I live in Florida. I’m 49, married and have two kids who are about to start college. My wife and I met in college and have been working in corporate America since we were teenagers. We are doing very well and life has been simple but good to us. However, I’m terribly overweight and suffering from anxiety and general lack of interest. Physiologically, I’m getting near my breaking point. Lately, all I do is dream about running away from everyone and everything. Even though our net worth is very high, I dream of buying a VW Budd-e EV Van and living out of it with just a cell phone, laptop and 3 pairs of jeans. I imagine I could shower in 24 hour fitness and eat out every day. I could just drive up and down the east coast, parking at the beach or charging stations near points of interest. Just to test the theory, I’ve take short hall-pass trips for 2 – 3 day and done it. It felt amazing and liberating to not to have a schedule to be that free. I never felt unsafe or uncertain like I do in my regular life.
It is always surprising how many places still don’t have cell service. The last thing you want is to rely entirely on electronics for your directions. You may find yourself in a spot where you don’t have service, or your batteries may die. Having paper maps will not only give you a more reliable and dependable source of direction, but they are also much more fun to use. There is something about a paper map that screams adventure.
Be extremely wary of purchasing service contracts or extended warranties on new automobiles through your dealer. Many of them have very limited coverage (in spite of what the salesman may lead you to believe) and they cost much more than policies purchased directly from providers like Warranty Direct (www.warrantydirect.com). Potential Money Savings: $500-1,000.
hot hands too expensive to use for staying warm every night. I’ve used them in TX winter and it just wasn’t good enough. Alternative is to use microwaveable hot/cold packs and microwave them at the gas station. Gas stations don’t care if you bring in your own stuff to cook in the microwave. If you have to drive far enough, can put stones or soup cans on your engine block then put those in the sleeping bag. Cooking on the engine block is called “carbeque” and you’d put the soup cans or stones on the same spot that’s optimal for cooking on. That will only work if you have to drive far enough though, it takes as much time as braising to cook or heat things. the native americans buried heated stones underneath them to stay warm at night.
In summary, our results document the beneficial impact of specific CAR activation in T2D and fatty liver disease, and identify mechanisms that can account for such effects. PB is not used for treating T2D patients because of its undesirable side effects, such as promoting hepatocyte proliferation and increasing drug-to-drug interaction. As with other nuclear receptors, however, it may be possible to limit or even eliminate these problems using selective CAR modulators that retain beneficial effects on glucose and lipid metabolism, but not undesirable effects on drug metabolism and proliferation.
Keep your car clean but not like new, that makes it to inviting to rob, try to keep everything in your trunk and covered on seats. Always have enough gas but never totally filled (in less taking a long drive), as people may want so0me or your car. Travel as light as possible, also sometimes you can wash clothes in a gym, be a good liar if caught and friendly, many students are helpful.

