4) How To Survive As A Runaway
Once you run out of money, which will happen sooner than you expect, you will need to know how to survive without it. And this is the most difficult part about running away. You will need to adapt to sleeping on the street and learn how to find food. More, you will also need to know how to travel for free. In the following section, I will introduce you to a few of the techniques that will help you survive and live as a runaway indefinitely.
Although sleeping on the street is uncomfortable and often frightening, you can get used to it. In order to avoid being questioned by police or harassed by the homeless, prostitutes and rapists, you are going to want to find a place that is out of sight. Some ideal spots are the bushes, in a park, or deep in the woods. If you are in the city, try to walk out towards the countryside. If the city is too large, you may want to sleep in a 24 hour train or bus station. However, if you stay here, there is a higher chance that police or concerned pedestrians will question you about your predicament. Therefore, you should always be prepared with a back-story. For more information and tips on sleeping on the street, please refer to this guide, “How To Sleep On The Street.”
In order to find food, you have to be somewhat creative. One of the best places to begin your search is in the dumpster behind large supermarkets. Here you can usually find an abundance of produce and meats only a few days past their expiration. Another place to find food is at a buffet. Finally, you can always steal food. However, karma is real, and when you steal, more times than not, you will experience the repercussions. For more information on finding free food, check out this guide, “How To Eat On The Cheap.”
There are a few different means of transportation that you can use as a penniless runaway. The first method is to hitchhike. If you are not familiar with hitchhiking, please see this guide, “How To Hithchhike.” A second means of travel is to jump trains. This is possible both on Amtrak and on European trains, and can be done with little risk of being caught. However, jumping trains is illegal and not recommended, but if you still want to know how, check out this guide, “How To Jump Trains.”
Surviving as a runaway is no easy task. You will be constantly exposed to the harshness of both nature and society. Though it is arduous and you will suffer, if you refer to the former supplementary guides, you will learn how to overcome these hurdles and adapt. Click here to view all of the Runaway Guides. Or for more advice, you can contact me on Facebook.