Rubber Tramping down the Coast

Posted by jeff | Posted in Travel | Posted on 24-08-2009

Rubber tramping – traveling in your motorhome/car/vanagon living in random places along the way (note: not official definition).


Almost a month ago I took off…in my Vanagon. I’ve never officially introduced you to Junior, so here he is. Everyone, meet Junior. Junior, meet everyone. He’s a 1982 diesel Volkswagen Vanagon who’s been quite the handful since purchased. He’s running strong now, with two long successful voyages in the last month.
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A Successful Hobo

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 11-08-2009

It’s been a while since I’ve posted…I’ve been busy. Just to keep you interested, here’s a list of things a hobo must do in order to be a good hobo. I implore you to add your own.


A successful hobo must be able to sing with wild abdomen using a voice full of emulsion.

A successful hobo must be able to make music using a recognized musical instrument or any object or objects that are capable of producing sound. Such instruments and objects may include, but are not limited to, a nose flute, a couple of rocks or even a comb and waxed paper.

A successful hobo must be able to kindle a fire in a 55 gallon drum using 1 match, a quarter sheet of newspaper and combustible materials gathered from vacant lots, dumpsters, abandoned buildings and any place that ain’t locked when no one’s around.
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