they have a robe with layers and use the robe as a tent. They carry a bowl and a razor otherwise. In some countries they have like a parasol with a bug net. You can get down to very little but I think unless you’re home bumming it’s pretty rough
If you're going somewhere warm (at night) you should be able to get by. Sleep on a cardboard box under a bridge or an abandoned building. You'll be real cold though almost everywhere at night time even in the desert. You could try starting out with a small backpack and a bivy sack and whittle your way down from there
im not saying you have to have an elaborate hiker's setup, but no gear at all seems foolish and downright dangerous in certain environments. you don't have to carry much, but the basics (clothes, sleeping bag, simple backpack) should be the absolute minimum.
@JackSioux had this thread going last year, have you been in touch? Later I thought about how I sort of did this again a couple more times when I was 22, but just trips Clevo to Chi where I had enough money to get there and back on the dirty dog but all the details were sort of nebulous.
The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
Buy Matt a Beer
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Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully this will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
Feed Matt a Burrito
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Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
Finance the Shopping Cart
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Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.