RAINBOW FAMILY GATHERINGS: Unofficial Community for Rainbow Family
Hey everyone Ive been going through a tough patch right now and was wondering if anyone had any words of wisdom to shed.
Recently my Mom and Dad split up, my mom moved in with her brother,my dad into his own place,and I was thrown into my,very critical,closed-minded grandparents who dont very much like me because of my free nature.
Ive been here for about a month (and it feels like 7!) Ive had to quit cigs because they dont like the smell, I have to ask to go anywhere, and going on a nature walk,isnt a good reason in their eyes. Im used to be out till 4 in the morning and now i have to be in by 10. Ive even been yelled at for wearing a grateful dead shirt! Theyre shoving joining the Military down my throat, and are trying their hardest to make me conform and follow the corporate paved road. I cant stand it any longer.
Im thinking of leaving,well more like planning on leaving very very soon.
I have my backpack packed and am thinking of hiking west towards Oregon and Cali. I dont have a sleeping bag or a tarp yet and Id have to travel alone so im worried about that.
I guess what the point of this is : Im gonna leave,and Id like to hear from people who have done it before,any advice on backpacking? Like equipment for my pack,gathering water and food, and just past experiences. Any input will be appreciated. Please respond soon, Idk how much longer I can bear living here, and the road is calling my name.
Peace Love and Light,