Methods: The GPC3-specific CARs (CAR.HN3 and CAR.hYP7) contain a CD3ζ chain and the 4-1BB co-stimulatory endodomain along with a truncated human EGFR polypeptide (huEGFRt) that retains the cetuximab epitope. A set of GPC3 positive-liver cancer cell lines including Hep3B, HepG2 and Huh7 were engineered to express the firefly luciferase gene. These cells were co-cultured with GPC3 CAR T cells at various ratios for 24 hours. A bioluminescent luciferase reporter assay was then used to evaluate the cytolytic activity of effector CAR T cells. We also evaluated the anti-tumor activity of CAR T cells in xenograft models with intraperitoneal injection of luciferase-expressing HCC cells into NOD/SCID/IL2gnull (NSG) mice. The tumor growth was measured via bioluminescence tumor imaging.

The quickest, cheapest, and easiest way to organize stuff inside your vehicle is with plastic storage bins like the ones you can buy at Target. They aren’t pretty, but they provide a great temporary solution that’s as inexpensive as it is convenient. If you’ll be spending much time living out of your vehicle, though, you might want to read on for further for inspiration.
these can repair most dead batteries to about 70% efficiency I had read. a farmer or garage mechanic might have old dead batteries that they do not want, ask them for a few of the largest ones and run the desulfator on it and see if it repairs the battery. you can run the desulfator from the vehicle battery directly, so that it is working while you are driving.
Blackout curtains are an effective way to provide privacy. Black fleece is probably the most popular option for blackout curtains, but other fabrics can be used as well. Blackout curtains are particularly effective when used behind tinted windows as it just looks like the windows are very dark. Curtains are also essential if you plan to use electronics or lighting at night as the glow will still show though tinted windows.
Even without the marine battery, you can still get the 140 watt inverter, and one king size heat pad, when you want to just sit in your car for 30 minutes or so, you can keep warm. Plug the inverter into the cigarette lighter of you car, and plug the heat pad into that. you car battery does not have enough power to run it for very long. The digital voltage reader can also plug into the cigarette lighter of you car, so you can see how much voltage is left. I don’t know exact facts but I think for any 12 volt car battery, I would try to not go lower than 12.0 volts for the car battery.
Mmmm My story. I have a truck with a topper shell I’ve been in it for almost three yrs now in Colorado. Showers at the local rec center for a Buck. Cooler w ice and easy prep food. Have a job good pay. Just don’t NEED the whole house bathroom kitchen thing. Air mattress -40 sleeping bag. Toasty all winter long. If anyone needs help or pointers on staying sane or being inconspicuous or anything else don’t hesitate to ask.

Yes it is in a sense. You aren’t allowed to sleep in your car in pretty much every state that I’ve been to so far. What I used to do is leave my car in a 24 hour place and go camping somewhere for the night. Make sure there are no cameras or the cops might go to your car anyways. I was in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Colorado (I think it was Boulder but not sure anymore) and I was actually intending to shop there. I wanted to make my call to the post office because I had recently left my uncle’s house and he deceived me out of close to $600 while I lived with him, probably more. I was in a tight spot so I didn’t have too many options and he knew that I had a small inheritance from my mother but not as much as everyone thinks. Anyways, I believe I was going to file charges on him because when I went to go pick up my mail a week earlier his wife said I didn’t get any mail there and that I need to leave (I know I got mail there and I will never know what it was). Anyways I called the post office, talked to someone and immediately got put on hold for the next 15–20 minutes. About 3 minutes before someone picked up I fell asleep and during this time I guess a cop was banging on my window. He threatened to write me citations, take me to jail etc. In the end he told me to move along, so basically I didn’t get to shop there and I got harassed for falling asleep for less than 3 minutes. By the way I was in the passenger seat this entire time, but the keys were in the ignition so I don’t know what could have been done had they not been there.
On a tighter budget, we may forego the daily shower, and get more creative. If you find an isolated forest camping spot, a solar shower is wonderful, but it’s tricky to find sufficient privacy in an urban setting. Alternatively, learn to make do with a bucket-and-washcloth bath which you can accomplish in a gas station rest room or the privacy of your vehicle. Then stop at a hostel or truck stop once a week where you can pay for a shower — or pay a single entry fee at a swimming pool or YMCA, where you may even get a sauna or hot tub thrown in.

