I just read where the airlines are sending planes to El Salvador to be maintained. THEY HAVE OUTSOURCED EVERYTHING FOLKS! People need good jobs, that reflect the cost of living today! I am 67 today, and when I was in my 20’s my salary reflected my low rent, and my employer gave me free insurance after 30 days. I am not happy with Medicare!!! I am blessed that I work 30 hours per week for 10 months out of the year. I am glad I am not a young person today, watching my country hire anyone from anywhere, as long as they are not native born and legal Americans. We have so much in this country, if people were not so selfish and greedy. I pray the hottest part of HELL is reserved for the so call leaders, who sell out their people.
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.
Immunotherapy has shown its advantages in treating liver cancer with various methods, including application of cytokine, tumor vaccines, immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy, and adoptive immunotherapy. These immunotherapies change the treatment objective from tumor itself up to the level of the whole immune system. As the newest and most promising immunotherapeutic strategy of adoptive cellular immunotherapy, CAR-T has already been applied to treat some solid tumor and homological malignancies. Just like the anti-CD19 CARs and anti-mesothelin CARs can lead to complete remission in relapsed or refractory B cell malignancies and malignant pleural mesotheliomas or pancreatic cancer, respectively, we believe that breakthrough progress will be made in the treatment and improvement of prognosis of liver cancer in the short run.
I’ve noticed few of you have pets. I have 3 dogs and a cat – all indoor pets and geriatric. As my fiance keeps threatening to throw me out every time he gets mad I’m seriously concerned about how to keep my pets comfortable if I have to live out of my Jeep Cherokee. Getting rid of them really isn’t an option as they’re like kids to me. I’ve considered purchasing a tent to camp in for the summer but in hot weather it would be a death sentence for the pets while I’m at work. I’d love to get another vehicle since this one seems to need repairs constantly but I still owe on it. I’m also concerned about the winters here since it gets into subzero temps. I’d consider moving to another area but just don’t have the cash to accomplish it.

Obviously we don’t and can’t know the situation with the relatives. From my reading of the story, it appears livinginmyhonda wasn’t really fully committed to paying off debt at that time (see paragraph 5, “All of that “extra” money went toward my debt. Before, it would have gone toward … who knows?”) If the writer wasn’t fully committed, why should the relatives be more committed?


need ideas on where to park and sleep at night. if anybody knows of any where within the Durango limits please let me know. I’m thinking about investing In a car cover so we can sleep without being disturbed or looking too suspicious. with a cover I think we could definitely sit in an apartment complex or somewhere similar. reading these posts has been extremely helpful not only do I can learn do’s and don’t’s but it kept me sane through my first night of in car living experience.
I use Staples or Best Buy for Free Wifi. They block Myspace but I can still look things up. I own a little minivan and have been parking at Walmart in the same spot for a 2 months and have never gotten in trouble. There was even a finder bender right in front of my van once and a couple cops were walking around. I didn’t move, but I have sheets over my windows. Perhapes they just don’t care where I’m at or maybe they honestly didn’t notice me. Either way I’m getting pretty bold, I don’t even bother with my curtens some nights.

I once spent 6 months travelling through Europe with a small station wagon and spent more time in hotels and their attendant expense because sleeping in a vehicle with windows is not that restful when you actually try to do it. For this reason I would choose a small cargo minivan such as a Ford Transit, or other van that does not have side windows. You can do a search on “micro camper conversions” to get an idea on how to set things up inside. Another thing to consider is very hot and very cold weather can be intolerable in a car when you are trying to get rested, a vehicle large enough to carry an extra 12V battery the can either power a small fan or a small heating pad to go under the blankets with you makes the difference between a restful night and waking up too tired to work effectively and looking like an indigent. Maybe not for the first week but believe me after a couple months you will probably decide it is not sustainable as a “mobile professional”.

Try to make money. Many people perform on 3rd Street Promenade, which can be a lot of fun and a great way to support yourself. If you have any talent at all or can even do something out of the ordinary (or you just have a funny outfit) you're sure to at least make a few dollars every time you go out. The license to perform is $35 and can be purchased from City Hall.
re: SherryR and the air conditioning: I sould find a really safe place like a friends driveway to park. If you could pay them for the place to park even. Because i would be afraid of leaving my windows all the way down on a public street. kI was in Idaho where it cools down at night in the mountains, or in the valley, I was in a safe parking lot where I could leave windows down. That is a difficult one. I said before I was at Mccall Idaho for a summer. I couild go to the state park, ponderosa, and buy a day pass. dawn till dark and you can swim in the lake and barbaque read, lay on the beach ect. It was a cheap place to lay over during the day. I went there after work, when I found work. A lot of locals started out camping out until they could buy land. Winters are harsh there so, finding roomies is good.
Being able to travel and hike is my main priority in life. Since moving into my car in January, I’ve gotten to explore about ten different states and make two international trips. It would have been financially difficult to make all of these trips happen if I had to pay rent and utilities. This is a big way to readjust my present priorities in order to achieve my long term goals.

