• " The mind is everything. What you think, you will become..."

In this video, I will show you all how to make some money out there when you come into a new city and you're running bare bones and broke as a joke. The kindness of others can get you pretty far especially if you know these simple tips and guidelines...

Remember to always smile, say thank you, & be grateful to those who helped you out. When you have the chance to, pay it forward to keep the 'big wheel turning round', or so they say!

Disclaimer: Only use these techniques when you absolutely have to, and never be greedy. Once you have enough for what you need, move on. Please be responsible and do not blow this information up... Its not an easy thing to do and I personally am not suggesting that anyone else does this, especially in areas that such actions are illegal. Roads are very dangerous places to be standing on the side of for hours, so be safe out there and watch for pedestrians you drivers! I am not/and will not be held responsible for what anyone does with this information legally, factually, or in any other way. This video is for entertainment purposes only...

Check out the links below:

STP Travel Forum: www.SquatThePlanet.com
Spoke Folks G.R. Bike Co-Op: www.SpokeFolks.org
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* For a full detailed list of all the tested ultralight equipment scroll to the bottom of this post. *

Hello folks, I'm back after a year of learning and experiences. I have a lot to share and decided to make a quick video to kick it off. I wasn't totally satisfied with my first series of videos, but it seems the viewers out there enjoyed them, as I've gotten a lot of requests for more videos and positive feedback. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and kind words!

Filmed, 2015 Winter Camp, G.R. MI.
-Trekking Buddha

All the gear in this video was used for a minimum of one year before filming, and I have had the bag and tarp for over two years in fact It is all still working great like new and highly recommended! Just incase, lbs. = pounds, and measurement are based on packed weight which includes a stuff sack. After further research I found the base weight of this system is much lower than what I stated in the video. Here's the gritty details...

--- Detailed list of all the tested ultralight equipment here:

Klymit Inertia X Frame Internal Sleeping Pad, 0.5 lbs.
Poncho & Trash Bags; 1 lbs.
Outdoor Research Highland Bivy; 1.4 lbs.
Kelty Noah's 9'x9' Tarp; 1.8 lbs.
USMC 30 Degree Sleeping Bag; 2.8 lbs.
The North Face Terra 38 Liter Pack; 3.4 lbs.

Total Base Weight: 9.1 Lbs. ! Not too shabby, that's so reasonable even your grandmother could handle it! Go lite and hike free!

It is essential for us as cognitive beings to make time for self care. We must focus on our thoughts, choices, habits, and the kinds of situations we put ourselves in every day. All of these things can greatly affect our lives, although in modern times it is easy to mindlessly drift through life unaware. For me it is amazing to think back to a time when I wasn't taking good care of myself and think about my lack of self awareness. Things that are obvious to me now were a mystery then. When I am being good about self care it is much easier to make positive choices, create, and simply enjoy life. My self awareness grows and I am able to clearly seek out in life what it is I want, without inhibitions holding me back. This zine is A new discovery for me although I already have learned a lot of it's lessons. I think a lot of people could benefit from this quick read. Thank you to Jeanna Harris for compiling this very down-to-earth and informative zine! This zine has a lot of simple and easy tips about saving money, budgeting, and spending less time trading your precious time on earth for money etc. It also includes a karma repair kit, lots of neat artwork, ideas and writings to raise self awareness and consciousness. Thank you for reading, and love yourself!

Greeting Friends, and followers! Over the last week I reached 100 subscribers on my YouTube Channel and I now have a good amount of content uploaded with 10 different videos. Coincidentally I reached 10,000 page views right here on TrekkingBuddha.com the same day, and now have 21 posts here discussing a wide range of topics! A nice amount of traffic on the site lately as well as, My eBay Store, which has re-opened and is now running smoothly once again. My first shipment of orders was mailed out today. I would highly encourage anyone to take my eBay challenge! Thank you to everyone who has supported this project by purchasing an item, and/or visiting this website. Please continue to spread the word, leave feedback, and read this blog! I have came a long way in the last 5 months since I have started this project. I look forward to continuing publishing and creative new content to share important information with everyone!

As you can see here, I enjoy to take a lot of time and care for the items that I mail out to my supporters. All of the packages are completely recyclable and come with your own custom spur-of-the-moment artwork, hand drawn by me for your viewing enjoyment.

I am from Michigan and anyone here knows that the winters on the west coast of the peninsula can be very harsh. Temperatures as for down as -15 degrees ferinheight (-9 degrees Celsius), and snowfall in combination with strong winds can create snow drifts that reach as high as 15ft. With that being said trying to bicycle in such weather conditions can be much different from your luxurious summer cruise (clear, 60 degrees, and sunny). This zine is for the few of us who, even in the tough winters, still pedal on through the furry! Its loaded with practical solutions to the basic problems one might face when riding in such conditions.

View/Download Winter Riding. (.Pdf Only 1 Mb. Super Minimal Style)

Another good resource I have found for making your own riding equipment is BikeHack.com. Lots of creative ideas for making DIY fenders, chain guards, tire mods, panniers, hand guards, even crazy stuff like bike windshields! Check it out.

I figured id share a photo from a recent stealth camp location i was at. I setup this camp in the daylight during an extremely heavy wind storm. Walking through the knee high snow was very difficult even while wearing my jeans, a synthetic base layer and heavy duty boots. A layer of synthetic material outer pants would have helped very much as my jeans became wet fast from my rising body temperature. I setup this camp desperate for two trees that were old enough to support my weight and far enough apart. Sometimes the trees are all or nothing... I used two small plastic clamps to hold the part of my tarp facing the wind closed and the opposite was open for easy entry and exit.

With my setup, which you can view in detail here, I was able to setup quickly and easily. Inside the shelter, to my surprise, I was very warm in just my clothes and boots. Because of the wedge shaped design I feel the wind was equally displaced on the tarp and none of my steaks were ripped from the ground. A good sleeping bag was needed to get through the night of course. I wouldn't recommend taking off ones boots in conditions like that though! Without my boots my feet were freezing, and after I took them off it was hard getting them warm again.