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In Progress The Anarchist's Guide to Travel

Discussion in 'Announcements & Feedback' started by Matt Derrick, Nov 7, 2016.

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  1. Billy Cougar White

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    I will deffo get a copy. Good resource to keep in the backpack.
     
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    Is there an updated eta?
     
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    Yeah so long as it ships to the UK I'm up for preordering it.

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    yes! i apologize for not keeping up with these updates better, but i'm really working my butt off to finish this soon!

    Current ETA looks to be July! I'm trying my best to make sure it gets published and is available by then.
     
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    Damn, this book looks like it is going to be an absolutely amazing resource for travelers. I voted I would wait till you're done, but after reading through that rough outline I would gladly preorder. Keep up the GREAT work and best of luck to you!
     
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    there have been a LOT of changes since that last outline i posted, so i figured it should post an updated version:

    1 Starting Out
    1.1 How I Started Traveling
    1.2 Why I Wrote This Book
    1.3 Who This Book Is For
    1.4 Why Should You Travel?
    1.5 Telling Your Friends & Family
    1.6 What is Travel Punk?
    1.7 Disclaimer

    2 What Should I pack?
    2.1 Gearing Up
    2.2 Weather
    2.3 Shopping Tips
    2.4 Clothing
    2.5 Backpacks
    2.6 Sleeping Gear
    2.7 Portable Shelters
    2.8 Knives
    2.9 Tools
    2.10 Stoves & Cookware
    2.11 Food
    2.12 Technology
    2.13 Entertainment
    2.14 Musical Instruments
    2.15 Showers & Hygiene
    2.16 Documents
    2.17 Shipping Stuff

    3 Feeding Yourself
    3.1 Excess & Waste
    3.2 Dumpster Diving
    3.3 Food Stamps
    3.4 Food Banks & Soup Kitchens
    3.5 Food Not Bombs
    3.6 When All Else Fails
    3.7 Shopping for Food
    3.8 Additional Resources

    4 Sleep for Free
    4.1 Avoiding Rent
    4.2 Couch Surfing
    4.3 Stealth Camping
    4.4 Squatting
    4.5 Wilderness Squatting
    4.6 Hostels & Hotels
    4.7 Between Travels
    4.8 Other Options
    4.9 Additional Resources

    5 Making Money
    5.1 Saving Money
    5.2 Working in Shifts
    5.3 Seasonal Jobs
    5.4 Migrant Farm Work
    5.5 Panhandling
    5.6 Busking
    5.7 Self Employment
    5.8 Strange Jobs
    5.9 Banks & Credit Cards
    5.10 Some Notes on Debt
    5.11 Additional Resources

    6 Travel Culture
    6.1 Oogles, Gutter Punks, Drainbows & Hipsters
    6.2 The Traveler Code of Ethics
    6.3 Do the Goddamn Dishes
    6.4 Finding People to Travel With
    6.5 Sex & Relationships
    6.6 Furry Nomads
    6.7 Traveling as a Minority

    7 Where to?
    7.1 Researching Destinations
    7.2 Useful Travel Websites
    7.3 Urban Exploration
    7.4 A Brief Guide to the USA
    7.5 Guide to Annual Events

    8 Hitchhiking
    8.1 What is Hitchhiking?
    8.2 Is Hitchhiking Illegal?
    8.3 Dangers of Hitchhiking
    8.4 Before You Start
    8.5 Good & Bad Hitchhiking Spots
    8.6 Hitchhiking in Groups
    8.7 Your Appearance
    8.8 Signs & other Props
    8.9 Staying Motivated
    8.10 Getting Your First Ride
    8.11 Making Conversation
    8.12 Getting Dropped Off
    8.13 Getting Stuck
    8.14 Ridesharing
    8.15 Additional Resources

    9 Train Hopping
    9.1 Introduction to Train Hopping
    9.2 Find Someone Experienced
    9.3 Dangers of Train Hopping
    9.4 Respect
    9.5 Special Gear
    9.6 Research & Planning
    9.6.1 The Crew Change Guide
    9.6.2 Main Routes
    9.6.3 Google Maps
    9.6.4 Railroad Atlas
    9.7 Getting Into the Train Yard
    9.8 Which Cars to Ride
    9.9 Riding Suicide
    9.10 Loaded Train Cars
    9.11 Junk vs Hotshot Trains
    9.12 The Waiting Game
    9.13 Which Train to Get On
    9.14 Stopped vs On the Fly
    9.15 Boarding the Train
    9.16 Catching on the Fly
    9.17 Ride Baby, Ride!
    9.18 What to do When Seen
    9.19 Tracking Your Location
    9.20 What are Sidings?
    9.21 Taking a Dump
    9.22 Transferring Cars & Luggage
    9.23 Dispelling a few Myths
    9.24 How to Get Off the Train
    9.25 Additional Resources

