a reply to: lavatrance
I've done all three.
Living in (out of) a vehicle is cheaper, sure. Prepared to get woken up and told to move on.
Pretty soon you can't easily number the times local PD wakes you up to find out who you are, what you're doing here and doyouhavanee warrants?
Then its move along or don't be found here again, not on my beat buddy. So you clean up your rifled stuff one more time, move one more time, find
another place to park it, one more time...
until the next time some 'see something say something' thinks you look 'suspicious' and 'calls it in'.
Do gooders and bored security guards are the worst kind.
The places to park narrow, the pressure mounts... you see they really want you living somewhere you pay rent or mortgage and utilities. Whats the
matter, you don't want to belong? This side of the road convos with bored patrol units were the most memorable. Bare foot, sleepy and shivering on the
side of the road, mustering for the man-- how come you don't go with the flow like everyone else?
Camping out in tents is lower on the totem pole. After a while the novelty wears off. You get dirty, you get wet, you get cold. Even during the summer
its still cold at night. You still need a source of warmth, gathering firewood, making fire, keeping it stoked, lots of time consuming dirty work.
After a while, you get tried of waking up to condensation inside your tent, the cold mornings, the cold food, the back and forth to food stores,
everyday you need to eat and the food storage become problematic unless you have a fridge in your 'tent'.
It is a novelty for a while though. Go try it, learn how to survive, staying warm and fed outdoors is a challenge. Keeping flashlights, a radio and
fire going will be good lessons. Staying dry and warm is hard work, the mornings when you can bathe in the warmth of the rising sun... priceless.
edit on 10-7-2016 by intrptr because: spelling