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If you're going to van, do it right with a Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia camper or a Suzuki Every cloned as one, Grateful Dead music and some bongos.
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Her joints will be "thanking" her when she get`s a bit older!

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(10-08-2019 10:48 AM)Elmore Wrote:  "urban stealth van" Why do people have to call them such corny-ass names?

I don't think he made that term up. It might be a simple description and not an attempt to be edgy.

Stealth camping is having a van with no windows that can't be identified as a camper so no one knows you are in it. Just looks like a van parked overnight.

I would assume an urban stealth van is one that is designed for doing this mainly in cities, which would be different from going off grid where you would have larger fuel and water tanks, and things like solar panels.

If he called it his Ninja Rolling Crib, it would be a different story.

Edit. In the video, he calls the van "Pursuit of Happiness, also known as POH."

So, corniness confirmed.

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(10-08-2019 01:49 PM)debeguiled Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 10:48 AM)Elmore Wrote:  "urban stealth van" Why do people have to call them such corny-ass names?

I don't think he made that term up. It might be a simple description and not an attempt to be edgy.

Stealth camping is having a van with no windows that can't be identified as a camper so no one knows you are in it. Just looks like a van parked overnight.

I would assume an urban stealth van is one that is designed for doing this mainly in cities, which would be different from going off grid where you would have larger fuel and water tanks, and things like solar panels.

If he called it his Ninja Rolling Crib, it would be a different story.

Urban Stealth Vans were a big fad. I don't think it is as popular now, but you could see a ton of videos of people building their vans out and living in them.

I remember one couple who ended up trying to raffle their van off. They decided they wanted to do more international traveling. Of course that came at the same time the every other person was a van person and they couldn't make as much money on Youtube. They ended up making a lot of money from the raffle and did a video of the new owners taking possession. The new owners started their own Youtube channel and their first or second video was of their van catching on fire. haha
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The amount of men agreeing that "there's nothing wrong with this" shows that there's still more work to be done here.
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(10-08-2019 02:52 PM)Augustus_Principe Wrote:  The amount of men agreeing that "there's nothing wrong with this" shows that there's still more work to be done here.

I don't understand why there is anything 'wrong'. Its her choice, we all get a choice of how to live our lives. Some people want big families, some don't. Some people want to live in a van, some people want to travel the world for 10 years, some people want a wife and kids and house.

To each there own I say. Find someone who shares your lifestyle and views. I don't see why anyone should impose there own personal lifestyle philosophy on others.
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I can’t figure out why these idiots are dumping so much money and time on converting vans, when you can essentially purchase them already made, with more creature comforts, better usability, better serviceability, better reliability, etc. They’re called class c motor homes. You can buy them used for a fraction of new prices. Most spend 95% of their lives not in use. Any decent ones made in the past 10-15 years have fiberglass bodies and are reasonably well insulated. Many have onboard generators that can actually run AC and they can produce hot water. One of the best features of all are slide outs which drastically increases your available living space. They also have leveling jacks that keep it level and stabilize it. They’re built on 1 or 1.5 ton truck frames. The only oddity is that many are equipped with gas engines. But that actually makes sense as it’s not uncommon to find them at 10 years old with only 30-40k miles on the clock. and it keeps the overall costs lower despite consuming for fuel to get down the road.

A simple browse through Craigslist in your area turns up numerous results that are far better than throwing a mattress in a rape van and having to shit in the woods.
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(10-08-2019 02:52 PM)Augustus_Principe Wrote:  The amount of men agreeing that "there's nothing wrong with this" shows that there's still more work to be done here.

I don't understand why there is anything 'wrong'. Its her choice, we all get a choice of how to live our lives. Some people want big families, some don't. Some people want to live in a van, some people want to travel the world for 10 years, some people want a wife and kids and house.

To each there own I say. Find someone who shares your lifestyle and views. I don't see why anyone should impose there own personal lifestyle philosophy on others.

Women have been making bad choices since the dawn of time. If we leave them to their own decisions, society collapses.
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(10-08-2019 03:06 PM)porscheguy Wrote:  I can’t figure out why these idiots are dumping so much money and time on converting vans, when you can essentially purchase them already made, with more creature comforts, better usability, better serviceability, better reliability, etc.

And RV manufacturers have spent decades learning how to optimize space, reduce weight and create an interior that's actually livable. A friend has the Serenity from Leisure Travel. The interior is amazingly spacious. They can run $150,000 new but a used one is much cheaper.