    10 Rubber Tramping
    10.1 What is Rubber Tramping?
    10.2 What Kind of Vehicle?
    10.3 Finding a Vehicle
    10.4 Buying a Vehicle
    10.5 Vehicle Insurance
    10.6 Moving In
    10.7 Stealth Parking
    10.8 Boondocking
    10.9 Gas Jugging
    10.10 Breaking Down
    10.11 Additional Resources

    11 Bike Touring
    11.1 What is Bike Touring?
    11.2 Buying a Bike
    11.3 Types of Bikes
    11.4 Sizing a Bike
    11.5 Special Gear
    11.6 Planning Your Route
    11.7 Food
    11.8 Additional Resources

    12 Boat Punk
    12.1 What is Boat Punk?
    12.2 Finding Cheap Boats
    12.3 My First Sailboat
    12.4 Dinghy Woes
    12.5 Life on a Boat
    12.6 Mishaps & Dangers
    12.7 Try it Out First
    12.8 Special Equipment
    12.9 Non-ocean Travel
    12.10 Additional Resources

    13 Other Forms of Travel
    13.1 Charter Buses
    13.2 Flying for Cheap
    13.3 Driveaway *

    Of course, some of that might change, but 90% is set in stone at this point. Let me know if you have any questions!

    * section has not been written yet.
     
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    Wow, that is very comprehensive. I am very excited to see this come to fruition. I'm sure there is still a ton of work to do on your end to make this into a finish product, but I could see this book being one of the best, most comprehensive resources out there. Keep it up!
     
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    I would definitely buy this book bro
     
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    thanks guys, i actually decided to cut the driveaway part since i don't have enough experience with it. i hammered out the conclusion and the first draft is finally finished!

    i'll be working out the cover, illustrations, photos and book layout this month and hopefully have it set up for amazon and other retailers by july! wooooooo
     
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    Sweet I'm excited for this book!
     
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    How is this?
     
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    Am curious Matt, with a title like this - to what extent do you define or add depth to the term "anarchist"?
     
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    so a brief update; my editor just finished making corrections to the proofreading copy, so I'm working on the final edit. All the illustrations from @awkwardshelby have been finished, and I'm working on getting the last of the photographs taken. Once this is done I'll be ready to publish!

    I'll make a big announcement here once it's ready to go public. Very excited!

    The title is a bit tongue and cheek, as I initially came up with that title just because I thought it would be funny to see on a bookshelf. I explain in the beginning chapters that I've intentionally kept the politics to a minimum, since I really just wanted to concentrate on the how-2 stuff that would be most relevant to folks on StP. There is definitely some 'hobo rules' set forth for those new to the community though, mostly as my attempt to keep people from going to the 'dark side' of travel, and discourage people from becoming apathetic gutter punks.
     
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    If you'd like someone to make digital copies (.epub or .mobi) for ereaders--either for online sharing or more availability in general--let me know and I'll hook you up!
     
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    i appreciate the offer, but i've already gotten this portion of the book done. it'll be available in both print and ebook version through amazon :)
     
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    Ah, cool -- didn't see anything about it in here and I'm really good with both the Sigil program and Createspace stuff, so I thought it wouldn't hurt anything to offer.
     
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    If I came up with the money, is it already too late to be considered a pre-order?
     
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    Did I see something about an October publishing date somewhere? Sorry if I missed the right thread upon which to respond, but I'm interested and want to be sure to order a copy when it's published.

    Thanks.
     
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    yes, i will make an announcement thread here shortly, but the jamboree is going to be the book release party as well. i will have it available for pre-order here in the next couple of weeks :)
     
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    Wish I could be at the Jam to pick up a copy in person (and a bandana too!). I'm down for a pre-order of a digital copy.

    Great work! Appreciate all you do to keep us connected, informed, awake, and alive.