Meet the American nomads of Walmart’s plentiful parking lots

by Jakob Schiller

Joe Torpey has been alternating between stays in a Walmart lot and spots in the woods for the past seven years. Due to a back injury he received several years ago, he has had a tough time finding work. “This car saved my life,” he says of his 1998 Ford Taurus station wagon. He fears that his car will break down, because he doesn’t think he’ll last living on the street. Photo: Nolan Conway/Wired

IF YOU’VE EVER tried to sleep in your car on a long trip without planning ahead, you may have run into the law at some point. Each U.S. city has a different policy and tolerance for car-sleeping and it’s hard to find a legit spot if you don’t know where exactly you’ll be stopping

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