Daniel Brumlett may be homeless, but he’s not alone.
His five pet dogs are his constant companions.
They go with him everywhere — wherever that might be — across the country.
And even though the 57-year-old Indiana native currently has nowhere to call home, he said he’s also guided and protected by God every step of his journey.
Brumlett was seen riding his four-wheel bicycle and pulling a small wagon with what many would say were his worldly possessions last Thursday night near the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and Pea Ridge Road in Putnam County.
Brumlett has traveled across the country several times in the last 30 years.
“That’s about how long I’ve been on the road and all that time, God has provided for me, whatever my needs have been, and he’s kept me safe all that time,” Brumlett said.
Even though he doesn't have somewhere to call home, he doesn’t consider himself homeless.
“I don’t look at it like I’m homeless,” Brumlett said. “I just look at it like I live outside and while I ain’t got no house, I still consider myself a very fortunate man because I live in the United States of America.”
He said in his travels across the country for more than three decades that he’s met some interesting people and seen a lot of what he called God’s country.
“I’ve made some friends along the way, too,” Brumlett said, noting that he had been featured in several newspapers in various big cities, as well as small towns. “I tell them all the same thing. Without God, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. He provides for me in every way.”
Brumlett said he didn't know exactly why God was so good to him, but that he was so appreciative to him for it.
When nightfall comes, Brumlett said he tries to find a place to bed down for the night.
“I just park my bicycle and then put up my tarp and lay down on one of my blankets and sleep until the next morning,” Brumlett said, noting that most often he sleeps not too far from a roadway.
He said he finds that method a little safer.
His constant companions, meanwhile, aren't far away.
“God always makes sure I have something to eat and drink,” Brumlett said. “And he does the same thing for my dogs.”