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!
I agree with Eric. But it’s not only women you have to worry about. It’s men too. People have an image of someone that doesn’t have a home as a dirty, tangled hair alcoholic drug addict panhandling in the street. I am far from that stereotype. I’m an attractive girl fit girl. I work out 6 days a week. I eat healthy, dress nice and have a new car. I am going to start living out of my car as of February 2009 so I can pay off the wealthy bankers that just got a bail out for my $30,000.00 debt plus all the extra finance charges and late fees that I have accumulated in one year for lack of payment. Times have changed and I am not making what I use to make so the only alternative I have is to live out of my car so that I can pay them off and be debt free.
Step 1- Get a set up that you like. One of the main purposes of living in your car is to save money, so don’t go buy a new Sprinter van. Find a way to make it work with what you’ve got. So you have a small car? Can you take out the back seats or open the trunk up to the front? Problem solved. If you have a truck, then get a camper cover so you can live out of the back. If you have a SUV (like me) just fold the backseats forward.
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.
Blunt abdominal trauma, which can result in liver damage, is one of the main types of injuries suffered in car crashes across the country. Each year, over 2 million emergency room visits are registered due to motor vehicle collisions, and some estimate that over $1 trillion in healthcare is spent on injuries resulting from crashes. The liver and spleen are the most commonly injured internal organs, and while the spleen can safely be removed if necessary, the liver must remain.
you misread this online or they printed it in error. This has happened to me. If you could keep warm with 6 watts, you could cook food in 12 watts — what do you need four 1000 CCA batteries for? that set up you described is a good set up, a LOT of electrcity, becuase you will need it. Even smaller slow cookers are 70-100 watts but they take hours to cook.
To test whether diabetes and obesity affect CAR activity, 10-week-old ob/ob and ob/ob CAR−/− mice were treated with the CAR specific agonist TCPOBOP (TC) for a week. As expected, expression of CAR targets Cyp2B10 and Cyp3A11 were robustly elevated in the TC-treated ob/ob mice, but not in the ob/ob, CAR−/− mice or vehicle treated ob/ob mice. Thus, the ob/ob background has no apparent effect on either the basal activity or the agonist response of CAR (Fig. S2).
I’m female. Much harder to be homeless . My brother on parole threw me out because he wanted my elderly mom to himself and her check. And her house. No his parole officer did nothing. ..soo Walmart parking lots to sleep. . I wear baggy clothes since I’m an extremely attractive female. I have no one , no good family, zilch. Its summer and my truck is hot. I stay cool by going to mall to sit. I have income., But no one would rent to me so it seemed. I look too Haggard and tired, maybe it shows it’s hard. Emotional and tired. I’m sitting here looking for rooms to rent, been homeless now a month. I’m about to go to hospital for exhaustion.
This applies to life in general, really, but especially life on the road. When I lived out of a truck, I felt more free than I ever have. Eric and I had virtually no responsibilities aside from keeping gas in the tank and food in our bodies. If we wanted to go to the Grand Canyon, we went. If we wanted to go to the Badlands, we went. If we wanted to bum around for a day and take a few naps, we did. When your entire immediate life is attached to four wheels and an engine, you go wherever you want, do whatever you want, and nobody can tell you not to. You answer exclusively to yourself. Very rarely in regular life (or, at least, what our society sees as regular) do we get this kind of freedom, so while you do have it, run with it. Run as fast and as far as you can until you can’t run anymore, and if you’re still not ready to stop, park in the shade, take a nap, and start running again. Meet all the people, see all the places, do all the things, and take some time whenever you can to appreciate just how lucky you are to live such a beautiful life.
Don’t forget the parks either. You can sleep on a hammock or anything you would do at the beach. What are you? About 18 now? I’m 38. Look at it this way, if you stick with this plan until you are my age you’ll be able to retire in a nice place. Never have to stay at the same-lame job with the nutty boss, maybe take a few months off per year and travel around the nation. Did you get your license? Try looking into getting a National Drivers License.

