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These guys have a survivalist system that seems to work for them, camped in a rather idyllic little meadow surrounded by freeway on and off ramps and a chain link fence in the Northgate area. They stow their back packs near the tree and use the running water at the gas station across the off ramp for drinking and cleaning up. I've seen the police roust people in this area before, but it's usually occupied.