A post office box the other hand is an investment definitely worth having. It gives you a postal address for you to receive replies to job applications. It means relatives and friends can keep in contact with you. You can get business mail there, as well as letters from your employer if you still have a job. Post office boxes are cheap, useful and very practical for anyone sleeping in a car or van.
There are a few simple cooking methods you can use from within your car. An electric teapot will allow you to eat oatmeal, soup, and noodles. If you have a thermos, you can keep the meal warm for a long time. Some propane ovens, those meant for camping, may work in your situation, just don’t cook within the vehicle itself. If you have enough space and power, a microwave may work too.
I have lasted one month now and doing okay. There is actually an element of adventure to it that I like. Also, not having a TV and a comfy couch means that I am now forced to get out into the world and be more active. I am healthier and have met new people. When I am bored I go to the park and play pickup basketball or go to the library. I would actually recommend this experience to others.

Liver cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, and it accounts for the third leading causes of cancer-related mortality. Currently, the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) mortality has been decreased with the advanced progression of surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy. However, the overall prognosis of liver cancer is poor with 5-year overall survival rate less than 12%. Moreover, for the majority of patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage, potentially curative therapies including chemotherapy, chemoembolization, ablation, external beam radiotherapy, and proton beam therapy are frequently ineffective. Even sorafenib as the first clinically approved target drug therapy could only extend overall survival by 2–3 months.1 Hence, new treatment strategies to prolong survival and to minimize the risk of adverse response are desperately needed for patients with liver cancer.2
U can get away with it to some exstent but u really need to find more than one place like loves to park because ur gonna attract attention to yourself if u stay in the same place so find other spots ur comphy with an move around from place to place every 2-3 days,,walmarts are good,,travelers are always staying there while passing thru so u can use that as an excuse unless u have been camped out for days when u get asked,,,ive done it,,,the main thing is b polite if ur approched by secutity guard,,most of them dont care but is thier job so leave an give it afew dats before u come back an most wont mind!,,good luck an god bless!
You will need water to drink, cook with and wash with. I recommend you buy as large a plastic water jug / bottle / tank as you can carry and keep filling it up when you can. Sources of water are all around. Taps at petrol stations, taps in shops, parks, houses, restaurants, buildings, anywhere. I'd avoid using streams and rivers to fill water unless you have a water filter.

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...
In severe liver injuries (class ≥III), or those with hemodynamic instability, surgical correction is generally necessary.[5] In these severe injuries a hepatopancreatobiliary surgeon may be utilized rather than a trauma surgeon given their expertise with the organ and generally yields better outcomes.[1] Surgical techniques such as perihepatic packing or the use of the Pringle manoeuvre can be used to control hemorrhage.[2][3] Temporary control of the hemorrhage can be accomplished through direct manual pressure to the wound site.[2] In these severe cases it is important to prevent the progression of the trauma triad of death, which often requires the utilization of damage control surgery.[10] The common cause of death while operating is exsanguination caused by profuse loss of blood volume.[13] Rarely, surgery entails the use of liver resection, which removes the source of the bleeding and necrotic tissue. The drastic nature of this procedure means it can only be used in hemodynamically stable patients.[8] Another rare procedure would be liver transplantation which is typically impractical due to the logistics of finding a proper organ donor in a timely fashion.[14]
I did this when I knew I was about to be homeless. Got the van before and set it up best I could. Lived out of it for around six months before current home literally fell in my lap. I did do some adventuring out of it, as well. Loved knowing that everything I "needed" was there. Not much room, so you really have to get to the real: what do I "need". Turns out, you really don't need lots of stuff. I've since downsized to having a minivan with fold-n-go seats, so I always have that option should I need to make it my home again.

Jumper cables: Sometimes for a couple different reasons, I found that my car battery died and I needed a jump. Most likely because I left the lights on or I charged my electronics too long without driving. It was a pain standing in front of a store asking people if they had jumper cables. I eventually got some jumper cables so when my car battery died, all I had to do was ask anyone who had a car around me if they could give me a jump rather than also having to ask them if they had jumper cables too.