If you can't afford a porta potti there are other options. A basic bucket half filled with water and detergent will serve as a potti. It will smell though. A layer of oil on top of the water will help keep the smell down. But that can be messy. You can use a bucket filled with sand, but that gets smelly too. A bucket filled with kitty litter works pretty good. You can pee into bottles, Gatorade bottles do well.
Hi all! What great reading here! I do not currently live out of my vehicle, but I do travel a lot, mostly camping. Years ago I spent over a month travelling in a GMC Safari minivan. My friend made a loft. A full size mattress (no box spring) fits perfectly in the back. We had it just high enough off the floor to store clear, plastic storage containers underneath. I made curtains. I slept so well in that van, it was great. We made a lot of trips in that van. It was small enough to get off the beaten path, yet big enough I didn’t feel crowded. If you are roughing it single, a twin bed would give you so much more room. We made fitted screens to cover the side windows. Camping in the midwest and east, this is soooo necessary. Out west, it can get a little hot. Battery powered fans work well. Get a car charger for your rechargable batteries. They sell them at REI.
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.

Drink in moderation. Excessive alcohol use is the second most common cause of cirrhosis, after hepatitis C, and a risk factor for alcoholic hepatitis (liver inflam­ma­tion and cell destruction) and fatty liver, or steatosis. Not everyone who drinks to excess develops liver disease, but limiting drinks to one per day will reduce your risk of alcohol-­related liver disease.
CAR regulates glucose metabolizing genes expression. Ob/ob and ob/ob CAR−/− mice were treated with TC or corn oil control for 1 month. Liver total RNA was isolated from mice of different treatments and equal amounts of RNA were pooled from two individual mice and loaded on one lane. Northern blot was performed with Pepck and G6p probes. Hexokinase and Pgd were analyzed by quantitative RT-PCR. (n = 4, *P < 0.01)
Keeping your car tidy and your stuff neatly stowed away serves two purposes. First, it makes your life in your car far more civilized and less like dwelling in a mouse nest. Second, your car will appear to outsiders more like a regular car, and you will avoid attracting unwanted attention with obvious signs of homelessness. Small plastic totes may be your best friend in the quest for car organization. Choose a size that you can stack six of easily in the available storage space area of your vehicle. A variety of colors will make finding your stuff more intuitive, though labels are also essential (use a permanent marker and big block letters). Sample labels:
I am an ex trucker. The major truck stops are: T/A (Travel Centers of America), Loves, Pilot, Flying J (Pilot bought out Flying J). Those companies listed are about 95 percent of all truck stops. They create the standard that almost all few smaller ones follow. Truck stop parking areas (for trucks) are all considered private property. This prevents the DOT from harassing truckers and gives the T/S owners and management more controll.
Evaluate your food options. Peanut butter, tuna and crackers are great staples. Have a box for food so it does not get smashed. Gallons of water are a necessity for a lot of things. The amount of food you can keep at any one time will be limited by the lack of refrigeration. Fast food is expensive when you're living off it. With old fashioned (large flake) rolled oats, powdered milk, bottled water, plastic cups, and chocolate protein powder, you can ensure that you always have a nutritious snack to fall back on.[12]

yes their are easier ways to heat your car/truck/SUV and van. 1 of them would be a heater but that would take alot out of your electrical system in your car. I’ve been doing research on every avenue for living in your car. For me i was very lucky when i bought my 97′ Ford Expedition (full size/4×4/fully loaded/leather with a 40/60 back seat) and yes it’s by choice to move into my suv.. If you can afford it, buy an isolator so you will be able to run your main battery plus a back-up battery. You will want to look into a different type of battery as well but it will work in your favour in the long run. you will want to change your batteries to what called agm, the battery isolator is so that you can run a 2nd battery and best part is that you can charge the 2nd battery when you go from point A-B. I figure that what i pay in rental/bills i can live off and be able to bank the rest. I bought the expedition for work, at the time i was working comercial construction. So i needed the full size bc i was the only one on the crew with my drivers and i found the Expedition was a very representible suv. which in my case it fit everyone on the crew, 1 plus 4 😉 march 1-2014 i’ll be moving into my 97′ Ford expedition suv. oh if you are looking into heating up your car, look into a full size “heated pet blanket” they are reasonably cheap and will only turn on when your sitting or laying on them. they take only 6 watts of power so it wont even be that much.


