Hello, STP. My handle is Eyegor and I am a middle aged Fed and a Cop. Wanted to put that out right up front. I've done more than my share of tramping around and have always befriended travelers because they have always befriended me. While I have lurked here for a few years it was never for a nefarious purpose. More of a Walter Mitty voyeurism. In many ways I envy you and your adventures. I started hopping trains as a teen ager but it was always 10 miles or less. I've also trekked many a trail. I've been cold, hungry and lost out on the road, but provenance and luck have always prevailed. While my lifestyle now is pretty button-down, I like to believe the spirit of the tramp still resides in my heart. I don't pretend to be one of you and hope you are accepting of me as your tribe has been of others.