Our doctor had promised to call my mother as soon as possible with the results, but as luck would have it, he came down with a bad flu and was off for a couple of days. We tried to go on with life as normal over the weekend, relaxing at home and on Sunday, headed out to the mall for some shopping. My mother couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong. I was noticeably exhausted and complaining of feeling unwell. She decided to take me to the hospital the following day.
Liver SREBP-1c is regulated by insulin through liver X receptor (LXR) signaling (18, 19). Cholesterol sulfotransferase 2B1b (SULT2B1b) attenuates LXR signaling by sulfating and inactivating oxysterol agonist ligands (20). Sulfotransferases, like other phase II drug metabolism enzymes, are potential CAR targets (7, 21), and CAR activation does induce SULT2B1b expression (Fig. 5A). We used SULT2B1b null mice to test the relevance of this induction for the effect of TC on SREBP-1c expression. As expected, CAR induction of Cyp2B10 expression was unaltered in the SULT2B1b null mice, and repression of PEPCK expression was also unaffected (Fig. S7A). TC repression of SREBP-1c expression was lost in the Sult2B1b knockout mice (Fig. 5B), while the repression of SCD-1 expression was attenuated. Expression of the LXR target genes ABCG5 and ABCG8 was also suppressed by CAR activation (Fig. S7B), confirming the suppression of LXR signaling. These results indicate that this indirect pathway of LXR ligand inactivation plays an important role in CAR suppression of lipogenesis, although other mechanisms are likely to contribute.

As I said, I loved car living before… I just hope I can make it work as well. This time I will have 1, possibly 2 cats with me. This begs the question, what the heck do I do with them during the day, if the car is not running & I am not parked in the shade? I have to keep 1 of them bc he is 16, he was my mum’s, and he has only ever known she & i. I can not just give him away or give him up to SPCA. If cats can make it living in a van, I will find put how & make it happen!

I’m 40 years old so I feel compelled to act now to save money to preserve my older age. I’m fit, strong and healthy right now, so by taking this step whilst I’m physically able to do so, I can sort myself out for the future. Based on savings of £800 per month I can clear my debts in about 6 months. Each year I can save nearly £10,000. If I can live in my car for 5 years I can save £50,000… Do it for 10 years I can save £100,000!! All of this just through not paying rent and bills.

