Don't take more than one extra pair of pants. Max of 3 shirts.Bare minimum, you're gonna want a couple changes of clothes, a marker or two (edit: black, for making panhandling/destination signs), a climate appropriate sleeping bag, a tarp and maybe a yoga mat or some kind of sleeping pad if you don't like hunting for cardboard.
Additional things I suggest are a multitool, some rope and really good shoes on your feet. Even if you're hitching, you're gonna be doing a bit of walking.
I would actually recommend not carrying a Zippo. I love them, and own a few, but they run out of fuel too much. Plus you have to carry fuel with you. A Bic lasts for ages and is lightweight. Keep the Zippo at home unless you don't mind a bunch of extra weight.Compass, rice, mess kit , zippi, flint and steel wool and steel, container of water canteen , sleeping bag obviously, flashlight. Whistle for emergencies, those loud train whistles they're cylydricle
I actually did think of this. And have never carried a zippo lighter with me travelling unless I have minds a little cluttered at the momment. Bics awesomeI would actually recommend not carrying a Zippo. I love them, and own a few, but they run out of fuel too much. Plus you have to carry fuel with you. A Bic lasts for ages and is lightweight. Keep the Zippo at home unless you don't mind a bunch of extra weight.
Baby powder with aloe or just corn starch. Swamp ass and chafing will kill your progress really damn fast.
Ain’t no telling when I’ll come a creepin’ and I’m always a-lingerin’ ready to burn like a wet stack of hay bales.Preventing/dealing with chafing is underrated. A lot of people don't realize how much that'll fuck up your trip.
Nothing is too heavy if you're okay hauling it. Most people would say my sleep system is too heavy, but it's important to me, so it comes with.Is a tent definitely too heavy to take?