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 No.142141[View All]

I made a couple threads about a year ago on homelessness, drifting, and vagabond traveling. A wiz that homeless traveled through Japan recounted his travels in those threads.

Since then I've not been able to forget your experiences and I've thought about them everyday and have wanted to replicate them. I wonder if you're still around wizzie. Anyway, you might remember how I mentioned that I wanted to follow in your steps. Well, I didn't do it. But I'm starting to plan again, and I think I will do it this year.

Are you still out there Japan wiz?
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 No.165593

>>142141
>>165589
damn it that made me laugh

 No.165600

>>165593
yeah that was my intention. It's funny that the mod deleted my post but left these other two >>165588 >>165329
Got no problem with mods but why isn't he giving a warning to these two others? Come on, try and explain that to me, mod.

 No.167469

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>>162485
I'm the most recent Japan-traveling wiz, after the OG wiz that biked all over southern Japan and slept outside, and the Polish wiz that went as a normal tourist. Haven't checked this thread in a while. I went also homeless like the OG wiz but without a bike. This is a picture I took under a bridge somewhere in countryside Japan.

 No.167471

>>162552
You will encounter few people if you go to the countryside but the ones that you will encounter will just see you as a rare-tier gaijin. In big cities, you will just be another gaijin because they are used to seeing people from everywhere. So I do not think your experience as a black person traveling homeless in Japan will radically differ from mine.

I want to go back.

 No.167474

>>162553
Yeah, if you are a dark-skinned foreigner anywhere, it will attract negative attention unless you are rich and dress like it. If you go homeless, it sticks out more and you might deported/banned. Just do the netcafe thing or capsule hotels.

 No.167475

>>167474
Why would being dark-skinned be a problem if you keep to yourself?

 No.167501

>>167475
I don't know about Japan but in China they view blacks as criminals and dangerous. Probably the same in Japan.
Police will be called on black wizzie many times I think.

 No.167502

>>167501
And what would they say?

>"Uhhh are you black?"

>"Yes, here is my visa and documentation"
>"Time for jail buddy"

 No.167503

>>167502
I know that in some countries it is illegal to be stay outside on public property.

 No.167504

>>167503
I'm talking about sleeping outside and/or staying on a bench for example for too long.
Police will remove you if you do that in the west.

 No.167507

>>167474
you're not gonna be deported for sleeping outside

 No.167508

>>167507
if you're a suspicious looking foreigner and are on public land and get the cops called on you and they figure out you don't have money to stay anywhere, it's a lot more likely

the point of allowing people into their country is to make money. it's not southeast asia where the gov't doesn't care about people slumming it since there's no clean image to protect

 No.167510

>>167508
that happened dozens of times to me, every other night when sleeping in/around cities you get police called to you. they just search you for a weapon or drugs, then check your visa, then they aplogize and fuck off. after the first few times they recognize you and it becomes something of a chore for both sides. i looked like actual garbage, smelled like cat shit, never showered, had the worst neckbeard, didnt know any japanese, actually stole like an idiot and trespassed constantly, was drunk every afternoon, and still nothing even close to getting deported ever happened. japs are too fucking polite. sleep in someones shed and get paid and told to leave, sleep in a backyard and get handed a pear and told to go, sleep outside temple and owner opens it so you can sleep inside, sleep on someones farm and get handed sleeping bag. if you get deported for legitimately minding your own business and just sleeping in public i would be shocked

 No.167513

>>167512
im a pale neckbeard, but i did get dark skin after a month of being outside all day. i thought i looked like an arab

 No.167996

>>167510
The cops checked you many times? Weird. They didn't check me even once and I also never showered and looked dirty, was bearded and tanned, carried a backpack everywhere, wore a kasa (one of those big conical Japanese hats), and a walking stick.

The Japanese people are indeed excellent as you say. They are the people I most highly regard. Can't wait to go back and do it all over again.

 No.168288

>>156978
Since the 2010s more or less

 No.168294

>>167510
>actually stole like an idiot and trespassed constantly
Are stores full of cameras like in USA? Or nobody notices if you shoplift?

 No.168348

>>167510
>stole
I curse you for abusing their hospitality.

 No.168366

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>>142141

>Tfw there's not a single wiz in my country (BR) that it's up to something bold like this.


Since I have nothing to lose, I would accept a crazy journey like that in the blink of an eye.

I don't treasure my life that much anyway. Even if it ended up being a total trainwreck, it would still be a better way to die than fucking coomsuming while waiting to rot.

