Henderson pays $685 a month including electricity – a bargain for Los Angeles, where studios average $1,500. She can save money and still have enough disposable income to eat out and travel, she says. But at least as important is the sense of liberation. “There’s an energy you get from purging,” Henderson says. “You don’t need six towels. You don’t need a ton of dishes. You pick the things out that you really want to keep in the ‘useful’ category.”
The smallest Goal Zero solar-powered generator, the Yeti 400, is capable of storing enough juice to recharge your laptop five times. The largest, the Yeti 1250, will recharge it 20 or more times. Pair those with a couple solar panels—the Boulder series pairs great with Yeti generators—to fully sustain your AC-power needs without ever taxing your vehicle’s battery or alternator.
Hello mate, I,m from London. I think what your talking about is what we call Bothy bags for shared use up in the mountains. Otherwise it may be smaller Bivybag. I use an ex British army gortex Bivybag with a good winter army sleeping bag. The thing is you have to insulate yourself from the ground so a foam roll up mattress would be best for the woods. You would also need a tarpaulin to keep the rain off you and there would be no protection from Mosquitos or flys or other ground insects. I used to wake up with lumps and bites, I did make myself a huge mosquito net bag to place over me and it can be very muddy if it has been raining overnight. Butthere are better, more comfier systems. One of the easiest most comfortable systems is to buy a Hennassy Hammock, made in USA and exported all around the world. You can string it up between a few trees and it has a built in mosquito net and comes with a great tarp to keep wind and rain off, but you can still look around you to see if there’s any danger. Entrance is through the bottom via a velcro snap opening and one can escape to enclosed hammock in seconds should you need to with a quick push down of both heels of the feet to open up the velcro fastener, and no, you cannot fall out bu mistake. If one must have to sleep outside of vehicle then this is one of the best systems. They cost around £120 then you gotta buy yourself a decent sleeping bag.
Obviously, one of the reasons you opt to live out of your vehicle is to save money, so naturally, you won’t want to have to pay for campsites. Luckily, all US national forests offer free range camping, so if you can deal with not having access to things like bathrooms or pre-built fire pits, you can just find a nice spot and set up camp for free. Most of the coolest places we slept were in national forests, and when it was all said and done, we only spent $27 per person on sleeping arrangements for the entire summer. You can also google free campsites by location, stay in most Walmart parking lots, and (you didn’t hear this from me) you can usually get away with parking in a hotel parking lot and sleeping right there for free if you don’t draw any attention to yourself.
Just to respond to a few concerns: I love eating, so I’m not anorexic. Because I’m a teacher, I have access to a microwave and fridge at work, so that helps keep me from eating all fast food and junk. At one school I had an electric skillet tucked away for cooking rice and garden omelets. One student told me, “It always smells so good when I come in here!” I kept fresh fruit in the room inside a cabinet.
I will admit that life sucked! I was allowed back at school when I felt well enough. Little did I know that the school and teachers were all informed of my illness. It wasn’t long before kids started to look at me weird. After a while, I got into a routine, kept moving forward and did my best in school. Yes, I felt “different”. I never wanted to have sleepovers or go out with my friends—I was too tired and just found it more comfortable and less stressful to be at home with my family.
NAFLD, a condition in which excess fat builds up in the liver, is far more common, affecting up to 40 percent of Americans, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. A subset of that group has a type of NAFLD called nonalcoholic steato­hepatitis (NASH), where liver cells ­become damaged and inflamed, which can lead to scarring and cancer. Most people with NAFLD have no symptoms, though some experience fatigue and pain in the upper-right abdomen.
I was not kidding on that having a rental was expensive and this is what i spent every month. Since I live on site, my insurance has dropped,fuel bill has dropped and the car payment has dropped. My paycheck is $1200.00 every two weeks. so I’m getting $2400.00 every month. 1st month was expensive since I have had to buy everything but even still i have $500.00 in the saving after everything is said and done.
