The Hitchhiking Crash Course

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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.

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Description

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 94-page book is organized into an introduction and six chapters…

  1. How to Prepare: What you need for a hitchhiking trip
  2. Where to Do It: The easiest places to thumb
  3. How to Do It: Getting rides as quickly as you can
  4. Staying Safe: Protecting yourself while on the road
  5. You and the Law: Surviving encounters with police
  6. Final Thoughts: A concise summary of what you've learned

Praise for The Hitchhiking Crash Course

…the precise and mandatory guide anybody considering hitchhiking needs.
– Aaron Clarey, Captain Capitalism

…it may just motivate you to stick your thumb out and go on an adventure.
– Black Knight, Man Ex Machina

This book is a must for anyone planning a hitchhiking trip, or for the lover of unconventional travel such as myself.
– Dom Torres, Dom-Torres.com

I enjoyed this book largely because it illuminated an aspect of society that I previously knew nothing about.
– G. Vanwagenen, Amazon

The book’s content is as interesting as it is useful, and has plenty of information that’s applicable to any type of adventurer.
– Robert Koch, 30 Days to X

Forney makes a strong case for [hitchhiking's] viability, especially if you’re clean-cut and a functioning member of society.
– Ruxman, Ruxman.com

This book is recommended for practical advice on hitchhiking…
– Tim, Spootville

The Hitchhiking Crash Course aims to be a must-read guide for any man or woman who wants to go on a hitchhiking adventure.