I really need someone bold like that in my life, as I wouldn't bear going alone. Hell, even going alone is must before offing myself.

Mad respects, Homeless Japan Wiz.

 No.168389

>>158300
Can someone upload to imgur? My computer is extremely old and I'm running off 56k connection.

 No.168398

>>168389
>and I'm running off 56k connection
Where in the world are you and how much do you pay for it?
It was over 20 years since I had dialup but since it was pay per minute the bills tended to get outrageously large.

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>>167469
Did nothing interesting happen during your stay there? tell us something and share your pictures please.

>>165330
It's fecking hilarious though.

>>168389
here are videos from mt. tsurumi next to beppu.
https://youtu.be/gdf0uaY_bO8
https://youtu.be/IZEbk85KsTg
https://youtu.be/EB1TdBgr5tg

>>168398
Perhaps he's from australia.

>>158314
It was pleasantly warm, even in Kyushu. Ocean cools the island i guess. Not sweaty-warm like in EU at the time. When I went to hokkaido it was 14C or 16C. I even took a picture of a temp. display on a building to send home. It was nice feeling to be able to dodge heatwave weeks like that.

>>168389
You'd have problems with getting through imgur too. Most pictures are doubled because I can't pick the best shot. random shots of my feet and photos of forests, taken from inside of shinkansen.

>>168366
Maybe next year ;^)

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>>168409
Here you can use this next time.

 No.168418

>>165331
>muh truwizardry
Go play with your wand, wizkid.

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>>168408
>Did nothing interesting happen during your stay there? tell us something and share your pictures please.
Interesting things happened, I guess, although interest is relative. I went with the intent to do the 88-temple pilgrimage in the island of Shikoku but I walked to #11, got bored, and went elsewhere to do other stuff.

I definitely must return and complete it fully, this time with greater determination and knowledge.

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>>168459
It's crazy, because you and I went there almost at the exact same time, barely one month apart and ran into perhaps a similar kind of situation. I posted about my adventure on smug/a/ but I, too, only lasted two weeks (turning around halfway to #24) due to major gear selection fuck-ups. Spent the last two weeks enjoying a more "regular" type of experience wandering madly around the country like Polish wiz, staying at hostels and small ryokans - mostly around the coastline so I could swim every day.

I wish I had known about this thread before that time because I practically mirrored OG wiz's first time mistakes. And boy were they painful, hard-earned lessons.
Regardless of not being able to remain a walking bum the entire trip, it was the most incredible experience of my entire life. Pure freedom in the most beautiful land on earth.
I'd like to write a detailed post about how not to screw up and protips that I've learned on the matter to add to this thread for anyone interested. This is, after all, a little gold mine on the internet.
Just so you know, #11-12 and then escaping from #12 back down into the valley, in that heat, with a giant backpack… you avoided hell. A beautiful hell.

I, too, will return. This time get it right and go full homeless for three months.

 No.168496

>>168493
The heat and sun was brutal, plus I was not fit enough to continue. You're right. It was the most wonderful experience out of my uneventful existence in this world.

What are some tips or things you learned you wil keep in mind for when you return?

 No.168532

>>168493
Have you archived your adventure thread?
Please post link here
I hope some archive wizzies are keep backups of perhaps the best postings wizchan has come up with

