A travellers Guide To Hitch Hiking
A travelers guide to hitch hiking pretty much covers general circumstances, but anyone that has ever traveled by thumb can tell you that every ride is like no other. Although the thought of hitch hiking may not be everyone’s idea of comfortable travel, it does enable considerable savings and allows a traveler to meet some pretty darn interesting people.
The first tip in the universal guide to hitch hiking is to plan as best as possible before leaving home. Make certain that you are in good physical condition simply because it can be a long wait sometimes between rides, and walking for hours is often a component of the game. Utilizing hitch hiking to travel also creates a necessity to pack light and take only items that serve a purpose – and always remember to take along a day or two supply of snacks and water. Nothing is worse than being dropped off 15 miles from the nearest town without having some type of sustenance.
A critical aspect of a guide to hitch hiking is to have a map handy at all times and to know where you are at any given moment. Keep moving in the direction of your destination without deviation – accepting a ride that heads east in the hopes of getting a ride north later never works out (unless you’re stuck outside in a blizzard).
Personal safety is critical in hitch hiking and there are two great tips that every hitch hiker should know and use. The first is to always carry a cell phone and text message someone back home of your whereabouts several times every day on the road. The second of these is an old hobo trick, and that is to fill several of your pockets with gravel while walking. It’s amazing how a handful of gravel in the face can dissuade an attacking dog or a human with bad intentions.Still bored? Click to continue: Private islands/Waterfalls closed for construction – Savusavu, Fiji