About the author:
Matt Forney was born in 1988 in Rome, New York and grew up in nearby Syracuse. A graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, he later attended SUNY Plattsburgh and the University at Albany, majoring in English and journalism. A former retail wage slave, bureaucrat and ditch-digger, Matt began writing under his real name in 2012 to chronicle a hitchhiking trip he took from Syracuse to Portland, Oregon.
The Hitchhiking Crash Course: How to Travel the World and Meet Cool People
A Strategy Guide That Shows You How to Hitchhike Safely and Efficiently
The Hitchhiking Crash Course is a travel guide that shows you how to hitchhike: how to get rides quickly, how to protect yourself from predators, how to deal with the police and more.
Here’s what you’ll find inside...
- Reasons why you should consider hitchhiking
- How to prepare for a hitchhiking trip
- Where to thumb for rides
- How to get people to pick you up quickly
- Where to sleep when you’re out on the road
- Survival strategies for men and women hitchhikers
- How to deal with police
Much of the book is dedicated to getting rides. You’ll read...
- The easiest and hardest places in the U.S. and Canada to hitchhike
- A way of dressing that will let you get the most number of rides
- The benefits of using a sign vs. using your thumb
- Identifying the kinds of drivers who pick up hitchhikers
- A trick that will let you score rides at truck stops easily
- How hitchhiking with a partner can help or hinder you
- How to thumb for a ride at night
The book teaches you what you need in order to go hitchhiking. You’ll learn...
- The most important thing you need before you set out
- How to manage your money when you’re on the road
- The best kind of backpack to buy
- What to take with you and how much of it to take
- A list of supplements you need in order to stay healthy
- How to plan out a hitchhiking route
Hitchhiking is safer than you think, but you still need to learn how to protect yourself. With that in mind, the book teaches you...
- How to avoid getting run over by drivers
- How to profile suspicious drivers
- Tips to ensure your safety when you get in the car
- How to escape from a dangerous driver
- Special advice for women hitchhikers
I wrap the book up with a discussion about the law and police. You’ll read…
- How cops can be your worst enemy OR your best friend
- The frame of mind you need when dealing with police
- How to determine whether hitchhiking is legal in your area
- A step-by-step walkthrough of an encounter with a cop
The book is organized into an introduction and six chapters…
- How to Prepare: What you need for a hitchhiking trip
- Where to Do It: The easiest places to thumb
- How to Do It: Getting rides as quickly as you can
- Staying Safe: Protecting yourself while on the road
- You and the Law: Surviving encounters with police
- Final Thoughts: A concise summary of what you’ve learned
The Hitchhiking Crash Course aims to be a must-read guide for any man or woman who wants to go on a hitchhiking adventure.
- Publication Date:
- 1484013409 / 9781484013403
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Travel / Food, Lodging & Transportation / Road Travel