Monday, December 30, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
Vid is me showing some of my gear off like my gloves helmet and radio.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
All sorts of new journeys ahead as well as pictures and videos, some recorded right on the highways and backroads as i cruise along. Hope to hear from you all. Also linked up with my Google+ account now and have a google+ comment posting area.
Thank you all for following my journeys so far and expect many more in the future YAAAAY
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Please anyone willing to help me with this if you could possibly donate something it would be much appreciated.
Thank you so Much Stiks
Traveler Stiks Fix My Teeth GoFundMe
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Well have fun and take care. feel free to contact me any time in the FB chat section below or at my facebook side of this blog would love to hear opinions and anything in general from you all.
Peace and Love all
Monday, September 30, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
So if anything happens and i so posting you all know to contact local authorities here and who to tell them to look towards.
On a side note I have a job as a web design consultant now. It's commission work but hey work is work.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
This coffee maker is great for any backpacker that needs to stay as light as possible but also needs their morning java.
As you see it has a super simple design. All you have to do is clip it to the top of your cup, put your coffee in the cloth basket, pour hot water over the grounds, and viola nice hot cup of coffee to start your day. The grounds you can throw out as trash or compost then you just rinse the filter off and let it dry.
Let me tell you from experience this thing is very durable. Used it almost every day out on the road (thanks for the free hot water Starbucks) and was not careful at all in its packing, yet even now it still brews a great cup with no damage at all to it. Overall a very useful item. Oh almost forgot, you can also make tea with it though I don't drink tea often enough to have made any with this filter yet.
Grade rank (out of 10)
Quality of materials 10/10
Every coffee drinking backpacker should have one of these. Better even then a French Press type coffee cup.
So that's my review if interested in one you can check em out at
But anyways, during my winter time here I am hoping to work on maybe getting sponsors that may hopefully supply some light weight gear to review before/during my next journey around the states. Heck I might even do some winter camping here just to stay on top of my game as well as test some of my current gear.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
There is plenty of good left out there despite what the main stream would have you believe. So many kind people that are willing to help out complete strangers without much of a thought as to how much they are actually touching others hearts. These are the heroes in today's world, a world where many believe caring and compassionate people no longer exist and that everyone has to be out for themselves, well i can tell everyone yes people who care are still out there, people with nothing willing to give anything, people with everything willing to do whats needed, and everyday people willing to give what they feel they can when they can. They all are heroes to someone.
To all my friends out there still on your road, be safe and take care of yourselves and each other we are all part of the human family we should treat each other that way. Love you all be back out there soon.
Stiks bunkering for winter
Will be posting soon
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Still going to keep updating my blog often and keep you all updated on what is going on in my life and my travels around the country. Maybe by next spring i can pick up some gear sponsors or something to make things lighter and more manageable.
One more thing i need though. I need a can of sterno for my can cooker, candles burn up too fast from the reflective heat of the bottom of the can i am cooking in. Sterno would just work wonderfully.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Yes that glow is a candle burning as i cook my lunch. Can of chilli mmmm. Wasn't hard to make. Now all i need is more candles, preferably multi wick (cooks faster) about the size of soup cans or just a little smaller.. Well figured i would show you that interesting contraption i came up with out here. BTW I am out in the middle of nowhere state forest camping it out for a few days to get away from some of the Seattle drama for a few. Will be back in Seattle for hempfest for sure. Probably the 13th or 14th. Hope to see some of you there if you know me from here or elsewhere give me a shout out. Well more updates to come from me and Ixel out here on the road. I really needed this for sure to realign myself after the last 11 or so years of crap. I thank you all for joining me and giving me many hits, the more the better. Feel free to promote me and share with your friends.
Or as a spange sign would put it
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
On the way in
Seattle in general
Been an interesting trip so far definitely. Wish I had my daughter with me she would love it. But not able to travel this way with a kid and wouldn't want to anyways. Maybe next year I'll have the gear (camper, vehicle, income, et al.) And her mom will stop some of the bull crap so I can show her the many awesome places her daddy has been.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Riding the ferry on my way into Seattle. Hung out with a local street kids for a few days then ran across some family in the area. Everything is going good here. Can't wait till hempfest. It's gonna be off the hook hell yeah. Anyone wanna join me? You can find me on the pier area near waterfront park or wandering around that area.
Later all here's a vid from my ride in...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
My first time in Seattle Washington. Interesting so far. But where do I choose to sit? China Town lol all the spangers are passing through here so maybe meet a few get the lay of the land. Interesting people here that's for sure
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Still debating if i want to try and make hemp fest in Washington or not. I'm thinking I do but need to save up some busk money to make sure I don't get stuck like I did in Portland. Also if I ever go to Portland again I am making sure i have at least 30 saved up for the bus out of there.
Well I'm signing off for now catch you all later and have a good day or night wherever you are
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Update: Portland sucks to leave. No on ramps to I5 south (been a few north) anywhere and have to walk through the fang thing. Should have busked up 5 for the bus. Will know next time for sure. Stay out of Portland unless you're going to Portland or have a ride of some sort. On a plus about halfway through my walk i ran across someone else i meet at rainbow. Shared treats and he had me sign his pack. That part was great, so it happened for a reason but ugh this walk sucks. Looks like i might make it tomorrow instead of today unless i get super lucky but hey that's how it is some days. Have some great pictures at least.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Had a major reminder last night that i need to be careful of where i choose to sleep. Got all settled in in some high grass behind a truck stop here when while I'm laying there i here a familiar from long ago rattle. About 10 or 15 get from me in 2 directions are coiled and semi agitated rattle snake. Oh man that one for me nervous. Any ways ended up packing fast but carefully and moving to a spot with very little grass by the highway. Just a reminder to me that nature rules out here. Made it fine but phew.
