key West live aboards harrassed even shot by FWC dispite ove deralict vessels (1 Viewer)

We sell all kinds of other stuff in our Etsy store!
Oct 5, 2019
Pensacola FL
I have tramped in key west and I got extremely lucky that I was not arrested for flying a sign.i did for 45 mins and made about $200. I went north to homestead FL at that time and took on a job in the everglades. I was involved in altercation and did some months in the federal system and this lead me to be housed at the Monroe county detention center where I was able to talk to other travelers passing through who got caught up and also of course the local homeless who frequent the jail. They call themselves "snappers". From hearing their stories key west does not play around and they will harass the homeless and misfits doing bum stuff. They want key west to have the image of a resort town. I have known traveler who do fine in key West however most these are following the hobo code and working and being a camillian. (However it's spelled lol).... Be extremely careful and viligiant in this area.
Jul 15, 2019
The word is chameleon - like an invisible homeless person. It's how I live.

I have been down once to Key West, but it was 15 years ago. Has it really changed that much??


Dec 11, 2017
On a plane
Speaking of liveaboards, anyone reading this aware of a cheap/free sale or borrow?

I live in Key West seasonally and have dreamt of living on a boat since I was young and read a book set in Venice.


Sep 20, 2019
Richmond, VT
Speaking of liveaboards, anyone reading this aware of a cheap/free sale or borrow?

I live in Key West seasonally and have dreamt of living on a boat since I was young and read a book set in Venice.
Your best bet is probably a local craigslist, though pickings tend to be thin in the wintertime

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $50.00 of $50.00 - reached!
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $75.00 of $75.00 - reached!
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $100.00 of $100.00 - reached!
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $105.00 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

Latest Status Updates

Still broke as a joke in Morocco, but got a job as a director of a school, so hopefully that real adult money will start rollin in soon. There's a rainbow gathering in the desert at the end of next month. I want to go, but I need to start working and this school opens next month.

Found a good home for the beautiful cat and the boyfriend was not so nice, so it's another fresh start for me.

Out here tryin to keep it real

Best of luck and happy travels
snailormoon wrote on dumpsternavel's profile.
Discovered today that you have good taste in crevices. The decrepit old box spring really ties this space together.
Hopefully getting on my first train tonight with @dumpsternavel (and Meeka and Chickpea of course.) Shits bout to get rizzeal my doods 🤘🐌
Searching for traveling companion.
Matt Derrick wrote on Darcyx9's profile.
Hey thanks for the recent uploads to the library, looks like useful stuff!
Nearly done with the electrical system of the van. 170Ah Lithium ion, 2/4K inverter, 400 watt of solar, 40A MPPT controller. Should be up and running (or explode) this weekend.

After that I have to finish the primary work table, which will be the last big piece of the build.
back in FL 4 da 3rd time til I head 2 Colorado
Hey folks, we've opened up a new thread to discuss organizing this year's jamboree in the san juan islands! You should throw in your two cents!
returning refreshed, refurbished and re-treaded ... om back what did i miss?