The Darknet Guide: Introduction

This is a mini-series of posts about the hidden, anonymous and dark part of the Deep Web. An introductory Darknet guide for the novice. INTRODUCTION ; // So you think you know the Internet? You feel you’ve mastered Google-fu and have seen all there is to see on the Web? You may have but that’s the thing, that’s…

LALO Shadow Amphibian Boots

The LALO Shadow Amphibian is a grail tactical boot. The finest, most practical and advanced footwear of this kind without going custom. *SHADOW ; AMPHIBIAN ; BOOTS LALO TACTICAL Fits like basketball sneakers, moves like running shoes and constructed like couture armor. The LALO Shadow Amphibian($) is the illest pair of boots I’ve ever equipped. Blade resistant SuperFabric® treated with ceramic, dual direction drainage port systems, KPU ventilation grills, hydrophobic antimicrobial linings, titanium grip spikes, puncture…

The Origin of The Code Name ‘VINJABOND’

‘VINJABOND’ is the name of this site but it’s not a random sequence of characters. Its meaning won’t be found in a dictionary, this is its etymology. [VINJA] + vaga(BOND) = VINJABOND [The featured photo was taken during sunrise at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.] Stay up to date with newly published posts, newsletters, exclusives and giveaways by becoming a subscriber or by grabbing the RSS. The post The Origin of The Code Name ‘VINJABOND’ appeared first on VINJABOND. Related posts: Vagabonding: The Art of Minimalism PHOTO: POV Riding a Tuk-Tuk in…

Pro Members Only Update: 3/2017

This is your host John V Cain with an update for Pro Members of VINJABOND as of 3 / 2017. The beta support ticketing system has ended with less than desirable results. As such I will not be continuing with it. Instead I have already implemented a simpler but more direct contact method, for Pro Members only of course. If any of you have not received a response from me recently via that deprecated contact method, get at me…

Hedonism as a Part of Everyday Life

A responsibly approached hedonistic lifestyle can give us moderate but consistent pleasure without the side effects… …typically associated with too much bliss and leisure. Sweets and narcotics are enticing and abused because it gives us enhanced levels of instant gratification, which is never healthy or productive, especially after prolonged use. That is not hedonism, that’s chasing a high, craving a…

What Would You Like me to Write About?

I’d like to here from you… Stay up to date with newly published posts, newsletters, exclusives and giveaways by becoming a subscriber or by grabbing the RSS. Related posts: Life Tactics: Immediately Write Down Your Ideas PHOTO: Stone Mountain in Georgia is Like The Moon Before I Die…

“Are You Living an Exceptional Life?”

According to Macmillan, “exceptional” is defined as; “extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual”… Does this sound like your life? This isn’t an article. Someone recently asked me this question and it made me think. “Am I?” Ultimately I felt like I am not. But it did inspire me to strive …

Site Updates, Pro Membership Upgrades, New Gear Page and Upcoming Posts

This is your host John V Cain with an update on VINJABOND as of January 2017. There have been big changes that I’ve been working on since the end of 2016 to now. This website now runs faster, has better navigation and is more mobile friendly. Pro Membership bugs have been squashed and have been upgraded with a support ticketing system. Recently, not all messages have been getting to me so this resolves that and makes it a much better way to communicate. So if you’re a Pro Member and I never responded to one of your messages, please …

The 90% Backpack Packing Method

This is an essential backpack packing hack for vagabonding and missions alike, to maximize deployment effectiveness and space efficiency. The 90 percent backpack packing method is not a specific hack or a pack modification, but a general and universally applicable overall packing strategy. The problem: Your backpack is perfectly and fully loaded but nothing more can be added…

Life Tactics: Learn Something New Everyday

Life Tactics is a series of compact posts about my methods, tricks and hacks for everyday life, professional trades and vagabonding. Learn Something New Everyday ; // ; Every time we sense (hear, see, taste, feel, smell) new information, that’s us learning something new. Without even trying, this happens constantly at almost every waking moment of consciousness… Like now. But our incredibly adaptive learning brains…

100+ Skills to be a Masterful Man

This is one hundred plus skills, skill sets and life methods to become a masterful man. A man enhanced, evolved and above the rest. ***This is a constantly updated list of skills to be a masterful man Subscribe for updates or share your own in the comments. ; ; ; ; 100 ) ; ; ; ; Situational Awareness // There’s existing then there’s living, do the same with sensing. Hone…

Hacking The Proof of Onward Travel Requirement

In some countries using certain airlines, you can be denied entry without having proof of onward travel, this is how to hack that requirement. Just because you have a proper visa established with a confirmed and paid flight, doesn’t always guarantee you to board and fly to your international destination. This is the “proof of onward travel” obstacle. What happens if this occurs can go in one…

How to Live Out of a Backpack: Seasonal Kits

This is a series of posts about ‘how to live out of a backpack’ as a vagabond, minimalist, nomad, expat, traveler or for everyday life as a lifestyle. SEASONAL ; KITS ; // ; The trick to packing ultra-light while being well equipped is quite simple; pack only the necessities for your foreseeable future in regards to geography, activities, events and in this case the weather / climates. So it’s not about arbitrarily packing the least amount of items as possible for the…

Why I Never Hit the Gym and What I do Instead

I want fitness in my life but I don’t want exercise to take up too much of my life. So I never hit the gym but I like to maintain a certain physique. For the entirety of my career, I had a rigorous workout routine which meant much of my free time was spent at various gyms. Routines that can only be…