 No.168541

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>>168496
Firstly, transportation:
I was looking particularly hard for something that would allow one to move at a brisk pace, conserve energy and - above all else - be able to fully absorb the surroundings, being able to stop at a moment's notice and skip around on foot. So I had decided not to use public transit besides an initial departure from Tokyo.
A bike was the obvious solution. However, after reading extensively about Japanese bike laws, bicycle registration, air-travel bike regulations, train-travel regulations, bus-travel regulations etc I came to the conclusion that it is simply too much of a pain in the ass. I was considering buying a super-expensive and very tiny foldable roadbike to escape some of those regulations, but it was too much money. I had no idea at the time that OGWiz simply walked into a store, bought a second-hand mamachari for next to nothing, and went on his way. His idea was perfect and genius, and I wish I had done the same but suffered from a case of over-thinking it. Instead I walked - and walking is an amazing way of taking it all in, mind you - Just not with an overloaded backpack that is eating at your soul with every step you take. By the end of week one, I had massive blisters on all ten toes and heels despite wearing proper-fitting running shoes, and I was dragging my feet like a dead man along the surrounding rice fields. This was my biggest mistake and like OGwiz, I started throwing away anything I possibly could within a day or two. If I ever manage to go again I think I'll try bringing one of those small cruiser skateboards with me due to how practical it is. Then again, nothing really compares to buying a $40 used bike at the scene.
The bulky surplus water canteen and cooking pot were the first to go. Along with the fire starting stuff, and the rest of the survival shit. You really don't need to bring a canteen when you can buy a delicious 2L bottle of cold spring water/green tea from the convenience store and fill it up again from taps at Shinto shrines, mountain springs and public bathroom sinks. You also don't need, or want, or have the time to cook and start fires.
Gear-wise my biggest mistake was bringing a tent. I saved my money and bought an expensive, super-light tent for the trip only to find out that it was useless for the purpose. Too heavy, too big, too long to set up, too easily recognizable from a distance; These were all major flaws in one of the most imporant aspects of my plan. I somehow got incredibly lucky and only got two nights of rain showers, however I shudder at the thought of how unpleasant it would have been to set up or dismantle the tent during a proper storm: EVERYTHING would have been permanently soaked. A big problem was finding a place hidden enough to set up this bright red and white thing and nail it to the ground. This was especially difficult after sundown. A tent would be great if you plan on staying in a secluded place for days, taking it easy. Definitely not if you are permanently on the move. When I think of how much more pleasant my life would have been with a bivy bag or simply a bug net.. I hang my head.
Second, the sleeping bag. Another thing I saved a long time for and spent a lot of money on. Rated for down to 9 degrees Celsius. Much, much too hot for Japan in Autum. Many nights I tried not setting up my tent and just laying down under a roof or on a bench but the mosquitoes absolutely ravage your body. I'd try sleeping in my underwear but was still pouring sweat and unable to fall asleep due to the heat. So I'd end up half covered, half uncovered, half-sleeping, half-awake, half-getting eaten alive and half-sweating my balls off. I wish I had a bug net instead of a tent. Also I never managed to figure out how to find mosquito repellent anywhere I looked. I only found mosquito bite lotion. Not being able to rest properly after all that walking and sweating was very draining.
Third, the clothes. I tried extra hard to anticipate what I'll need and won't need as well as trying my best to maintain a semblance of presentable appearance. Cotton clothes take too long to dry when you're on the road in Japan, they also get too heavy. It's too humid and you sweat too much. I'd hang them up to dry at night and some mornings they felt as if they were actually wetter. What would really pay off would be investing money in tech sports clothing. Sports underwear would dry off within the hour, for example. Another very interesting thing I found out was that clothing made out of animal fibers like wool or silk would simply not smell bad no matter how much you sweat in it. I had two silk long sleeve shirts from the thrift store and they were great to protect from the sun and mosquitos in the forest but unfortunately silk rips quite easily and I ended up trashing both of them. I've read on the internet that you can get merino wool tees that have the same qualities of not smelling like shit. All you really need are 3 t-shirts, 3 undies, 3 socks and either one pair of long pants/one shorts or one pair of pants that zips down to shorts.
But yeah, they're very important and should fit comfortably and be able to take the abuse (and many washings in sinks and rivers) as well as provide protection. I anticipated I'd wear shorts most of the time but was forced to wear long pants usually, due to the mosquitoes again. My pants had some buttons awkwardly placed on the hips where the backpack waistbelt fit which wasn't a problem at first but after a week they left bruised lumps of flesh underneath them. Even something as simple as a belt shouldn't be overlooked. For example I had a cotton D-ring belt which became a heavy, soggy, slimy, rotten rope around my waist. Same would have happened with leather. You need to focus on light-weight, breathable synthetic stuff that doesn't retain water. Swim shorts were the best thing I brought with me, and were used almost daily for two weeks once I reached the coastline. Also an actual camera - make sure you bring one and not just your phone.
The backpack. The backpack might be the most important piece of equipment you own so make sure you get a decent one designed for backpacking and waterproof. I myself had one that was designed for bike couriers: Huge and waterproof and extra heavy duty but completely lacking any features and extremely heavy. I didn't buy a backpacking bag to try to save some money and it proved to be another mistake.
The heat can prove to be one of the most unbearable aspects of the trip as sometimes there will be no breeze whatsoever. You can look up at the highest trees and not see a leaf move while your blood boils. There are some incredible pieces of advice for this:
1. Convenience stores tend to stock up on 500ml water and green tea bottles in the icecream freezer in the Summer. Buy one, or two, and stick them inside your clothes or in between your backpack and back. I got severe heat stroke on my third day and after puking on the side of the road and crawling to a temple, the old lady there brought me back to life with this. Green tea also serves as a natural energy drink.
2. In Japan you can find these promotional hand fans all over the place. Acquire one as soon as you see it and hold on to it for dear life. Trust me.
3. If you find yourself in need of purchasing a convenience store umbrella during a downpour you should opt for the black ones as opposed to the see-through ones. The black ones can be used to provide portable shade in the scorching Summer midday sun. You'll be thankful for this when walking through endless ricefields.
I think that's all the biggest mistakes I've made that I can think of. I could write a hundred times as much about how amazing everything else was. If you avoid these you should be having the time of your life.