Researchers studied over 50,000 people who had suffered liver injuries as a result of a car accident. People whose liver injuries were severe were twice as likely to lose their lives as those whose injuries were considered mild or moderate. Drivers and passengers who wore seat belts during the crash were less likely overall to suffer a severe injury to the liver and thus more likely to survive. Airbags could further reduce the risk of a severe injury; however, when used without a seat belt, they had no impact on the likelihood of severe damage.
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.
Mobile homes line the left side of Colorado Avenue S while cars belonging to employees of Starbucks headquarters and other businesses in the area line the right. Scenes like this are common in some Seattle neighborhoods, but in many cases, vehicles are given notices to move after 72 hours and then towed and impounded. Friday's ruling could mean the cars and other vehicles would have to be released immediately, even if towing and impound fees could not be paid.
The trademarked term "Vanabode" means: "to be on an adventure without much sacrifice. You can have all the essentials that make a life enjoyable: excellent food, laughter, fun, big romantic adventures, healthy sex, protection from the weather, and a good nights sleep at very little cost. The best thing is it is sustainable: you can happily, safely and affordably Vanabode for many years or even for the rest of your life."

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.

I’m a 63-year-old woman about to be homeless for the first time in my life. After living a hard-knock life (I’ll spare the details), I had a decent job with a decent wage, and was finally able to buy a little house, which I thought would be the beginning of a peaceful ease into retirement for me. Four months after I bought the house, I lost my job. I got unemployment for a while, but that ran out. I’ve been unable to find a decent job since then (it’s been 2 years now – I’m convinced that age discrimination is alive and well in the good ol’ USA), I was forced to start taking my Social Security as soon as I was eligible for it, because I had absolutely no other means of income. I also started the process of applying for a loan modification from the bank that has my mortgage (BofA), so that I could stay in my home, and continue to make my payments, but hopefully at a reduced interest rate, and lower payments that would be affordable on my SS income. After a year of endless hassle and fighting, not to mention tears and near mental breakdowns, I was denied an affordable loan modification, and I’m now facing a short sale. I’ve sold most of my furniture and all of my grandmother’s silver, as well as most of my own good jewelry, and I’ve rented a small storage unit for the few belongings that I feel I want to keep, and am now just waiting for “permission” to vacate my now-empty house. I do have a small SUV which is finally paid for, but I’m thinking about selling it and trying to buy a small RV to live in. My thought process is that I think I could afford moderate payments on a used RV, but I sure as heck know I can’t afford rent on a small apartment somewhere – unless anyone knows where I can get a decent (no ghetto or crack house, please) apartment for about $300 a month? My SS is only about $1,000 a month. Period. People I talk to think I’m crazy, but I seriously don’t see any alternative. No one knows how seriously depressing this is for me, or how close to suicide I have been over the past year. The only thing that keeps me going is my little dog, who I will never abandon.
Carpool to work. By sharing the driving with just one other person, you could save an average of $20/month or $200/year in gasoline alone if your commute is just 20 miles round-trip each day. Sharing the driving with two others increases your savings even more. Savings vary depending on the length of your commute. In addition to savings on gasoline, you'll save maintenance costs and wear and tear on your car. Potential Money Savings: $400-700/yr.

San diego is the worst. Cops are on the fascistic side there. San diego is an all around pain in the ass/unpleasant situation for car dwelling. If you drive around enough you’ll come across some obvious spots where others are doing it and clearly not being harrassed, it is in shitty, nasty, dirty spots. Would reccomend leaving san diego before trying to live in a car there. San diego sucks, sorry.
I used to be a traveler back in 1993 traveling all around England and Scotland with a convoy of new age traveler, all of us sleeping in old ambulances, army trucks, vans, box vans etc. we even had a fire engine with us. Then the government jumped all over us a banned us living together and introduced laws to disband us. It was the most fun time in my life and met great characters I can never forget. I’m might leave my flat and live in my 16′ cabin cruiser on the River Thames and may even buy a van in the future. I plan to live in my vehicles in England in the summer and save up and in October to to Kerala in southern India and spend the winter out there cheap and come back to England in April and do it all over again. Saving up for a river side retirement home in Kerala. I am forty this January so I have around 25 years to get the money together. Good luck and god bless to all those great people here living alternative homesteads. May you be blessed with what you need. Rex.

Liver. The liver is located on the right side of the belly and is actually the body’s largest internal organ. It is responsible for making proteins necessary for blood clotting, producing chemicals necessary for digestion, metabolizing toxins, and producing bile among other things. Because it has multiple functions and is an essential organ that is required for the body to function properly, liver damage can be quite serious. If the liver is damaged, pain in the upper right region of the abdomen may be a symptom. Other signs of liver damage can include a distended abdomen, significant blood loss, and a weak pulse. Although most liver injuries are minor and can be treated non-invasively, some significant liver injuries require surgery and some may even lead to death if an excessive amount of blood is lost.
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