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.


Finally, I found the best solution and it actually ended up being some of the best sleep in my life which is why I see my Altima as one of the best cars to live in. I crafted some window shades out of cheap fabric, I created a system for cooking and keeping food fresh that wouldn’t be bothersome, and I did more #VanLife research than you can fathom. I wanted to be sure I knew all the tips and tricks to ensure the simplest possible lifestyle on the road.
My name is Adam. I'm an ordinary post-graduate who wasn't cut out for the traditional route of a degree-holding 24-year-old. So, following graduation, I moved continents to start a new path and I've hardly looked back. I've been sharing stories, cultural insights, and reflections from my travels around the world since I did my first solo-traveling back in 2015. My aim is to inspire people like me to make decisions that will change their lives, too! Welcome to Wanderway!
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.
Jeff: Yeah, I was in Austin about a month ago living out of my van. I’m travelling across country and have got this down to a science. If you’re in an RV it would be A LOT harder, cuz you would be 100% visible all the time. In my van, I had the back seats removed and spread out a small mattress & sleep down below the window line. I can pretty much do that anywhere where there are cars. I find it’s better to park “in plain site” so that it doesn’t raise red flags to cops if you’re parked in some dark corner somewhere. Get a membership to some ymca for showers. Get a portable stove to do cooking if you want to save money on food. I didn’t have even one run in with any cops and I was there for like 3 days.
I also have a critter. A doggie. A Jerk LEO used it as a pretext to detain me because its against ordinance to tie dog to stationary object and their leash cant be more than 6ft long. I had him on a 20ft tether attached to my inner door handle, where I was sitting, so he could roll around in the grass… and I was the only one in the lot. Never experienced LEO or other government agencies threatening to take the dog away. In fact animal control came by the dog park one day to check rabies tags and registration. They asked why I didn’t have the dog registered and just told them I didn’t have an address. Then they said “Well, he looks good”.
Have anyone thought of living with a senior citizen in exchange for helping her/him out? I feel so ashamed to see that money is the reason,that some are living in vans, when others have spare rooms. I think there is a website her, where you can get free lodging for a night or months for helping out. I own a van also, but i WOULD HAVE TOMOVE TO AWARM CLIMATE AND GET A GYM MEMBERSHIP TO KEEP CLEAN . My rent and heating alone is about $1,050 per month, and I still have AOL, phone, food, gas, netflix (entertainment), and charity. I do work 10months for the school system , and I get a pension check. I am doing great, but if I getsick,then my little savings will
Calvin, thanks for the feedback on the book! I would do a car again if necessary, but I would have a strongly prefer a station wagon or hatchback to accommodate building in a better bed. The minivans are cheap to insure – which is great – but cars may do better with fuel efficiency and maintenance, as you noted. All things being equal, I would probably prefer a minivan if I had to choose – particularly if I was planning to do urban stealth – for the extra space and the outstanding stealth ability. All of that being said, I would still consider a hatchback or station wagon if my concerns about fuel efficiency of cost outweighed comfort and easy stealth at a given point in time. I hope this helps!
I gotta wonder why he was so alone. There is a 12 step program called ARTS – Artists in Recovery with the Twelve Steps – that uses the same 12 steps as AA. The “ism” for participants is that they are struggling to do their art. Painters, poets, photographers, actors, screenwriters, novelists, even a lady who made fruit sculptures and had trouble because her art was always eaten! He could have found a community of friends and like-minded people the first day he was in town.
It is not illegal to sleep in your car, but I have been woken a number of times by curious coppers. When they realise I'm not whoever it is they are looking for, I'm free to drift off to sleep again. This spring, my original house died and I now live in a similar-sized Audi. I always said I'd have my own estate by the time I was 40, but I didn't think it would be like this.
I heard in the news today that Mattel has come up with a new addition to the American Doll collection. Her name is Gwen Thompson and she and her mother are homeless and sleeping in a car. She has her story, dad ran off when he lost his job and her mom lost her job too so this poor little girl has no home just a car. She sellls for $95.00 Isn’t that something? It’s the “Sign of the times”
Keep your car in good mechanical condition. Plan for things like registration and insurance renewals. Make sure you have the money for these annual costs. You do not want to end up getting fined for driving an unregistered car or have an accident and then end up in debt to your eyeballs for damages. I have to admit that insurance seems like throwing away money, until you need the insurance. There are a lot of free resources on how to maintain your car. I have some basic information on this site, but if you look on YouTube you're bound to find lots of videos on basic car maintenance. Some things you should learn to do are changing spark plugs, changing oil filters, changing your leads, changing air filters and finally, changing fuel filters. These are pretty easy. Learning how to do these things will save you a lot of money. Changing filters and oil will keep your car running well. The one thing I recommend that you never touch though is brakes. Leave them up to the professionals unless you really know what you are doing.
I’ve been considering living in my car for a while now. I have a new Honda Fit and the back folds down into a nice space. I lost my job almost 4mos ago and I am having no luck finding a new one! I live in FL and the job market here is terrible. My cash is dwindling and paying over $900/mo on rent and utilities is really eating it up fast. With the warm weather here and all the places to park, gyms to join, and everything I’m not far off. It may be a necessity soon. A lot of troubled times coming this year and possibly next for many people. Good luck to you all!
Keep your car in good mechanical condition. Plan for things like registration and insurance renewals. Make sure you have the money for these annual costs. You do not want to end up getting fined for driving an unregistered car or have an accident and then end up in debt to your eyeballs for damages. I have to admit that insurance seems like throwing away money, until you need the insurance. There are a lot of free resources on how to maintain your car. I have some basic information on this site, but if you look on YouTube you're bound to find lots of videos on basic car maintenance. Some things you should learn to do are changing spark plugs, changing oil filters, changing your leads, changing air filters and finally, changing fuel filters. These are pretty easy. Learning how to do these things will save you a lot of money. Changing filters and oil will keep your car running well. The one thing I recommend that you never touch though is brakes. Leave them up to the professionals unless you really know what you are doing.
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.
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!!!!!!
Pet pads give you no choice. Human heat pads have low, medium and high. That means low and medium uses less wattage than high, which uses 50 watts. Pet pads require that you have a certain weight on them, so you cannot use them in any kind of situation. Human heat pads are the way to go, but make sure they do not have an automatic shut off. And a manual switch is better than digital, because you could accidentally turn off a digital and not realize it. The manual switch will sit where it is positioned regardless if you move things around, and in a vehicle things really do get in the way of other things.