That is very similiar to the situation I am in. I got laid off because of the bad economy. I am recieving unemployment benefits but they are not enough to pay for both an apartment and a car – a car that I am still financing. I could not even consider giving up the car because that would have put a repo on my record and ruined my credit. A car will also help to make find a new job easier.
I can identify with livinginmyhonda. When I was going through my divorce over 20 years ago, I too found myself ‘living out of my car’. At first I was staying with a friend but very unexpectedly had 3 days to move out. With no savings and a very low income I had to think on my feet, and fast. I rented the smallest storage unit I could find to put my things in. This was home base. I found 2 seperate waitress jobs, one for lunch shift and one for dinner shift. In the mornings I continued to clean homes, and at night I cleaned professional office spaces.
Aiming at maximizing the chance for therapeutic benefit from the immunotherapy while minimizing the risk for life-threatening complications of CRS, researchers had outlined a proactive management strategy that incorporates a five-grading system and treatment algorithm designed to administer early immunosuppression for patients of high risk while avoiding unnecessary immunosuppression due to the potential risk of diminishing antitumor efficacy, based on their treating experiences.55 Besides, several investigators have developed CARs targeting fibroblast activation protein-α (FAP), which expressed on the surface of cancer-associated fibroblasts as a major component of the solid cancers stoma network, hoping to avoid the toxic effect.56 Paradoxically, some articles had reported that CAR-T cells targeting murine FAP could induce severe bone marrow toxicity while some other ones had demonstrated its antitumor benefits in the absence of toxicities in mice, indicating that more researches are needed to explain why some FAP-specific CARs induce toxicities and others do not.57,58
almost forget to mention that if you are not that worried about what your are doing for employment look into a slaughter house or processing plant, I know JBS Foods and Cargill foods are always looking for new hires and honestly these places are not that bad, you get paid every week with the chance of steady employment, you would kill two birds with one stone, full time employment with always having a place to park n live. They even have showers for the employees, as well most places will provide cloths to the work staff so they wont ruin their own cloths. best part is they have parking security. I remember hearing about a few people that worked at the plant i work at n thats what they did, live in their cars and work 12-16 hrs every day. The company management didnt say anything and the guys were left alone. i think 1 of the cars is still their. as for the doll if it looks like anyone theirs always a chance to sue the company lol any takers????
That’s the problem, when you live in an apartment (or cabin, in my case) with no amenities, you do not stay in it during the day, or you will feel trapped. Internet is available free at local libraries, stores, and restaurants, so paying for it is pointless. I keep most of my possessions in my truck, not my cabin, as I am not trying to make the cabin a permanent home.
When I go inside some public place to use the internet or restaurant I plug in the heat pad that I keep between my winter jacket and sweater. A lot of places keep the thermostate cool to save money, or encourage people to buy hot food and drink, and I just cannot study or do anything if I am cold all the time. Making or buying hot drinks all the time to get warm is a hassle (then you have to pee) and they do not work as well as the heat pad. So I plug in. If they allow you to plug in a 100 watt laptop, how can they be upset for you plugging in a 50 watt heating pad for a little while. Just enough to warm up. And 50 watts is the high setting. You will probably use the low setting, abut 30 watts really.
Some well-to-do-people (especially older women) just despise seeing the poor anywhere. they complain about it to the top heads (board members and business owners) if they see the poor shit hanging around parking lots just sitting in the vehicles useing the internet. they want to oppress and bleed money from you, force you to live in a place and pay the super corporate rapists for all those ridiculous things you do not need and do not want the ecological consequences of.
Living in my car right now dude for the second time in my life. My wife took my son and got a restraining order on claims I am emotionally and mentally abusive. Now I don’t have any money and not going to my family for any help because they really aren’t family to me. I really don’t believe this is happening and I can’t see my son, he’s 9 months old for 10 days. It just was good to vent honestly but glad you made it out, it’s pretty cold and I got the Walmart setup to with just a blanket and haven’t showered yet, but I do have a gym membership which helps. 2 jobs but can’t afford anything because it was all in to my house. The cops made me leave out of life, seems like it’s giving me another opportunity for change; my wife is not a good wife btw she is not ready to commit herself to me, and even tho I havent been any better then her I realize my downfall and she is also a pretty terrible woman when it comes to relationships and responsibilities. But there are good things as well about her but I can’t get pass these things so life is going to be hard. We barely have anything and now she thinks lying to the authorities helps. idk if I should try to find a new relationship or just try to see if this marriage will work out or not.. siggghs well, good luck to you and congrats on all your success, I learned a long time ago we are never alone but the battle is not yours, it’s the Lords.
When you park, think about which direction the sun is coming from. In summer, you may want to seek out a shaded spot to help keep cool. In winter, you might want to seek a sunny spot, and face the car into the sun to allow as much heat in through the windscreen. Generally though, you should face the car so that you can drive forward out of the place you are parked in. In an emergency, you don't want to have to back up to leave. Some people say it is best to leave the keys in the ignition while others say it is best not to. Me, I have found I have felt safer with the keys in my pocket, or close to the ignition where people can not see it. When I slept away from towns I did not always block out the windows, so the keys would be out of the ignition. When I sleep with privacy curtains I leave the keys in the ignition.

After college I lived in my van for a year — partly due to finances but mostly to step back and get some perspective. Roamed the country. One of the best things I ever did. It’s just as easy to break into an apartment or house as it is a car, so the ‘safety’ issue is something of a red herring. Bravo for questioning the ‘received wisdom of society’ that you have to live a certain way (and spend a certain minimum amount). Our options are largely bounded by our imaginations.


I am in Malibu. I recently bought a tent to sleep in. Its so much better than laying my blankets out right on the sand, plus you get more privacy. Odd thing? I may want to continue living here like this. Its great. I ‘volunteer’ at a cat and dog rescue and they pay me every now and then when they can. I am told it does not get THAT cold here- just the water does. I love it out here. Who knew that the result of a complete nervous breakdown could turn out so good?


Elevated liver triglycerides are tightly associated with insulin resistance and T2D, and PB treatment alleviates fatty liver in rodents (8, 26), and possibly human T2D patients (27). Our results with TC are also consistent with another recent study using the methionine and choline deficient diet to induce fatty liver (28). We identified two mechanisms for the impact of CAR activation on hepatic steatosis: suppression of lipogenesis and induction of β-oxidation. TC treatment decreased expression of the lipogenic transcription factor SREBP-1c and its downstream genes. These responses are consistent with a recent report that TC treatment decreased nuclear levels of the mature SREBP-1c protein (17).

