Rondal Partridge’s photograph of freighthopping, Bakersfield, California, 1940
I’ve been feeling the need for this sort of freedom lately.
How to start a campfire? High-Res pics
How to guide to postmodern apocalypse.
“When I first thought to hobo’in, hobo’in
I took a freight train to be my friend, oh Lord
You know I hobo’d, hobo’d, hobo’d, hobo’d
Hobo’d a long, long way from home, oh Lord”
- John Lee Hooker -
Everyone who is remotely interested in the topic of preparedness understands the importance of having an emergency supply of food and water stashed away in order to provide for their loved ones during times of crisis (when the normal supply system in interrupted). The reasons for needing long term food storage have been demonstrated time and time again in recent years (extreme weather, floods, earthquakes, tornados, terrorist attacks, loss of employment, civil unrest, etc). Even the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends that every American maintains a two week emergency supply of food and water (if you are relying on the government to provide for your family in times of crisis you may want to at least comply with their instructions).