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  • Van Turned Dorm Room, Complete With Bed and Desk

    * As a former long-haul truck-driver I can assure you that as long as you follow the signs in the truck-stop/rest-area, you will be left alone (as noted below, go dark quickly). The rigs in WalMart, etc. actually haul stock for those locations and have special permission from the stores. * As a homeless advocate here in Mass. I've found that one has to feel-out the proper locations. In my experience, it is right in front of the homeless shelter. Stay away from places where tent-communities are. Staying on the street almost always works, staying on private property (malls, etc) almost never works. Case your location; you'll figure it out--but often the knock-knock on the window comes right about dawn. * Should you be questioned by the po-po just be honest (and respectful). "I'm home...see more »* As a former long-haul truck-driver I can assure you that as long as you follow the signs in the truck-stop/rest-area, you will be left alone (as noted below, go dark quickly). The rigs in WalMart, etc. actually haul stock for those locations and have special permission from the stores. * As a homeless advocate here in Mass. I've found that one has to feel-out the proper locations. In my experience, it is right in front of the homeless shelter. Stay away from places where tent-communities are. Staying on the street almost always works, staying on private property (malls, etc) almost never works. Case your location; you'll figure it out--but often the knock-knock on the window comes right about dawn. * Should you be questioned by the po-po just be honest (and respectful). "I'm homeless, but getting back on my feet" has worked for me 99%. Key here is be respectful. Once when I had camped by an establishment serving booze I told the cop I had too much the night before and was doing the responsible thing not driving--but I didn't go back.* Most of all, Variety is the Spice of Life! Move around (almost) daily. Be smart; be safe!

    * As a former long-haul truck-driver I can assure you that as long as you follow the signs in the truck-stop/rest-area, you will be left alone (as noted below, go dark quickly). The rigs in WalMart, etc. actually haul stock for those locations and have special permission from the stores. * As a homeless advocate here in Mass. I've found that one has to feel-out the proper locations. In my experience, it is right in front of the homeless shelter. Stay away from places where tent-communities are. Staying on the street almost always works, staying on private property (malls, etc) almost never works. Case your location; you'll figure it out--but often the knock-knock on the window comes right about dawn. * Should you be questioned by the po-po just be honest (and respectful). "I'm home...see more »* As a former long-haul truck-driver I can assure you that as long as you follow the signs in the truck-stop/rest-area, you will be left alone (as noted below, go dark quickly). The rigs in WalMart, etc. actually haul stock for those locations and have special permission from the stores. * As a homeless advocate here in Mass. I've found that one has to feel-out the proper locations. In my experience, it is right in front of the homeless shelter. Stay away from places where tent-communities are. Staying on the street almost always works, staying on private property (malls, etc) almost never works. Case your location; you'll figure it out--but often the knock-knock on the window comes right about dawn. * Should you be questioned by the po-po just be honest (and respectful). "I'm homeless, but getting back on my feet" has worked for me 99%. Key here is be respectful. Once when I had camped by an establishment serving booze I told the cop I had too much the night before and was doing the responsible thing not driving--but I didn't go back.* Most of all, Variety is the Spice of Life! Move around (almost) daily. Be smart; be safe!

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