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Road Dawgs, Travelers of All Kinds...COME OUT BABYLON AND BE FREE...

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To present travelers and future travelers...

Started by Alicat Shanti. Last reply by Brewcity Drum n Bass, loven u! Dec 31, 2012. 10 Replies

As those of us know who have been on the road for awhile...At first it seems as though you need all these worldly possessions to survive..but you will find that you need much less than you had…Continue

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I want to come.

Started by Journey For Life Apr 8, 2011. 0 Replies

Dont know what to exspect. Tell me how to get to you and if you need anything before i arrive ill leave as soon as you give me the info.

Need a place to go?

Started by Alicat Shanti. Last reply by Alicat Shanti Sep 13, 2010. 1 Reply

If your in need of a place to go you can come here...We have plenty of room...if all of our rooms are taken, theres the flooror we have several tents or you can put up your own tent..let me tellyou…Continue

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Comment by DeadHead_Hippie on February 10, 2013 at 10:19am

Okay I've set a date for a Oklahoma Area Family get together. It will be the weekend of May 24 at Billy Creek Recreation Area in Muse, OK. If you want to know more feel free to check out my FaceBook page Janice the VW Magic Bus.  Just a time of fellowship and get to know other Family around so that we might be able to network, fellowship and just become a true close family! No set events or tight rules. Just be loving, peaceful and welcoming. Always, an open mind and heart is a MUST! If there are any bands that would like to show up feel free and come on! Can't afford to pay ya in nothing but love. Or if you play something, besides the radio like me lol, feel free to bring stuff with ya. Maybe we can do a jam or something groovy like that. If you have kids feel free to bring them but remember it's an adult and family get together. Maybe we can do a kids camp area. I'll go check it out and see how much room that we have there. Also if anyone would like to do a community kitchen feel free to holler. I have all kinds of cooking stuff that we can use for a large group. I'll pay for the shelter that we can use it for the weekend. I think there might be a charge for camping spots but it's a primative camping area so remember if you bring a camper there may not be anywhere to plug in at.

Comment by NormaL T. Joey on November 24, 2012 at 2:26pm
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Comment by NormaL T. Joey on November 29, 2011 at 6:36pm

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Bicycle Camping and Touring

With a host of furious fancies
Whereof I am the commander,
With a burning spear and a horse of air
To the wilderness I wander.

By a knight of ghosts and shadows
I summoned am to tourney
Ten leagues beyond the wide world's end,
Methinks it is no journey.

--- from "Tom O'Bedlam" (Anonymous)

Why Go Touring By Bicycle?

Long-distance bicycle touring is by nature a Quixotic activity. In these days of light-speed communications, multimedia entertainment, fast, powerful, and prestigious automobiles, luxurious homes, exotic restaurants, and instant gratification, why would someone choose to pedal at slow speeds up high hills carrying a heavy load to boil rice in a small pot in the dark, insect-filled woods alone at night? Are bicycle tourers and bikepackers driven by a masochistic self-hatred that causes them to perform painful and anachronistic pilgrimages?

Actually, long-distance, loaded, bicycle camping is one of the most pleasurable activities I have ever experienced. I generally sleep poorly at night; but in the woods on a tour, I sleep like a baby, lulled to sleep by the music of insects. In the morning, I am awakened by the cheeping of birds. I eat a snack before getting up, and then I quickly pack my sleeping bag, air mattress, tent, and other gear and get on the road. I'm slower in the morning, having less speed but also a greater desire to stop at pleasant spots, dawdle, and enjoy. Traveling by bike allows me to stop anywhere, such as meadows, lakes (especially places to swim), woods, and scenic spots, not just at the tourist traps and overlooks. My large panniers may look very heavy to the passing motorist, but I barely notice their weight; actually, the bike feels better loaded than empty; it's a lot more stable. Somewhere near lunch, I find a small grocery and buy some bread, sandwich materials, and fruit. I find a town park or other shady spot to wait out the high mid-day sun and maybe nap. In the afternoon, my speeds are higher, and I spend less time at stops (but I still usually stop fairly often, sometimes a quick dash into a grocery for bananas, sometimes a stop to pick wild berries). My body, tanned, lean from cycling, hardened by climbing, feels fantastic. I relish the climbs. In the late afternoon, I start riding slower, and I start having thoughts about stopping. I finally find a place in the early evening, cook a simple meal, and rest and cool off. As it starts to get dark, I pitch my tent, crawl in, and fall asleep.

There are exciting times and difficult times as well. Visiting strange or famous places and accomplishing goals are always exciting to me. I meet and talk with interesting people along the way, sometimes other traveling cyclists. Beautiful views, strong tail winds from nearby storms, encountering wild animals (usually at my camping site), and traveling up and down hills also stir me up. On the other hand, I may run into a rainy or hot spell, have to repair my bike or tire, encounter a hostile motorist, or just find myself in a bad mood. The problems are infrequent and are easily dealt with; the pleasures remain in my mind for years.

Comment by solarbob on November 28, 2011 at 1:05pm

The plan is simple, get a cooler/freezer and a solar cooker for the trailer and a few things needed for the truck, hopefully next year by this time I will be heading out for a trip around this great land. Looking foreword to meeting phamily and new friends all along the way. And all you hitchhikers out there be advised, I always stop for hitchers but can only carry one at a time, that's just the size of my ride and although I take dogs in my truck I prefer not to.

Peace and love

Comment by NormaL T. Joey on July 25, 2011 at 10:50am
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Comment by NormaL T. Joey on April 22, 2011 at 9:16pm

Everyone here should join this group. The information shared at this group lease it self to Region 16

http://www.rainbowgatherings.org/group/nomadiclivingtipstricksandte...

 

Comment by NormaL T. Joey on April 3, 2011 at 1:24pm
Comment by James Redbeard on January 17, 2011 at 10:47pm
*sigh* the last of my materialism has got me clinging to babylon for a little while longer before I hit the road. Sparkey just isn't quite ready to go yet. Sparkey is my 1971 VW bus. Our first long trip and vancamp expedition to San Diego was a blast! ... except he leaks water, so I went to new mexico got a job and am fixing him up little by little nd then We're going back out adventuring again! :D
 

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