I can also make some notes on personal hygene since I like to be a clean homeless person. It's pretty easy with some careful consideration. It will be hard to bathe every night. In more popular locations you can use your phone or ask for public baths which are cheap and amazing and should be considered an absolute treat. The rest of the time you have to get creative. Wet wipes, especially those marked as facial cleansing wipes, serve as a portable shower in a pinch. With one single wipe out of the pack you wash your face, armpits, balls, and asshole (IN THAT ORDER). I strongly recommend you bring some along. As long as you find a place to wash your pits and nether regions every day you should be okay.
There are streams, there are public washrooms with sinks. These can also be used to wash your clothes and you should be washing a set of clothes almost every day so you always have a dry pair ready to go. For this purpose you should bring some kind of potent natural all-purpose soap like Dr. Bronner's which can be used as detergent, toothpaste, shaving cream, body and hair wash. With a small mirror you can shave in a puddle of rainwater. There are coin-operated laundrymats in bigger locales but as a warning the machines there are ancient and use gas-powered dryers that will fuck up your clothes and maybe shrink them twice their size, use at your own discretion. If you don't have the time for your clothes to dry figure out how to clip them on to the outside of your backpack while you're moving.

Oh yeah, and keep plenty of room for your garbage. It could be a while before you can get rid of it. I had the bad habit of picking up other people's garbage along the way so most of the time I'd always have two plastic bags full of trash clipped on to the outside of my backpack, which I imagine made me look even more homeless. Such is life.

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>>168532
>>168532
I'm sorry, I did not. But I kinda stopped writing about it halfway through anyway, because I didn't feel I was doing the experience justice.
All the pictures are still uploaded online though if you'd care to view them:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/1umynunc8t1oarq/nihon_postprocess.7z/file
Camera files, 5GB
http://www.mediafire.com/file/816lg57u8bjjy2z/%25E6%2590%25BA%25E5%25B8%25AF%25E9%259B%25BB%25E8%25A9%25B1.7z/file
Phone files (videos/pictures), 3GB

 No.168565

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>>168496 So you guys went august-september?
This is partly why i didn't go in that time frame.
https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/japan/tokyo/climate

>>168541
The rice fields you are writing about are knee-deep-water kind of rice fields, yes? What about food? What and where were you eatin?

Did you guys even asked anyone irl about your trip?
My mom told me to get sleeping bag in case I'd have nowhere to sleep. It was unused since I managed to book places for every night. She also told me to get mosquito repellent, bugs bite aid, anti laxatives, and some other medicaments "because you might need it". They went unused, and even if I ever need them, there are pharmacies in this country after all!
Asked someone about shoes and he told me that I need trusted pair of hiking shoes. I didn't listen to him and bought new pair of sandals. It was "Thumb's size blisters between and on toes" bad idea. And I walked without any weights…(I was leaving backpack at the hotels)
Bought a brick-sized 20 powerbank which was an overkill. Since I had a place to charge every night, small powerbank would suffice.

 No.168587

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>>168565
Yes those kinds of rice fields but obviously not walking "through" them but along the pathways and small country roads on the side.
Food I mostly ate cheap convenience store food like onigiri and some fish/chicken for protein. I was too exhausted to eat much anyway. Every now and then I got to treat myself to proper food like ramen, undon, rice bowls, etc. Crowded local holes in the wall were very cheap sometimes, but a bit intimidating to go to. Or sometimes if there was a supermarket around you can go to it after 8 at night and find a lot of their food on sale for super cheap. Everything is cheaper at the supermarket than at convenience stores so it's a good idea to visit whenever possible. Huge selection of things too.
Sometime there were farmers selling fruits or pickled plums on the side of the road for a few coins and these were happy occasions.
Pic is me having an absolute feast from a supermarket one night, although that lasted for 2 meals

