Posts Tagged ‘motel’

By Cameron McKirdy

Survival Bros sleeps in a 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon GL, down by the Columbia River for free. ¬†You can stay at in the Safeway parking lot in Astoria, Oregon at no cost, and you won’t be hassled for being there, according an employee running the gas station. ¬†I was polite, and purchased distilled water in the store anyways. ¬†Find out if the sea lions drove me crazy from all the noise. ¬†I kept imagining the loud animals being destroyed by killer whales, great white sharks, and nuclear war heads. ¬†However, if your¬†cruising¬†the Oregon Coast, keep this location in mind so you don’t have¬†to pay to live, or for a view. ¬†I love the car camping lifestyle. ¬†If you can stay mobile, and explore The World, why do anything else? ¬†More van dwelling videos in High Definition¬†coming soon.¬†¬†Thanks for liking, and¬†commenting ahead of time. ¬†Cheers!

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My RV parked next to other travelers stationed at Safeway in Astoria, OR

 

By Cameron McKirdy

Let me start by saying Happy Holidays!  I wish you the best, and hope you give more than you get.  Having said that, my fam was in town for Thanksgiving, and Black Friday shopping/trampling.  Before my Dad and I set out to hike near Mount St. Helens, they invited me into their hotel for a free deluxe continental breakfast.  The feast was on.

The hotel had waffles to make, yogurt, fruit, hash browns, juice, coffee, cereal, eggs, sausage, everything! ¬†I can’t say I’ve ever sneaked into a hotel for a free breakfast (before this), but I would if I was hungry. ¬†However, when I am a legit guest I do take goodies for the road. ¬†Trust me, my pockets get filled with honey packets, peanut butter, whatever. ¬†My brother use to creep into fine hotels in Eugene about twice a month to get his fill before class. ¬†Andrew¬†blogged about it here on Survival Bros. ¬†It’s funny. ¬†But I’m not advising you to steal, just sharing a survival tactic for if you’re about to die and need food energy.

You can see in the HD video above I loaded up on the complementary grub, and took it back to their room. ¬†I scarfed it, and sipped dank coffee. ¬†Then I scoured for other freebies like shampoo, soap, packaged coffee, plus sugars, creamers, straws, napkins, and a new roll of toilet paper. ¬†It’s not much, but it will help me get through another day. ¬†Being a¬†scavenger¬†is key¬†to survival. ¬†Work on that skill just in case. ¬†Please visit here¬†regularly. ¬†I will be¬†blogging about my 10 mile Mt. St. Helens hike soon. ¬†Take care of yourself, and each other. ¬†And question authority!

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