I lived in the woods in the middle of winter for weeks at a time. Snow on the ground and everything. All I had with me was what fit on my back. Glad the authorities didn't come drag me away...
Good job of cherry picking my quote, btw.
Would including the entire quote make any significant difference? Not hardly.
I've spent a great deal of time outdoors in deep winter as well - with the proper equipment. Homeless families tend not to be very well equipped when it comes to camping out.
Living in the woods, behind a package goods store, with young kids, absolutely describes a "bad living situation".
This is not an example of a survival reality show. It's not camping. Theres no running water or electricity. Shelter is a damn tarp and tent, donated.
Tonight, it's relatively mild. Take your family and spend the next few days in the woods behind a beer stop, and get back to me on how " Living in the woods does not necessarily mean a bad living situation."
It's supposed to drop into the 30's and snow? Lets call that adventure time!
The children should be removed, it's a no brainer.
And of course, it's not about the adult that ends up there, it's about the kids.
If you, as an adult, decide to live in the woods "for weeks at a time", knock yourself out. Sounds like you're talking about a choice rather than a state of last resort.
Were children with you?
What situation happened to put them there?
someone said: the issue is probably not so much a lack of housing.
I think the issue is "affordable housing".....and then of course there's the whole lease thing with credit checks and 1st month's rent with security deposit and the utility bills.....
I'm buying my house but remember all to well what paying rent was like....finally I was like I could own a home and pay the same amount and so my hubby and I bought a house....not everyone can do this of course.
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