train hopping

  1. r3yn

    Featured Photos The (Kwik)Wet(lem) Coast Catch-Out

    PART I : Catching Out from Van I got out to the trail, east of Vancouver, as the sun was falling low behind ominous clouds. A woman walked by me with her dog in the cold silence, giving me an uncertain look as I said hello; two ravens were perched in an aspen on my right, letting me know of...
  2. Matt Derrick

    Question would you be interested in buying these as stickers or patches?

    Hey folks, I'm looking to make some more stickers and patches to sell in our Etsy store. I have a ton of designs that were made by the amazing @awkwardshelby and here are some of my favorite designs of the bunch: so yeah, since im on a limited budget, I'm trying to decide which of these I...
  3. Coywolf

    Idea for next Southwest leg of Trip...

    Just wanted to pitch my idea for a "Tour de Southwest" for both my enjoyment, and my YouTube channel: Planning on heading south from Flagstaff, do some hiking hiking/camping In Sedona. Then head further south and go to Cottonwood, and perhaps the Verde Valley. From here it is difficult to...
  4. AnnabAnaNaFromAlabama

    Begginer traveler /squater solo female

    Hey does anyone has any advice for first time female solo travelers
  5. Skinzthehobo

    Howdy doodily, neighboreeno

    Hello everyone, im Skinz. Ive been out here for about 6 months, before that only a week or two at a time, small bouts of travel. I started in NY and made my way west. Now im traveling south for the winter (kinda like my grandparents used to, but without the rv and the vacation home). Ive hopped...
  6. AlxReno

    Smith Falls to BC

    Hey everyone! I'm looking to catch out of Smith Falls, Ontario and go west to BC. After studying the station a bit I'm having trouble finding a smart place to wait for the right train. If anyone could help me at all that would be awesome. Thanks...
  7. Maestro

    Ontario To Vancouver/Tofino

    Hey guys im new on here! Very nice place you guys got here. So anyways basically ive been a cog in the machine my whole life. I just turned 29 and im done with this society we live in! I've given myself 2 monthes to get my pack, gear and a gopro. Im going to be riding the freight and hitch...
  8. Matt Derrick

    StP's Ultimate Train Hopping Reference

    This page is a compilation of a lot of the train hopping information you'll find in our message board and elsewhere on the web for easier reference. Some of these links may require logging in with an StP account to view them. Train Hopping How-2 Guides There are a few guides gathered around...
  9. Matt Derrick

    News & Blogs The hobo inspiring a new generation of restless spirits

    After leaving his small town as a teen, 'Huck' hit the road to hitchhike, hop trains and live by his own rules. Now he’s helping other vagabonds navigate a society they see no future in. You don’t choose your name as a hobo. You earn it. Steven Boutwell gained his while working with another...
  10. Trooper

    Appalachian Mountian Hobos

    I've never been further east of Nevada but the place that interests me the most is the Appalachian Mountains. The green, the people, the music, seems like a cool place to roll through. Anyone ever been? What is the hopping like over there? Any good stories to tell?
  11. LyamCass

    All I hear is trains...

    *Just a quick story about my first trainhopping experience* ;) (Continued from Part 1) I kinda gave up after a bit due to my legs being completely destroyed after a few bouts with ballast rocks going downhill. Finally, at 5:30 pm my ride starts rolling out full blast, whistles and bells and...
  12. Hobo Mud

    MOSSY OAK Fieldline Pro Series ELITE Backpack Internal Frame Pack

    Thought I would share my experience with a back pack that I purchased this past October 2017. Purchased this bag from Walmart due to an emergency because my previous bag got demolished. It is not uncommon for me to go through several back packs a year because of the way I travel. I tend to be...
  13. Hobo Mud

    How to make money from a church while traveling. AA & dumpster diving

    With all the different things that we all have in common on STP there are two that stand out the most, one is the love and desire to travel and the second is the need to make money to survive and fund our adventures. Most of us have developed a skill or a way that best suits us pertaining as...
  14. TrainingHoppers

    Good Short-Term Jobs...

    I checked in other posts with the same information but couldn't really find what I was looking for. Are there any suggestions on short-term jobs that you can find pretty much anywhere in the U.S? I don't have much creative talent and don't have a ton of personal skills, but when it comes to...
  15. TrainingHoppers

    Youtube For Train Hopping

    Just a quick question from someone preparing/ researching to travel full-time. Via Freight Hopping, is it worth it getting a cheap GoPro and putting in the work at the local library for wherever you end up to post on Youtube or does the work outweigh the benefit of a little extra cash? I'd be...
  16. TrainingHoppers

    Education Vs. Travel?

