Homeless by Choice

From Freesleeping.blogspot.com:

Glenn Campbell is this dude who used to work as a baggage handler for a major airline until he got laid off in September 2008. The good news: He can still fly for free anywhere in North America and Europe (for a while at least) without the inconvenience of working for it. The bad news: He has very little money and can’t afford hotels. The solution: He has become deliberately homeless, finding ways to live comfortably while paying little or no rent. When he is traveling, he sleeps in tents, hostels, airplanes and rental cars. When he’s not traveling, he camps on on a hilltop in San Diego. Along the way, he finds a lot of tips and techniques for comfortable homeless living anywhere. Turns out, you don’t need a fixed residence or a lot of money to be happy and healthy. It’s all about freedom, creativity, and finding clever ways to do what you want within the limited resources available.

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  1. How do you keep a blog when homeless? How do you buy a tent with no money? How do you treat gangrene with no insurance? All these answers and more on my blog, “Spoiled Rich Guy Longs to Evade Reality While Connecting With Nature That Will Most Likely Turn on Him When He Gets Eaten By a Bear”.

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  2. Adam,

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    >How do you keep a blog when homeless? Internet cafe, library, drop in centre, laptop, phone etc?
    >How do you buy a tent with no money? I guess you can’t, but it says he has ‘very little money and can’t afford hotels’, not that he’s broke.

    An ex baggage handler doesn’t really sound like ‘spoiled rich guy’ material, he’s just a guy with no job, no home and still a having a bit of fun with the situation, nothing wrong with that.

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  3. alen,

    way to go Glenn, I bow to you man its little things that make this life interesting

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  4. yazzwho,

    I did not know he was a baggage handler. I thought he was a lineman for the county? No? Oh, oh. Just spotted an extra n. My bad.

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  5. TheGreatHome,

    I’d rather be eaten by a bear from the outside in, than eaten by corporate Amerika from the inside out.
    I’d rather choose a name to be called by, rather than be a number, as assigned to me.
    I’d rather be in control of my life, rather than be saved from myself.

    I’m not going to die on Anywhere Street, dependent upon a kick in the teeth worth of mediocre services as issued by a nameless foreign minion, that spits in the face of America and it’s citizens, yet is encouraged to live here, and to take advantage.
    I gave up on trying to save this sinking ship years ago, and now the time draws near to collect all my American dreams into one fetid heap, light a match, and do the inevitable deed. The stench will be taken from my nose, my vision will clarify, my thoughts will become uncluttered, and then I will be truly free. I will have no regrets. I will live the tough life, a short life perhaps, but I will occupy a space of the greatest home. From where I cannot be evicted, harassed, impinged, solicited, cajoled, pointed at, refused, infused, rate hiked, dropped, accessed, taxed, 1099′d 1040′d, 540′d, scrutinized, levied, assessed, metered, guided, directed, and charged. I’ve worked hard and paid into this system all my adult life (51) and I’m not going to do it any more! There is no legitimate return for the effort.

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