slab city

  1. The Dirty Scouts Jamboree

    The Dirty Scouts Jamboree

    The Dirty Scouts Jamboree is the tongue-and-cheek name we've given to the annual meetup of misfit travelers from the online community Squat the Planet. This event is an excellent opportunity for both veteran and newbie travelers alike to hang out in real life, learn from each other's...
  2. Slab City Library

    Slab City Library

    This library is located in the infamous squatter town of Slab City, a former military base turned into a free camping area located about 2-3 hours east of San Diego. The library itself is open to the public, but visitors should keep in mind that it is also a residence, so please be respectful...
  3. Matt Derrick

    #05 - Andrew and the Slab City Library

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T5S3nw9MW0 This week we talk with Andrew, who is helping run the Slab City library this past summer while Cornelius is in Alaska. We discuss what it's like to live in Slab City during the summer, how to prepare if you decide to come out, what's involved...
  4. Cornelius Vango

    Video Leaving Slab City - packing up my bus and saying goodbyes

    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. Cornelius Vango

    Photos Slab City Library 2018 update

    This past winter season at SCL has been INTENSE. Mostly in a great way. We've had ups, some downs and were thrown a few loops. Overall, I feel like we've grown quite a lot. This is the first summer since I've re-established the place that it's been able to continue running without me for an...
  6. VikingAdventurer

    Video New video from Slab City Library!

    Here's a new video I just uploaded!
  7. VikingAdventurer

    Video Some updates on the Slab City Library

    Hey, everyone! Sorry about the "radio silence", I've had my hands pretty full lately. To make a long story short, I've been working closely with @Cornelius Vango at the Slab City Library. Last month, they placed me in charge of the place. It's been a LOT of work, but extremely rewarding so...
  8. A

    Slab city facts

    So I keep hearing ALOT about slab city, some good and some bad. I guessing it depends on who you encounter. So the point of this post is to ask you guys who ethier stay in or have been to slab city the details of how it works, If it's worth traveling out there, what the people are like...
  9. Gypsybones

    Oakland to slab city

    Hey folks, I'm gonna be hitting Oakland in a week or so and I'm planning on riding to slab city from there. Just wondering if any of y'all bike nurds, are just sitting around with nothing to do and would like to ride with. Open invite to all. I travel alone all the time, so having a...
  10. Cornelius Vango

    THE JAMBO VIDEO IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

    Hey folks, sorry it took me a few weeks of procrasturbation to finally get this thing put together and uploaded, but it's cool now because it's here! I certainly didn't get everything, but I got plenty of great footage of great people doing awesome things together out in the real life...
  11. Cornelius Vango

    A well-written article about... ME!

    On the second morning of the Jambo, Emma Rose came out to my place and we sat down for nearly an hour as I struggled through my immense hangover to tell her some of my story. So here's the resulting article! https://www.emmarosec.com/the-people
  12. Cornelius Vango

    Video The Real Slab City - interviews with year round residents

    I just finished my Slabsterpiece today! Enjoy an inside look at life in the apocalypse!!
  13. Cornelius Vango

    How to deal with hostility in an anarchist society

    As many folks here know, I have been posted up in the squatter town of Slab City for almost three whole years, running and working on the library. I've been through a lot of fucked up situations. People trying to steal my stuff, trespassing in my home, multiple people threatening to hurt and/or...
  14. T

    Heading out on my summer voyage soon.

    I made this profile a year or so ago, and I never actually ended up going anywhere. Now, I'm finally doing it. I've got the opportunity, I'm getting my car fixed up, and its summer. I'm here in the introduction section in order to hopefully build friendships with other dwellers and people who...
  15. EphemeralStick

    Photos Salton Sea and Slab City

    Here are some pics I took during the past few months. Some are around the Salton Sea while others are at the Lizard Tree Library in Slab City. Oh yeah and three photos from LA because I forgot to take many photos while I was there. Featured in these shots are StP users @Matt Derrick @Shwhiskey...
  16. Matt Derrick

    Video Visiting the Slab City Golf Course!

    A few days ago some friends of mine from Los Angeles came out to visit me in Slab City, so I decided to show them the Slab City golf course. It's been around for quite some time, but it was only recently that I took the time to explore it. Its a completely legitimate golf course and the person...
  17. W

    Best way to get from LA to Slab City?

    What is the best way for someone without a car to get from Los Angeles to Slab City? Without a good sized city nearby it looks like it could be tough. Would it be best to head out straight from LA towards Joshua Tree? Or is it better to go to San Diego and hang a left? Seems like San Diego might...
  18. Cornelius Vango

    Video Interview with STP's founder, Matt Derrick!

    Here's an interview with Matt Derrick that I took almost two months ago, with some footage of the gathering. Enjoy!
  19. Heath Bar

    Wondering 4 Runner and Greyhound

    My dog and I have done about 20k miles accross Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and southern California in the past 3-4 months. We are taveling in a modified 4 runner with the back seats un hindged for car camping and city camping. We are currently in Santa Monica for a few days or maybe until just...
  20. Matt Derrick

    Video Slab City Library Time Lapse Video

    So I set out one day to try and do a time lapse video of the Slab City library, but unfortunately I set the angle far too wide, so it wasn't quite what I was going for. Rather than delete it though, I figured I'd go ahead and share it here for anyone that's interested.
  21. Matt Derrick

    Video After a dust storm at the Slab City library

    Here's a short video showing what the kitchen looks like after a major sandstorm came through, caking almost everything in a fine layer of dirt.
  22. Matt Derrick

    Video Slab City Trading Circle and BBQ

    In this video I take a look at the trading circle that happens every Saturday in Slab City. Also, my friend Balu is grilling a pig to share with folks in the slabs, and I end this day showing off just one of the many epic sunsets we get out here.
  23. Matt Derrick

