>>662321 This is an excellent resource. You should be able to find a place to stay.
A 40 degree bag is usally only good to about 50 degrees. 40 is general the survival rating. Meaning if it's 15 degrees out, it will not keep you alive. Wearing clothing increases what the lowest temp you can tolerate is.
You don't have a friend? A family member? Literally anyone?
Go to walmart and shop for 2 hours. It's not hard, just look at camping supplies and stuff. Then go to a gas station that has tables and get a coffee and sit for an hour with a newspaper. This will get you through the coldest part of the night.
Don't plan on sleeping much.
Contact the resources mentioned above AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
>>662260 Stay in a shelter at night, panhandle at Wal-Mart during the day, get about $150, get on a bus to someplace warm. LA has 40F nights right now, and you can bathe and wash clothes (sorta) in the ocean. Pick up a $5 steel camp cup a big can of denatured alcohol (do NOT drink this) and make a soda can stove. This will be enough to cook food on. Eat as much rice as you can. When you're fed and clean, its easier to find work, even if it's temp work, it'll help you get back on your feet.
Gather up all your personal identity documents and either give them to someone you trust, you cannot lose those. PERIOD.. Go to a social services office (church, non-profit private, public, any one) and tell them you're about to become homeless and you need help. If they can't help you, go to the next one.
Don't try and do this alone, don't try and get by panhandling, don't avoid people you know who may be able to help you because you're ashamed or embarrassed.
>>662421 >Assuming it's shameful and embarrassing to sleep under the stars as a free man. >Gets told when he's allowed to eat and sleep just so he can keep paying his bills.
I have a roof over my head, I just take it with me when I want to go somewhere. I eat fresh and organic food, I just find it wherever I am. My feet are my transport, and it gives me the time to take in the sights. Free yourself.
>>662438 >being this pretentious about being a vagabond
Don't get me wrong, I have an infinite admiration for bumming around and living out of your pack. It's a dream of mine that I fully intend to fulfill by next spring. However, don't rip on others because they prefer the comforts of society. There's nothing wrong with loving what humanity has to offer when it organizes and sustains itself together in their semi-permanant shelters and coffee shops. I don't want to be a vagabond forever, even.
As for you OP, due to my lack of genuine experience, I don't have anything tangible or practical to tell you. All I have to offer is that it's better to embrace your situation than fear it. There is nothing to fear until your very existence is threatened. On that same token, do not hope, either. It will only distract you and falsify your pursuits. Have hope, and tuck it away in your pocket as something to look at now and then, to remind you where you'd like to be, but always remember that it is nothing but artifice. Take your newfound freedom, and everything of use that you can carry with you, your wit, your intelligence, your instinct and intuition, your reason, and dive into the much more inhuman balance that stand in front of you. Like getting into a pond of frigid water.
Good health and level head to you, anon. Please update us on how you're doing when you get the chance.
>>662440 Correct me if I'm wrong, but one of the first things you'll read in any survival manual is that panic and stress is dangerous, and you need to keep a clear head and perspective if you're going to survive.
>>662452 Perhaps I was being a bit melodramatic, but I was truly just mocking the pretentiousness of the poster for thinking that it's shameful for living anywhere but under the thumb of society. I'm grateful for the people that choose to have jobs, they make my clothing and much of my gear, they grow and transport food I sometimes eat. I just think people should be clear that it's a choice, that they don't have to do it, and that they shouldn't think it's wrong for other people to choose other paths.
>>662392 No, look it up. Generally sleeping bags, at least the cheaper ones which OP most likely has, ate not rated for comfort, but rated for their survivability temp. Meaning with no clothes, and a constant temp of 40 degrees outside, a 40 degree bag will keep your core temp from dropping too far. Meaning 15 degree constant temp, with no clothes in a 40 degree bag would eventually allow your core temp to drop and become hypothermic.
Keep in mind this only applies outside the EU since Europe adopted the EN rating standard.
Cheap USA bags are almost always rated as their survival rating.
>>662459 I never said it was shameful to live a different lifestyle, I said OP shouldn't avoid asking for help when he clearly needs it because he might be ashamed of becoming involuntarily homeless.
If you choose to be a vagabond that's one thing, but if circumstances force you into it then you shouldn't be afraid to seek help if you need it. And OP clearly was not planning to become homeless and clearly needs help.
>>662492 Well, we seem to be splitting hairs. It seems we both agree that everyone should do whatever they feel is best for them and not judge others for being different. The point I'm trying to make, is that it can be a good life if you embrace it.
>>662269 >>662260 You sound scared as fuck anon. Why are you becoming a homeless? Try to repair the problem at least until you're more prepared otherwise you're fucked. If you can't do that just ask for help from you city programs, they must have some way help you. In last resort ask for a ride and get the fuck out to some place near the south border, warm and dry. Stay safe.
OP here, I actually had a place to stay (20 dollars a night Denver Youth Hostel, also known as Denver's Hostel Youth, where we slam heroin, eat cheeseburgers, and rub shards on our titties) but tonight I am officially homeless.
I've actually been a homeless/vagabond before, I posted some pics of my adventures here as "Tourthin", so I know the basics but I'm just underprepared for the cold ass winter. The last time I slept outside was November 11th in Denver, it got down to about 25 and with my tent, Western Mountaineering Summer lite, extra layers and some blankets I slept but rather poorly and coldly.
I guess tonight I'm going to stay up after staying at the movie theatre as late as possible and then going to a grocery store. Tomorrow I will find a shelter to stay at. I work and have some money but the reason I'm going homeless is cus I'm poor as ferk and im trying to save as much as possible. I'm heading south to warmth in about 2-3 weeks and I will either stay with a relative or make some kind of hobo camp in the woods. Until then it going to suck.
Vagabonding is fucking amazing, this summer I will be tearing it up brah and I hope to see some of you dweebs on the road. In addition to hitchhiking I will be bike touring (Swamp Ass Rat Riders Crew) and maybe cruising around in my very own AUTOMOBILE if you need a ride. Also train hopping if I can learn
I might respond to some of these posts later
>>662402 I know of one in the mountains near Nederland but that's only in the Warm Time
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