Hi. This thread is intended to help people who are planning on living on the road for extended periods, or who already are, and who'll presumably be travelling last class. This thread is NOT intended to instruct or encourge runaways. If you're under 18 you won't be able to use most of the information in here anyway. Bear in mind that no matter how bad things may be at home you're almost certain to get into worse trouble if you leave, you will probably get caught, and you will cause untold problems for yourself and whoever you happen to be hanging out with when they catch you. That said, if anyone has anything to add to the information in this thread, please feel free but if you have any questions or storys please start another thread. I'm hoping to have this thread turned into a sticky that people can refer to without having to sort through too much other material. Links: Here's the best all around road forum I know of; Hitchhiking, Road Travel & subCultural Movement - digihitch.com [size=-1]Hitchhiking and road travel portal with stories, advice articles, photos[/size] Here's a few helpful links courtesy of TrippnBTM: Vagrancy: http://hipforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84405 Food: http://hipforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87398 Here's a link to a site that teaches you how to make a very simple alcohol stove, I made one and works great: http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/SuperCat/index.html On freezerbag cooking (easy method of cooking, includes many recipies, often updated): http://www.freezerbagcooking.com/index.htm General Camping/Hiking tips: http://www.knowledgehound.com/topics/hikecamp.htm Links to sites about living on the (very) cheap: http://www.soilandhealth.org/03sov/.../030206toc.html http://hipforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10472 I'll add more links as I find them.