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Jun 17, 2019
USA, somewhere
Some monks in Buddhism kind of do this

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


Jun 13, 2021
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

Matt Derrick

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Aug 4, 2006
Austin, TX
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.


Nov 21, 2020
Tucson, Arizona
@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.

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