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(10-08-2019 03:06 PM)porscheguy Wrote:  I can’t figure out why these idiots are dumping so much money and time on converting vans, when you can essentially purchase them already made, with more creature comforts, better usability, better serviceability, better reliability, etc. They’re called class c motor homes. You can buy them used for a fraction of new prices. Most spend 95% of their lives not in use. Any decent ones made in the past 10-15 years have fiberglass bodies and are reasonably well insulated. Many have onboard generators that can actually run AC and they can produce hot water. One of the best features of all are slide outs which drastically increases your available living space. They also have leveling jacks that keep it level and stabilize it. They’re built on 1 or 1.5 ton truck frames. The only oddity is that many are equipped with gas engines. But that actually makes sense as it’s not uncommon to find them at 10 years old with only 30-40k miles on the clock. and it keeps the overall costs lower despite consuming for fuel to get down the road.

A simple browse through Craigslist in your area turns up numerous results that are far better than throwing a mattress in a rape van and having to shit in the woods.

Women have them built for them, whether by their engineer boyfriend for a reasonable cost or by professionals for ludicrous cost. Its a stupid waste of money to have it built for you when you can buy a c class or a 5th wheel and a truck.

For myself I see value in building such a van for my own use. An engaging hobby and a sense of pride whenever I use it knowing "I built this bitch myself starting out not knowing shit". Its also a solid business plan once you figure it out and display your first build. Its an increasing market that would be easy to capitalize on.

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I stopped reading after born in Germany.

Women + Germany in one sentence = degeneracy.
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I bet most of the people that live in vans wind up in Seattle.

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(10-08-2019 03:00 PM)Olympus Squared Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 02:52 PM)Augustus_Principe Wrote:  The amount of men agreeing that "there's nothing wrong with this" shows that there's still more work to be done here.

I don't understand why there is anything 'wrong'. Its her choice, we all get a choice of how to live our lives. Some people want big families, some don't. Some people want to live in a van, some people want to travel the world for 10 years, some people want a wife and kids and house.

To each there own I say. Find someone who shares your lifestyle and views. I don't see why anyone should impose there own personal lifestyle philosophy on others.

That's because groupthink is strong here
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(10-08-2019 05:18 PM)travolta Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 03:00 PM)Olympus Squared Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 02:52 PM)Augustus_Principe Wrote:  The amount of men agreeing that "there's nothing wrong with this" shows that there's still more work to be done here.

I don't understand why there is anything 'wrong'. Its her choice, we all get a choice of how to live our lives. Some people want big families, some don't. Some people want to live in a van, some people want to travel the world for 10 years, some people want a wife and kids and house.

To each there own I say. Find someone who shares your lifestyle and views. I don't see why anyone should impose there own personal lifestyle philosophy on others.
That's because groupthink is strong here

It would be a significant minority that see anything wrong in what she is doing. Re: Imposing personal lifestyle philosophies; no one here has done that. They've just pointed out the red flags in her behaviour, just in case fellow members are in a similar situation.

This is why game has been so important for men, and why a lot of men will struggle once we go back into the dark ages (Re:That information becoming less available). The primary instinct a man has is to acquiesce to a woman's choices, case in point: The husband who "hates running" quitting his job to follow her. He's doomed his relationship the moment he entertained the idea.
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I think DJ-Matt knows about van life, but haven't seen him post in a while.

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"ShE sHouLd be aT hoMe wiT dUh bAAAbiez!"

I see this all the time here and I just roll me eyes. I don't wanna get off on some eugenics thing, but some people, maybe it's okay that they're a generic dead end. This girl in the OP, not ugly, but won't win any beauty contents, and maybe a little weird upstairs. Is that society, or genetic, or was it vitamins in the flour? I dunno, but if she doesn't breed, what did the world miss? Probably an average baby, maybe a little nutty too.

Look around, it's a sea of average to ugly people. We're stocked up on that. If averages don't breed, who cares? If a HB10 or a 6'6 dude, or a legit genius don't breed, that's the problem.
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(10-08-2019 03:00 PM)Olympus Squared Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 02:52 PM)Augustus_Principe Wrote:  The amount of men agreeing that "there's nothing wrong with this" shows that there's still more work to be done here.

I don't understand why there is anything 'wrong'. Its her choice, we all get a choice of how to live our lives. Some people want big families, some don't. Some people want to live in a van, some people want to travel the world for 10 years, some people want a wife and kids and house.

To each there own I say. Find someone who shares your lifestyle and views. I don't see why anyone should impose there own personal lifestyle philosophy on others.

It looks like she is going from one hypercompetitive extreme to the next. She checks out of the business sphere when she realizes can't handle it which is understandable and women shouldn't be judged making that choice. But rather then doing something more sensible, she remains hypercompetitive by transferring it to running all the time.

It's like a fat girl getting fed up with being fat then goes to the next extreme of being some huge muscled behemoth of a woman that no guy would be proud of being seen with.

As far as the guy, I can't believe he quit his job to follow his woman around. Theres lots of things wrong with that.

