My brother and myself took a little jaunt across the U.S. in the summer of 2011 on
our bicycles, the trip took two months because we were really in no hurry.
We had money along on the trip and spent it copiously, but frequently we would be getting ready to turn in after a long day on the road and talk
about what we would do if we didn't have any money in similar situation.
Both me and my brother are nicotine addicts, and alcohol drinkers, and we like our caffeine in the morning, and we discussed how we would support our
filthy habits without any money to purchase these not so necessary things if we were broke on the road.
We learned some very interesting things through actual practice that summer, and we have both been applying this knowledge to our everyday lives ever
We never had to eat road-kill, but realized on the trip that there really is plenty to be picked up along the way if you think outside the box, we
saw almost anything one could imagine to eat as far as meat goes, lying in and along the road, from great big bugs, frogs, turkeys, birds, turtles,
deer, even dogs and cats.
Vegetables and fruits grow wild in the woods everywhere, wild onions, berries, wild apples more exotic sub-tropical types of plants in the south,
nuts, one can even eat nettles if it is boiled like spinach, and water cress is good too, and an indicator of good water.
Water literally falls from the sky, it really should not be lawful to charge someone anything for it beyond what it costs to bottle or transport it
but.....we had a water purification unit with us we never had to use, most parks have faucets and bathrooms to use in season, we collected rainwater
in Florida with a tarp and a jug, it was tastier than the dead water one finds in a bottle or from a spigot.
Tobacco is just lying around too, you can even pick and choose your brand if you want, people flick butts out the window while they drive their cages
down the highway all the time, just pick them up, put them into a baggie and roll the tobacco out of them and roll them up in a cigarette paper at the
end of the day. It's something to do at the end of the day.
People tend to be generous when they see what would be considered homeless people in the city out in the absolute middle of nowhere riding bicycles
with trailers and dogs and gear, they couldn't help but wonder what the hell we were doing out there like that. We were invited into peoples homes for
dinner, offered space in the yard to set up camp, even allowed to get a shower and spend a night in the house several times, a couple times we even
stayed for a week and sat around watching TV and drank....
Believe it or not, people leave a lot more than cigarette butts along the road when they drive, we found money, lots of drugs which we didn't bother
with by the way, alcohol of about any type you can name, mostly beer though, jewelry which we sold for scrap, and a whole bunch of stuff we didn't
have room to carry along with us.
We got separated in the foothills in Tennessee and my brother ran out of food and money, we got back together after a few days, my brother was
dumpster diving for food during that time, we saved a lot of money on the rest of the trip.
If one can get past being a narcissistic, self conscious capitalistic little weasel person, it isn't hard to get by with almost nothing.
One just has to be discreet, resourceful, and keep moving on down the road so the livestock doesn't get spooked.........
It isn't hard to get by on nothing, you just gotta wanna, or you can keep living the easy life and pay way more than it's worth for what you get,
stay trapped in your self made prison of debt and misery, amused by proxy via the TV set, spending money trying to fill that hole left in your life
because the gate is closed and locked.
Live Life Like Someone Left The Gate Open.
edit on 8-6-2013 by MyHappyDogShiner because: added a pic