join our traveling commune! please?

Discussion in 'Communal Living' started by sandal-man, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. sandal-man

    sandal-man Member

    man, it wont get going until maybe summer of 2010 but after my buddy graduates were going to travel cross country with just some lightweight backpacks. its definetly going to be us two and we have maybes from about 5 other kids but if you'd like to come just contact me at srgaston@gmail.com or my buddy calvin at cdwink@gmail.com but dont write us unless your serious about going or have some ideas about what to bring. we really can use all the help we can get to make this a possibility. were going to live simple eating mostly edible plants but were not going to completely drop out of society. well visit a city every once in a while and if you do come your free to leave whenever u want to. just please be a peaceful person cuz were doing this to get away from the assholes of our society. and no guns please, that would take the fun out of it. im a vegetarian so i wont hunt but calvin needs to eat meat for medical reasons. if ur a vegetarian that would make things a lot easier, but if ur not dont sweat it, we dont discriminate. you could be 100 years old and i wont mind but please know something about nature first that can help us, youve got 2 years so start learning! and the more ppl weve got going the more stuff well be able to bring. doesnt matter what city u live in cuz were gonna meet at a city on a certain date but we dont know what city yet so if u want to come ill keep u informed. and were going to get some solar power generators to help us and if you can bring one too. but try to stay away from bringing unessecary luxaries cuz theyll only slow you down. ask for the packin list and well email you one and you can suggest tips if you want. i think youll probably have to cook for yourself or at least gather your own food cuz you cant expect ppl to take care of you. and please be in good physical and mental health, we dont need any deaths along the way or downers on anti-depressant meds. and please dont be an alcoholic or addicted to anything hardcore. you dont need a tent unless you prefer to bring one but its your responsibility. but if you did bring a tent itd b a good place to bring a sex partner. but dont get her pregnant, we dont need that. maybe if we find a real nice spot though well settle down and then you can have a child. if you do get pregnant you can stay but youve gotta get to a hospital when your near birth cuz im not a midwife, unless we bring one along with us but if the food runs low you can survive but the baby might not. dont mean to be so morbid but these are possibilities. a nice sleeping bag would be wise but were going to travel so that were south in the winter and north in the summer. but it can get really cold at night in the summer and in the desert too. and try to save some large amounts of money in your bank just in case we get fucked half way through or something goes wrong. itll be your personal money in your bank account so dont think this costs anything. $20,000 should be good for a while. if you dont bring money dont expect ppl to mooch off of cuz they got to worry about themselves too. but we really shouldnt need money. if u dont bring it thats fine tho. and bring a good cookbook if you can with just stuff that grows in the wild. knowledge of edible plants will also be appreciated but dont eat anything unless your sure of what it is b/c were not taking care of your dead body for you. and bring a pet if you can take care of it at all times otherwise dont. and dont bring any young children but if theyre older and u dont mind them dropping out of school then thats fine. and if your still in school please dont drop out to join us. finish your schooling and well meet u somewhere b/c like i said well be visiting cities every once in a while. well have an internet connectin when we get to a city but not with us. if anyone has a cell phone that uses satellites please come b/c we cant afford one. if u do decide to come then thats great, im sure youll have a great time. if u have any questions either contact me or calvin. srgaston@gmail.com and calvin is cdwink@gmail.com and again, please dont write unless ur serious. just so u know im 17 and in 11th grade and calvin is 16 and in 10th grade so we could use some cool adults with experience to help guide us. dont send me any crap on email cuz ill just report you as spam and ill never read anything from you ever again whether you want to come or not.
    btw, i was looking for a reason to be doing this, sort of a motto i guess and i think i found it:
    By nakedundermyclothes

    I am not white. I am swirls of green,blue,purple,orange, and colors no one knows. I am not American. I am part of a much larger culture...the human race. I am not asking you to follow my lead or do what I do. I am asking you to walk with me and be my friend. I am not asking you to love me. I am asking you to respect me even though we are different. I am not rich with money, cars, or jewerly. I am rich with love, hope, and faith. I am not part of the crowd yet, I am not alone. I am just me. I am not looking at you because you are different. I am looking at you because I am curious and I want to learn. I am not going to be mad at the people trying to bring us down. I am going to thank them for making me stronger and wiser. I am not going to fight you for our differences. I am going to embrace you for them. I am not going to say I'm sorry because someone thinks your different. I am going to stand by you and let us be different together. I am not white. I am swirls of green, blue, purple, orange, yellow, and colors no one knows.
     
  2. D_MAN

    D_MAN Member

    lawlz sounds tight. I'm in CA right now, dunno where I'll be in 2 years.
    So...how many sex partners can we bring?
     
  3. sandal-man

    sandal-man Member

    actually ive got to edit that, were not meeting in cali anymore, currently were not sure where we are meeting but as soon as i know youll know but its probably going to be on the east coast. we decided that we wanted to hike the appalacian trail early on. and u can bring as many partners as you want.
     
  4. tigerchild

    tigerchild Member

    well, this sounds great guys, can i just ask what country tho?
    i would also like to come along, but im 17 and live in england at the moment and in your terms im in 11 grade(i think) what are you going btween the time you graduate and the time you set off? im currently looking for someone cool to hand out with on my gap year!
     
  5. AFierceInvalid

    AFierceInvalid Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    That's sounds like fun. It's good that you are open to everyone. I plan to be on the road for a few years when I graduate college. I may just see you tramping around!
     
