I'm Thinking of Backpacking travelling by foot from Matamoros, Mexico to Managua, nicaragua.

I'm Thinking of Backpacking travelling by foot from Matamoros, Mexico to Managua, nicaragua. Any advice on what to pack? What to expect? What to watch out for? I want to savor the full 2,600 miles on foot and would like to know some survival tips like hunting sheltering fishing boiling water and building shit with a knife for 73 days. Any experience nomad is much appreciated!
>keep In mind, I will not be taking along any money. I will try to depend on the land and kindness of people. Border crossing will only be my worry getting across Guatemala, honduras, and nicaragua.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Guns, plenty of ammunition and bladed weapons.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'll be packing a hunting knife, some lighters to ward off wild life

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You are planning to go through one of the most unstable and violent regions in the world.
        Bringing guns and ammo might not improve your chances of survival much but 1% is still better than 0%.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I know. That's why I'm doing it. Call it a test. A trial. If I can make it, I will have proved to myself to be the toughest son of a b***h around. I'm also ex military

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm also ex military
            So you think you can do that journey yet I guarantee you're collecting VA disability you welfare queen.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              No. Not collecting any money from the government. I left the u.s. a while ago. Now I'm living solely on mediocre jobs and what I can. I've been here a couple of years but always felt like exploring the world. I believe I can make it anywhere.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Why don't you go back?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I've been in the U.S. all my life. It's time to see and meet new faces.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Being in the military doesn't help, mate.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Anon...why would you do something so fricking morone...
            >ex military
            checks out kek

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >kindness of people
          >in Tamaulipas
          Uhh, anon...if you go poking around in the brush country down there trying to live the wild life, decked out in some sort of paramilitary setup and armed with knives and a crossbow, you'll simply disappear. Any police you encounter will relieve you of your weapons, and may arrest you for carrying a knife.

          Surely you are joking, because carrying a firearm while infiltrating cartel country is the most surefire way to die a gruesome death. Keep in mind anon wants to travel on foot, not driving, where he would have a pretty good chance of escaping scrutiny.

          The countryside of Tamaulipas is almost entirely depopulated. There are no rivers, only scummy watering holes for ranch cattle. The brush country is impassable to a man on foot, so you will need to travel along a road, and there are very few roads. MEX-180 has nice shoulders, relatively light traffic, and frequent policia/GN patrols, so it is technically walkable...hell, police will probably give you a ride in the back of their truck.
          Once you go farther south, there is quite literally no room for pedestrians along the older highways, particularly the mountain roads. Trucks and cars use every inch of the pavement, and reckless driving is very common. MEX-85 heading south from Ciudad Valles had some of the gnarliest traffic I've ever driven in. However, once you get south of Valles, the population density increases greatly.
          Picrel is me van camping somewhere in bumfrick Veracruz while driving back roads from Xilitla - Huejutla de Reyes - Benito Juarez - Alamo - Tuxpan. The road had unbelievable numbers of potholes and speedbumps, but there were squalid villages and people everywhere. I did not pick up friendly vibes in that back country.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/luX0bT0.jpeg

            Also, keep in mind that Mexico has seen countless thousands of broke-ass migrants passing through and begging for food, shelter, rides, etc. Your presence as another broke rootless wanderer won't be a novelty, and not a single Mexican will see you and go "Oh wow, you are trying to bum your way through my country without contributing anything, que chido! Let me give you food and beer and a place to sleep!"

            If you still want a wildland adventure south of the border, here's my idea. Travel by small boat down the Mexican Gulf Coast. Start in El Mezquital, traverse the Laguna Madre, camp on remote barrier islands. In the winter, north winds often blow consistently, so you can even rig up a sail of sorts. Once you hit La Pesca, you will have to transfer to the open Gulf, which can get impassable in a small boat during severe wind events. Then once you make it to the Rio Panuco, there appears to be another intracoastal channel that can take you as far down as Tuxpam. Here you will once again have to resort to the open Gulf if you want to continue south by sea to Coatzlcoalcos.

            Picrel is from me free camping and smoking weed on the beach near La Pesca in December 2017.

            Not op, but awesome posts. Have a bump.
            A scholar and a gentleman

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >countryside of Tamaulipas
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_San_Fernando_massacre
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_San_Fernando_massacre
            lmao

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              https://i.imgur.com/luX0bT0.jpeg

              Also, keep in mind that Mexico has seen countless thousands of broke-ass migrants passing through and begging for food, shelter, rides, etc. Your presence as another broke rootless wanderer won't be a novelty, and not a single Mexican will see you and go "Oh wow, you are trying to bum your way through my country without contributing anything, que chido! Let me give you food and beer and a place to sleep!"

              If you still want a wildland adventure south of the border, here's my idea. Travel by small boat down the Mexican Gulf Coast. Start in El Mezquital, traverse the Laguna Madre, camp on remote barrier islands. In the winter, north winds often blow consistently, so you can even rig up a sail of sorts. Once you hit La Pesca, you will have to transfer to the open Gulf, which can get impassable in a small boat during severe wind events. Then once you make it to the Rio Panuco, there appears to be another intracoastal channel that can take you as far down as Tuxpam. Here you will once again have to resort to the open Gulf if you want to continue south by sea to Coatzlcoalcos.

