If you were homeless..........

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#1 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -
Would you rather be in a urban or rural environment ? And yes there would be varied issues for each environment if you think about it. So.....?
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#2 Posted by tagyhag (15874 posts) -
Well I would rather be a hermit, but I guess I couldn't because then I'd own a home?
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#3 Posted by Rich3232 (2628 posts) -
Urban. At least thsi way, I have "increased and better" experiences. In a way, I have a weird morbid interest about being homeless for a while.
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#4 Posted by ALovelyHorse (474 posts) -
Rural as possible. Then you can just squat in an abandoned barn for as long as you want.
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#5 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -
Urban. At least thsi way, I have "increased and better" experiences. In a way, I have a weird morbid interest about being homeless for a while.Rich3232
On the other hand rural allows you to perpetually "camp" thus eliminating being a vagrant.
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#6 Posted by Rich3232 (2628 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rich3232"]Urban. At least thsi way, I have "increased and better" experiences. In a way, I have a weird morbid interest about being homeless for a while.mattykovax
On the other hand rural allows you to perpetually "camp" thus eliminating being a vagrant.

Eh.....I'd probably be on the move every day resting in different places every night.
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#7 Posted by FrostyPhantasm (8521 posts) -
Urban, that way you have better access to free public bathrooms, free food samples or cheap food, lots of hostels you can pay really cheap for a night, lots of public pools for free shower access.
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#8 Posted by C_Glass (259 posts) -

I'd live on the beach, watch sunsets, and then ponder on subjcts such as why we are here, and then I'd find the answer and not tell anyone cause would listen to a homeless bum?  

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#9 Posted by BranKetra (51726 posts) -
Some people in New York beg for money and recieve around seventeen thousand a year and live in their own place. Urban begging would not be as challenging or dangerous as living in a rural environment, but both are equally unlikable to me, so there no lesser choice to me.
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#10 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15124 posts) -

Rural, because you can live pretty well wildcrafting.

 

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#11 Posted by johnd13 (9290 posts) -

Urban. If I' m going to be without a house, it may as well be near nature. I' ll steal fruits, catch fish and sneak in barns to sleep.

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#12 Posted by tocool340 (21136 posts) -
Urban in the summers, rural in the winters....
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#13 Posted by mrbojangles25 (39449 posts) -

urban

never seen a homeless shelter in the boonies.  or much traffic.  or dumpsters.  or hospitality, for that matter.

I suppose if your survival skills were good, and by rural you mean wilderness, it might be better...but no, urban for me.

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#14 Posted by -Fromage- (10558 posts) -
Urban. You can wander around and beg for money during the day. Might not make a lot but would at least earn enough for a meal.
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#15 Posted by IdioticIcarus (2167 posts) -
I'd prefer to be mobile instead of staying in one place.
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#16 Posted by GamingVengeance (1874 posts) -
probably rural, just plant some seeds and go fishing. although it would suck ass in the winter
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#17 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -
Rural so I could find out how true Minecraft is with it's crafting.
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#18 Posted by one_plum (6505 posts) -

I'd be a nomadic bohemian.

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#19 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5847 posts) -

Find a cave and become a legit hermit, because if I'm going to do it, I'm gonna do it right!

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#20 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -
Some nice replys, thanks for answering.
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#21 Posted by hoola (6422 posts) -

Urban.  I would find a homeless shelter (if there are any, I know there are some in my small town).  I would then walk around trying to find work.  If/when i do find work I would immediately buy a decent pair of clothes and shampoo, get decent enough to walk into a store for a store job, and ask for an application to every business in the city.  I would continue living in the homeless shelter until i could afford to build my own portable unit similar to this at 17:20: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1tV-ovGPyc

At that point its just a matter of saving money to get a bigger house and vehicle.  It would be alot more difficult than described, but I think if someone worked hard at it they could go about rising out of homelessness in a similar way.  

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#22 Posted by soulless4now (41388 posts) -

Urban area. Access to public bathrooms and soup kitchens would keep me around.

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#23 Posted by harashawn (27614 posts) -

Urban. If I' m going to be without a house, it may as well be near nature. I' ll steal fruits, catch fish and sneak in barns to sleep.

johnd13
I don't think you'll find many barns in the city.
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#24 Posted by dude_brahmski (472 posts) -

probably rural

i'd be a p!ss poor (hurr) beggar

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#25 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30068 posts) -

suici...I mean rural, sure

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#26 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -
Urban for sure.
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#27 Posted by johnd13 (9290 posts) -

[QUOTE="johnd13"]

Urban. If I' m going to be without a house, it may as well be near nature. I' ll steal fruits, catch fish and sneak in barns to sleep.

harashawn

I don't think you'll find many barns in the city.

Damn. I meant rural. :P

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#28 Posted by sukraj (27302 posts) -

home alone imo.

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#29 Posted by supa_badman (16714 posts) -

Urban

 

City people overestimate how much 'good' food they throw away, it'd definitely be easier to live in urban places.

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#30 Posted by kickingcarpet (570 posts) -

I would rather be in a rural environment, in an urban environment you have the chance of getting mugged or robbed of your belongings. Plus you can forage trees for berries in the woods.