LIMH, I don’t know what kind of area you live in so this might not be suitable – but my other half and I have been doing a bit of camping lately over the warmer months and had been looking into pop-up campers. They come in a range of sizes and used ones can be pretty inexpensive (sometimes under $1000 for a serviceable one that has a stove, fridge, and can even have a toilet, and I’ve seen many for under $500 that are older, perhaps not suitable for towing around long distance, but which would probably be fine to live in). I was just thinking that perhaps you might be able to find someone who has room in their back yard or even alongside their house where they could let you park one, for a small fee?
I’m a female and I’ve been doing it for a little over a year now. I’m not afraid and lonely like. I feel like a true free spirit. If you would see me you would never suspect, I’m not on skid row so there is a difference. The only problem I have is that everything takes longer because I have to drive from one place to another for something that I could have right at my door if I had a home to live in. I have to drive to my storage to change my clothing, drive to the P.O.Box, drive again to the gym to shower whether I’m going to work out or not and to eat 3 meals a day is another extra mileage, gasoline and time. The good news is that I finally got a decent paying job. It’a only a temp to hire, part-time position but if they hire me permanently it will be a full time 40 hour a week job so I will be able to afford a place to live. The only reason I want to find a home is so I can save time.
As for sleeping in Walmart, the RV’s are allowed to park far away from the store so you don’t really hear any noise from the customers going in and out of the store. I usually go late anyway so the store is closed by then. The hotel parking lot sounds good, but, I would worry about the clerk spotting you and calling the nice police officer. You’ll see and learn. I’ve changed my routine around many times to make things work better. Good Luck!!!!!!
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.
Also, for what it’s worth, I am one of a growing number of people forced out of their homes by the installation of smart meters. A certain percentage of the population is sensitive and gets sick when exposed to microwave emissions. Before the meter went in, I already had discovered that using a cell phone would give me a headache and wifi was also a problem. Argh. I had nothing against technology, but there was a clear problem with these transmitting devices. Anyhow, you may see more people like me here if they have access to or can tolerate using a computer. The new transmitting utility meters being installed nationwide are creating a whole new group of nomads.
I did this for one month staright and was able to put enough money together to get myself a place. It was a cabin that had been abandoned for a year. I was able to negotiate a price I could afford by trading labor for rent. By the end of the first year I had a beautiful doll house, newly renovated to my liking, below market price. During that time I was able to get debt free and pay for my divorce in cash.
When I was getting back on my feet after another back injury and had a little $10 an hour job in 2005, my living arrangements were sold. I couldn;t find an apartment that would take pets in the range I could afford. I have a fifteen year old mini poodle. For five months I would rotate sleeping in my car and checking in to a Motel 6 about four nights per week. Since my car was known to the personnel at the Motel 6, I just parked in adjacent spaces on car nights and nobody said boo about it, even the cops who patrolled the lot nightly.
if you have a full size SUV, you have more freedom, you can park any where literally, Campervans are nice but you are limited to where and when you stay so to speak. Full size SUV basically camo’s your life style. if you can not afford a full size suv a smaller suv is just as good. If you choose a car, look for a station wagon, if its a sedan look for an older version like a crown victoria. if possible stay away from coupes they are very small. If you can stretch out and stay warm you will be happy for the long haul. stay safe/keep positive.
Most of the published studies on benzene levels inside a passenger vehicle were measured under driving conditions – not in parked cars. Several of these studies have found that in-vehicle benzene levels can significantly exceed those outside the vehicle. The higher quantity was mainly attributed to the presence of exhaust fumes – not chemical off-gassing.
My best advice to anyone contemplating this: fluffy sock slippers, two trashbags with a towel in between will provide much needed insulation for foot warmth…the floor of jeeps gets quite cold in winter. An extra large down comforter will be your best friend…and compacts nicely into a stuff sack to stay clean and out of sight during the day!. I used a duvet cover that matched my upholstery and parked in dark locations to minimize the likelihood of someone peeking in and noticing the apparent “bum” sleeping in the jeep ;(.
HI Ansonetta, I also live out of my car for close to two years as well and have a good job, my situation is a little different, im close to my retirement age, no friends, no caring family, and ex’s divorce nearly wiping out my retirement and savings so with the job i have i have made plans for a different plan for retirement, a Van for a larger living space and taveling to places ive only dreamed of until i could no longer drive for any reason buying food and gas from my Soc. Security retirement (if its still there).

