1. ThatBitch

    19 y/o artist in search of freedom

    hello! i have never gone camping, killed and prepared an animal, backpacked, hitchhiked, or traveled outside of the US. but i am painfully tired of this society and i'm ready to take the plunge and reconnect with the earth in the way our ancestors once did. return to our roots with me :) looking...
  2. Queenp317

    Hello Everyone!

    I'm new to this site and interested in this way of life. Conventional living has proven to be a let down for me and I'm hoping to learn, experience, and enjoy the life I am living. I call Texas my birth place and I call Utah my home. I'm easy going, laid back, and just looking for adventure. -LP
  3. Smudge

    Van lesbian seeking adventure

    Hey mob, I'm gonna be travelling around Australia for a few years, I'm in coffs staying with family for a few weeks until my van gets fixed but after that throw me a line and I'll make you a curry and read your tarot. :)
  4. Cornelius Vango

    Leaving Slab City - packing up my bus and saying goodbyesVideo 

    This is the first of the videos I'll be uploading about my on-going adventure rubber-tramping poor (as fuck) from Slab City to Alaska where I have tentative plans for adventure!
  5. R

    Rasputin of the midwest

    hello everyone. I'm new to the traveling and squatting world, I'm from Wisconsin and I call myself Rasputin for a few different reasons but mainly I'm hard to kill. I guess you could call me Steven seagal but that doesn't have a nice of ring to it. Most recently I hitchhiked from Davenport, IA...
  6. CoNiGMa


    Cordage is a good thing to have in a survival situation. Any type of wire, rope, string, twine, or line of any type will be useful, but stronger rope is better. It can be used for multiple purposes like lashing things together, building shelter, carrying and moving items, climbing, making a...
  7. CoNiGMa

    The Rule of Three

    In a survival situation, a person has 4 core things that he/she needs to survive. These are Shelter, Water, Fire, and Food. When in a survival situation, remember the Rule of 3: You can survive for 3 Minutes without air (oxygen) or in icy water. You can survive for 3 Hours without shelter in a...
  8. CoNiGMa

    16+ Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches or a LighterVideo 

    Fire is essential when in a survival situation. It is used to purify and boil water, cook food, as well as other things. There are numerous ways to start a fire when out in the wilderness or in a survival situation. In the absence of lighters and matches, here is a list of various options...
  9. CoNiGMa

    Shelter building with natural materialsVideo 

    One of the main things you need to worry about when in a survival situation is shelter, especially in cold, damp climates. If you do not have a shelter such as a tent and cannot find a suitable place to use as a shelter from wild animals and the elements, you will need to make one. There are...
  10. CoNiGMa

    Cheap Food Storage Supply

    Something you need to consider if you are preparing for a SHTF scenario is food. Storing food may seem like a daunting and expensive task, but I found a list by “AZPrepper” which makes things easier for you. He basically came up with a list of $5 food items that you can purchase each week for a...
  11. CoNiGMa

    Alternative Uses for Common ItemsPhotos Video 

    One thing you need to train your mind to do for a survival situation is to improvise with the things you have available to you. Common, everyday items can be used in a survival situation to provide you with the basics needed to survive. Some examples of things you can use that most everyone may...
  12. CoNiGMa

    Animal TrackingPhotos 

    Animal Tracking: Because wild creatures usually stay in hiding after a snowstorm, look for tracks about 24 hours later. You can also find tracks in mud or wet sand along beaches, streams, and lakeshores almost any time. Tracks made by members of the dog family are among those most often...
  13. CoNiGMa

    Axe CarePhotos 

    A good tool to have with you in the wilderness when the SHTF is an axe. It is useful for cutting firewood and wood to make things like a shelter. You need to know how to keep your axe in good shape. Before using an axe, whether old or new, you should sharpen its blade. Clamp the head of the...
  14. CoNiGMa

    Distress Signals

    Distress Signals: If you're in distress in the wilderness during the day, signal with sounds (gun, whistle, tin pans) in a series of threes, each followed by a brief silence. Continue until someone responds. In areas where a sound's effect might be limited (a valley or heavily wooded area)...
  15. CaptainMidnight

    Hello! Sorta new to the road...

