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Old 12-22-2018, 01:26 PM
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There was someone who used to post regularly who talked of living in a van. A retired engineer. Surprised he hasn't chimed in.
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Old 12-22-2018, 01:42 PM
Location: San Diego
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More power to ya if you want to live in a van and see the world.

Me? I'm perfectly happy sharing my king sized bed with the Queen of the House - 6 lb yorkie.
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:06 PM
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Originally Posted by ncguy50 View Post
It's always interesting to see how these predictions and warnings age over time. Over the years, we've had a bit of a recession but also a pretty good bull market. And I don't think it's a bad idea to have some propane and canned goods in reserve, but I refuse to live my life in fear of an apocalyptic economic collapse.
Same here. I'm a prepper, but most people can't tell by the way I live.
I go about life from day to day, like nothing can go wrong.
(You have to look closely to see what I have been doing for the past dozen years.)

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Originally Posted by mathjak107 View Post
if i had to rely on my hunting, fishing and gardening skills id starve, im better off eating the money.
That's one way to get plenty of fiber...
Man, that is exactly what I was thinking LoL!

Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post
Mathjak may have changed his mind in the last nine years since this thread was started.

Or not.
Yeah I was wondering why there were all of those old, outdated ideas and links in the first few posts (I recognized some of the ideas we looked at and dismissed, years ago.)
I was also wondering why this was in retirement, instead of prepping...

(Personally, I think any thread that hasn't been added to in two years should "self lock" but I suspect I will have to run my own forum to see that implemented.)
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Old 12-24-2018, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by StealthRabbit View Post
Yes, I find these "van dwellers" daily in Public Library, YMCA, often at community events in evening (free food) and City 'dancing' fountain (bathing in summer).

A coworker (actually 3) did van living for a few yrs. One friend is doing it now, enroute to FIRE (26 yo grad with a $120k engineering gig) He has a shower and fitness room and nap room at work. I consider he is pursuing a GOOD thing! (Not my path, but a better path!)

Retire Early, Retire OFTEN!
We have one staff member who is a Van Dweller.

Her husband also works for the company.

Both work 18 hr shifts. Both have clients that sleep thru the night
They are paid to sleep

Both have their own private bedroom & private bath
In bed around 11pm and up around 6am
They share the van together sleeping in it 3 days a week.
Otherwise stay in a Motel the other two days, or a few times a month, stay with family
They are able to save about $2k a month combined.
They have about 50K saved up so far
1/2 way thru their goal of buying a fixer upper for around 100K
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