Wanting to start traveling the rails (2 Viewers)

Feb 10, 2020
Mason City
Hello! I moved out to Raleigh NC back in July of 2019 from Iowa. Recently found Stobe Hobe on YouTube and have become very curious and fascinated by the freight hopping traveling. I Dont have much going on as far as anything I need to be around for and I would really like to fully prepare myself for one of these journeys. I've been learning some info here and there and started reading the Anarchist guide to traveling. Something pulls me to this kind of travel and I don't want to regret never doing it. If anyone around raleigh would consider possibly being a guide in the future that would be incredible. I'm doing my research and trying to get as much info as I can as I know it's a dangerous thing to pursue. Thank you for reading and any info or tips would be greatly appreciated!
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Mastering the Art of Houselessness
Staff member
Dec 12, 2014
Northern Arizona
Some pointers:

-Freight hopping is incredibly dangerous, and the internet has turned a way of life for many, into a weekend outing for people who have no idea what they are doing. Of you have watched Stobe's videos, you should know he had a very laid back approach to riding, and it eventually caught up to him. Do not take this activity lightly. Bad things that could happen are: Death by train, death by exposure, death by tweeker/gang member, jail time, a record....you get my point.

-You can seriously get all of the info you need to about this online, and much of it on here. Do AS MUCH as possible on your own before starting to ask for help from others. Peoples experiences, advise and wisdom are incredibly helpful, but it goes a long way to prove you have done your due diligence before asking to be spoofed information

-go through the entire train hopping forum and read everything before considering this endeavor further

-be prepared to do a lot of reasearch, sit for hours or days on end without any gratification, deal with cops/tweekers/homebums and other incredibly jovial members of society, and essentially becoming a ninja

Good luck, and welcome to StP.

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