Killing time on the road (1 Viewer)

kecleon

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maybe wittle a pipe out of a piece of wood
Howd you do that? I want to try it but have no idea how you'd hollow the mouthpiece tube to breath through, the bowl I could do with s knife pretty easy I guess.
 
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milkhauler

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Im a gadget geek and ebook reader. I also like tinkering with various mechanical mechanisms. I used to be a locksmith in PHX, so I still practice picking various pad locks I have around. Music is also on my go to list to kill time. I have a few train video's made by foamers. I have this one HD vid that is nearly 3 hrs of freights rolling by. Its kinda relaxing listening to those crossing bells and clickity clack. I've prolly played it 30 times in the last 3 months.
 
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Dmac

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find some cordage and make a sling, like in "David and Goliath". You would be surprised how far and fast you can fling railroad ballast.
 

Tatanka

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Yeahhh slingshot. Guitar. Reading, writing. Grooming or fiddling with my dog. Sewing gear or clothes of making my leather craft stuff. Whittling sometimes. Drinking. Smoking pot at times. Other things at times.
 

Hillbilly Castro

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I talk to myself a lot. It's really good for ya to verbalize all your deepest thoughts and ideas as if you were explaining them to the grasshoppers next to the highway. After a while of doing that, I'll start singing. Then whistling. If hitchhiking, I can't tell ya how many times I've been belting Iron Maiden as theatrically as possible and have gotten picked up much faster - or did the time just go by easier?

Another good thing to do is to chat up random folks everywhere you go. Risk free socializing - eats away whatever anxieties you had about other people back in days housed up..
 

TChungMayMay

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I have a journal that I've been carefully transcribing song lyrics into slowly but surely - it's useful for helping me memorize lyrics and it's a cool little thing that fits in a pocket. I also do some sewing, if I've got something that I want to ornament or that needs repairing, and I want to get a small but good embroidery frame so I can work on making new patches and stuff.
 
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I just remember that much of the time I spent on the road was alone. Being around too many people or too much conversation wears me out as well.

Have you ever played sodoku?

I haven't, but a person can get plenty of distraction right there, on the cheap.
Sudoku is awesome
 

Dmac

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@buffalobill nice sling, I have made several. After a while, it becomes a hunt for the best sling stones. rr balast rocks fly funny, but hit hard. Great pastime, and have never been hassled for having it with me.
 

Coywolf

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I usually just smoke a shit-ton of crack. That always gives you SOMETHING to do......more like, everything to do...
 

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