To all of you above who think that living in a car is probably just for publicity, not a sensible way to be frugal, and can’t be done in cold climates – you are completely wrong. Living in a vehicle can be a terrific experience, can definitely be done in cold climates (ask some full-timers in the yahoo groups!), and is a smart way to get ahead. Don’t think that you have to listen to society and the mainstream and live in a house, paying rent or a mortgage. Living in a vehicle is actually very sensible. And if you think it’s not, you are being very close minded.
I think it is a class thing: I heard of a woman living homeless in her car in very wealthy California area – forgot the names, but she was doing fine, because she was always wealthy. Had a nice car, and knew tricks to keep her appearance high fashion, like the wealthy – really interesting story. Wonder why the wealthy car-livers are avoiding this website?
I lost my job out in Denver about 4 months back then I spent the rest of my saving on a move to Idaho for another job. Which I was laid off from after 6 weeks so after two months without work I’m pretty much broke. I just sold/pawned/gave away most of my possessions and in 2 weeks I’ll be moving into my ’95 Subaru wagon and driving to Portland to look for work I’ve got heard that the shelters there offer free 24 hr showers and a place to send/receive mail. I’ll admit to being a little anxious about this decision because if my car gets impounded for vagrancy I’m on the street but I’m also somewhat excited as I’ll be living on my own terms with more flexibility than I’ve every really had. I don’t think I have a romanticized view on doing this I’m sure some days I’ll get damn sick of my car but think it’ll force me to be more active than I’ve been in the past. Anyway this is a great thread I’m glad to have found it lots of great pointers and I look forward (sort of) to joining my fellow vehicle dwellers in PDX

Ok so starting the 1st of july I will be living out of my car in san diego in order to save money but im having a hard time figuring out where I can park at night without being bothered by cops! Im busy all day with school, work and working out and i go to LA every weekend so I usually end up only getting 5 hours to sleep 4 days a week then im off to LA which makes it pointless to rent out an entire room for 20 use of 20 hours a week. Im completely prepared except for the thought of cops waking me up left and right. There has to be a better way or some trick I haven’t heard of yet! Im hoping that is. Please email me back if you have a solution to my problem :/ audreyspice89@gmail.com
I read your writing about living in your car. I related to you completely. I wanted to go on vacation last year and the year before and the year before that. I could never afford it. So last year I got in my car and drove to Austin and got a job right down town in the nicest office building there…and low and behold I lived in my car. I showered at the yoga place and other free shower places. After 3 months there I went to Tucson and worked for the census. Then back to California. Now I am rethinking the value of having my condo at all. For what? So here locally I am “practiciing” again living in my car. I find it is very liberating not to mention that I save about $275 a month on heating bills and $60 on water and garbage and internet maybe $40. So how much is that? About $375. So I’m going to take $39 a month and join a gym.
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?
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.
I too live in southern california, work and am a student. I rent a master bedroom in the suburbs. I am considering living out of my honda crv because it has fold-down rear seats and tinted windows. I could save $550/per month, not to mention gas. But, I am a girl and I guess that could be particularly more risky as far as safety. I have mentioned to my older sister and she said “no way!” and my ex-boyfriend initially said no way, but after hearing me out, didnt really seem to have any other good arguments left. :oP

Total RNA was extracted from mouse liver using TRIzol reagent (Invitrogen). Equivalent amounts of RNA from each treatment group were pooled, and 20 μg was used for Northern blot analysis. The primers used for generation of each cDNA probe were described previously (39). All of the blots were stripped and hybridized subsequently with the β-Actin probe as the internal control. For Q-PCR experiment, RNA was reverse-transcribed by using SuperScript™ III RT (Invitrogen). Samples were run by using SYBR green (Applied Biosystems) and compared with levels of GAPDH as a control. Thermal cycling was carried out with an ABI prism 7500 sequence detection system (Applied Biosystems). Primers are purchased from Qiagen.
I live in the UK and I’m planning on moving into my car in the next month or so. I’ve been through divorce, lost my house and all money tied up in it to my ex-wife. I’ve also got 3 kids who I have to pay maintenance payments for each month. I earn £1500 per month (approx $2500 dollars). My rent is £600, bills £250, child maintenance £366, credit cards £100 plus car costs and food etc. Essentially I can no longer afford to live which is why I am taking this extreme step of living in my car. It’s a life choice, I will still be working and paying taxes etc but living in my car I can completely eliminate rent and bills putting over £800 straight into my pocket every single month.

