IamA vagabond/hobo that has hitch-hiked, train-hopped, and back-packed for 10+ years on the road. I am being joined in this AMA by seven other trainhoppers, hitchhikers, backpackers, rubbertramps, vandwellers, and otherwise houseless travelers. Fe...
Hey Reddit! Our subreddit at r/Vagabond has been recently flooded with questions about our various lifestyles on the road as houseless (homeless) travelers.
Questions such as:
How do we eat?
How do we sleep?
How do we find work/money?
How do we get laid/have sex?
Why did we start this lifestyle?
What are the good sides of this lifestyle?
What are the bad sides of this lifestyle?
What are our favorite stories from the road?
What are our worst stories stories from the road?
What gear do we carry in our backpack/van/whatever?
Do we travel mostly alone, or with others?
What is our advice for first-time travelers?
Is it safe for single-female travelers?
Is it safe for pets?
Well, Reddit, this is your chance to ask ALL OF US anything you wish. We are here to answer ALL of those questions, and any other questions you might have in mind!
Houseless travelers of all types: Hobos, Hitchhikers, Trainhoppers, Backpackers, Rubbertramps, and Vandwellers, all united together to answer ANY question(s) you have concerning our lifestyles on the road and rails.
Also, if you haven't checked it out yet, we have been featured on today's episode of Reddit's new "Upvoted!" podcast, hosted by Reddit's co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The episode focuses on our lives as vagabonds, including our stories of living life on the road and rails.
Check out the podcast here!
We vagabaonds have also been collaborating on a new documentary/series this summer that will film the lives of hobos and vagabonds while living on the road and rails. Please ask /u/other_tanner for more information about this, and ways that you can possibly help us hobo's and vagabonds in this new project.
Facebook Page for Documentary: https://www.facebook.com/TransientsDocumentary
Sneak Preview of Documentary: https://vimeo.com/123267597
Vagbonds and Hobos joining me in this AMA include:
/u/Huckstah - 33 year old Trainhopper/Hitchhiker/Backpacker/Seasonal Worker. 11 total years on the road and rails. PROOF /u/Lupo_Bi-Wan_Kenobi - 39 year old Train Conductor/Engineer, Rubbertramp, Hitchhiker, and Trainhopper. 10 years total experience living on the road and rails. PROOF
/u/AcesAndEights21 - 31 year old Rubbertramp, Backpacker, and Seasonal Worker. Works in the summer, and travels the rest of the year. Eight total years of rubbertramping and backpacking experience. PROOF
HERE WE ARE. FEEL FREE TO ASK US ANYTHING!
Thanks to the owners and workers of "The Coffee Shop on Monroe Street" in Livingston, Alabama, for helping this hobo out with the podcast and computer access)