Monday, July 15, 2013
What an interesting day. This morning i wake up in walmart side grass lot in Bozeman near construction on the closest exit so i walk a bit through Bozeman to the next exit down that happens to have a rest area just off the highway that has wifi. While there i get kicked a 20 so i decide hey i have been very conservative with money lately maybe i should spoil myself a bit (especially after the walk there) so i go to the local coffee shop nearby and got a Good coffee and sat and drank it there. Then i get one to go and head to the highway on-ramp. Get on the highway just past the ramp and sit there about 45 minutes to an hour when this semi stops. Of course I have seen this happen before where they stop to do a quick check on their truck so i watch to see if any signs that he is there for me. He starts backing up slowly basically saying that yes it is my ride out. So when i get to the door guess what, it is none other than Roger from Way Station Cafe in the rainbow gathering. Well holy crap. Anyways we had a great chat and he brought me all the way to Tremonton Utah many many miles closer to my destination of Eugene/Springfield Oregon. So now I am here almost sunset but very much closer in a small chill town relaxing and happy and also many miles away from the mass of hitchhikers coming from the rainbow so a much easier time getting rides is ahead. Definitely good luck and meant to be if you ask me, i mean what is the general likelihood of me running into him of all places after a gathering. The best part is, and my daughter should be proud and very happy about this, what he recognized on the highway wasn't so much me but Ixel my raccoon backpack my daughter gave me for fathers day that you have all seen in my pics and vids from time to time.
Funny how when you just let things flow and help others how things just seem to work out right. What a long strange and fun trip so far lets see what happens tomorrow now :)
Having Fun and making friends
Hi all. I would like to tell you all about this wonderful and friendly cafe in Bozeman Montana called the Community Cafe. Every day between 5 and 7 they serve free good tasting meals to anyone hungry that shows up. The only thing they ask in return is that people respect the place and others while there. During my time in Bozeman they saved me so much hassle trying to find a decent daily meal. If you are ever in Bozeman stop by and get a decent meal and be sure to thank these super kind folks, and if you need help finding any other services in the area they are always willing and helpful with that information as well.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Well back in Bozeman again, had to make some money busking and in butte the cops were starting to harass the street kids no matter what they were doing. Also the job offer fell through. Think he was afraid of competition. Never got a chance to talk to his boss, he took off to fast.
But anyways tomorrow I head out to Seattle Washington for hemp fest. If I get there soon enough I can even get a temp job working at hemp fest. Hope all goes well, it should. At the moment just waiting for McDonalds in Walmart to open to get coffee
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Hello again all. Out of Dillon now. Caught an awesomely sweet ride as well. A 58 Lincoln seafoam green. Oh it was nice. Didn't see that drunk again since last night's incident so all good there. Mostly been lazy today though. Even the nice ride was a miracle ride since i was napping under the shade of a tree. No matter what though it was an awesome well taken care of ride. Well off again to find a place to sleep tonight. Maybe by the highway again, I shall see.
Morning all. Slept near the highway last night after a drunk dude tried to start a fight with me thinking i was someone else. I Really am getting tired of stupid drunks but he figured out with help I wasn't the kid he was looking for. Highway was pretty far of a walk from where he was so as to make sure i didn't get bothered in the night. Overall pretty good so far though. Had a nice couple ask about my travels then kick me a 20 for breakfast so double happy there. Now just to find a ride out of this town.
The gathering was great. Not as big as 13 years ago in 2000 but still decent sized. A lot more agro dramas though due to a change in attending generations. Now it is becoming less hippy and more gutter street punk. I miss the hippies was way more fun and enjoyable.
Met an awesome Utah kitchen while i was there. They were a great set of folks at the "Way Station Cafe" can't wait to get in touch with them again someday.
Well that's all for now off to get food and smokes then back to the highway I think.
Lovin you all friends and fans
Monday, July 8, 2013
Been having a blast. Met quite a few street kids that I have been hanging out with here and there. Made it to the gathering after a little drama between my possible rides. Hopped out of All Bright's car to get here faster and get away from the drama makers.
Now that I'm here though things are awesome. Been to a few drum circles, found only a handful of the kitchens out here, and did a little trading. Got this cool shirt at trade circle, will post a picture of it on here with this post. It's the morning of the 28th so 4 days till the gathering technically starts but the party has already started for most. :)
Friday, June 21, 2013
Well right as i got in south Dakota after my last posting my cell service became non existent. Made it through no problems was kind of fun. Tell you this anyone who said busking (street performing) isn't work hasn't done it for 4 days straight just to keep moving.
Me and my ride (All Bright, his street name) are now in Bozeman Montana. Man this town is full of street kids, mostly rainbows heading to the gathering. But we are now part of a caravan heading into the gathering later today. It is as normal for a street crew a very eccentric bunch. Nice though to have all the good vibes around.
So soon I won't be near anything that gives an electronic signal out past Jackson Montana near the Idaho border so it will be about a month before i can post again. But when I do get back to the electric world oh yeah big dump of information and lots more pictures to be posted.
Here is a picture dump of South Dakota an Montana from after i lost signal though. Enjoy the beautiful sights.