here at VHDC know that you have to be mobile too. We understand
also understand that this is not the 70's anymore. Here are
some tips to facilitate your travels when "bumming" a ride:
WOMEN SHOULD NOT HITCHHIKE ALONE! Never use
sexual gestures to lure your ride, it could get you raped
USE A SIGN, NEVER YOUR THUMB. Drivers like
to be able to identify you and know your destination before
they give you a lift. For cross country trips, make sure your
sign's destination is in the general direction (N,S,E,W) you're
APPEARANCE will ultimately determine whether
or not you get a ride. Keeping your body clean, while on the
road, can be accomplished through Gas Station wash-ups or
dips in clean public ponds. Wash your dirty clothes in your
pack and on your back at any five and dime laundromat. Use
their rest room to change into clean clothing.
SMILE and remember to STARE! Most hitchhikers
look like they are bored, unhappy, and sometimes, down right
angry! Always try to look like you are enjoying what you're
doing, despite bad weather conditions. Staring at a driver
makes him or her feel guilty about passing you up.
PREPARE you should make sure you know what
the weather will be like throughout the regions you will be
traveling through and camping out in!
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