I follow the forum over at MMM. There’s a guy doing the same thing there in the “Journals” section. He’s in his fifties, living in a Volt and digging out of debt. To access the journals, you will have to create a log-in because that section is privacy protected. His name is dagiffy1. Create an account, then search for his name in the members section. I think you’ll find it encouraging.
In 2005, researchers constructed human–mouse chimeric antibody-targeted transferrin receptor against liver cancer SMMC-7721. Subsequent studies demonstrated that this artificial antibody displayed a tumor-specificity distribution and revealed a strong antitumor effect in treating human liver cancer SMMC-7721 in vivo and in vitro.22 Initial studies using first- and third-generation CAR targeting MUC1 demonstrated that these two types of CAR-T cells can recognize MUC1 molecules and eliminate MUC1 overexpressed tumor cells specifically without damaging other normal hepatic cells. Moreover, the third-generation CAR-T presented superiority in cell proliferation, interleukin (IL)-2 secretion, and the killing effect of hepatic carcinoma cells compared to the first generation.29 Gao et al. constructed first- and third-generation CAR-T cells targeting GPC3 first. In their studies, they demonstrated that the redirected GPC3-targeted CAR-T cells could efficiently lyse the four GPC3-positive HCC cell lines (HepG2, Hep3B, PLC/PRF/5, HUH7), but not the GPC3-negtive SK-HEP-1 cell line in vitro. Furthermore, they confirmed that third-generation GPC3-targeted CAR-T cells could eradicate HCC xenografts with high level of GPC3 expression and efficiently suppress the growth of HCC xenografts with low-GPC3 expression.31 Based on this discovery of great significance, Renji Hospital in China set a phase I clinical trial named “Autologous T Cells Redirected to GPC3 for Treating Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma” (Clinical Trials, NCT02395250) to appraise the safety and efficacy of GPC3-targeted CARs, which is also the first clinical trial exploring CAR-T therapy to treat liver cancers globally.
Have anyone thought of living with a senior citizen in exchange for helping her/him out? I feel so ashamed to see that money is the reason,that some are living in vans, when others have spare rooms. I think there is a website her, where you can get free lodging for a night or months for helping out. I own a van also, but i WOULD HAVE TOMOVE TO AWARM CLIMATE AND GET A GYM MEMBERSHIP TO KEEP CLEAN . My rent and heating alone is about $1,050 per month, and I still have AOL, phone, food, gas, netflix (entertainment), and charity. I do work 10months for the school system , and I get a pension check. I am doing great, but if I getsick,then my little savings will
just remember when you run a battery, it puts out toxic fumes, Only the optima batteries do not. if it is a lead-acid battery you will need to place it outside of the car when using it, or seal it in a battery box and vent it, so the fumes go out the window. and any fumes that are in the trunk will get into the passenger area. so you cannot put it in the trunk without sealing and venting. usually it is only some thick carpet like fabric that separates the trunk from the passenger area. and the gas/fumes easily go through the fabric or sofa material.
Thanks for the post J.Cirerol! Very interesting, so now I have questions : Did you achieve your goal/did you experience the payoff for frugality that you’d hoped for? How did you manage perception with friends and coworkers? Were they supportive or did you perceive stigma associated with your choices? Do you think there would have been a difference in your perceived experience if you’d been forced into that spot instead of having consciously chosen it? Were you able to forge any sort of community with others in a similar situation or were you a lone wolf? Was there ever a… Read more »
For work try Day Labor places otherwise I don’t know what to say. For sleep Walmarts are good – but always have a plan B and plan C. Only keep what u really need – there will be time to aquire “stuff” later. Carry only a week’s worth of clothes (tops) but two weeks of underwear. U can always throw clothes away and restock at the GoodWill, underwear u gotta buy new (expensive). Several loads of laundry can cost more than a pair of pants and two shirts at the G.W. although decent pants are the hardest to find. If u can, avoid fast food period. Train yourself to eat on 15 dollars a week. Cans Jack. Collards, peas, yams, beans. Treat yourself to burger on the weekends. Buy a 78cent gallon of water from Walmart and stay hydrated. Never pee in the cab of your truck if possible – one spill – even a little and you’ll regret it. Brush teeth every day. Have a secure place to do #2. Above all, save as much as possible and force yourself to see your own advantages. Take care of your vehicle. ” cash heavy and baggage light” – naturaly, money in the bank. Don’t be ashamed of your plan – no need to explain it to others – just be cautious, clean, smart, safe.
Amazon does sell electric blankets that plug directly into the cigarette lighter of your car, but your car battery does not have the power to run them for very long. Those blankets are designed for passenger use when the car is running. When the car is running, the battery is not being drained at all. all the electrical power is coming from the alternator.

