How do you become a dirtbag?


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Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20

I'm really into climbing and this summer I was thinking to get into dirt bagging around some crags. I would appreciate your all ' s advice since I'm new to it.

Nick Metzger · · Chattanooga, TN · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 421

step 1: not have internet.

Xocomil · · South Lake Tahoe · Joined May 2015 · Points: 0

Just make climbing the first priority, and the rest will follow.

that guy named seb · · Britland · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 205

1. Look homeless
2. Smell homeless
4. have a giants rack (nuts not boobs)
5. climb 5.13 (minimum)
6. your diet consists of pasta and very little else
7. live out of what ever vehicle you currently own
7a. if you don't own a vehicle hitchhike
8. make a instagram account and post non stop

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT my top 8 ways to be a dirtbag, it's the same thing to get sponsored though, just make 5.13 to 5.14.

Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20

Cool! How do you get the money to travel?

brad schierer · · Tucson, AZ · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 75

Wash dishes, clean bathrooms, beg, hustle, don't spend.

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
Tim Lutz wrote:hi Hellenor!
I think you're right!
Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20
brad schierer wrote:Wash dishes, clean bathrooms, beg, hustle, don't spend.
Define "hustle".
Kauait · · Sandy Utah · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 0

Don't forget to spray!! And allways talk about yourself and what your working on, or what amazing thing you just sent..
;)

Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20
Kauait wrote:Don't forget to spray!! And allways talk about yourself and what your working on, or what amazing thing you just sent.. ;)
I do that already! Hahaha
TimM · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 10

Be like these guys:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAUT9dA5Zxc

https://vimeo.com/34482694

T Roper · · DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 860
Billy G wrote:I'm really into climbing and this summer I was thinking to get into dirt bagging around some crags. I would appreciate your all ' s advice since I'm new to it.
I believe its similar to becoming a prostitute.
B.S. Luther · · Yorba Linda, CA · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 65

On the off chance this a real question..

1. Make it work. There will most likely always be good reasons to wait, but at some point you have to make it happen.
2. Get thrifty.

Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20

A lot of vague answers. Prostitute, really? I though climbers were the best at that "dirt bag thing", the quintessential dirtbags so to say.

Ed Wade · · Hermann, MO · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 750

Always camp for free.

Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20

Sure! I would like to hear some real stories from people who actually have done it themselves, not all that hear say.

Jake C · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2015 · Points: 5

Food Stamps and life hacks. Just get out there and learn from other dirtbags

Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20
Jake C wrote:Food Stamps and life hacks. Just get out there and learn from other dirtbags
Now, that's what I'm talking about!
Jake C · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2015 · Points: 5
Billy G wrote: Now, that's what I'm talking about!
Yeaa dude, I have buddies that have done and dabbled in the lifestyle. You just gotta know which bakery will give you their leftover bread from the day, which hotel you can easily sneak into the locker room for a shower (if you really care to shower) which crag is easiest to camp for free or has great blm land for the taking real close. Lots of ways to do it, van, tent, cowboy camp, cave. Just make it work, roll with the punches and go for it. If you want to do this for mre than a season, it gets a bit harder but I work some summers as a wildland firefighter, I make enough each summer for 3 months that I could surely afford to dirtbag around the other 9. Just see what works!
BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340

Well hellenor, since your a transgender goat, you could do this...
Dream job: Farm needs you to cuddle its little baby goats
http://mashable.com/2016/01/12/goat-cuddlers-wanted/#YNTNPYjm7kql

Happiegrrrl · · Gunks · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 60

If someone needs to be taught how to live on the road cheaply, it's likely they are not qualified to be a "dirtbag." A Fauxbo(a word I have coined which stands for "Faux Bohemian"), certainly, but a genuine dirtbag, no. I suggest this because, part of genuinely living on the cheap comes out of necessity, and necessity is the mother of invention.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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