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>>168565
I didn't ask anyone, just got inspired by OG Japan wiz and did my own research. I ate cheap konbini food or starved in the countryside and ate mostly at Matsuya and Hidakaya (really cheap and delicious) when in cities as well as the usual other restaurant splurge (like GoGo Curry, or Ichiran, or sushi, etc…). I wore combat boots which, I know, was pretty autistic but they provided strong ankle support. Don't want a sprained ankle while traveling in Japan as a homeless gaijin. I slept outside about 95% of the time. I carried one power bank which would run out of batteries an I'd be left with no charge on my phone which was my lifeline (maps, comms, etc) which sucked. I'd have to go to McDonald's or train stations to try and charge my phone real quick.

 No.168617

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>>168541
>Gear-wise my biggest mistake was bringing a tent.
I used a camouflage bivy that is water-resistant. Saved me a few good times from the rain. Also helped keep me out of people's sight thanks to the camouflage pattern especially when I would sleep in bushes in Yoyogi park.
>I'd try sleeping in my underwear but was still pouring sweat and unable to fall asleep due to the heat. So I'd end up half covered, half uncovered, half-sleeping, half-awake, half-getting eaten alive and half-sweating my balls off. I wish I had a bug net instead of a tent.
I experienced the same thing. It was pretty bad but got through it just fine. The heat and sweating inside the bivy was pretty annoying, and all of the bugs bothering you all night as well.
>All you really need are 3 t-shirts, 3 undies, 3 socks and either one pair of long pants/one shorts or one pair of pants that zips down to shorts.
That's exactly what I did as well. Well, 2 shirts, both white polyester which got very dirty rapidly and I looked dirty most of the time so I bought a green button-up to cover it up. 2 polyester undies and 3 merino wool socks plus lining socks which kept me blister-free. One pair of polyester pants that you can unzip and turn into shorts (which I never did). Also ended up looking dirty because the color is a light tan. Best to buy dark colors on everything.
>Also an actual camera - make sure you bring one and not just your phone.
This I heavily regret. Perhaps I could've filmed and photographed my journey and posted it to YouTube and made back the money that I spent. For the next trip I must definitely buy a good camera, multiple SD cards, and at least two power banks.
>If you find yourself in need of purchasing a convenience store umbrella
I didn't have to buy one because a very kind Japanese lady gave me one. I was desperate and didn't know what to do as it was aggressively pouring down in Tokyo and I was standing under a 7-11 trying to avoid getting wet. She must've seen my miserable state and went inside and asked for an abandoned umbrella and gave it to me. It served me very well, I am very thankful to that person for that act of kindness, may she be repaid times a million. But yes that is a good idea, a dark umbrella will be idea.
>In more popular locations you can use your phone or ask for public baths which are cheap and amazing and should be considered an absolute treat.
That was my plan as well, to use sentos to stay hygienic but I never did.

I learned some stuff from your experience that I didn't know, thanks for sharing. This will be very useful for my future homeless trips around the globe.

 No.168626

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Forgot to mention that the warm ocean is your best friend (provided you know how to swim) and should be taken full advantage of if nearby. It's the best way to cool off and relax, and to stay clean. The left over seasalt acts as a mild anti-bacterial deodorant. Mountain streams are great too. The attached pic is a place I swam in and drank lots of water from in a valley between two mountains.

Another crucial piece of information I forgot to mention: You may notice that it is very common in Japan to see people wearing a small towel around their necks or wrapped around their heads. It's very important to have one of these. Wearing them around your neck is very good to wipe the streams of sweat off your face (which you will need to do constantly). You can use it to swat bugs off your neck in the forest and you can wrap it around your head as sun protection and sweat absorber.
I made one from the first shirt I tore but got rid of it after acquiring a real one a week later. They usually come free at a Ryokan, or you can buy one from an onsen. 7eleven sells them as well but they're a little small.
You will also notice that bucket hats are a big thing in Japan since they're cheap and offer 360 degree protection from sun/rain. They look pretty cool too.

>>168617
Call me stupid but I think that ankle support is a meme. There is a reason why trail running shoes have become so popular. Lots of articles about this online.
If you're going to argue about the pros of wearing combat boots I'd say that ankle protection from snake bites is a much more important factor.
Considering that almost all of the walking in Japan is done on pavement, my feet hurt just thinking about wearing combat boots. To each their own though.

