Category Archives: cops

Tent City Practically in My Neighborhood

I’d recently noticed a tent city had formed along the freeway in Santa Ana, CA.  Apparently a lot of people set up camp there because the former camp (At the Civic Center) was shut down so the city could do … Continue reading

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One of the hardest parts for me of being a free-sleeper (AKA homeless) was hiding the fact that I didn’t have a normal home.  I knew that people would think bad things about me if they knew.  Most would think … Continue reading

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Beachfront Property

Almost every night I sleep a few feet from the ocean (how many feet depends on whether the tide is high or low).  The cops don’t bother me and there is a public restroom within walking distance. There are two spots … Continue reading

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Vehicles, Preparation and Van Living

Things have changed a lot in the automobile world in the last 10(?) years.  Mainly the pricing.  If you are thinking about living in your van, it’s something you need to take into account. A workable vehicle, one that’s going … Continue reading

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Sleeping At The Beach

I slept in the van a few steps from the beach twice this week.  It’s nice.  At night before bed, I walked on the pier and watched a seal or two play in the shallow water below.  In the morning, … Continue reading

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Scary Night in The Van

Alan Cleaver / Foter / CC BY Well it finally happened.  2 guys were circling my van in the wee hours of the morning (still dark).  I woke up to it.  I was kind of confused (it takes me a … Continue reading

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Violence At The Bus Stop

Bus stops are a favorite place for folks with no where to go to hang out. Wow – this poster!vpickering / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND I guess it’s because of the plausible deniability factor where outsiders (including cops) may not … Continue reading

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More Blog Business and Deterring Free-Sleeping with Spikes and Rocks

Well I guess the reason Google adsense took down my advertisements before is because I didn’t verify my account (by mail) and because I never gave them my social security number so they could tax me.  Now I am waiting … Continue reading

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Don’t Check Your Brains At The Door

I’ve noticed that many of us humans like to let others do our thinking for us. Perhaps it is a survival strategy. From what I can tell, groups have a better chance of surviving and thriving than individuals on their … Continue reading

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Back to Work

Sorry I haven’t written in a while. Decided to hide-out in a motel for the holiday weekend. I didn’t really have anywhere else to go. I had internet access but my tablet is kind of crappy so it would have … Continue reading

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