Moderators feel free to move this thread to a more applicable location if necessary. Watch the Video My wife and I lived out of our truck for a little over four months in summer and fall of the high desert. Besides being a little cramped, it was very affordable and I enjoyed it for the most part. It was a necessity because we were living on only one minimum wage income at the time. The camper shell for shelter was the most integral part of the truck, and a full size futon mattress for the bed. I also added some styrofoam insulation underneath and later a queen size memory foam mattress on top cut a few inches to fit. Two queen size down comforters were sufficient most of the time for warmth. We reused 1 gallon beverage containers for water most of that time, but I upgraded to 5 gallon water jerry cans afterwards. Water spigots were available at parks and gas stations. Shelf stable food was kept in an under bed storage container, we cooked with a two burner propane stove and aluminum camp pots, although a smaller stove would have sufficed for most food we prepared. We used mostly disposable dishes and utensils to save water. We used a stainless steel bed pan and grocery bags for a toilet and a collapsible Nalgene Cantene or a TravelJohn for liquid waste. For our daily hygiene routine we used hot water, liquid soap and camp towels. For future use, I am putting together a substantial camp shower system with pressurized water once I can afford the components and assemble them. We first used instant coffee, then french press and finally moved on to using a percolator. Water was boiled daily and kept in a large thermos so hot water was available throughout the day. A portable handcrank/battery powered radio was used with an FM transmitter connected to an iPod for music or listening to podcasts. Small electronics like cell phones we charged with the car battery. A deep cycle marine battery was used to run larger portable electronics like laptops off a 700W inverter. It would run a laptop for 1-2 hours per day for two weeks before the marine battery would need to be recharged from A/C. Afterwards I got a more energy efficient 12V charger for the laptop but I haven't tested the run time since then. We frequented public wifi hotspots for internet connectivity. I would not hesitate to go back to this lifestyle but now that we have a pet, logistics would be slightly more complicated. Let me know if you're interested in this topic or have any questions.