What do you do? It’s 1934, and you are a German Jew

Talking to Anonimo about the situation in Argentina got me thinking. What if I were in his shoes? What if I were afraid I would be shot on November 8th? I would sure try to disappear.

Get to another country or in the woods or something. When I moved from California to Texas everything I owned fit in my van and I was able to live in it while I looked for an apartment.

Now I have been here for almost two years and I would have to get rid of a lot of crap to be mobile again.  But if I could get down to a van’s worth of crap, That would give me the US, Canada, Mexico, and Central America, if I could get across the border.

Anarchists have a history with the mountains.  Bert and Holly Davis camped on the Oregon Coast for over 30 years.  There are anarchist communities where you can disappear. 

I would try Catholic Worker communities because I have had some experience with them. If I could get down to a small yacht’s worth. I could travel the world.

Think of the life you want to live and get rid of everything that isn’t in that life. If your fantasy is to travel the world on a yacht, sell everything that isn’t part of that life. 

If you want to be a van dweller, sell everything that won’t fit into your van. If you want to be a digital nomad, get it down to 2 suitcases, or even one carry on.

How do you get rid of all the stuff? I fell in love in 2012, moved to the Philippines, and actually got a lot of money selling stuff.  I looked up items online, that gave me a picture I could use for ads.

Ebay and Amazon gave me an idea for a beginning price. I also took items to pawn shops to see what they would offer for them. I posted things on Craig’s list, but there are many other places to post items.

You can have yard sells, or take your crap to a flea market. I started with a high price then lowered the price every week (or month) by 5%. If it got down to less than $5. I posted it on freecycle.

It was easy, people came to my house to pick up the item.  I was surprised both by how much I got for some items and how little I got for others. Other ideas; Turn all the hangers around in the closet, and if you don’t wear it get rid of it. 

Set aside an area, a drawer, a closet, or a room. If you don’t use it in a specific amount of time sell it, or get rid of it.

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