The Hitchhiker's Field Manual Author:Paul DiMaggio Hitchhiking through the United States,Canada, or Mexico? — Whether you're going on a short hop or a cross-country adventure, The Hitchhiker's Field Manual guides you away fro unnecessary scenes with police and local troublemakers, from untraveled roads and areas where you're not likely to get picked up - and leads you to beautiful places, hassle-... more »free roads, and friendly people.
This indispensable, completely up-to-date guidebook includes:
Basic Rules of Thumb
Planning the trip - hitting the road - how to get urther faster on America's highway system - getting along with the driver - when and how to refuse a ride - women hitchhikers, special problems and approaches
Local atmosphere and attitude towards freaks and young people - true experiences of hitchhikers with police, locals, laws - telephone numbers to call for help or a place to crash: Rescue Missions, Salvation Army, Flophouses, Colleges, Communes, Hotlines, Switchboard Centers, Jesus People - border crossings
Lists of hitching and drug laws, state and municipal - maps showing major highways (limited access indicated), cities, counties, national parks, monuments - map rating of the states (good to bad) on each of four points - mileage chart of distances between major cities
Paul DiMaggio, who recently graduated from Swarthmore College with an honors thesis on the Sociology of Hitchhiking, has thumbed throughout North America.« less