feeling these days and all the shit that's happened to you, I really am. I can relate to your situation a fair bit (of course not entirely): I grew up in an abusive household, been fighting depression, anxiety for a good decade now, been on meds for a while...
  14. Dontaskme

    Read "Dirty Kids" by Chris Urquhart in record time. Anyone else read it?

    Read "Dirty Kids" by Chris Urquhart in record time. Anyone else read it?
  15. Dontaskme

    I decided thatI'm way too motivated for the rockies at this point to stay. Going to let him know...

    I decided thatI'm way too motivated for the rockies at this point to stay. Going to let him know today. 5 more days!!!! :D
  16. Dontaskme

    I was leaning towards leaving too.... yeah I hate to turn it down; he's a super nice guy. Thanks...

    I was leaning towards leaving too.... yeah I hate to turn it down; he's a super nice guy. Thanks man.
  17. Dontaskme

    6 days away from leaving and I get offered a good gig here in town. Idk how to feel.

    6 days away from leaving and I get offered a good gig here in town. Idk how to feel.
  18. Dontaskme

    I've been a terrible partner

    @ oak moth Good point mate, I almost raised the question of how do I forgive myself in with my earlier response. But there's lot's of professional resources out there for that and I have actually forgiven myself before for being such an awkward introvert growing up. So I'm hoping that I can use...
  19. Dontaskme

    I've been a terrible partner

    Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the honest advice and respect you all had for me :) I'm hoping that this thread helps jump-starts the process of forgiving myself. But seeing as this is foreign territory me it may take some time. I'm in no rush though, baby steps and one day at a time...
  20. Dontaskme

    I've been a terrible partner

    @Hobo Mud Thanks mate. I really want nothing more than to forgive myself. Some peace would be heavenly. I know, I shouldn't be so hard on myself but it's the absolute opposite of the person I wanted to become... I'll try to let go of that thought then :)
  21. Dontaskme

    I've been a terrible partner

    Thanks for not making fun, that would've hurt. Thank you for the advice :)
  22. Dontaskme

    I've been a terrible partner

    Thanku.
  23. Dontaskme

    I've been a terrible partner

    Looking back at all my romantic relationships, I've been pretty reckless and caused a lot of harm. Nobody died, became pregnant, nor did I cheat. But I did break people's trust. In my eyes, that's just as heinous because you're never the same after that. You'll always be wary and that detracts...
  24. Dontaskme

    What Do You Sleep in?

    - Damn near same as above. Summer: - 0'C (20'F) Down mummy bag - Mummy style cotton liner - Military Issue Gore-tex bivy bag - Thermarest RidgeRest (cut to 3/4 length)(dog uses the other 1/4) - Generic blue poly tarp 8' x 10' w/ pegs from another tent and pre-made guylines and ridgeline*...
  25. Dontaskme

    Photos Backpacks for dogs

    Older thread, but I recommend Ruffwear for a "buy-this-once" approach. I bought a pack for my lab x pitbull and it's been with me as long as I've had my dog. She also likes to chase squirrels and ptarmigan through the trees and while it has caught (and stopped her dead in her tracks!) it has...
  26. Dontaskme

    After everything, my base pack weight is 27 lbs. Good or Bad?

    After everything, my base pack weight is 27 lbs. Good or Bad?
  27. Dontaskme

    Where to find service manuals?

    Unfortunately I couldn't find anything free. If you're able to, you could purchase the Haynes manual and view it online, print out sections you need. I believe this is the van model but double-check: https://haynes.com/en-us/chevrolet/g30/1975-1996 The RV section is slapped on the empty van...
  28. Dontaskme

    Auto perhaps. Covers the other two choices.

    Auto perhaps. Covers the other two choices.
  29. Dontaskme

    Best of luck mate!

    Best of luck mate!
  30. Dontaskme

    Is it for personal knowledge or work opportunity?

    Is it for personal knowledge or work opportunity?
  31. Dontaskme

    Everybody knows and harasses me

    I sincerely hope you read OP's title, skipped the body of his message, skipped the entire conversation, assumed OP is a typical dipshit and told him to "get over it". In which case, I really have no problem with the tough love. Or... perhaps you read OP's message and missed the blindingly clear...
  32. Dontaskme

    Starting my rubber tramp travels

    Yeah it could give you info that could help you improve your gas mileage. Nope not a lot of sleeping room.. and I travel with my 75lb dog. I tilt the passenger seat forward, put my pack on the driver's seat, roll out my sleeping stuff and sleep at a 45' with my back against the tilted seat. My...
  33. Dontaskme

    Starting my rubber tramp travels

    Yeah it plugs into your car, then you download an app and it'll tell you all the info that a mechanic has. You can clear codes with it too. $12 US isn't too bad. Right on! Do you have a bed cap on it? I'm thinking about upgrading to a pickup or a van next year.
  34. Dontaskme

    Starting my rubber tramp travels

    Lol! I own a bluetooth scanner, if we ever cross paths I'll clear those codes for ya! 1998 Jeep TJ 2.5L (4 cylinder) 5 speed.
  35. Dontaskme

    New to the planet!

