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How I've Been Living Out of My Car for 3 YEARS | Homeless in the United States of America #CARLIFE


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0:00 – Intro
0:25 – Who Am I? Welcome!
0:55 – What Car I Currently Drive
1:22 – My 1st #CARLIFE Vehicle (The First 2.5 Years)
1:57 – The Story on Why I Started #CARLIFE
3:30 – Becoming a Minimalist
4:09 – How & Where I Sleep in My Car (My Bed)
7:23 – How to Stay Clean & Bathroom Spots (Showering)
9:25 – How to Do Laundry (Showing My #CARLIFE Closet Set-Up)
10:29 – What I Do for FOOD & EATING
11:40 – How I Stay Healthy & Hydrated
12:06 – How I Support Myself (What I Do for Work)
13:15 – How Mail & Packages Work
13:32 – How to “PREP” for Your #CARLIFE Journey
14:22 – How Do I Charge My Electronics?
14:49 – Cleanliness, Toiletries, Miscellaneous Items Inside Car
16:01 – The Truth on How I Feel About #CARLIFE
16:26 – Have Any More Questions? Reach Out

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Date: September 15, 2022

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30 thoughts on “How I've Been Living Out of My Car for 3 YEARS | Homeless in the United States of America #CARLIFE

  1. New subscriber here. Just came across your video and found it highly informative and even more entertaining…love your style, sense of humor and articulation. You're interesting and inspiring! Thanks for sharing

  2. Jake , can you elaborate more on sleeping in hospital parking lots? Don't they charge? Is there a flat rate sometimes for overnite?
    Any hotel lots in the San Diego area that are considered 'low hassle' overnite parking?
    Thanks! I subscribed . . . . learning a lot from your videos.

  3. Hey great video. I was wondering how you manage to stay off drugs while living in your car…. I’ve lived in my car before and I always just end up using in my car and things get worse. I’m in a half way house right now and I’m thinking about leaving and maybe just staying in my car but I’m afraid I might use or things will go bad. How do you stay positive, stay sober (I’m assuming you are, you look like it) and not feel sketch/ awkward/ trashy sleeping in your car?

  4. Dear One, in nothing but love I must ask you the most important question of your life.

    The Million-Dollar Question: Will you go to Heaven when you die? Have you lied, stolen, used God's name in vain, or lusted (which Jesus said was adultery, Mt. 5:28)? If so, God sees you as a liar, thief, blasphemer and adulterer at heart. 

    If you die in your sins, you will end up in a terrible place called Hell. But there is good news!!! Though we broke God's Law, Jesus paid the fine by dying on the cross: "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (Jn. 3:16).

    Then Jesus rose from the dead and was seen by hundreds (It's no fairytale). He fulfilled all the prophecies of the promised Savior. 

    Please, today, repent (confess and turn away from sin, you will be free of guilt and shame) and put your faith in Jesus Christ as the only one who can save you from the judgement of God through His sacrifice on the cross. This is so urgent. You do not know when your last breath will be.

    God will forgive you and grant you the gift of eternal life (Eph. 2:8,9). He will give you a new heart that desires what is pleasing to God and the Holy Spirit will live inside you as you are now a child of God.

    Then to show your gratitude, read the bible daily (God speaks to you personally through the scriptures) and obey it, join a Christian church and be baptized.

    I love you. I beg you. Do not delay

    "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in The Gospel" 

    Mark 1:15
    This is a production of Living Waters Ministry

  5. I just came across your vid.. i found it very helpful and not annoying like a lot of the other car life vids. It's funny to me to find out so many are car camping now when i've been doing it for the las 20 years. my siblings used to make fun of me bc i would make a "camper" out of what vehicle i had at the time as an inexpensive way of traveling. My first was a used 2001 Kia Rio. I called it my hillbilly camper. Fortunately I didn't "have" to live out of it. I improvise and make due with what I have when I can't afford what I want, like a million dollar motorhome with all the latest accommodations. I didn't live in the same state as my family so at times it was a huge struggle to afford trips home to see them. Most of the time i had family members that i could stay with but i would also want to venture off on my own to take in sites, just me and my dog. That's when I started car camping, not knowing it was or would become a "thing". My 2011 Kia Sorento was the best so far. I leased Camp Kia new so it was under warranty, affordable and very spacious. A queen size air mattress fit in the back perfectly with plenty of head room and storage space. Now I have Ft Equinox, a 2012 Chevy Equinox. This time car camping is a necessity bc I'm homeless for now, due to the fact of moving back out of state and not being able to afford or find a place to rent and the cost of gas. I've found it is actually cheaper for me to have a gym membership than pay the weekly gas expense for my commute to work. I camp overnight in my church's parking lot. It's close to my work and I've found it to be the safest, less nerve racking place to get good sleep. It's quite warm at night here at night and I still feel comfortable leaving my windows open or leaving my the engine running to have the a/c on for a hour or two or three. lol. Having to live out of my vehicle is definitely a learning experience but for the most part it's not been too difficult. The most inconvenience is waking up in the middle of the night having to use the bathroom and one is not available! guys have it made here. for #1 any way. The most helpful item I would recommend to those camping, living or even just traveling in there vehicle are the screens made to go over the doors. They are dark but not opaque. I've added a light weight black material to make it more difficult to see inside and yet allow air flow. I did buy an inverter but due to my lack of how safe it was I opted to no longer use it. I've found right now I really don't need one either.
    I hope to one day have another Sorento like vehicle to make an excursion and
    and see the western states and Alaska.
    Thank you for sharing your experience and travels and allowing me to share mine..
    I hope this finds you well and may God bless your travels.
    Ft Equinox

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