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.
CCarson hot springs resort call if ever… they have no utilitiy bills buy all youu need or theres freebies also some,through salvation army etc thrift stores there, buy all furniture yourself etc…. but! 350.00 yep a month rooms with bathroom set up like cottages, avoid drinking etc neighbors, see who ones neighbor is ist[too nopisy otherwise. but plenty i dfound were good neighbors…. so 350 a month bathroom in large rooms, thats it, ouit the back windiows Geez! lovely you see a hill i rock hound, no view butnature from the bathroom windows………….. so nearby on the way to Dayton Nevada a few miles east from Carson City, park camp overnight i did it all the time just wash car lol once and awhile if ever a cop comes through, never happerned to me in 10 yrs…so far of going up adventuring there,hot summer but many ideas helped me… But i moved my car sometimes, and found accross from the turn off one sees the dump sign,ahead a few yards on the left is where i pulled off wow found a gravel road amidst a sign, old that says be careful old mine[s] [past and theres none right there…. further description of location? Just ask…….. but i d drive what goes down a little on the gravel road,nothing on
I lived in Milwaukee for over a year in the back of the chev blazer. It wasn’t the most fun but necessary to save money. Why a blazer? Its what I had and I took the back seats out and put in a mattress and still had plenty of room. I Painted the back windows white and had a curtain like sheet behind the back seat. I also had a dog for company. I parked a lot in the company parking lot where I worked, and also took showers there after work. I used to park in city parks during the day time under a large shade tree and sleep with the front windows down. I worked nights so I didn’t have a problem with night parking. I brought a lot of my food in grocery store and had a cooler for storage. Did my wash in launder matt. Sometimes I would spend a lot of time at the Milwaukee library great way to use up time.
I have been living out of my car since hurricane Wilma in 2005. From that time I have rented rooms and have had positions of employment to care for the elderly as a live-in companion. My day begins at 4AM, as where I park I do not want to draw attention that I park there. I have a small bottle of water that I drink as I drive to a Perpetual Addoration Chapel to pray. After going to Holy Mass I have a cheap breakfast at Burger King and Lunch is also cheap at the same place as senior drinks go along way. I do not eat or drink anything after lunch (12:30 pm) as I do not have access to any facilities where I park. I park at a hospital parking lot and as far away from the main entrance as I can find. Everything else I depend entirely on God to take care of. I go the the library where it is cool and quiet and have access to the computer to continue my search for employment and for a room. The economy is really in bad shape and has taken it’s toll on alot of opportunities, but I keep looking and by God’s Good Graces, I will find what He helps me with. I take one day at a time, and I also volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul Society to serve the poor in the community I am close to. There are alot of people hurting out there,and alot of times those families with young children. I consider myself to be very much blessed as I have a roof over my head and I can lock my doors and an ignition key to leave if there is a situation should occur, I can leave in a hurry. God watches over me and cares for me as He does for us all. He asks that we love Him, and trust Him and thank Him, He’ll take care of the rest. And at night, instead of counting sheep, count your blessings!!!!!!!!!!
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.
I googled this “living on my car” this website came out . I was going trough so much stuff that the best way for me to leave that was living my house. After a month I can said wao!!! I never expected to live in my car it is incredible how I manage to live with so many limited resources and I am so happy because I have learn tons and tons of stuff. Before I used spend money like crazy or I did not really care.Now that I am living in my car and at the same time going to college. I make sure where every cents goes. For me it is definitely a learning experience I have learn a lot. I never thought about about being able to live like this !!!
Another great way to use electric heat pads in the cold weather is to put one on the car seat to get it warm before you get back to your vehicle. First attach it to a timer, so that the timer turns it on about 15 minutes before you plan to get back to your vehicle. The timer is plugged into the inverter, and you can use a small 70 watt plug in inverter for this – one that plugs into the cigarette lighter. They do 70 watts when the car is off and 140 watts when the car is running.
Stay positive. Keep reminding yourself that the situation is only temporary. Spend each day hitting the pavement and looking for jobs. Use the local library and bookstore not only to search for jobs, but also to become more knowledgeable in ways that will help you get through this and find a job. Search the Internet for free community voicemail services, and/or get a prepaid cell phone so employers can call you. To build your funds, consider food stamps, food banks and soup kitchens. Most importantly, talk to people like social workers and religious organization workers who will sympathize and understand, and try to help.

DON’T JERK THE SYSTEM is a great option. It’s best to keep a low profile. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a volunteer firefighter but I won’t stay at my fire station because some of the paramedics do. They have everything from free cable to phone access. Not to mention a fat pay check. They’ll catch on real quick to what I’m up to, because they are doing the same thing. The ones who have been doing this for twenty years at the station are ready to collect a pension and probably have over a million bucks saved.


My personal experience living in my car. First thing is Im a dude. In order to get out of bad relationship with my ex i got my CDL and got a job at as a truck driver OTR living out of tractor trailer while on the road for a few years till I rolled it, I have enough savings to get an apartment for a solid year or so with no worries, but worry about loosing financial safety blanket. So I bought low miles car and been living in it last couple months.

Sleeping will likely be a challenge at first because there is a good chance that your vehicle is not large enough for you to fully stretch out your body. Find a position where you can comfortably sleep with your legs bent or against your chest. Alternatively, you can try sitting up in the back seat and propping a pillow against the wall of the car.
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.