    Video I got a tattoo in Slab City today

    Sorry this one is so short, I didn't really have time to plan out this video so I just cut together a few shots of getting this tattoo in Slab City today.
  24. Matt Derrick

    Video Slab City Living: Town run for supplies

    Hey folks, I'm playing around with a few ideas for doing a video travel blog, so here's something I filmed and edited using nothing but my cell phone. I just covered my day running to town to get supplies for the Slab City library, so take a look and let me know what you think.
  25. EphemeralStick

    Event NOV 17 First Spoken Word of the Season

    NOVEMBER 17 @ SUNDOWN @ LIZARD TREE LIBRARY, SLAB CITY Greetings everyone! It's time to kick off the Slab winter season with the return of Spoken Word Thursdays, hosted by yours truly, Andy. This will be a weekly event so if you can't make it don't worry! There will be plenty of...
  26. Cornelius Vango

    Squatters Needed to Maintain Library

    Well, some fortuitous events have led me to wanting to go and buy myself a farm. I've been running an off-grid library in the famous squatter town of Slab City, and I don't want to just abandon it. The Library has been the home of the last two STP gatherings and may possibly host more in the...
  27. Archon Haz

    For Everyone that was at the Jambo

    Hey guys, if anyone is wandering, I was that crazy Israeli kid Vizion. Anyone is welcome to message me to chat or try to meet up at some point. Another thing is that I would like to get any and all Pics and Vids of me, preferably unedited. Anyone is welcome to use Pics and Vids of me, but if...
  28. Matt Derrick

    anarchy and face tats for all!

    haha, i was thinking, wondering, hoping, that someone out there that's going to the jambo (or someone in the slabs) knows how to tattoo semi-decently? I have a stupid-easy cover up i want done on my wrist (three thick black lines) and if i could find someone to do it, I figure i could buy a...
  29. Cornelius Vango

    Slab City Library Fundraiser

    This is a link to my fundraiser for a new solar power set-up for the Library. Check it out!
  30. Guy Chouinard

    Slab City Tweakers

    Not sure if I am posting this in the right place but.... watched some reviews on Slab City. Couple of them said the place was chock full of tweakers, dat true? If so, I'm having second thoughts about going there to stay. Just how bad is the tweaker population?
  31. Guy Chouinard

    Do East Jesus Rules Apply To Slab City As Well?

    So........ I have been scouring the "Intar Webs" for everything I can find regarding Slab City, East Jesus, Llamapolis, Taos, NM, Quartzite, BLM LTVAs' and more looking for alternatives to paying rent and I stumbled upon East Jesus Survival Guide and I am wondering, do the East Jesus Rules Apply...
  32. Sheikara

    Ticket price ???

    Does anyone know the price of tickets for Slab City? I would love to know.
  33. Van Mads

    How to get to Slab City during the heart of Summer

    I'll explain my situation. I don't have vehicle. I don't have anyone to rely on for transportation. I have funds; enough to at least buy bus and train tickets to get near the Salton Sea and for necessary supplies to last awhile. I want to get to get to Slab City and set up before the fall...
  34. Caveman118

    Caveman from Slab City library..

    Hey im the caveman from slab city library, Finally created a profile, rarely online but let me know if u have questions about the library or just say whats up
  35. Cornelius Vango

    Volunteers needed to help run Jambo!

    Hey folks! I'm sitting here thinking about how awesome the jamboree is going to be, and I can't help but think about how much work it's going to be also. Most everyone who attends is helpful to us when it comes to keeping things chill and tidy, but I need a few people who are willing to do a...
  36. Dmac

    News & Blogs Hunted in slab city

    I found this story on Reddit, I don't know how "true" it is, but it's a good read. Its pretty long so I am just posting a link instead of copying the whole thing. True or not, it is an entertaining story. https://www.reddit.com/r/solotravel/comments/3ve70i/i_was_hunted_at_slab_city/
  37. TMG51

    Photos This weekend from Slab City.

    Came over to the Slabs for the weekend. Figured I'd post a few pictures and details for anyone who hasn't been. I picked up a French exchange student on the way. He had a grant from his university to come to the States and study people living the vehicle life, and as part of that he wanted to...
  38. EtherealLifeForms

    Intro

    Hey Everyone Im Ethereal aka Jazzy. I am from Wa originally but currently in Ar. I am headed West to Slab City asap with my gee-tar, bike, kayak, hammock & most of my sanity. I suck at intros so check out my profile if youre insatiably curious :p. I am new to StP but not entirely new...
  39. Coywolf

    Anyone in Slab City right now?

    Just wondering if anyone is in the slabs right now. Never been there and Im looking at coming down to SoCal desert for a month or so to escape this terrible Oregon winter. Can you still swim in that canal, and is the hot spring still soakable? Also wondering what the Day Labor work is like in...
  40. ghostrappy

    hello

    Hello! This is ghostrappy. I work for DPW burning man and did Resto as well . My city is currentky non excistant and I am traveling to Slab City. Hoping to pick up trash and work on art. Any tips? Thanks ghostrappy (Josh) 808 557 1726 [email protected]
  41. TChungMayMay

    Featured Tips for Traveling While Trans

    Alright, so I was going to post this as a reply on another thread, but then it got really long and I didn't want to bump a 5 year old thread with this info, so here ya go kids – some basic tips and tricks for traveling while newly out as trans, or newly traveling while out as trans, or both...
  42. Matt Derrick

    Photos Abandoned niland

    Sometimes I get bored in Slab City. Lately it’s been because I’ve felt a little cooped up at East Jesus, rarely leaving this artist space for a week or more. I tend to get a little too comfortable in these situations, to the point where if I don’t go out and do something or see someone, I feel...