Oddly i am wondering what attracted their attention.I have a low profile vehicle – i mean NO ONE lives in a Prius. did you know a 6foot 4 man can sleep fully stretched out in the back with the front passenger seat pulled fully forward. I use a front windshield sun visor to block the light in the front(which i am guessing is what did it -since it is winter and sun is not an undesirable thing) I also use fabric stretched from the rear hatchback to the sun visor to block out the light on the two sides. I usually back up to a wall or a bush.
You sure are right about people being judgmental and assuming we don’t work or pay taxes. When I tried to get a library card the librarian recognized my proof of address as the post office and said without a residential address I am not a citizen (I live, work and go to school in this city) and cannot have a library card because “The library is funded by the taxpayers.” I pay hefty self-employment taxes and taxes every time I buy something! Then, she went on to say I could have the non-resident card for $200/year. … I just went to another library in the system and they gave me a card. If you don’t pay property taxes you’re considered a second class citizen.
I was probably the only graduate student at Duke University to live in her Jeep throughout most of my dual Practitioner program. It is amazing at the resourcefulness that one develops. Logistics is big as campus police wouldn’t let me stay overnight in the parking lot THAT I PAID ACCESS TO. Sometimes I would get to the hospital long before my shift, garment bag (and toiletry kit) in hand, find a deserted staff lounge and shower/prep there…and walk out in my lab coat to take care of my critically ill patients. In extreme weather I utilized libraries and study buildings as long as possible at night to study and rite papers, catch up on news, etc. The nursing administration building had a student computer lab and lounge..with a kitchenette. Microwavable meals, especially having HOT WATER for tea at night…went a long way to keep me warm during winter snow and ice storms. Once a week a late night diner was my big treat… all the coffee I could drink and one ‘sit down’ late night breakfast was my self-reward. The faculty and my colleagues never knew…good thing, as I would probably have been thrown out for disgracing the almighty name of DUKE.
Thanks for the tips. After having a cop, and a couple people knock on my window after seeing me sleep in my car, I decided to finally spend the money online window shades. The water and snack tip is a good one too. It took me a while, but I finally got my car fully organized. Staying organized is one of the most important things, because you can not be at all comfortable when you’re sleeping in a kinky car, and have to get out to go to the trunkall the time to get your basic necessities.
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.
Along with mapping out your route, you will want to do some research ahead of time to figure out where you will be spending your nights. Mark any and all good campgrounds along the way. Be sure to take note of any campground fees, and check the availability of each site as well. Otherwise, you might find yourself exhausted and without options at one o’clock in the morning, forced to spend the night at a semi-truck pull-off on the side of the highway in your Prius, surrounded by truckers and passing semis. Been there, done that. Don’t need to do that again.
Recently, in response to a lot of emails I have recived, I wrote up a basic guide with tips, suggestions and advice for people living in their car. It is at http://www.carliving.info/101.htm. All the information there is compleatly free, there are no adds (I hate adds!) and there are plenty of links to other, more in depth pages on the site, also add free.
There are very few people who are able to live without money, and the percentage of car dwellers who have a sizable savings account is also limited. Most people who live out of a car will depend on having some type of income each month. Some of these car dwellers may receive social security, disability, or a pension. The rest probably need to work in order to earn money. Freelancers and those who are self-employed with businesses that can be operated from anywhere are able to boondock so long as they have access to needed services (electricity, Internet, etc.).
a. Organize, organize, organize! Have a place for everything and keep everything in its place. In addition to your sleeping items, you will need a carry-on style suitcase for clothes, a laundry bag for clothes pending a trip to the laundry (with air freshener), a “chuck box” (your car camping kitchen supplies), water storage container and a cup/water bottle, a tool box, a briefcase organizer for paperwork, a box with your camping supplies, a toiletry case (with towel, washcloths, shampoo, soap/shower gel, hairbrush, other hygiene supplies), flashlight/LED lamp and candles.