I googled this “living on my car” this website came out . I was going trough so much stuff that the best way for me to leave that was living my house. After a month I can said wao!!! I never expected to live in my car it is incredible how I manage to live with so many limited resources and I am so happy because I have learn tons and tons of stuff. Before I used spend money like crazy or I did not really care.Now that I am living in my car and at the same time going to college. I make sure where every cents goes. For me it is definitely a learning experience I have learn a lot. I never thought about about being able to live like this !!!
I currently live in an apartment with room mates. I have no issues with it, but I do want to travel and see the country. I plan on subsidizing gas by shipping, mainly dogs and pets, on uship.com. This will give me places to go I normally would have no reason to visit, like random suburbs of different cities and rural areas that have no tourist attractions. I am going to try sleeping in a hammock. Food wise I am going to invest in an efficient cooler and a decent camp stove. The rest of the van I will adapt as I see fit. I don't want to spend a month outfitting a van only to find much of it was not necessary. I'll also visit friends and family through out the country.
I am very happy that I came across this site. I am an attorney from Washington, DC and had recently lost my government job last September. I decided to relocate so I drove to Los Angeles, CA not knowing a soul out here. I have been living in my car for the past 3 weeks. At first I wasn’t sure where to go in Los Angeles, then I decided to go close to UCLA. I figure hanging around a university would probably be my best best. The only problem is that campus police ticket hard on that campus so I ended up parking a few blocks away from the campus at a local recreational park. I haven’t been bothered by police or parking enforcement which is a good thing. I have a BMW 525i so unfortunately it’s not as comfortable as an SUV or truck would be but I guess it works for now. I think probably the hardest part is just not knowing anybody in the area. It would defintely help. I do look forward to the time when I get back on my feet though. I defintely have a new outlook on homelessness.

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.
Reducing exposure to environmental toxins is a primary goal for the millions of Americans living with chronic liver disease. Of particular concern to those aiming to minimize their toxin load, heat accelerates the leaching of toxic chemicals out of synthetic materials into air, water and food. Thus, it comes as no surprise that many with liver disease are worried about the heat-induced release of toxins during this country’s recent sweltering summer. An email warning of toxins in hot cars has gone viral and is creating a mass paranoia in those who are concerned about toxic chemical exposure.

