Originally Posted by GuerrillaLorax
Well I'm not a female. But you asked for advice. I have wandered North America various times and learned so much from it. Both with a partner and solo. I could write pages. But I will stay on topic.. What part about it are you nervous about? The main thing is to hope for the best but always be prepared for the worst. In every situation. Carry a knife, or another means of protection, at all times. And follow your intuition. Having a partner go with you would be quite beneficial. Mainly with the safety part of it.
Maybe specify anything you were really wondering about.
Yes, always keep your pack with you! That is very important. And just stay aware and ready for anything.[Yes, always keep your pack with you! That is very important. And just stay aware and ready for anything.[
I don't mean to exclude the males.
Thanks for posting.
I'm worried about creeps, so I'll definitely bring a knife.
I'm worried I won't have the muscle to lug around a backpack and pick up work while I travel.
I'm worried I'll be an easy target 'cause, knife or not, I don't think I'm aggressive enough to make someone back off.
I will keep my bag with me, thank you!
But I think I just realized that I'm worried because I've been told "it's not safe, you're a girl" my whole life. There's a purpose to that, but I have to take it with a grain of salt. Sorry to rant, but that's a cool revelation.
Originally Posted by Dionysus
Just be careful hitching. Keep your pack on you and be ready to bail if people get weird. I recommend avoiding men on the roads. Get food stamps if you can...idk lol
Ahah, yeah I'll be careful about that, thank you.