For over 3 years, I have lived in my Van. I am 54 years old. One Thing homelessness has taught me is that, we people do not need as much as we think we need. There have been many people who try to laugh, and look away from my situation. However, they do not realize, they could be in this situation very easily. Since I have an east coast style of dressing, many californians are shocked when they find out that I live in my Van, because I wear double-breasted, mohair, silk, or wool skirt suits. I use baby wipes to clean my body when I cannot shower. I buy my food at the 99 cent store, and I wash my clothes every week the same way I did when I had my house. I stay near a lot of factories, and the reason they don’t chase me away, is because I never throw any garbage or waste on the street. The people know me now in this neighborhood, all the cops know me, they are all very friendly, because I am a very clean woman. They always see me on my laptop looking for more work, or attending online college. In my spare time, I write music, read my Bible, and sell my hand-made pouches. I am a good-looking woman, so ocassionally, I accept invitations to dinner dates.
Especially in cities with known high air pollution levels, some benzene is to be expected in outdoor air due to automobile exhaust and industrial emissions. Thanks to vapors emitted by products such as glues, paints and furniture wax, higher levels of benzene can sometimes be found in indoor air, especially in new buildings. As such, it is logical that the materials inside of a car could release benzene when subjected to heat and enclosure.
I have been forced into living in my vehicle. I don’t start the plung until the end of December. I need information on portable battery packs and how to heat my vehicle. I have a 2011Nissan xterra. I am almost 6′ tall. I can lay all the way out on the passager side of vehicle. I work 3rd shift full time. I believe sleeping during the day is easier than night. Less attention during the day. I would greatly appreciate any advice. I live in Micigan where temps are sub zero. I am looking at a -30° sleeping bag from Cabela’s.
Kudos to you! Honestly I would like to see more people living in their cars striving to be debt free than people living in their mansions with loads of debt under their name. You’re not hurting anybody with living in your car… I would have done the same thing had I been in your situation… being debt free is a beautiful thing… having savings/money to fall back on is even better :)

“I think the recession changed the playing field for a lot of people,” notes Sofia Borges, an architect, trend consultant, and lecturer at the University of Southern California. “Job security, homeownership – a lot of that went out the window and never really returned. When a change like that happens, you have to change your ideas a little bit too.”
Despite all these contemporary means of assistance in easing the reality of homelessness here, it’s necessary to understand the very real physical and psychological challenges that await you when opting to live out of your car. Normal everyday conveniences like hot showers, a warm bed, and a fully functional kitchen are no longer realities. Safety is also a concern, and a certain level of caution is highly suggested when traveling and living out of your car – especially when going at it alone.
The only think I can think of is to sell my trailer and my mid-sized SUV & buy either a panel van or minivan, and put the rest of money into savings, they try and find work on the road? There is little to nothing I can do here where there are no jobs but retail or labor-intensive. I am just at such a loss, and all of my family is dead; there is no one left who can help me.
Now for advice, spots for sleeping….i found church parking lots best my preference is close to somewhat busy highway (close enough that it wouldnt disturb your sleep) I found a great place for myself not only is it where i described its also close to a sheriff substation. There are churches that frown upon sleeping in thier parking lot but not many so if you can either ask and tell them your situation they usually appreciate it or you just sleep there and wait to see if they say something. If your religious as i am you also get a sense of being watched over by God (thats what i feel. also i found that city cops are different than sheriffs, city cops tend to be too eager to chase you away from lots where sheriffs will say nothing until a complaint is made about you, and some sheriffs will talk to you if your awake making friends with you and do their paperwork kinda watching over you as well.
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.