    Hi! I'm chris I am sort of new to travelling..I signed up on here not too long ago while I was housed up in san diego. I abandoned my profile because I ended up getting homesick and tried to set roots here in my native detro so i could be close to family. Things didnt go so well here, so i am...
  16. Connie2017

    Hello STP

    Hello all you beautiful peeps. Connie here. Actually, Conrad - but my students call me Connie. I am a South African currently teaching in Saudi. Unfortunately, I have been trapped by responsibility and kids and have to watch enviously as the rest of you squat the planet. But - I have 2 months...
  17. A

    Adventure Fails

    So my first failed adventure was terminated due to a noreaster and some mild frostbite on my toes. My second adventure ended badly tonight when I decided to spange in the hopes of profiting off some Irish St Patty's Day generosity. Things were going well until a couple of drunken frat boys...
  18. Rebeccah

    Not My First Rodeo!

    Hi, my name is Becky! I am 23 years old, and I've been traveling since I was 19. (: I am currently stuck in Las Vegas, NV but we're trying to get to Madison, WI where we would be off the streets! Feel free to ask any questions you like, I will answer honestly and sincerely. (:
  19. Garminbozia

    StP Scavanger hunt???

    Seeing that this forum is full of travellers, how neat would it be if we did a scavenger hunt thing like geocaching??? If we hid a little book finders can sign and maybe little things to keep and leave little things for others. Coupons? A cigarette? New nail clippers? A patch? The possibilities...
  20. BobbinGoblin

    Ever Travel With Kids?Photos 

    By kids, I mean children. We have a 2.5year old and a 4.5month old... have been settled for a while and have acquired many other beings to take care of including goats, chickens, dogs, and a cat. We love our homestead, projects, and being mostly self-reliant, but feel trapped. The most...
  21. Daman45

    How can I squat without being killed, raped, murdered, or arrested?

    Hi, I am looking for a adventure. I am keeping my needs to transpiration, food, and shelter. Transportation is hitchhiking, rideshare, or public transient. Food supermarket, cooking, or leftovers from restaurant. But the thing that bugs me the most is shelter. I am planning to use friends...
  22. jordanjankow716

    hello brothers and sisters

    I'm new to this site. I want to formally introduce myself to everyone. I'm a free spirited, loving, caring, spirit. I'm moving to the west coast in a couple days to reconnect with nature and spiritually with myself. Any friends/acquaintances I can find/make I will greatly appreciate, remember...
  23. Daman45

    Hello, need help getting across America alive.

    Hi, I am new to alternative traveling. I want to get to California for the sheer fun of it. However, I have no clue to get there without using a car or a airplane. Both of which are going to cost more than I am able to make. I need some tips and advice on how to travel, lodge, and even get my...
  24. Ashe Anne

    Dreaming to travel, preparing to live.

    Whats up? I am SO grateful that I found this amazing website. With my time here, I plan to read and participate in many forums and to hopefully talk to some lovely people who can help direct me to a path of dream-achievement. A little about my experiences: During 2014 I went on an adventure...
  25. RileyOwl

    Info about me, and I'm looking for some fellow Vagabonds!

    Hey StP community! I'm Riley, and I'm super excited to be posting this cause it means I'm about to start my travels again. I'm leaving home and going on an "endless" adventure, to not have a plan is the plan, and I'm generally starting around the Olympic Peninsula and working my way down...
  26. Freerange Butters


    Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like; a journey to Mexico to trip on some magical mushrooms! I plan to start somewhere North of the U.S.A; maybe even Canada and go down to Oaxaca Mexico to trip on some shrooms and record the whole process! Now some of you guys might ask: "Why are you going all...
  27. loathsomeginger

    How to be a "hobby hobo" without being an oogle?

    I've read a lot of comments lately about what a true hobo/vagabond is or isn't on StP and r/vagabond lately, which I completely understand. However, with that said, I think there's a way for people who hop freights, hitchhike, etc. to coexist in a way that respects one another. Personally, when...