I suggest you explore the rest of this site for advice and tips for living in a car or van. I've lived in cars for extended periods, and have lived in a van (well a small bus) now for several years. I've picked up tips that I have learned the hard way, and that I have picked up from others. I hope that some of them will make your life living in a car an easier one.
But first I want to spend the summer somewhere…not sure where yet. The best thing I got were a couple of survival blankets for $7 each from a sporting goods store. One side is blue and the other is foil colored used mainly for really cold weather for wrapping around you to keep warm. I put one on my carseat and then I put on a blanket and over that I put the second survival blanket. Keeps me toasty warm. I put another one on the passenger seat floor with a blanket on it for my mini-schnauzer. Then I put a blanket over him although he actually likes being on the cool side.
3 years ago I moved into my crown Victoria when my living g situation became too volatile. I LOVED car living. I lived in the neighborhood where I worked, taking care of a young boy with autism. It was also a fairly heavily gang-infested neighborhood. But they kept a strange eye put for me, as did the police, who also knew my situation. Then came summer, and with it, oppressive heat. I moved North to live with my Mom. She died a few months later from cancer. Long story short, I bought my first house (mobile home) last August. However, I’m disabled now by PTSD & back/neck injury & can no longer work. I’m awaiting disability approval, but in the meantime, it’s looking like I’m facing a minimum of 6 months in which I will have no way whatsoever to pay my bills (including the rent for the land upon which my trailer sits) – no income, and no help.
There are several sites online that can tell you where to stay, cost and time limits. Just search RV parks in the area you are looking for. most of them cost about 45 a day but if you stay for a month you can pay as little as $350 a month. If you find a resort that needs help, and there a lot of them, you only have to pay for electricity. You have shower, laundry, swimming, club house and garbage service. These are usually included in the price. You also have internet access. Good look and be safe.
Depends on where you live. If you live in a climate where the outdoors can essentially be "your space" for most of the year, that changes things. If I were to do this here... I'd have to have the heat cranked in the winter and either the air conditioning in the summer or learn to ignore the constant drone of mosquitos. You also have to get rid of most of your things and find a safe place to bathe/get water/use the washroom, etc...
Mmmm My story. I have a truck with a topper shell I’ve been in it for almost three yrs now in Colorado. Showers at the local rec center for a Buck. Cooler w ice and easy prep food. Have a job good pay. Just don’t NEED the whole house bathroom kitchen thing. Air mattress -40 sleeping bag. Toasty all winter long. If anyone needs help or pointers on staying sane or being inconspicuous or anything else don’t hesitate to ask.
With a little creativity, car living can be accomplished in almost any vehicle. The difference between thriving and barely surviving is in the details. All of us could benefit from the lessons of those who have been there: what is necessary and what should be jettisoned? How do we meet our physical needs without indoor facilities? How should we plan differently for various environments and climates?
Privacy is an important consideration for all vehicle dwellers. Urban stealth campers need to be able to stay out of sight while they are sleeping. All vehicle dwellers also need enough privacy to be able to sleep and take care of personal hygiene. While privacy may seem unimportant for boondockers, there are many places (like the desert and prairie) where it may not be possible to park out of sight of other campers.

It is also great to read that like myself, there are many people taking a concious descision to live in their cars or vans without beiing forced there by circumstances. It can be quite liberating being out on the road, travelling where you want, and taking your home with you for free. Life is a journey folks. Our anscestors were all nomads, so some of us have to continue the journey. 🙂


Suvs and trucks cost more to operate and own. The foamboard that you get for a few bucks in the school supplies section works very well.. it must be BLACK. It just pops in and out and when you’re driving just throw them on the package tray.. they don’t even take up space. Nobody realizes im in the car except the police who have noticed my pattern… I know people are unaware because I’ve gotten handle checkers and people coming up to the car to “Rescue” my dog, thinking he was in here by himself (he likes to sleep on the package tray, they see him in the rear window). To be safe parking just never park somewhere where you could be blocked in and not be able to get away, like the parking spaces on the edges of lots against the curb. Someone could just pull in front of you and then you can’t drive off and escape.
When you’re not sleeping, and civilization is still going strong, it makes sense to park outside of places where people are often waiting. Try outside of medical centers, pharmacies, restaurants that serve take-out, movie theaters, or large buildings where multiple businesses do work. People will assume you’re waiting to pick someone or something up.
I am a freshman at a community college and im so tired of florida.Im ready to move and travel around.follow the seasons lol.Im thinking of getting a van and paying off my insurancefor 6 months so I don’t have that monthly bill to worry about.make my way to colorado and get a storage & po box. I plan on putting a bike rack on the back and using my bike as daily transport,when possible,to save on gas.my moms a single mom and almost 55.she wants to move to this old folks retirement place but they won’t let her cuz I live with her.I don’t want to keep her unhappy plus I loved colorado the winter I spent there…anyways im rambling..will my plan work?? Sound good to start off??
It’s also wise to have a rainy day fund just in case things like that happen. Even if your burn rate is only $300 a month, stuff like the above doesn’t care about your burn rate. You don’t want to be like me and have to go scalp 200 soccer tickets that weekend to have enough cash to stay alive. (While in retrospect it was pretty fun, I do not recommend being at a point financially where you have to either make $600 in one weekend or go home. Luckily I made it.)