Even when you have permission to park, some cities have specific laws against “vehicle vagrancy,” or people living in cars. The city council in Palo Alto, California, passed a law in August 2013 that makes living in a car illegal, citing safety concerns over too many vehicle dwellers in a community center parking lot. Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
also a thought for people thinking about moving to cali, esp. L A. i sold off everything i owned last summer to move out there and pursue my dream of living in cali and being an artist. have cooked for ten years in the restaraunt industry, painted commercialy and residentially for 5 years and been a wedding/ bar mitzfa/ private party dj for six years, had plenty of exp. just couldnt find a job, it is so oversaturated with homeless people ( i do not mean homeless in the since of wat we are talking about on this site, rather the crazies who talk to light poles and are seen ranting and raving on the side of the road) and such living off the state, i could not find a job. two weeks out i got pickpocketed and had to enroll in their residency return program so i could make it back home and resume my job to where i knew even if i was homeless i could have a good job and still enough time to take care of my personall BS. dont ever tell people about how “bad” off u are they willl never understand, just think that you are living less of a fullfilling life than they are.if we stick together and share our knowledge there is nothing we cant overcome peace be with you my fellow family.

You’ve got the right idea about food. If you have a camp stove that runs on butane canisters or liquid fuel, good. they are reasonably cheap. Peanut butter sandwiches, with additives if you haven’t any means of cooking. Jam. pickles, parsley if you like it, for iron. If you can cook, try dicing two washed potatoes, one onion, boil in salted water till soft, don’t drain the water, add milk powder and more salt to taste, eat. Practically a complete food. and surprisingly filling and yummy. Eat it out of your saucepan, and you won’t want takeaways. Potatoes will keep in a dark place. Onions will keep.
8. Law enforcement encounters: should be a no brainer, Be respectful, compliant, and, if you followed the above, they will be respectful to you for being” Clean, Quite, and Low Key”. One may need state that as their intent. In short, you don’t want them to haul you away, and you don’t want them to have reason to come pay you a visit when they have some down time.
I asked the cops if there was any place in San Diego I could sleep in my car and they told me no and wrote me a ticket for illegal lodging in a park and ride which I was only in for less then 2 hours. Cost me 125$ at the El Cajon Courthouse. I talked to some cop friends of mine and they told me that I can get away with sleeping in my car if its private property and as long as the business is open. I tried a burger king after they closed and the cops kicked me out.
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 went to the ER to get checked and was admitted that same night. The physician told me that my liver enzymes were extremely elevated at 50x the normal range. I remember feeling scared but not necessarily about my health. Like many mothers, I was more scared about my kids and being away from them. After several days in the hospital and numerous tests later, I was told I had viral hepatitis and that it was an isolated incident. I felt very relieved to know that I was going to be alright. I recovered on my own without needing any medication and went on with life, feeling thankful it was nothing worse. I later realized how wrong I was.
Instead of renting a micro-unit in an urban center, filmmakers Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons decided two years ago to build their own 130-square foot house and load it onto the bed of a U-Haul. They then set off across the country in a bid to live more simply and sustainably, travel, and invest in their own place – all while documenting the experience.
Consider this: You can buy a used Dodge Sprinter (the ultimate vehicle for van dwellers) for about $10,000 and outfit it for life on the road for another few thousand. That’s equivalent to less than a year’s rent in Los Angeles; less still for those living in New York or the Bay Area. A long-wheelbase Sprinter is going to give you about 110 square feet of living space—and access to millions of acres of state and national parks, public land (including national forest and wilderness areas), as well as our neighbors, Canada to the north and Mexico (and beyond) to the south.
No homeless shelters or day shelters have free wifi I have been to many of them across several states and not one has free open or unsecured wifi or outlets for you to charge your cell phone with. Even though the poor really really need it, the rich evil think of it as some kind of luxury, like transportation. If you notice, people sleeping in their vehicles is not any kind of catagory anywhere. Because if you have a vehicle that is an extra, a luxury, only counted against you as an asset.

Keep in mind that even in the cold, you will need some ventilation in your car. When sleeping in your car, you will exhale moist air which can get into everything, especially your bedding. It can be very hard to balance the amount of ventilation needed verses trying to keep the air in the car warm. I have found it is really not possible to keep the air in a car or van that warm unless you are hooked up to an external power line and have an electric heater, You are better off rugging up, using a good amount of bedding, a hot water bottle and wearing head cover such as a woolen beanie. A beanie does keep a lot of heat in and makes living and sleeping in a car a lot easier during the cold.
