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[at-l] Credit vs. Cash and Buy vs. Mail
- Subject: [at-l] Credit vs. Cash and Buy vs. Mail
- From: Bror8588 at aol.com (Bror8588@aol.com)
- Date: Sun Apr 10 19:04:17 2005
In a message dated 4/10/2005 6:52:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
If I bring credit, prices along the
way might be high enough to use up my cash pool long
before I'm done. Or stores might not want to accept
my credit card with an out of state ID, especially
because I have a state ID, not a driver's license. If
I bring cash it could get lost, stolen, or hopelessly
waterlogged until it turns to mush.
I'd like to hear people's experiences with both
options. What would you recommend?
Well, having a credit card enables you to get cash as you hike on the trail
and visit villages and towns. You wouldn't have to get much -- just enough
for the day or days you will be in town and little for the next stop before you
can use your card again. Of course, you will have to budget your money
(everyone seems to have a different amount that they need for this hike). Come
to The Gathering in Hanover, NH in October and listen to some of the people
who are members of ALDHA who have completed the hike and who have loads of
information and advice. It does take money to live and the AT is a good place
to live for a few months.