Saturday, November 7, 2009

Links to articles about "The New Homeless." People living in their vehicles, RVs, etc.

Please explore the link below. It's my Google search this morning to cast some more light on what I was writing about and linking to earlier this morning about living in a van or "stealth camping." Living in a work van that has been converted into a shelter is an intermediate plan I have in 2010. That is to say, I want to have that capability, not that I want to start that way of life!

Link: Google Search - "homeless people living in vehicles."

Reading about Conversion Vans and "Vanning" leads to "Stealth Camping."

What I want to have on this blog is every possible angle on survival that I can either write or find. Just as examples of what you can do if you have to.

I have been thinking about purchasing and modifying a van ever since I read about people living in RVs and vans across the country out of necessity. The New Hoovervilles are out there, sometimes neighborhoods soak up the homeless people that would become the tenants in a local Hooverville if they were not fortunate enough to have a pickup truck with a cap on the back or a small RV or van.

Some towns in California have banned people from "camping" in neighborhoods...great economy!

Yesterday, I was looking at a bunch of sites on "Vanning." That is, stuff on VANS! You know, the kind you drive around in. I had this little notebook filled with things I have observed over the years about vans that I liked, how people had the back of them set up, etc., then I found a site that had a lot of what was in my notebook in one, small article you can read in this link - Van Modifications.

That neat little discovery led me to another one you can read in the next link - "Conversion Van Camping Tips."

If you have been reading this blog, you know that it's not only about "survival" but it is also about utilizing aspects of "escape and evasion" if you have to in order to survive. Simply knowing that a ferrocerium rod throws hot sparks you can start a fire with is not enough anymore.

I kept reading and searching and I'm putting this together so you don't have to. I fell into a series of articles about "Stealth Camping."

Then I found the following articles on it, all interesting and definitely food for thought.

"Bicycle Touring & Stealth Camping."

The Secrets Of Stealth Camping

Extreme Stealth Camping Tips

Is all of this earth-shattering or groundbreaking news? No, not to many of us. But, it's interesting and it gets the mental gears turning and that's what this blog is about, anyway.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wisdom from Teddy Roosevelt...

First we had some wisdom from The United States Marine Corps...which was sort of advanced! Lots of stuff to think about in that post...

Here is some "kit wisdom" from Theodore Roosevelt:

"The explorer would do well always to have on his person a compass, a light waterproof bag containing matches, a waterproof box of salt, and a strong, light, linen or silk fish-line with several hooks, a knife, and an automatic at his belt, with several loaded magazines for the latter in his pocket. Thus provided, if accidentally lost for several days in the forest, he will be provided with the possibility of getting game and making himself shelter and fire at night." ~ Theodore Roosevelt, 1914