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seriously now I think there are more women living in cars, vans and the like than you would think. And a lot of us are not so young. After all women represent the larger percentage of those living in poverty. I think we’re just better at looking like we’re not homeless. I’ve moved up in the world and now have a van but I’ve lived in a car before. Hostels, gyms and public pools are good for showers. I have a degree and have had professional jobs but I think it’s crazy to spend all of your life working for things. There really is a way of living well without a house.
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.
n. Lighting: candles have come into disfavor as a safety hazard. Presuming you are an adult, use your best judgment. FOr the past 20 yrs I have had a hanging candle lantern with an added rear reflector that I adore. It adds safety and light…The melted wax is added to coiled cardboard in pop cans for quick fire starters. Energy efficient LED lights are an excellent and inexpensive option to candles. For people choosing to park in a Walmart or other lot, you will generally be trying to KEEP OUT the light at night.
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.
While sleeping in your car you will probably need to have two of the windows open just enough to let air in, but not enough to let some one's hand in. If you have a car with adequate vents, you may not need this. This is both to let fresh air in, and to let smells out. Living in a car can be rather smelly, especially if you try to eat smelly food inside it or you don't get the chance to wash up often. To help avoid smells, air the car out as much as possible, place dirty clothing in a sealed plastic bag in the boot, throw out all rotten food and use one of those little in car air fresheners.
I’m aware that there are people who are forced to live in their cars by necessity. I’m conscious of the fact that my whiteness benefits me in living this lifestyle by choice. However, living in my car also allows me to save money for my hiking and travel endeavors, things that would be difficult to do if I had to pay for an apartment. Sure, I’m a girl from a middle class background, and I feel grateful for the opportunities available to me and not entitled to them. I regret that this article may have come across as deaf to social awareness. My intention was to present an idea of readjusting present priorities to make way for long term goals.
I work nights and spend the days at a Korean Spa for about $12.00 per day. They usually have sleep rooms, fresh towels, and a way to pamper myself when I wake up. Unfortunately my home is several states away and is rented out at a loss…. but I still have a mortgage payment since the market is so bad. At my age I have to hold onto something. I never thought I would be homeless.

Never park in the same place twice in the same week.  Stay away from other parkers in your same situation.  Parking around a 24-hour biz is better than residential areas.  Apartment complexes offer a degree of stealth street parking due to the high turnover of tenants and friends, NOT in their parking lot, however!  Same for 24-hour grocery stores.

Public toilet facilities may not be available at all times – particularly for boondockers. Most vehicle dwellers end up using some sort of jug or wide-mouthed container for urine, while a bucket (two-gallon to five-gallon) with a plastic bag liner is commonly used for excrement. Cat litter or cedar shavings can be sprinkled in the bag to control odor until the bag can be disposed of in a waste receptacle. This may not be glamorous, but it does work for those times when you cannot access public facilities.
Adding wires does not modify the vehicle. like adding a superior stereo system is not considered modifying the vehicle. WalMart itself sells different kinds of vehicle inverters and wires and stereo systems. They want you to buy those things when you are having your car serviced there. If they say you have modified your car, you can walk them through the store and show them the inverters that they sell or go online with your laptop and SHOW them the many inverters that WalMart sells.
If your cats were indoor/outdoor cats, you can probably keep them with you. However, if they were always indoor cats, and went out very little, I don’t know if you can keep them. If there were indoor/outdoor cats, park near a field that has trees and bushes. I give much detailed information in the other comments I have posted on this website about keeping cats. Just look for JCasil or cat.
I went to the ER to get checked and was admitted that same night. The physician told me that my liver enzymes were extremely elevated at 50x the normal range. I remember feeling scared but not necessarily about my health. Like many mothers, I was more scared about my kids and being away from them. After several days in the hospital and numerous tests later, I was told I had viral hepatitis and that it was an isolated incident. I felt very relieved to know that I was going to be alright. I recovered on my own without needing any medication and went on with life, feeling thankful it was nothing worse. I later realized how wrong I was.