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This is my fifth zine, created over a year during 2011.
100% handmade, 5.5"x8.5", black+white, sixty pages, stapled.

After hitchhiking all over the entire country over the last four years, I decided to put together a comprehensive how-to guide to help others learn how to break free, seek adventure, and live entirely for free or cheap while simultaneously detaching themselves from the systems that restrict them.

In this, you will learn not only how to hitchhike, but how to hop trains, eat for free, sleep on the streets, make fast money, how to turn survival and non-participatory activism into fun and everlasting memories, and much, much more. Imagine Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book" meets "Evasion". The pigeon is a metaphor for living a life of freedom, non-interventionism, and opportunity, living off of the excess of modern society and finding cracks in the system.

This is a detailed, concise guide on how to travel around and survive within the continental United States. It is probably old news to senior nomads, but feel free to check it out whether you be new to the game or not!

Around the Internet...
- Someone mentioned it on a thread at the hardcore B9 boards:
http://www.theb9.com/view-last/880175?PHPSESSID=bdbce9ce698227658876a2cf66613a1b
- It is apparently available at a (real) library in Portland:
http://m.multcolib.org/search~S1?/c362.6+C277+2006/c362.6+c277+++2006/-15%2C-1%2C0%2CE/frameset&FF=c362.59+gunn++2009&1%2C1%2C
- Someone on Tumblr reviewed it here and gave it four out of five stars:
http://artgarfunkel-.tumblr.com/post/34006337336
- Another kid on Tumblr liked it:
http://self-defeatingprophecy.tumblr.com/post/27720273784/pigeon-life-a-zine-made-by-dave-gunn
- This kid on Tumblr thought about life a lot after reading it:
http://sleepinginaditch.tumblr.com/post/16913984146/what-am-i-really-doing-with-my-life
- This person on Tumblr loved it:
http://lucienmidnight.tumblr.com/post/39329727832/i-just-received-pigeon-life-a-zine-from-dave
- These comic dorks talk about it on their podcast:
http://bombastpodcast.wordpress.com/2012/05/13/episode-11-chicago-zine-fest-and-a-donald-duck-speech-therapist-bombast-podcast/
- Baltimore photographer and travel writer Rob Brulinski gave it to a homeless kid named Roy: http://robbrulinski.tumblr.com/post/53685810815/roy-6-23-2013

Pigeon Life: A Discomfort Guide to Hitchhiking and Recreational Homelessness zine

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, tape, computer, copy machines, recycled scrap paper, pen
  • Feedback: 348 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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