Some investigators had concluded a severe CRS requiring further intervention and a mild CRS, the former one including the presence of fever for three consecutive days, 75-fold increase of at least two of seven serum cytokines, that is, interferon γ (IFN-γ), IL-6, IL-5, IL-10, human FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 ligand (Flt3L), granulocyte–macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), and Fractalkine, and one clinical sign of toxicity such as hypotension, hypoxia, or neurologic disorder. While on the contrary, mild CRS including low-grade fevers and limited cytokine increases or absent CRS requires only routine observation. Furthermore, the investigators proposed increases in serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels (>20 mg/dL) as a surrogate marker for severe CRS, reflecting a strong correlation between CRP and IL-6 levels. Anyhow, CRS-associated toxicities require intensive medical management including support with vasoactive pressors, mechanical ventilation, and antipyretics.17 To date, the utilization of glucocorticoid or targeting block signal transduction pathways of increasing cytokines can help control the CRS.
Yes cls, That is the date you first started to post. I have read all your posts and I know you’ve had a hard time. I;m moving for similar reasons. My neighborhood is crime ridden and my friend/landlord, ripped me off for 460.00. I am moving in a few days and I might park in a friends driveway or do the hotel parking thing. I do have a job, it’s just not enough. I don’t take drugs and I do not look like a “homeless person”. I wish we could rent/share an apartment..haha, since you and I are in so. cal. That was a joke, I’m not a stalker lol.
I understand what you are saying. I have thought about this and have decided to try the hotel parking lots. Not many police go through those (at least, not the nicer ones) and I would park in back. As far as dealing with police, I would just tell them, I am temporarily sleeping in my car for a set amount of time. I have to be honest. I don’t know how anyone could sleep in a Wamart parking lot, too much noise and activity. Hotel parking seems the most logical, safe, quiet place to be.
There are approx. 5,000 council sites around the UK, however these are often near landfill, motorways or other undesirable land liable to flooding etc. These sites, without being disrespectful, may also be full of ‘undesirables’ so rocking up with a new Jaguar XKR-S or similar may get you a lot of ‘negative attention’, by which we mean a violent kicking. An armoured vehicle with all-wheel drive is advisable.
I found this website by accident and then thought of a solution for many having financial problems these days. When my husband and I retired we wanted to camp at leisure without a time line or reservations for 2 months out west to recapture our youth. I can no longer camp in a tent since I have back and knee problems and cannot get up and down easily. We had a van. We took out the back seats. I bought 12 flip top crates from Costco and fit them in the space. I bought no-see-um screening from Campmor (It’s very cheap). I cut the screening to cover the side doors and back door leaving enough for hems. I bought hundreds of round magnets at Rag Shop and sewed them into the hems about 3 inches apart. This was how I attached the screening to the van. We had an old 4 inch thick foam mattress I cut to cover the crates in which we kept everything including our photographic equipment. I made 2 sheets to fit the foam mattress. We used no suitcases. We brought 2 pillows each and 2 sleeping bags. I put up heavy cord between the garment hangers to hold the car rechargeable Coleman lantern I used at night for reading. My husband bought pvc pipe which he attached to the roof rack on evenings where rain was forecast. If we had rain we put it over the extended pipes to keep the rain from coming in the doorways. We slept comfortably in Yellowstone down to 19 degrees. We had a blast. We only spent extra money on campgrounds at half rate using the golden senior pass. I am sure these suggestions would help someone to survive a period of time to pay off debt and get a new start. We came home to our residence renewed with the thrill of how little our trip cost us. We will be doing it again soon and save money to go on more expensive journeys to other places in the world ala elder hostel.
In your first few nights, you will likely feel very vulnerable and even uncomfortably furtive, with an unaccustomed sense of needing to “lay low” and keep out of view of the authorities. Luckily, there are some reliably hassle-free places to spend the night, provided you practice good-neighbor leave-no-trace habits. Drive to your camping spot when you are ready for sleep (having completed your nightly hygiene routine), cut the engine and settle in as quickly as possible, avoiding noise and excess lights. For best results, rotate your spots so that nearby residents don’t start noticing you and making complaints. Use common sense and local advice to steer clear of high-crime neighborhoods, as well as isolated urban areas where you will be more vulnerable. Having others around, in general, is good; though your earplugs will come in handy to block out voices, door-slamming, and loud footsteps.
As the economy weakens even more and the costs of maintaining a house rise, I pretty much see myself living in a long wheeled base pick up truck for the rest of my life. Designing my new home now which will include a flushable camper potty and solar electricity panels on top for charging a deep cycle battery and inverter hookup. It’s a doable life and keeps me a whole lot less materialistic.
Funny story: After two-week dance festival in the Sierras, a couple of us decided to hang out. Four cars drew up to a open area in the woods…and everyone had their own setup & routine. Pros at the sleeping in cars/vans. It was hilarious. So different from the stay-in-motel/hotel crowd. At the time, I think I was the only homeless one. The rest all had apartments/houses.

From first hand experience, I have learned that our justice system is not just. The law is very unfair and they could do what ever they want because they have guns, bars and a court system that backs them up. You could always tell them you were driving home and felt really sleepy so for safety reasons you decided to take a nap because you didn’t want to cause an accident. Isn’t that what the driving manual recommends? You should be ready to give them a physical domicile address though just to cover yourself. As for looking for an overnight parking spot, I would look up the local Walmarts online, call them and ask if they allow overnight RV parking and park there. Also, now that summer is coming I recommend you find a shady spot to park during the day so that you don’t roast at night.


Singapore allows deductions from your income to purchase a home. There is insurance on your home, so if you are ill, the house payments would still be paid,and you can repay once you are back at work. Murderers and drug dealers are hung on Friday morning. They fine you for tossing trash on the streets, and you pay to get a permit to drive a car in the thousands. Your car cannot be junk, for they have an excellent public transportation system. They avoided 9-11-01 in their country by paying attention and not worrying about stains on a blue dress. They have excellent healthcare, and you do not go broke paying for medical services. I wish I could live there,but they have very STRICT immigration laws, that you better obey!
Kidneys. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that sit on each side of the spine, just below the ribs. They filter blood to produce urine and waste. Due to the location of the kidneys, damage to these organs can occur when someone’s mid-to-low back is injured in a crash. A sign of kidney damage is blood in the urine. If the kidneys are seriously damaged or torn, a kidney transplant and the need for dialysis may be required. Even if surgery isn’t required, complications can still occur that include recurrent infections, urine leakage, and blood pressure issues. It is important to note that kidney damage is sometimes not apparent right away and delayed bleeding can occur, which can be life-threatening.
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