To each is own yes, but once there are too many "exceptions" to the rule civilization starts to crumble. Are there exceptions: yes; should they be encouraged: no.

On a side note I bet she's not ready to have kids because of her running career Dodgy
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(10-08-2019 05:24 PM)Rush87 Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 05:18 PM)travolta Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 03:00 PM)Olympus Squared Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 02:52 PM)Augustus_Principe Wrote:  The amount of men agreeing that "there's nothing wrong with this" shows that there's still more work to be done here.

I don't understand why there is anything 'wrong'. Its her choice, we all get a choice of how to live our lives. Some people want big families, some don't. Some people want to live in a van, some people want to travel the world for 10 years, some people want a wife and kids and house.

To each there own I say. Find someone who shares your lifestyle and views. I don't see why anyone should impose there own personal lifestyle philosophy on others.
That's because groupthink is strong here

It would be a significant minority that see anything wrong in what she is doing. Re: Imposing personal lifestyle philosophies; no one here has done that. They've just pointed out the red flags in her behaviour, just in case fellow members are in a similar situation.

This is why game has been so important for men, and why a lot of men will struggle once we go back into the dark ages (Re:That information becoming less available). The primary instinct a man has is to acquiesce to a woman's choices, case in point: The husband who "hates running" quitting his job to follow her. He's doomed his relationship the moment he entertained the idea.

Good points. I see nothing wrong with what she's doing. The only value I see from this thread is that her behavior IS a red flag if you're seeking a relationship/marriage.

Her behavior is a red flag for marriage, but people have to understand that everybody is on a different spectrum of the "masculine/feminine" scale. This girl clearly leans more towards the masculine side. There's nothing wrong with that, but if you're a more masculine guy than you probably wouldn't want her anyway.

There are plenty of decent looking female pro athletes who are married and have kids. Their kids (especially if they have a son) will have a HUGE leg up over other kids, and a far more interesting/enjoyable life than others. This thread is overly dramatic about something that isn't necessarily bad. The guy in this story hates running, but said he joins here rock climbing twice a week. What's the issue here?
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(10-08-2019 01:12 AM)eradicator Wrote:  
(10-07-2019 03:41 PM)gework Wrote:  Saw a similar story with a worse ending than this recently.

Summary:

A girl dedicated her life to running form a young age, eating little to to keep ultra-slim. At 27 she found out that her ankle had 'died'. She hadn't had a period in 8 years due to her restrictive diet.

The first thing she did when she recovered ... start running again.

Full story

How she looked at 28.

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And there could only be one ending to this story - she's getting married.

Yikes she looks about 60 in that photo

She looks like an extra from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
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(10-09-2019 09:58 AM)travolta Wrote:  There are plenty of decent looking female pro athletes who are married and have kids. Their kids (especially if they have a son) will have a HUGE leg up over other kids, and a far more interesting/enjoyable life than others. This thread is overly dramatic about something that isn't necessarily bad. The guy in this story hates running, but said he joins here rock climbing twice a week. What's the issue here?

This. Although this particular woman might not be marriage material (she's from Germany + other red flags), there are many athletic women out there who are marriage material. To discount an entire class of women who enjoy physical activity is insane, especially considering the ongoing trend towards fatter women. Athletic women are much less likely to fall out of shape after popping out kids or as they age. Not to mention the genetic/prenatal benefit of having a healthy woman carrying your kids. Extreme sports might be pushing it a bit, but some women are actually quite good at this shit and genuinely like it. I recommend you look at some of the rock climber girls who attach themselves to elite climbing chads (Chris Sharma is a great example of this). Their women tend to be quite feminine, supportive, and healthy from an active lifestyle. There's absolutely nothing wrong with a woman who enjoys physical activity, as long as they don't drift too far to one side of the spectrum. Good health sense is a virtue.
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I used to run ultras years ago, before social media and pre-Karnases. Back then there weren’t that many women involved and almost no attention whoring in general. It wasn’t seen as a cool thing to do and you could go to a top ultra event and see fewer people than at your average neighborhood charity 5k. From what I understand, it’s now a sea of attention whoring, yuppie status signaling, and a general cluster. I’m glad I’m out. My hips and back are really glad I’m out. I was never competitive with the top finishers anyway.
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(10-07-2019 06:10 PM)RawGod Wrote:  I've always noticed the whiff of status seeking about endurance and mountain sports. It's the "correct" recreation for the aspiring upper middle class strivers. Drop that you are into bodybuilding or fishing before the meeting at work, crickets. Ultramarathon or something with bicycles? You're in the club.

Not to mention its also unhealthy. As counterintuitive as it may sound, the really extreme endurance athletes can screw up there health from pushing themselves too hard for too long. I've met a few triathletes who ended up having heart problems when they got older from all the miles they'd run, biked and swam.

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