One prime example of a real survivalist is your neighbourhood homeless...
not the panhandlers I'm talking about the ones that try to stay out of sight...
Ever ask yourself where do they live, sleep, how do they feed themselves.
Learn the answer to that and you too can be a real urban survivalist!
So were to do they live???
Road Bridges for shelter, preferably ones not near rivers, as the morning mist, will soak you to the bone.
abandoned houses, factories and businesses are better still. Derelict cars and trucks are not as good as you'd think... to hot in the summer and too
cold in the winter. but anything is better then laying out in the open on the ground right...Tree's, can be used as simple wig-wam with proper
materials or climb up and make yourself a nest, hammock, preferably out of sight from passersby
where do they find food... anywhere they can... in your garbage cans... might raid backyard gardens, maybe they fish the river banks, I bet if you get
hungry enough before long a bag of dog food looks pretty damn temping!
They Sleep where ever they feel safe. under park benches, card board for mattress. use the seat above as a framework like a tent a put some waterproof
covering on top of the seat to retain heat, and protect from the elements.
Dig a earth sleeping bag. If you have enough time dig simple earth blanket. If you have nothing but time make a series of lean to's out in the forests
and wild lands on the borders of those towns and cities. stay out of dry river banks, they are prone to flash floods and you dont want to drown in
your bed do you?
Anonymity is your best defence. dont tell people your homeless especially other homeless folks... keep your head down dont make eye contact... dont
place yourself in a situation of conflict.
Security is paramount.... you cant stay awake forever... and that's why many homeless will adopt a stray dog...
maybe it wont bite an intruder but it can bark and wake you up if action is required.
Just remember Survival is in our nature... when the chips are down go with your instinct.... might be surprised to learn how tough you can
edit on 6-6-2011 by DaddyBare because: (no reason given)