    Welcome to the community! Maybe stay where it's warm? haha
  36. Dontaskme

    Starting my rubber tramp travels

    @kylethree8 Yeah I did a variation of it. Don't worry if you get a check engine light afterwards, it's just the sensors picking up all the carbon being cleaned out. Jeeps are always breaking down though, can't be helped haha. When are you heading out? I have exactly 2 weeks to go! :D
  37. Dontaskme

    Busking for Bitcoin

    Yeah, I should've stressed this. It's free and no risk. But as @Dameon said, it may hurt your busking revenue depending on your audience, locale. I'm just interested to see what the results are.
  38. Dontaskme

    Busking for Bitcoin

    I can see that. I thought that with all the current hype, more people would be jumping on board. I'd sure like to test it out and see what kind of reaction I get. Quite right. It's like trying to buy dinner with gold dust. I have seen random restaurants accept BTC but that was before the big...
  39. Dontaskme

    Busking for Bitcoin

    I've searched high and wide on here and have found no evidence anyone actively does this. It seems like a logical step in a cashless society and with all the current hype, everybody and their mother has a Bitcoin wallet with $20 in it. I often find myself out of change soon after visiting a city...
  40. Dontaskme

    News & Blogs Japanese ‘Beg-Packers’ Spark Outrage in Thailand for Thinking They Can Travel Without Money

    It's written here quite often: spange only as a last resort. With the exception of severe mental or physical illness resulting in you being unable to work, I'd say one should never PLAN to spange. If you are able to work to fund your travels... shouldn't you? Critique: If people are willing to...
  41. Dontaskme

    Everybody knows and harasses me

    @blastoise I'll be straight honest with you, talking about this stuff and empathizing with you brings back some flashbacks, some definitely scary flashbacks... So I understand - to a degree - how you feel. If you'd like to send me a PM, please feel free. Ignoring it, IS a positive course of...
  42. Dontaskme

    Everybody knows and harasses me

    As someone who's dealt with crisis like this subjectively, I can see some similarities in the type of stuff you're describing. You're not going to entertain my advice and you certainly could be upset by it, but I still say it in hopes you'll understand in the future. You should talk to a...
  43. Dontaskme

    Starting my rubber tramp travels

    I'll be heading out soon in my less than perfect Jeep. Trying to make BC and then SoCal. Best of luck mate!
  44. Dontaskme

    Slab city facts

    Excellent point. I hadn't considered that, but it makes perfect sense. Then I too shall become fiercely independent!! Hehe. Perhaps next year when I get a van, I could shuttle a generator or welder in, but not with my TJ. When I get to the slabs, I'll be less concerned about subsistance and...
  45. Dontaskme

    Slab city facts

    I'm a backyard mechanic, former welder and all around handy person. Would my skills be of any use there? Would I be able to barter with these? Are there any tools in short supply I could trade?
  46. Dontaskme

    17 full days till I hit the road. GO. FASTER. PLS!

    17 full days till I hit the road. GO. FASTER. PLS!
  47. Dontaskme

    I hear ya :( I just got my tax return, so I'm not exactly broke anymore. But I do have a ton of...

    I hear ya :( I just got my tax return, so I'm not exactly broke anymore. But I do have a ton of debt.
  48. Dontaskme

    Featured Anything you wanna know about living on the road in England?

    I see you have two pibbles in your profile pic and I'll be rubber tramping with my lab x pitbull for the first time. How do you coordinate working and taking care of them? That's still my biggest unanswered question when it comes to travelling with pooch. How friendly and trustworthy are they...
  49. Dontaskme

    What comes next?

    Fuck, sorry to hear that mate. An ex once told me that when a person leaves your life, that's all your able to learn from them and time to move on. Perhaps the parting will pave the way for a new, even weirder friend :) .. did you adopt that dog yet??
  50. Dontaskme

    What comes next?

    <---- I hear ya mate! :p Eventually I reached a point where I stopped trying to be not awkward. I'm still awkward for sure, but I no longer spend enormous amounts of energy trying to change it. I've made one really good friend I've known for ... shit! 10 years now! And we're both just absolute...