And speaking of sleep, Odom's chapter on getting deep sleep offers valuable advice for finding the best spots (if you have a white van like his, for instance, parking next to a row of delivery vans at Sears will make you camouflaged forever), and best tactics to avoid nighttime interruptions. If you're seriously considering moving into your wheels, this book might be a valuable packing item, especially because Odom offers his customers his lifetime guidance via email should they have further questions on the road.


Anyway, what a relief to know I’m not really alone. I won’t consider myself homeless OR “willingly” homeless either (and really, is there such a thing? circumstances MAKE one “willing” only as a last resort, greedy mothafukas). I’m a homebody to a fault, but it’s been due to finances and responsibilities that I haven’t done more traveling. My dad built his own camper before I was born and I practically grew up in that thing. I’ve inherited only a fraction of his ingenuity for which I’m always grateful. When I find a good survivalist forum, I get in this zone and lose track of time. I think I’ve got myself talked into detailing my really cute fun to drive car and putting the For Sale sign in it (I printed it out a couple of weeks ago … it’s just been sitting on my desk but I know in my heart that the S WILL HTF and I’m too smart not to be prepared. I’m probably going to have to do it eventually and having the time will be crucial to my success. Oh, courage, don’t fail me now.
Packing for life on the road walks a delicate balance between stripped-down minimalism and allowing for a few key creature comforts that can boost morale on an infinite scale. It’s a pretty refreshing feeling to know that everything you need is with you at all times, a feeling that makes you seriously question all of the cardboard boxes piled high in your storage unit back home. For those ready to embark on an epic adventure, here’s a quick guide for achieving that perfect balance when it comes to packing for life on the road.
Dude,could I message you bout this sometime? Your location and experience seems similar to mine but youve done it a lot longer. The stress is really wearing on me. I'm in a messed up living situation right now, where I'm living in the car part-time and sleeping in a room. I've done full time, but car living while also dealing with roommates is depressing me for some reason. Also paying so much in rent for a place to sleep doesn't help.
My husband and I are just surviving staying in one spot. So I have been looking into RV living and traveling since he can get jobs on the road. Then I just happened to see that someone had transformed their car into a livable home. I have a PT Cruiser and have been looking and researching. What are the opinions of people who have been there and done that.
I just let them do the talking and answer their questions. I usually am very ready to tell them what I am doing there, but I keep the subject away from myself as much as possible. For example, if I am parked somewhere and a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) approaches (why don’t you just say cop?) I will say I am parked there to let the cats out for a while, or to feed the cats, or because my cat did not return. And then I might say, “then I am going to the Wal Mart store” or whatever is nearby that I do business with. “Then I am going to the library.” “then I am going to MacDonald’s to use the internet.” I think that they would really NOT like to hear, “I am just resting here, just relaxing in this nice quiet secluded place, just eating and studying; I am just sitting here.” But I really take my time when I am parked somewhere; even though it is for my cats, it is also for myself.
We choose not to sleep inside our vehicle to maximize how much we are able to bring with us. Instead of building a big sleeping platform, we outfitted our car with shelving and dividers. We’ve each claimed different sides of the rear passenger seats for our personal gear and reserved the far back for shared items like dishes, food, and our sleep system. We keep everything in some sort of container rather than having a bunch of loose items floating around. For clothing and personal items we love the modular haulers made by MountainSmith.
not the back window, i should have been more specific, in a sedan you can paint the back side windows where you can still see out the back window when you look in the rear view mirror , it would be no different than driving a full size van where it has no windows behind the drivers/passengers windows on the sides. and the full size vans do not have windows on the sides any where except for the back doors.
Cars are not insulated to make a comfortable human habitat when the engine is not running. When it is hot outside even in the shade, your car is an oven. When the temperature drops it is still freezing inside. It is more expensive than you think: you can not attempt to live in an undependable car unless you are a mechanic. So that means a car with a note.
To rule out concerns related to the potential impact of the absence of leptin signaling in the ob/ob mice, we studied the effect of CAR activation in the diet induced obesity model of insulin resistance. Wild-type and CAR−/− mice were fed with a high-fat diet (45% of calories) for 2 months and treated with vehicle or TC for another month while maintaining the same diet. Consistent with the ob/ob results, TC treatment significantly improved glucose tolerance in wild-type mice, but not in the CAR−/− mice (Fig. 2D).
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