This lady is from Nevada and in her 40’s I’d guess. This all she has except for her little red car which is too small to sleep in. This tent is too short to stand up in. It gets down to the mid-thirties (1.7 C) every night. I am cold every morning in my RV and run my heater for an hour or so.
She is here for the entire winter. How does she do it?
This woman is from Maine and probably the same age as the lady above. Only she has her daughter with here, I’d guess 11 or 12 years old. They have a larger car, an SUV and she told me they sleep in it when it is cold like it is. They have been living like this for five years.
Last year I met a lady from Georgia and this is all she had, a Nissan Cube. No tent. No shade. Just a camp chair. She had her little dog and a ginger cat with her. Last winter we stayed in Quartzsite until the end of April when it got too hot and we finally moved on. I had to drive down and see if she was still camped. Yep, out in the desert all by herself and it had been in the 90’s (32.2 C) most of the month.
I wondered how she could do it being so hot as it was.
There are many more like that (men too) out here living with very little shelter which is especially noticeable with all the big RV’s all around them. Think how tough the pioneer women were to follow their crazy husbands on a six month long journey westward into the unknown relying on rumors and poor advice as to the route to travel to some destination that rarely lived up to what they had been told.