Regardless of what you may have heard in the past, one thing is certain – being a drifter is not an easy task. It can be a pretty dangerous hobby, and you might feel lonely along the way as well. So, do you know why drifters do what they do? They do it because they love enjoy experiencing new things in life, as well as because they enjoy meeting new people and exploring new places. People who don’t like to travel that much usually never get to do these things. However, before you actually decide to become a drifter, you need to be aware of the fact that it takes a lot of both mental and physical preparation.
You need to know the basic rules of the place that you are going to visit. Different places have different rules, and because of that, knowing what rules apply to a certain place can be very helpful. For example, if you ever happen to visit some sort of a big metropolitan city, setting up some sort of temporary shelter might not be a good idea. This is because many laws are against the idea of sleeping outdoors. What this means is that if you decide to do it anyway, you might end up having a lot of trouble with the police.
Try To Find a Good Shelter
As you can see, sleeping outside might not always be an option. Because of that, what you need to do is try to find a good (legal) shelter. Many charitable organizations would be more than happy to offer you a place to spend the night at low cost, or even for free.
Set Up a Tent
If you can’t find a good shelter, you can always set up a tent. However, only do it if the law allows you to do it – either that or set up a tent in a secluded area. If you don’t already have a tent, you should be able to get one online or at your local camping store.
Carry Everything in Your Backpack
Try to fill your backpack with as much stuff as you can. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you need to carry too much stuff, because that is never a good idea. Just make sure to use a durable backpack, because you are going to need it.