Costs ($$$) DURING a thru-hike?
In planning my 2014 thru-hike, I am trying to understand what money I need for what WHILE HIKING the Appalachian Trail*.
* NOT including
HOME BILLS / Etc.
or TRAVEL to and from the trail
What are the specifics that require money WHILE HIKING the entire 2184.2 miles of the
Appalachian Trail? Anything that cost money during a
Updated List of what MAY cost $$$
DURING a thru-hike:
Emergencies (health, family/friend, etc.)
First aide supplies (sun screen, mole skin, anti-septic, etc...)
Gear (new or replacement)
Hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc.)
Insect Products (Premethrin, Picaridin, DEET, etc)
Laundry services / supplies
Lodging (hotels, hostels, campsites, cabins, shelters, lean-tos / permits)
Mail drops (receiving) incoming supplies/food
Mailing bounce boxes, supplies home, postcards, gifts, etc...
Phone card / cell phone charges
Town entertainment (movie, alcohol, etc.)
Any additions you can think of?