Hi everyone. Well things picked up as I had managed to move out of being a lodger in a bad situation with the person I didn’t get on with at all and it wasn’t my home as in I was there living in their house. I moved into my own accomodation but it was in a bad area and not a very nice place at all. I am lucky, I have managed to move away into a flat in a better area now and things are picking up.
I <3 Walmart and campgrounds. National & State Forests are a LOT cheaper than National or State Parks, just not as many amenities. Walmarts, if you can nest yourself between a few RVs, aren't the BEST of sleep, but they really help to supplement the budget. Plus, I'll usually go in and buy an item under $10 to support the store – or because I had to pee and didn't want to be seedy. : )
I am male 38 years old and I have lived in my 2005 Prius in Dallas,Texas for 9 months. I have chosen to adapt my life to living out of a car to see what life it might create. After getting rid of 85% of my stuff and buying a Dreamtime Therma-rest pad from REI and a piece of plywood to extend the backseat by 4 inches beyond the seats laying down, I am living in plushville. So far missing a internet connection in the car has been the biggest thing i would like. I am thinking the 3G iPad will be my next logical leap. I also realized that past 85 degrees sleeping in my car is unpleasant ( i am a bit of a princess and i prefer not to sleep with the car on except in extreme weather conditions). I need to procure a solar powered fan with a battery by next summer (note to self).
Avoid contaminants: The cleaner your engine, the better it runs. Since your liver has to filter out all the contaminants that enter your body through what you consume, breathe in or rub on your skin, you should try to avoid harmful substances. Prescription and non-prescription drugs, alcohol and certain chemicals can damage your liver if used improperly.
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.
4. Do not play music, talk or do anything loud in your vehicle. Get a cheap sleeping bag or nicer one if you have one already, climb in it in the farthest back space available in your vehicle, put a hat on if it’s cold, gloves, also, and take some melatonin to sleep. I rarely ever can sleep without it. Do not move around alot or rock the car, be still. Set your alarm, cell phone if you have one, or just be ready to wake early. In my mini-van, I’m concealed with the tinted glass more then you would be in a car, so I generally can sleep longer. If you’re in a car or other more visible vehicle, leave early. I would say 5:30, so no one notices you. You can always nap in your car later, when your not working. During daylight hours I think it’s fine to sleep parked in a McDonalds parking lot or other less conspicuous place and nod off a few hours. If someone wakes you, simply say that you’re working a 12 hour shift and trying to get an hour of sleep in between. Most people will leave you alone. People get more concerned at night, about burglary and theft.
Always have several types of can openers. Plastic spoons and forks are a good idea too. All can food can be eaten right out of the can. Maximize the space in your vehicle use soft duffel bags as these can be formed in to the small spaces in the vehicle. Use the area around the spare tire for extra storage. Use under the seats and the foot wells as well. keep the vehicle inside clean do not let trash and litter build up. and when you use the public rest room you can pick up some extra toilet paper. Just fold it up tightly and put in you pocket. You can refill the water bottles so you do not have to keep buying water. Look for a park with drinking fountains also around here a lot of the parks have grills that you can use. I just takes finding some wood that you can burn ( do not use painted or treated wood) dry sticks and branches work best. This way you can heat up some of your food. Dry instant oatmeal packs can be eaten as is as can ramen noddle’s save the flavor pack for a hot drink later.

