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…
- 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
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.