To best utilize the limited space in her Forester, Tan and her boyfriend removed the rear seats and built a custom bed with drawers in the back, which provides storage space for gear and cooking supplies as well as a place to sleep. The combo eliminated their need for eating out and staying in hotels while traveling, which makes extended trips even more accessible.
I had attributed many of my symptoms to being a teenager; fatigue, little to no appetite, a loss of interest in school/friends, and feeling moody or depressed. These were all serious indicators that something much more insidious was going on. They call liver disease the “silent killer” and I believe it since many noticeable physical symptoms did not occur until my liver was in big trouble.

Anyway, for me personally, hell no. I'm fine living in a small house, but a car (even an RV) is too small for me. I'd rather camp out, and use the car for storage space if I was forced to it. Even that, I could only put up with for so long. You've also got to factor in the cost of food once you no longer have a way to store cold food or prepare it.

There are also several options for food storage and personal kitchen conversions if you have the vehicle (and the coin) to get them custom fitted and installed. If not, we suggest keeping a rugged cooler stocked with your perishable items, dry storage for non-perishables and keeping an eye out for the next campsite where you can set up camp, get a warm fire going, and cook yourself a hot meal under the stars. It’s why you decided upon this lifestyle in the first place right?
I responded to this idea several comments above, please read that entire response with other valuable information. Pet warmers do not heat on 6 watts. That is stated as the continual wattage consumption on pet warmers because they have a device on them, that stays on continually, that you cannot turn off. Since you cannot turn it off, it has to state upfront that the continual wattage use is 6 watts. That device is always on so it can detect when a pet has walked on it and stays there. When it detects weight staying on it, then it turns the heat on.
Still, the movement to live smaller may not be as extensive as social media makes it seem, some housing analysts say. Zoning regulations – especially in dense urban areas – often restrict the number and size of buildable units, slowing growth among micro-apartments and tiny homes. Constructing or living in a tiny home or micro-unit can still pose a legal risk in some cities.

Hospitals are also a great place to use, open 24/7 have clean bathrooms and cafeterias. Also easy to come up with a excuse why you are there. Just lay low, be quiet and respectful, don't ask the staff for anything. And don't overstay your welcome. Leave right away if you are asked to. And probably stay away from the ER parking as it is checked the most often, and employee parking.

Liver cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, and it accounts for the third leading causes of cancer-related mortality. Currently, the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) mortality has been decreased with the advanced progression of surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy. However, the overall prognosis of liver cancer is poor with 5-year overall survival rate less than 12%. Moreover, for the majority of patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage, potentially curative therapies including chemotherapy, chemoembolization, ablation, external beam radiotherapy, and proton beam therapy are frequently ineffective. Even sorafenib as the first clinically approved target drug therapy could only extend overall survival by 2–3 months.1 Hence, new treatment strategies to prolong survival and to minimize the risk of adverse response are desperately needed for patients with liver cancer.2


If this sort of thing is forced on you, it's absolutely miserable - you have to think about how uncomfortable it is to sleep in a car seat and resolve that with potential back pain every day. Is your employer ok with you living out of your car? It means that you don't have a permanent address and some old-fashioned places that require formal dress may not be alright with your preferred lifestyle (I know it's all well and good to say that they can't "technically" fire you for something like this, but there are always loopholes and they will find a way).
The initial management of liver trauma generally follows the same procedures for all traumas with a focus on maintaining airway, breathing, and circulation. A physical examination is a corner stone of the assessment of which there are various non-invasive means of diagnostic tools that can be utilized.[3] An invasive diagnostic peritoneal lavage can also be used to diagnose and classify the extent of the damage.[9][10] A large majority of liver injuries are minor and require only observation.[11] Generally if there is estimated to be less than 300mL of free floating fluid, no injury to surrounding organs, and no need for blood transfusion, there is a low risk of complication from nonoperative management.[1] In special cases where there is a higher risk with surgery, such as in the elderly, nonoperative management would include the infusion of packed red blood cells in an intensive care unit.[2] Typically hepatic injuries resulting from stab wounds cause little damage unless a vital part of the liver is injured, such as the hepatic portal vein; with gunshot wounds, the damage is worse.[12]
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