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.)

You get food very hot without running your car. You can get any kind of food very hot in a heat pad ($12) powered by a small inverter ($10). You can get 2-3 cans of food in a regular size heat pad. No going under the hood, exploding cans, melted containers, burnt skin, or waiting for the food to cool. You can use any container in a heat pad and get it very hot. You can take a water tight container, like a good zip lock bag, put food in it and heat it in the heat pad. It takes about 20-25 minutes on high – this should not kill or drain a good large car battery, just make sure that you charge the battery soon after using the battery like this. I use rubber bands to wrap the heat pad all around the container. Of course this requires an inverter. The heat pad is only 50 watts, so the smallest plug-in inverter will work. Heat pads are designed to transfer heat so they get cool or cold VERY fast too, a minute after they are shut off. So wrap the heat pad with the food in a thick sweater, towel, or stuff it under a pillow. It will heat up faster and STAY very warm.


You can buy heated blankets that plug into the cigarette lighter in the car. They are small, but I had one and it did wonders for me living in the back of my car in Minnesota. I would stuff mine in my sleeping bag, then plug it in as I drove to my parking space for the night. When I got there, my sleeping bag, resting under several blankets, was toasty and kept me warm throughout the night. And in Minnesota, those nights can get really cold!!! I used a Walmart parking lot often, as well as a few rest stops. The rest stops were nice as they always had restrooms. I took many a sponge bath in those sinks really late at night. There is a part of me that actually misses living in the car.
When using oil candles I emphasize buying a case of canning jars and leaving the jars in the case so they cant get kicked over, they don’t all need to be lit at once. There only needs to be an inch or so of oil in the jar, it doesn’t burn fast. The wicks burn better when salted and there are lots of youtubes on making cooking oil candles. Its super cheap and in single digitis I only need 3-4 lit to stay comfortable. Baling wire makes better wicks than paperclips but paperclips work in a pinch (they’re not long enough to make wick holder that wont move around or tip over in the jar)
Since T2D is a chronic disease, we examined the effects of long-term CAR activation. This longer term treatment also minimizes the impact of the CAR-dependent hepatomegaly that occurs over the first week of treatment. Starting at 6 weeks of age, ob/ob and ob/ob, CAR−/− mice were treated with one dose of TC per week for 1 month. ob/ob mice gradually develop T2D over this time course, as revealed by markedly elevated serum glucose in the vehicle treated ob/ob group (Fig. S3). TC treatment significantly attenuated this diabetes progression in ob/ob mice, but not in ob/ob, CAR−/− mice (Fig. S3 A and B). The TC-treated ob/ob mice showed a dramatic improvement in the GTT, which was not observed in the ob/ob, CAR−/− mice (Fig. 2A).
×