 No.168983

>>168543
Wow. Amazing photos. You really captured aesthetics of Japan on those pictures. What model of your camera is?

 No.168996

>>168626
Looks like backwoods Pennsylvania actually.

 No.168999

My plan is to get a wageslave job to save up some money, then spend it on gear/supplies to be homeless. What gear/supplies would you recommend?

 No.169008

i took a shower without soap and shampoo for a year and realized you don't really need it

water is enough to clean your body. soap is a scam.

i want to get rid of all unnecessary things that cost money so i could live a frugal existence

 No.169013

>>168999
Ah another homelessLARPer, wish we could keep track of you guys, keep multiplying by the day

 No.169015

>>169013
>wish we could keep track of you guys
Why? And who are 'we'? Do you mean so that you (plural, normalfags) can post a thread about it on kiwifarms or something?

 No.169022

>>169015
Sound paranoid there wizzo, did you take your pills this morning?

 No.169027

>>168999
I'm going to assume you want to be a vagabond, and not a home bum. This is advice for a traveling vagabond, not for a homebum aka a homeless person that stays in one site:

>MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE: be physically fit. CARDIO to stay agile and fresh and MUSCLE to be able to put up a fight if God forbids anyone tries to steal from you or assaults you. It will make everything so much better. You DO NOT want to be feeling like shit all the time and stopping every 1/8 of a mile to rest


>Buy expensive stuff that is reliable and will last. Cheap Chinese crap costs more over time than expensive long-lasting stuff

>As a rule of thumb, military gear is cheap and reliable, but you can probably find better/comfier/more reliable civvie products
>Buy SYNTHETIC (nylon, polyester), DARK COLORED clothes. They dry quicker, smell less, wick sweat, and the dark color means it can get dirty and not look it (do not make the mistake I did of buying white, it'll get dirty in two days)
>Use the TWO-SOCK METHOD. Buy WOOL socks for the outside, synthetic socks for the inside (this method reduces friction and will 100% keep you BLISTER FREE guaranteed and tested by me)
>I RECOMMEND you wear combat boots for ANKLE SUPPORT. Some might say ankle support is a meme, but if you will be doing what I did (homeless in the middle of nowhere hiking mountains and remote areas), the LAST THING you want is a SPRAINED ANKLE
>Do NOT buy a camping cook kit unless you will 100% be cooking your meals away from civilization for days
>DRINK A LOT OF WATER if you will be hiking. Carry at least a 1L+ bottle. Drink it but refill it every change you get and GET A GOOD DRINK AT EVERY REFILL STATION
>I RECOMMEND a bivy + sleeping bag + tarp if you will be homeless in cities. You can set/unset this setup in 5 minutes
>ONLY get a tent if you 100% plan to be weeks at remote locations
>Protect your skin. If it's hot and sunny get a BLACK UMBRELLA for the sun and also apply sunblock. Tanning is SKIN DAMAGE, and the sun will make your skin hurt very badly
>You will NEED a phone not to go insane. Download lots of and use audio content because it uses less battery. If you want to read, get a physical book. Only use phone minimally for taking pictures, looking at maps and itinerary, etc
>Carry at least two large powerbanks for your phone. Maybe even three depending on how often you'll get a chance to recharge your powerbanks and your phone, and if you carry other devices such as cameras
>If you carry a camera, take with you multiple battery packs for the camera and multiple SDs

>SECOND MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE: get THE FUCK OUT THERE and DO IT. If you really wanna do this shit, don't waste no time. The world is less scarier than you think and chances are you'll be the one scaring people. Good luck wiz


>>169013
>>169022
Fuck off kiwifarms normalfag.

 No.169030

>>169027
Thank you anon, very helpful.

 No.169033

>>169027
I do the two sock thing and I'm not even a vagabond. It's just good advice in general.

 No.169036

>>169033
>>169027
Never travelled either but I always do double track pants. That way I can shed the outer if I need to be clean dressed somewhere.

 No.169277

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>>168543
What the hell. I saw your picture and I was sure that I had seen the same old vending machine and taken a picture of it too. Today I was going through my Japan pictures and remembered this. It is interesting that we both thought to take a picture of the same old abandoned vending machine only a month and a few days apart.

 No.169579

I am trying to make a passive income for myself.At least 20 dollars a week and then i can become homeless

i am trying do this through crypto but i am failing at it. i don't have enough money

 No.169712

>>169579
> crypto
Isn't this a snake oil? Arent real currencies a more reliable profit now?

 No.169715



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