Hello there strangers.
I've had huge pangs of wanderlust for years, and now that I'm done with school my friend and I can begin planning what will surely be the first of many treks.
I've lived in South Dakota for most of my life, so I know the terrain and the route is planned. The great plains mean covering ground will be relatively easy, the primary purpose is to simply get out there instead of talking about it.
What would be most helpful to me is little things that we may not anticipate.
We'll be in rural areas almost the entire way, so we'll need to stock food at least a few days at a time. Have any experiences that might help?
I haven't checked the forums to see if there's any sort of "basic necessity" list, but anything of the sort would be appreciated.
I imagine there are a lot of folks who come in with questions like this, I saw a few already.
I'm considering this trip a sort of test run. My next journey is to end at the west coast, but something like that requires experience that I have to earn first.
Basic advice, unexpected things that may pop up, a good lightweight pack, a good little tent, etc, these are the things I need info on.
I'm not asking anyone to do the work for me, but my lack of knowledge suggests there will be things I may need that won't even cross my mind.
The trek isn't until next May, so I have time to iron out the wrinkles in my plans. I don't want travel to be a hobby for me, I want to be a way of life.
thanks for anything and everything,