Oct 28

How To Live in Your Van and Survive

New Edition of Famous Underground Handbook Now Available


A straightforward, no-nonsense manifesto on living the nomadic underground life. Clearly maps out the current insanity of today’s world situation while offering invaluable tips on food, health, security, money, van living, and dealing with cops. Gets you well on your way to dropping out of this oppressive system, then lists over 1,300 additional books where you can find everything else you need to help weather these uncertain and chaotic times.

This handbook covers everything you need to know to live on the edge and survive.  The author, Skip Freedman has lived the nomadic life in his van for over 10 years.  He knows every angle of how to survive in these urban mini-police states.  And by the way, a vast preponderance of folks who live nomadic or semi-nomadic lifestyles have jobs and work when they need to.  As we have said on this website, if you have an indication that you are going to lose your job and not be able to pay your rent or house payment, do not wait for the ax to fall.  Do yourself a favor and prepare now.  Get a van, RV, or other suitable vehicle now, and trick it out.  You will be glad you did.

There are thousands of folks in the Los Angeles area who are living nomadic lifestyles.  Most of us work, but we were tanked by the economic collapse that started in 2000 that wiped out the good factory jobs, literally exporting them overseas.  It meant that many of us had to get lower paying jobs, and we soon found that after paying rent and bills we were underwater financially.  The solution was to cut living expenses:  move out of the expensive apartment, get a storage unit, join a health club for showers, and live in a vehicle. There are many articles on gypsycool.com about how to do this, with many more coming. We still work for a living, but have money to spend on what we want, not give it to some landlord for an overpriced roof over our heads.

I wish that everyone could get Skip’s book and read it.  The print is small to save printing costs, but the information is the best around.  As an added bonus, Skip spend several years compiling a fantastic bibliography of books on the subject that he has written about.  You can get most of these at your library, even if the library has to order them for you.  There is also youtube.com, which has thousands of great videos on the subject of van, nomadic, or semi-nomadic living.

Order this book today.  It is not available anywhere else, at least for a while.  That’s right, this website is the ONLY place you can get the book. At this time it is not on amazon.com or any other place, meaning that the price to you is a low direct price from the publisher and author.  Amazon wants as much as 60% of the price from small publishers.  That means if it does get to amazon that the price will be $20-$40..00

Where to get the book:.

The book is 8 1/2 X 11 size with a comb binding so it will lay flat or open fully by folding the pages around.  The book is available in the United States through www.Biblio.com for $15.00.

I Was Robot by Ernest Mann – Intro



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I WAS ROBOT (Utopia Now Possible)

by Ernest Mann

Within these pages you will learn how one Robot transformed himself

into an almost free individual human being.

You will also see how we can create a nearly Utopian world, on

Spaceship Earth within one year.

About the Author:

The author was in business in Minneapolis for 20 years. He gained

enough knowledge in Economics in Business College and in practice to

retire in 1969 at the age of 42. Since then he has had the space to

observe economics from a different perspective and has had 21 years of

time to travel to many countries, read, observe, discuss, think,

evaluate and form his own conclusions about the economic situation,

politics, religion, life and individual freedom.

This book is a gathering of some of the best issues of his free news

letter, the “Little Free Press” in which he has shared his observations

and conclusions since 1969. They have been revised to exclude most of

the duplications and update notes have been added.

The character in this book is real, and any resemblance to fictitious

persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.



No Copyright, 1990, Ernest Mann.

No world rights reserved. Any part or all of this publication may be

stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, or reproduced in any

language, in any way, including but not limited to photocopy,

photograph, offset, rotary or flatbed press, magnetic or other record,

with the prior agreement and herein expressed written permission of the


A Public Domain Book

Little Free Press, 1011 6th Avenue NE apt 21, Little Falls, MN 56345

USA (612-632-1965)

ISBN: 0-9620301-0-4

Library of Congress

Catalog Card Number: 89-80274

This book is dedicated to all little children

Let’s create for them — a decent world to grow up in

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