Squat the Planet

Around the Campfire
Introduce yourself and share your thoughts with the community.

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Here you can introduce yourself to the rest of the community. Tell us a little about yourself, and what you're looking for.
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Gather around the campfire my friends, this is where you'll find true tales of the road. You can share your mind blowing stories of exploration or relate tales of woe; either are bound to happen when paying your dues to the travel gods.
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StP Dirty Scouts Jamboree New

This is where you can find information about our yearly gathering of nomads and miscreants! Help us organize bands, workshops and other activities for this year's get together!
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Finding Others (Crust List)
These areas are for finding others to travel with, offer rides, or find places to crash. It's like Craiglist, but... ya know... crustier.

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Post here to find a ride or offer a ride via automobile. You must be an active member of the community to view this area (10+ posts required).
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Road Dogs & Meet Up New

This section is where you can find road dogs to travel with, people to hang out with at the place you're going, or announce to the world where and what towns/festivals/shows/gatherings you're going to be at.
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Crust Surfing New

Yep, it's a place where you can offer a couch to stay on or find one for yourself. Yes, we're totally stealing this idea from that couch surfing website.
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Missed Connections New

Here you can make a post in the hopes that someone you missed might find it. This is also a good place to post if you're trying to find someone that you haven't heard from in a while.
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Obituaries New

This is a place to remember friends who are no longer with us. Here you'll find memorials through pictures and stories of people we all knew and loved.
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Untrustworthy and Shady People New

This space exists to warn others about genuinely dangerous people in the travel community. This is a MODERATED forum, meaning your posts will not appear on the board until they pass review by the moderators. This IS NOT a place to talk shit on someone you had a disagreement with. Please treat it accordingly.
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Where to?
Here's where you can discuss and research your next travel destination.

Destinations by Region New

Here you can research destinations organized by region of the globe.
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Events / Gatherings / Festivals New

Discuss upcoming events and find people to meet up with there!
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Urban Exploration New

The art of exploring your urban environment, abandoned buildings, and other places you're not "supposed" to go.
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Getting There
The ways and means of getting to your destination.

Van Dwelling / Rubber Tramping New

Look here for advice on rubber tramping, such as vehicle repair, how to set up your mobile house, etc.
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Hitchhiking New

Questions, tips, and info about hitchhiking.
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Bike Touring New

Wandering the world with the fun between your legs.
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Boat Punk / Sailing New

Network and learn from other people interested in learning to sail the seven seas as cheaply as possible.
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Other Forms of Travel New

Not all methods of travel can be easily classified. We created this section for those other crazy ways of getting around.
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Preparation
Ready for the journey? It's time to get your shit together and prepare!

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A place to compare and discuss all the equipment used in your travels.
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Making a Living New

Share your busking, shoplifting, spanging, dumpstering, and scamming tips here. Or just post good places to get decent work.
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Staying Healthy New

Wondering how to stay healthy on the road? Ask others for suggestions here.
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The Hobo Kitchen New

A place for everyone to share their favorite recipes, and what food is best to travel with.
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Lifestyle
Check out the categories below to learn more about the travel punk culture.

Squatting New

Squatting is the act of taking over an abandoned building and re-purposing it for public or private use. Here we discuss various methods of squatting, the squatting culture, relate personal stories of past squats and dispense advice for those looking to squat a building themselves.
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Wilderness Survival New

Discuss tips and tricks for living out in the wild, rent free!
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Alternative Housing New

This section is for discussing anything related to alternative housing ideas, whether it's building a teepee, yurt, treehouse, earthship, cob house, log cabin, or simply buying land.
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Art & Music New

Share your passion for music and the arts here. Discuss and promote your favorite bands, show off your artwork, or post your (ugh) poetry...
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People & Cultures New

Who are the people consumed by wanderlust? Why do they live the way they do? Discuss and share the topics that explore these questions and share your own answers.
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Sex & Relationships New

Discuss consent, polyamory/monogamy, STDs, sexuality, and debate the best way to ruin your next relationship.
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Furry Nomads New

This is a place to discuss the best methods for getting and dealing with pets on the road. Keep them happy and they'll keep you happy!
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Off the Road New

This is where you'll find the community sharing their life experiences between travels.
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Politics & Anarchism New

Discuss what's going on in the world or just anarchism/politics in general.
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Your Projects & Websites New

This is where you can announce, discuss, and recruit help for your projects.
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The Black Market New

Buy, sell and swap your crap with other crap-minded individuals :P
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General Banter New

If it doesn't belong anywhere else, it goes here. Rant away my friends!
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StP Headquarters
This is where you'll find updates regarding the website and it's staff.

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Discussion of various projects related to the StP website and it's community. Join the discussions or lend a hand in making the projects here become a reality.
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Website Announcements New

This is where you can find the latest announcements regarding the StP website.
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Questions & Feedback New

This is where you can ask questions about using the StP website, or make suggestions for it's improvement. Remember, we can't make StP a better place without your feedback!
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Den of the Banned New

This is where we will be posting announcements and reasons for banning people from the StP website. If you're wondering why someone was banned, you'll find out here.
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About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

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Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$45.00
Goal
$100.00

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $45.00 of $50.00
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $45.00 of $75.00
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $45.00 of $100.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $45.00 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

Latest Status Updates

Just go to Barcelona and got lost on my way to my hostel. I walked into a corner store and asked for directions, and a guy who didn’t speak any English or know anything about me pointed to where i need to go and gave me a sticker that said “Everyone hates the police!”. I’m definitely in the right place😄!
Macon for a super hot minute. Who what when where?
Finished an initial draft of a floorplan for my new van:
A lot has happened since returning to California. Just two days after returning from the road, I grew the courage to leave my abusive SO and stop hiding her abuse. I returned to my hometown in the Bay Area; I’m now going to stay housed up here until next summer as I recover from trauma and save up for my next adventure. I’ve just gotten a job offer, and will be renting a room of my own here!
I learned a lot about myself and the world on the road, but I know vagabonding is the life for me!
I never did complete an update here, did I?
Well, I rubbertramped all across the country, back from Boston with a fellow moderator from R&V. We drove from there to Las Vegas over the course of a month! I saw 4 national parks, 30 states, and crossed over 6000+ miles. I came back to Los Angeles on June 15th, having achieved my goal of hitchhiking the entire country, and was on the road for over two months.
3 weeks of CDL training starting Monday. Im so excited. Living in semi is an upgrade from living in the van, especially since your getting paid for it! Hells yea!!!
A list of all the magic stores in the U.S. would be a sick feature on stp. Imagine you get off the train desperately in need of smokes and a slam, but you got ran off every corner... Dont worry stp knows exactly where you can get pall malls and some steelies with those foodies you picked up in the last town.
Engineer J Lupo wrote on Matt Derrick's profile.
Happy Birthday, dad!
I really need to find someone catching out around at joseph... I don't know if I can do this for the first time in my own...
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