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Old 18 November 2017, 18:49
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Going Nomad...

I've decided to sell/give away everything and go full nomad. After the house sells I'm leaving with a ruck. Thats it.

The only things I'm keeping in storage are my guns and some sporting goods. No sentimental keepsakes, nothing. This is a three year plan.

After that I'll re-evaluate.

I'm going to cover the World and try and hit up all the interesting places I've got in the back of my mind.

I know we've all thought of it at one time or another and I'm sure some on here have done it.

How/what would you do if you were to undertake the same?

I'm sure some cool ideas will be shared.

Cheers.
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Old 18 November 2017, 18:53
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Will you be living off of savings/proceeds from the house sale, or are you going to have to hustle up work, etc?
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Old 18 November 2017, 18:58
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Will you be living off of savings/proceeds from the house sale, or are you going to have to hustle up work, etc?
I'll be living off of savings/proceeds but I won't turn down interesting work if it presents itself. But no, I won't "need" to work.
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Old 18 November 2017, 19:14
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Walk_Across_America

I know it's been done, but it would still be pretty cool...
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Old 18 November 2017, 19:15
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Doing this very thing next spring, gonna load up the dog and hit the road. Just us, a truck and a camper shell. I plan of circling the good ole US of A.
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Old 18 November 2017, 19:23
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I think I would explore living in the Canadian wilderness and live a simple substance hunting life style for awhile until my head cleared of the societal influenced crap forced on us every day. Maybe two to three hours from a small town for simple food supplies about every other month or so would be about all the interaction I would want for as long as I wanted that to be.

As I write this is a Big Pharma drug commercial is trying to convince me that I need their product for a better life while glossing over the 20+ side effects that will make it more miserable.

But sadly for me it is a fantasy because too many in my family rely on me for a lot in their lives.
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Old 18 November 2017, 19:45
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Doing this very thing next spring, gonna load up the dog and hit the road. Just us, a truck and a camper shell. I plan of circling the good ole US of A.
If you havent read"Travels with Charlie" by John Steinbeck, check it out. He did the same and wrote a memorable book about it.
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Old 18 November 2017, 20:00
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Go dude. We're rootin for ya. Hit a library once in awhile and update us on your travels. I'll be in the Blue Ridge playing hermit and waiting on the big one.
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Old 18 November 2017, 20:01
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I'd look at volunteer opportunities in locations I wanted to visit. You may be able offset food/lodging costs this way.
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Unfortunately, the ones I've looked into within Archaeology, generally charge you to "volunteer".
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Old 18 November 2017, 20:01
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If you havent read"Travels with Charlie" by John Steinbeck, check it out. He did the same and wrote a memorable book about it.
The very reason I am doing this And yes, I plan to journal the trip.
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Old 18 November 2017, 20:02
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Doing this very thing next spring, gonna load up the dog and hit the road. Just us, a truck and a camper shell. I plan of circling the good ole US of A.
We did the big circle a couple of years ago, with dog. My ass is too old to sleep on the road/ground anymore.

I have been around the world and found that there's no place like home.

Except for visiting a volcano, I plan on keeping my future travels stateside.

Your plan sounds like a grand adventure, stay safe.
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Old 18 November 2017, 20:19
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If you havent read"Travels with Charlie" by John Steinbeck, check it out. He did the same and wrote a memorable book about it.
Another decent read in the same vein as Steinbeck is Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon. I guess I just want to see many of the places I have been, but on my terms this time. Except for my children, my family is dead.
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Old 18 November 2017, 20:29
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Go dude. We're rootin for ya. Hit a library once in awhile and update us on your travels. I'll be in the Blue Ridge playing hermit and waiting on the big one.
Thanks. It should be a good time. It will have to be libraries because I don't think I'll be taking a phone or computer. I'm probably going full postcard.


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I'd look at volunteer opportunities in locations I wanted to visit. You may be able offset food/lodging costs this way.
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Unfortunately, the ones I've looked into within Archaeology, generally charge you to "volunteer".
I volunteer with a group called Firefighters without Borders and I usually do one or two trips a year with them. I am organizing stops along the way to conduct training with depts throughout the Third World as I travel. I usually get put up on a cot in the fire hall or one of the members homes. Eat and live with the locals for a week or two at a time. I always enjoy it.

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Old 18 November 2017, 20:50
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Way back when, maybe 20 years, when I first got off active duty I backpacked across Australia with a rail pass and hostel card for four months.
Man, that was a great time.
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Old 18 November 2017, 21:23
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I hit the road after I retired too. it was good decompression.
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Old 18 November 2017, 21:28
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We did the big circle a couple of years ago, with dog. My ass is too old to sleep on the road/ground anymore.

I have been around the world and found that there's no place like home.

Except for visiting a volcano, I plan on keeping my future travels stateside.

Your plan sounds like a grand adventure, stay safe.
Go to Yellowstone- it a mega volcano...
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Old 18 November 2017, 22:38
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Angkor Wat
Southern Utah red rock country
Costa Rica
Patagonia

I'm jealous. Thinking of doing the same when my last kid goes to college.
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Old 18 November 2017, 22:43
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I don't think I'll be taking a phone or computer.
I hope you'll at least bring a camera if you decide to not take a phone. Would love to see pictures along with updates of your travels.
Have you ever hopped a freight train?

Congratulations on the adventure ahead of you. Not sure if I'll ever have the chance to do it myself so it's going to be a treat to read your posts.
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Old 18 November 2017, 23:14
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I hitched hiked to Florida a few times and also to St. Louis once back in the 80's. The best thing was to get in with Truck drivers, they would find me another ride and it would be waiting on me somewhere.
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Old 18 November 2017, 23:15
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Thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.
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