              Picrel is from me free camping and smoking weed on the beach near La Pesca in December 2017.

              https://i.imgur.com/LUESUOp.jpeg

              >kindness of people
              >in Tamaulipas
              Uhh, anon...if you go poking around in the brush country down there trying to live the wild life, decked out in some sort of paramilitary setup and armed with knives and a crossbow, you'll simply disappear. Any police you encounter will relieve you of your weapons, and may arrest you for carrying a knife.

              Surely you are joking, because carrying a firearm while infiltrating cartel country is the most surefire way to die a gruesome death. Keep in mind anon wants to travel on foot, not driving, where he would have a pretty good chance of escaping scrutiny.

              The countryside of Tamaulipas is almost entirely depopulated. There are no rivers, only scummy watering holes for ranch cattle. The brush country is impassable to a man on foot, so you will need to travel along a road, and there are very few roads. MEX-180 has nice shoulders, relatively light traffic, and frequent policia/GN patrols, so it is technically walkable...hell, police will probably give you a ride in the back of their truck.
              Once you go farther south, there is quite literally no room for pedestrians along the older highways, particularly the mountain roads. Trucks and cars use every inch of the pavement, and reckless driving is very common. MEX-85 heading south from Ciudad Valles had some of the gnarliest traffic I've ever driven in. However, once you get south of Valles, the population density increases greatly.
              Picrel is me van camping somewhere in bumfrick Veracruz while driving back roads from Xilitla - Huejutla de Reyes - Benito Juarez - Alamo - Tuxpan. The road had unbelievable numbers of potholes and speedbumps, but there were squalid villages and people everywhere. I did not pick up friendly vibes in that back country.

              OP here. Thanks for the info. I tend to travel through roads on foot. I will avoid nights and only pace when the sun is up. It does help that I look Hispanic and fit. I doubt that they will frick with me. I've been living in matamoros for 3 years and studied the culture, the cartels and I'm well informed on mexico. Living in fear will only mean you succumb to life on your knees. I tend to explore and learn more. #braveheart

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You are not the OP.
                He already spoke his part.
                Nights are when traffic is scarce and you will be able to lay low any time a vehicle is approaching.
                Nights are also cooler, so you won't dehydrate so easily.
                Lay low, find shade and rest during the day's heat.
                >I tend
                Sure you do, tender.

                >countryside of Tamaulipas
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_San_Fernando_massacre
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_San_Fernando_massacre
                lmao

                San Fernando is a based cartel town
                Those migrants deserved it
                Picrel is the San Fernando River, I spent a night there while driving from Tampico to the border in April 2022
                Hotel Tenos, it was a great deal, 250 pesos
                Everyone in town giving me strange looks
                I still have a small folding knife I found on the street there, it's in the side pocket of my duffel bag here in Taiwan

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                OP again.
                I welcome your idea of walking at night however I'll pass for the simple fact, I believe in urban legends like the llorona, el chicharro, nahaul,etc. Not saying they spook me but I also don't want to attract unwanted criminals like the cartels which they move at night anyways. I tend to stay on main roads and sleep in burrow areas covered by brushes...I've done that when I was in the military. I also plan on surviving on humified water and boiling for the sake of sanitation. If I can ill try to stay on the coast of the gulf for the most part seeing that I enjoy the beach life. Eventually I'll run into indigenous people on hills farmers...I'm sure they won't mind helping me out with some water and food for exchange of agricultural work. Wish me luck.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Make a blog. I wanna see how this goes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If I could I would

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      zero chance that gay does it

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Any advice on what to pack?
    sunscreen

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I got a boonies hat

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >backpacking
    Oh coo!..
    >on foot, through mexico
    >mexico
    >juarez, sonora, sinaloa, culiacan, DF..
    Good luck with that man.
    >ex military
    Lol.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >how to get beaten and robbed in mexico
    sounds like you have a good plan. have fun.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You won't get killed. At least not by cartels anyway.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Also, keep in mind that Mexico has seen countless thousands of broke-ass migrants passing through and begging for food, shelter, rides, etc. Your presence as another broke rootless wanderer won't be a novelty, and not a single Mexican will see you and go "Oh wow, you are trying to bum your way through my country without contributing anything, que chido! Let me give you food and beer and a place to sleep!"

    If you still want a wildland adventure south of the border, here's my idea. Travel by small boat down the Mexican Gulf Coast. Start in El Mezquital, traverse the Laguna Madre, camp on remote barrier islands. In the winter, north winds often blow consistently, so you can even rig up a sail of sorts. Once you hit La Pesca, you will have to transfer to the open Gulf, which can get impassable in a small boat during severe wind events. Then once you make it to the Rio Panuco, there appears to be another intracoastal channel that can take you as far down as Tuxpam. Here you will once again have to resort to the open Gulf if you want to continue south by sea to Coatzlcoalcos.

    Picrel is from me free camping and smoking weed on the beach near La Pesca in December 2017.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Google Street View for confirmation if any of you Black folk care to call bullshit

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bamp

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bump

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Bumping a thread within 24hrs on one of the slowest boards on this hell site

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Whats up boi? You got nothing else to say?

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Texas here. Matamoros has been known for a very long time around here as the place our stolen cars go and stepping foot there means death. If you don't speak Spanish or at least read it, you're fricked. See you on the news

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m slumming it around Honduras right now, without much except my camping hammock. If your Spanish is excellent you’ll do fine OP. Do make a thread about it.

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