  6. CPL Clegg

    CPL Clegg Member

    Yeah, I'm in 11th grade now but unfortunately, I'm going to college. After that I'm hitting the road. So that will be.....ummm.....summer 2013!!! Maybe I'll meet up with you guys then...
     
  7. sandal-man

    sandal-man Member

    country i live in is us and we dont have any travelers from any other country but if tigerchild wants to come you can meet us in a city somewhere as soon as we get to one. and CPL Clegg can come if were still together in 2013 but i think we will cuz i dont want to do anything else. the american dream happens to be not so similar to my dream of doing nothing. if you really want to come email me at srgaston@gmail.com and ill give you more details and answer your questions.
     
  8. ImaginaShan

    ImaginaShan Member

    hey sandel man

    Im a junior right now but Im graduating in 2009.. are your plans still set for leaving in 2010? if so I'd REALLY love to come..

    I live in RI (northeast TINY state) and I hate it here.. I gotta get out asap which unfortunetly isnt until I graduate..

    let me know if youre still shooting for '10..

    peace
    *sparkles*
     
  9. I would definitely be interested. Hopefully you can figure out more plans and keep updating. I have an old email i have started using again recently, you could reach me at with info later on -turtlesurferguy@yahoo.com.

    please keep me updated in the future about this, I would love to be part of it, even if only for a short time. Sometime within the next couple years I hope to have any and all financial obligations taken care of so I wont have anything holding me down, and I refuse to leave before I have them taken care of because it would be like running from them.

    But I should have it out of the way within a year, and after that, I hope to spend at least a year traveling, and this sounds like a perfect way to travel with new people and become close and almost grow a somewhat of a family.
     
  10. sandal-man

    sandal-man Member

    still shooting for '10, i let keep u updated cb666 and thats really what we wanna do is create a family and meet people. hope u guys can come
     
  11. Geekgirl70

    Geekgirl70 Member

    Just a quick comment...

    It's totally possible to spend a good while backpacking around, but you guys have some unrealistic expectations you should handle before you go.

    First, it's very smart to plan to have cash saved up before your trip. You never know what eventualities you might come across. I would suggest though, possibly carrying some form of money that might be replaceable if you were mugged and the money was stolen, such as traveler's checks? You would want to leave any credit/debit cards or large sums of cash somewhere safe and NOT take them with you on the road. Anyone can use a credit card, if they steal it, to quickly wipe you out.

    Second, although the idea of 'living off the land' as you go sounds great... you have to realize that unless you are willing to be REALLY extreme, you are going to need to pack food and water with you. People who hike the AT (appalachian trail), know that it's not very realistic to expect to be able to 'live off the land' during that hike. They pack dehydrated food to carry with them and plan food 'caches' or mail 'care packages' ahead to themselves along the way and then often supplement their diet with 'fresh pickings' along the way. It's not also not really practical to carry enough water with you to sustain yourself (you need to hydrate a lot while backpacking and water is heavy). It is conceivable to find water sources along your journey, but NONE of these sources should be considered SAFE for drinking. It's best to bring along a mini-pump water purifier (the ones made by PUR work really well). The last thing you need is to get hit by giardia from drinking unpotable water on your trip.

    Also, your statement about non-violence is fine, but remember that you will not be controlling who your group comes into contact with in your travels. There will likely be violent people you will meet along the way. Have a plan in place for dealing with them.

    Be sure to have SOME kind of route in mind, so you can send regular updates to someone 'back home'.. just in case you disappear, so folks will have an idea where to look for you.

    Oh, and take care of your feet.

    Good journeys. :)
     
  12. ImaginaShan

    ImaginaShan Member

    ok great! thanks keep me updated..
    turns out Im getting a job.. starting within the month.. Im going to start saving so by '10 I think I'll be more than set to go
     
  13. D_MAN

    D_MAN Member

    Hey guys, I'm gettin a job too actually, I'd love to go. Awesome.
     
  14. sandal-man

    sandal-man Member

    thanx geek girl i appreciate ur help.
     
  15. Geekgirl70

    Geekgirl70 Member

    Yeah no problem, I'm sure lots of other folks will have stuff to add. Also, be sure to keep a list of the folks who are interested in going with you, with all of their contact information. You might want to touch base with each other (maybe an email mailing list?) at least once a week to see where you are, who's still interested, get to know each other a little, etc. Again, good luck. :)
     
  16. ImaginaShan

    ImaginaShan Member

    ahh thats an awesome idea.. my email is shannonagins021@aol.com

    my AIM is shannonagins021 or ImaginaShann but Im usually on the first more

    -shannon
     
  17. D_MAN

    D_MAN Member

    Ya, I don't know where I'll be at in 2 years, but the D-man nowadays thinks its a kickass idea. So count me in.

    my email is devin.kelly09@bcp.org
     
  18. stickychicky

    stickychicky Member

    think you could make a quickie stop close to a canada-us border? im canadian but i could meet maybe in buffalo or detroit. i cant do something like cali because thats way the hell out there and i've never been beyond the boarder states!

    lemme know if you can or not. im on my way to cali but definitely dont want to go it alone, how dull is that? hehe
     
  19. stickychicky

    stickychicky Member

    keep me updated in any case, like d man said who the hell knows where ill be or what ill be up to?
     
  20. ImaginaShan

    ImaginaShan Member

    very true...
     

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