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[pct-l] Doing the trail on the cheap...
- Subject: [pct-l] Doing the trail on the cheap...
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Linda Bakkar)
- Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 20:25:39 +0000
My big hike is planned for 2004 or 2005. This information on doing the
trail "on the cheap" is helpful in planning, but realistically, how much
money should I be putting away in my savings account? Several thousand
dollars? A couple of thousand dollars? I really have no idea. Thanks.
>To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Re: [pct-l] Doing the trail on the cheap...
>Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 13:26:15 EDT
>In a message dated 8/10/02 5:49:45 AM, email@example.com writes:
><< Apparently, like always, I'll be strapped for cash on this
>particular trip - so I was wondering if anyone would have some
>suggestions on doing a thru-hike on the cheap?
> Caroline >>
>Avoid motels if you will, but budget in some restaurants. Remember, if you=
>gear is good quality, your main expense is going to be food and getting
>food to your way stations. I assume you are renting and won't have any
>expenses while you are gone. Free food can be obtained at most post
>offices/lodges along the way in the hiker boxes that they maintain, but
>diet would be quite bland if you relied solely on them. The fewer packages
>that you send the more you save, so try to resupply on-trail as much as
>possible. Stay in campgrounds instead of motels. If carefully planned, on=
>can save hundreds of dollars over the course of a 6 month journey. Of
>if you have the bucks, why not have a motor home follow you from road j
>unction to road junction and be the first person to hike the entire trail
>with nothing in their fanny pack but lunch!
> Doing the trail on the Ritz: Is it possible to hike the entire
>trail carrying nothing but a credit card and staying only at the finest
>star bed and breakfasts every night? As they ALL say, "Just in case I win
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