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#31 Posted by 007kt (42 posts) -

rural far away....may be hawaii, spend rest of time in peace

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#32 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
I would live out in the country in the woods, but not super far from the city. I would grow my own food and hunt.I would focus on buying a bicycle, tent, and sleeping bag before anything else. The bike would allow me to travel to the city everyday to beg for money. I would save until I had enough to rent a place for a year and then look for a job and go from there.
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#33 Posted by deactivated-5985f1128b98f (1914 posts) -

Urban. I would find a homeless shelter (if there are any, I know there are some in my small town). I would then walk around trying to find work. If/when i do find work I would immediately buy a decent pair of clothes and shampoo, get decent enough to walk into a store for a store job, and ask for an application to every business in the city. I would continue living in the homeless shelter until i could afford to build my own portable unit similar to this at 17:20: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1tV-ovGPyc

At that point its just a matter of saving money to get a bigger house and vehicle. It would be alot more difficult than described, but I think if someone worked hard at it they could go about rising out of homelessness in a similar way.

hoola

Good post. You are the only one so far that gave a reason that dealt with working to NOT BE HOMELESS in the future.

I agree. Urban probably presents the most opportunities to find work, which leads to not being homeless any more.

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#34 Posted by nooblet69 (5162 posts) -

The appalachian trail would be an ideal spot if I become homeless. The people on the trail are friendly and its beautiful. Might even find a nice little country town to settle in and stop being homeless.

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#35 Posted by kickingcarpet (570 posts) -

The appalachian trail would be an ideal spot if I become homeless. The people on the trail are friendly and its beautiful. Might even find a nice little country town to settle in and stop being homeless.

nooblet69

 

idk man lime disease ticks run rampant in those parts u prob would get bit and become sick

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#36 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -
Thanks again for all the replies, andy more would be appreciated.
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#37 Posted by unrealtron (3148 posts) -
Rural I supose.
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#38 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

If I was "homeless" I would try and live in nature like permanent camping.  Probably visiting a town every once in awhile.  So it would be like DayZ without zombies :P.

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#39 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

If I was "homeless" I would try and live in nature like permanent camping.  Probably visiting a town every once in awhile.  So it would be like DayZ without zombies :P.

NaveedLife
well that is part of the argument. For further clarification this stems from an argument between me and my brother, him picking urban me rural. One of my reasons being camping,fishing,and other survial skills that are useless in the city,which I also feel is more dangerous.
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#40 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

If I was "homeless" I would try and live in nature like permanent camping.  Probably visiting a town every once in awhile.  So it would be like DayZ without zombies :P.

mattykovax

well that is part of the argument. For further clarification this stems from an argument between me and my brother, him picking urban me rural. One of my reasons being camping,fishing,and other survial skills that are useless in the city,which I also feel is more dangerous.

The only real pros i see in the city are that you have a better chance of getting handouts, stealing things (though morally not ok), and seeking shelter (even if illegal).  But you also subject yourself to a lot of redicule and much worse.  I think not being a laze about bum and instead living in the wild and doing things is a better route.

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#41 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (22644 posts) -

There's so many fruit trees and edible plants where I live plus a bunch of wild turkeys, deer, and other animals. I'd go with the rural area. I can live like Survivorman for a while although I don't think I'll have his propensity for living on the extreme.

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#42 Posted by Rich3232 (2628 posts) -
[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

If I was "homeless" I would try and live in nature like permanent camping.  Probably visiting a town every once in awhile.  So it would be like DayZ without zombies :P.

mattykovax
well that is part of the argument. For further clarification this stems from an argument between me and my brother, him picking urban me rural. One of my reasons being camping,fishing,and other survial skills that are useless in the city,which I also feel is more dangerous.

Unless you've already been taught these skills( most have not), it will be very hard to learn them especially with limited resources that a homeless person faces. Your best chance of survival is urban.
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#43 Posted by Opi0us (172 posts) -

Rural. I'd find a hidden spot and build me a shack.

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#44 Posted by brickdoctor (9746 posts) -

Rural country. Once a summer some friends and I actually try to live a week in the woods with just a tent, guns, and fishing poles and stuff. It's pretty fun. I imagine long term not so much, but fishing sounds better than digging in a dumpster.

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#45 Posted by pianist (18899 posts) -

Urban.  Support services exist, and chances are better that you can get out of the homeless state.

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#46 Posted by Goebells (25 posts) -
If I were homeless I'd hold a sign saying I'd work for less than minimum wage.
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#47 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

Urban.  Support services exist, and chances are better that you can get out of the homeless state.

pianist
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#48 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20964 posts) -

Urban.  Support services exist, and chances are better that you can get out of the homeless state.

pianist
I'd share my box with you any day.
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#49 Posted by Angie7F (1175 posts) -

Urban. I saw a homeless guy using an iphone the other day. 

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#50 Posted by megagene (23153 posts) -
Urban. More opportunities to get back on your feet and maybe get a job. You're not planning on becoming homeless soon, are you, Matty? :p