I'm leaving from NYC on Sunday morning and heading to Portland (going through Michigan).
I think I've got all my bases covered, I've been planning this since September so I'm pretty confident. I've been training, I've got enough money, insurance and I even got a smartphone. I have all the gear, supplies, tools, clothes.
Any last minute advice you think I need? Any tips?
Oh, my SN on warmshowers.org is also littlebigbot, so if any of your are free, PM me? I'll try to be stealth camping most of the time, though.
Also my mom is horrendously worried that I'm going to be killed, robbed, beaten, run over and biten/devoured by all manner of insects and animals. I've tried to allay her fears, but I'm scared she's going to become an insomniac while I'm away. I'm 22yo man, and nothing I tell her helps. She doesn't get like this when I ride the streets of Manhattan (aka the scariest damn place to bike ever).