9780964957336

Car Living Your Way : Stories and Practical Tips from Those Who Have Been Down the Road

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  • ISBN13:

    9780964957336

  • ISBN10:

    0964957337

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-01
  • Publisher: Touchstone Adventures

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv
Preface xix
Part I Introduction 1(220)
Car Living Defined
5(6)
Who are Car-livers?
So what is Car Living?
Your car as a home
Negative aspects
Positive aspects
Reasons for Car Living
11(16)
Economics
The working homeless
Supplementing income
Divorce
Higher education
Saving for a goal
Embezzlement and losing an inheritance
Health
Facing mortality
Chemical sensitivities
Natural and man-made disasters
Voluntary simplicity
Homeless
Rootlessness
Other reasons
Dislike of hotels
Dislike of commuting
A need for privacy
Vacationing, camping, exploring
adventure and the call of the wild
Mental Preparation
27(4)
Know thyself
Choice or no choice?
The Car
31(8)
Vehicle selection
Car maintenance
Tips from Car-livers
How to set up the car
Packing the Car
39(12)
Making lists
What to take
A complete list of items
Your list
Sorting
Make diagrams
Packing the car ahead
Leaving now
Plan now
Finding a Place to Park
51(8)
Deciding where you feel comfortable
How to know the right place
Suburbia and upscale neighborhoods
Businesses open 24 hours
High crime areas
Campgrounds and State and national parks
Free (or almost) camping
Other public parking suggestions
Private parking spots
Your first night
What if you don't know where to go?
Privies and Cleanliness
59(8)
Bathroom on board
Keeping yourself clean
Showers
A small amount of water
Vans and bathing
Other means of keeping clean
Cleaning clothes and car
Safety, Privacy, and Legalities
67(6)
Safety within the car
Safety and privacy
Legalities
Cities
National forests
An inventive solution
Power of attorney and car insurance
Communicating with Family, Friends, and the World
73(6)
Obtaining a mailing address
Telephones and pagers
Community Voice Mail Program
E-mail
Food and Meals
79(6)
Cooking
The ``20-Minute Hot Meal''
No cooking
Eating organic
Dashboard dining
Dumpster diving
Community meals
Concerns and Suggestions
85(6)
Money
Pets
Attitude
Confluences and Clusters
91(4)
The ``Confluence''
Trailer clusters
Car Living and Feng Shui
95(12)
Your vehicle's personality: Sacred Shelter
Nomads
Five Element Theory
Feeding the Five Elements
Earth, Wood, Metal, Fire, Water
Ba Gua
Protection
Native American symbolism
Part II
About-to-Be's and Wannabe's
107(6)
In Their Own Words
Car Living: Short Term
113(42)
In Their Own Words
Car Living: One to Two Years
155(8)
In Their Own Words
Car Living: Three to Four Years
163(16)
In Their Own Words
Car Living: Five to Twenty Years
179(8)
In Their Own Words
Car Living: Long Term
187(16)
Jim Spink's Story
Car Living Overseas
203(4)
Famous Car-livers
207(8)
Hilary Swank
Jim Carrey
David Letterman
Sally Jessy Raphael
Jewel
William Shatner
Margaret Quenemoen
Colonel Harlan Sanders
Welcome to a New World
215(6)
The last word
Resources 221(10)
References and Recommended Reading 231(16)
Index 247(8)
Who should have a copy, and ordering information 255

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