Worst State to Hitch Through? (1 Viewer)

RottonCotton

Lurker
I deleted myself
Joined
Apr 22, 2018
Messages
89
Hometown
Dallas Texas
20 years on the road ! Amarillo Texas wins to embrace the suck favor .

Tallahassee for second Nebraska for the follow up .

Easiest state to hitch ? Alabama and Tennessee yehawwww mothafucka
 
Click here to buy the Anarchist's Guide to Travel!
Joined
Apr 23, 2018
Messages
49
Hometown
Shady cove
I would say the entire interstate 5 in oregon

(And also avoid Medford, it has junkies, and gang members) (I'm planning to gtfo of medford soon)
 

rusty

Newbie
Joined
Nov 12, 2009
Messages
85
Hometown
Providence RI
Fuck florida and fuck ohio. Im from new england and have caught rides pretty quickly around here. Pheonix is right, do not hitch on the interstate, cops will stop u anywhere but they take hitchin on the highway pretty serious. Ive also not have any luck at "rest stops" been kicked out of them pretty quickly.
 

Ezra Fyre

Newbie
Joined
Aug 15, 2018
Messages
190
Hometown
New Orleans
People saying Nebraska, Ohio, etc. There's a trick to hitching through the heartland... You need a gas can.
Seriously.
If you've got a gas can nearly anyone will pick you up! Nobody likes to run outta gas, so the folk are conscientious like that. Without one, well, you're just a hitchhiker and they don't like to encourage that. Gas can means you're going somewhere! :)
 

VikingAdventurer

Guardian of the Knowledge of the Wastes
Joined
Dec 12, 2013
Messages
800
Age
33
Hometown
Slab City, CA
Website
www.youtube.com
People saying Nebraska, Ohio, etc. There's a trick to hitching through the heartland... You need a gas can.
Seriously.
If you've got a gas can nearly anyone will pick you up! Nobody likes to run outta gas, so the folk are conscientious like that. Without one, well, you're just a hitchhiker and they don't like to encourage that. Gas can means you're going somewhere! :)
I once read a biography about Hunter S. Thompson that included photos, and one of the things that I found the most fascinating was when he converted an old metal gas can into a suitcase, and used that to hitchhike around the country.
 

dumpsternavel

Wanderer
Joined
Jan 7, 2017
Messages
485
Hometown
Fuck Off Land
Website
m.soundcloud.com
Hitching Montana was bullshit.
Literally walked 25 miles on the interstate without one person stopping in the middle of summer... Almost ran outta food and water. Shit was fucked. Didn't get one ride from a person that was actually from MT. All out of staters..
 

AAAutin

Wanderer
Joined
May 24, 2016
Messages
248
Hometown
NFA
Almost ran outta food and water.
I actually ran out of water—twice—walking 94 in Montana.

The first time, it was early evening, and I got off the interstate to walk the three miles to the nearest gas station. As I was chilling under the overpass, a couple in an RV kicked down a gallon. I started heading toward the gas station for another, but decided I'd rather get back on the interstate and make miles. Bad move.

Early the next day, I was already down to a quarter-gallon. By the time it hit 115° in the noonday sun, I was long out and cramping up badly. I could only walk for about ten minutes without resting. Luckily, I happened to spy some cardboard blown into the freeway fencing. I pulled out my trusty marker and made up a sign reading "WATER." It took another ten minutes of walking with that sign for a trucker to pull over and leave a couple bottles of Gatorade and a grip of water along the shoulder ahead of me. I have never pounded anything quicker—I must have downed four 16 oz. bottles of water in 45 seconds flat. (So quickly, in fact, that I briefly went blind.)

STILL BEATS WYOMING, THOUGH.
 

Gwasher

Lurker
Joined
Jul 4, 2018
Messages
41
Hometown
north ga
Georgia for sure. Not so much the daytime but at night is when all the tweakers come out. If you hate small talk but get picked up by one of these fuckers, youre screwed.
 

Ezra Fyre

Newbie
Joined
Aug 15, 2018
Messages
190
Hometown
New Orleans
I actually ran out of water—twice—walking 94 in Montana.

The first time, it was early evening, and I got off the interstate to walk the three miles to the nearest gas station. As I was chilling under the overpass, a couple in an RV kicked down a gallon. I started heading toward the gas station for another, but decided I'd rather get back on the interstate and make miles. Bad move.

Early the next day, I was already down to a quarter-gallon. By the time Luckily, I happened to spy some cardboard blown into the freeway fencing. I pulled out my trusty marker and made up a sign reading "WATER." It took another ten minutes of walking with that sign for a trucker to pul
Luckily, I happened to spy some cardboard blown into the freeway fencing. I pulled out my trusty marker and made up a sign reading "WATER." It took another ten minutes of walking with that sign for a trucker to pull over and leave a couple bottles of Gatorade and a grip of water along the shoulder ahead of me. I have never pounded anything quicker—I must have downed four 16 oz. bottles of water in 45 seconds flat. (So quickly, in fact, that I briefly went blind.)
QUOTE]

GENIUS! Way to utilize your trusty marker!!
 

DaveAmbrose

Lurker
Joined
Oct 22, 2018
Messages
10
Hometown
Gainesville FL
So my experiences in long distance hitching with strangers isnt that long yet (but my how thats rapidly changing). Either or ive been told kansas is one of the hardest places to get through and its almost worth going north to nebraska. Any input advice stories or side effects are welcome. I think this should be a good thread to add to the bunch.
Florida really sucks
 

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
$100.00
Goal
$100.00

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
    $100.00 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

I swear this guy is my role model right now. If anyone's gonna ride this out with style, it's him.

This guy with a website called "Rustic Cyberpunk", does computer stuff while living in a cabin in the woods.

You'll need a Tor browser to view his blog, though. I won't link it here because it's not a regular link, and I'm not sure if that's okay on here.
MFB
Bored and organizing travel videos.
Alaska <3
I miss being young and indestructible!
Social distancing? Try traveling - whether it is a tramp van, a train or even a bike.
Favorite thing to do during an apocalypse??
First track of one of a solid album.
This shit is getting real, under self isolation - no, it's self quarantine now - thanks to some jerk who came to the Plant knowingly sick.
He has judged himself, as for me... my locker has been emptied because I am not putting up with that bullshit.
Looks like I just decided to take an early retirement, so on to greener pastures I go......
Be safe out there, perhaps we'll meet again when times are better.
I hope that y'all are good and safe wherever you may happen to be. Take care of yourselves, may the wind always be at your back <3
When Democrat and Republican politicians argue and fuck up so badly we end up taking 1st place in Plague Inc irl:

So, here's something great! After finally saying NO to eating carbs and sugar this morning (since that's mostly all there is to eat at home) and instead bought and ate vegetables, I actually don't have cravings anymore!

All I've eaten today is two sweet potatoes and some broccoli, and I don't have any food cravings, and I'm not lethargic!
Matt Derrick wrote on snailormoon's profile.
aww i really like your new profile picture.