    Alright, I need somewhere to kinda/sorta rant and don't know where to put this, so here we go. Short but Sweet: I'm living a pretty shit life right now. I don't want to sit here and talk about it for hours because than ya'll think I'm a stuck-up brat with nothing to do but rant to people who...
  17. briancray

    Video NY to OR by Thumb and Steel

    A few stories from my recent travels hitchhiking and riding trains from Buffalo, NY to Crater Lake, OR for work. I tried adding photos, but my connection sucks ass here, so I figured I'd post some videos. There were some really beautiful rides and I'm glad I had the chance to squeeze them in...
  18. ntdxc1878

    Featured Photos One Month Across 20 States

    I pulled my pack out of the back and slammed the door shut. The white Nissan slowly wheeled away around the bend and out of sight, and I was now officially alone. I promptly made my way through a hole in the fence, through the trees and out into the clear to reveal the glorious three track...
  19. ElderGreen9

    Indie filmmaker looking for actors and info about road life

    Hey all, I'm an indie filmmaker making a love story between two young men set in the world of homeless travelers. Back in college, all of my friends (and some lovers ;)) were travelers. I never lead that lifestyle myself but I was close to that world and as a filmmaker, it's always something...
  20. TheWanderer

    Photos Killer Kelty Backpack thrift shop find

    I just got myself a killer Kelty backpack at a thrift store for three dollars! What a great find! Time to switch all the gear from my old backpack to this one! Reminds me of a little story I know. Into the wild with Chris McCandless. Look it up.
  21. Matt Hatter

    How I accidentally went to Florida

    I'm new here, so I thought maybe I'd share a story! This one is about how I was planning to go to NOLA for the first time, but then accidentally went to Florida! So it starts out I was in Pelham, AL. I spent a couple days camped out in a state park nearby, but I began running low on supplies so...
  22. Freyr

    Video Looking Back...

    Getting ready to hit the road again. Looking back at some random footage from last year. This is only from late 2015 Oct-November. For the rest of the year I was pretty hammered in the South East. Too hammered to record anything honestly. Enjoy! (Song: Chill Bill - Rob $tone)
  23. TravelingJimi

    My Introduction

    Well here's my intro. My name is Jimi. I've been tramping for about 4 or 5 years now. I was in the army for 6 years and got addicted to traveling. So once I got out I didn't want to stop. I've been to around 11 countries and roughly 35 states. Most of my time I've been a leather tramp. I didn't...
  24. Max Arman

    U.S. West Coast -- Hike, freight-hopping, hitchhiking

    Will be in San Francisco from the 17th and intend to travel anywhere and everywhere in the space of two months (initially along the W/C, further south or north) and meet people. Anyone in the area want to travel together? Starting in San Francisco then hitchhiking to S. Cruz -- will probably...
  25. Geraldo

    My pack. The nice expensive deathtrap (Advice?)

    I just bought the most amazing pack in the world. It's three pounds, fits me like a glove. All the weight is on my hips and not my shoulders/back. I fucking love this pack. But there's a teensy tiny little problem: SWEET HELLO KITTIE JESUS THIS THING HAS SO MANY FUCKING STRAPS AND HOOKS AND...
  26. dabtime710

    19 yrs old and packin my bags. Best yards in California?

    Hey everybody first let me just thank you for all the information ive already been able to get ahold of just as a lurker. this and the r/vagabond community on reddit have been awesome and i love both communities, so thanks again! now let me apologize beforehand for how friggin long this post is...
  27. J

    Hi from Revelstoke British Columbia

    Hi there just found this website randomly. I live in Revelstoke BC. I like to travel. I like trains. I like beer. New to the squat the planet community but looking to share similar interests and adventures with others! Doing a winter hop tmrw, happy travels!
  28. 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...
  29. Freerange Butters

    Stupidest/Shitiest/Worst jail I've ever been to! (Prowers county jail)!!!

    Now let me tell you about my 25 day experience in this jail and why I'm so pissed off and hopefully when I'm done with my rant you'll agree with me or not :/ It all started when I was riding a through Colorado. I was heading East towards Kansas City so I could hop another train going north. I...
  30. J

    Featured So You Want to Have a Trainhopping Dog

    Some people might not agree with having dogs on train but let’s face it, it going to happen. Dogs are well suited to railroad lifestyle and make great traveling companions. If you train your dog well, love them, and feed them good then your dog will follow you off of a cliff if you jumped. They...