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The Second Commandment: Expect Nothing

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Hiker Entitlement??

Simple Title About Hiking

“Oh you don’t have to do anything; this is just Southern Hospitality.”
-Server

One of the most common mistakes I see hikers make is assuming towns along the trail cater specifically to them. There’s nothing wrong with asking for “Hiker Pricing” at a hotel, but it’s a bit of a jump to order food at a restaurant and ask after the fact if you can get your meal for free or wash dishes for the food. I don’t recommend either of these methods as you can easily give the server/restaurant the impression that hikers are freeloaders with no concept of respect and an inflated sense of entitlement.

In my experience, you get more when you ask for less.

My hike ran into financial struggles at various points along the trail. My bank locked me out a few times, cards weren’t accepted, and money was just not available for the majority…

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Author: GreenPackin'

Who is GreenPackin’? GreenPackin’ is a company that believes in providing only healthy and organic foods and other organic, biodegradable and low impact backpacking, hiking and outdoors products. We are reaching out to those who are passionate about backpacking, hiking and the outdoors and desire to leave a minimal impact on the environment. An integral part of the GreenPackin’ shipping process is the development of a network of Inns, Hostels and other lodging types that are frequented by backpackers, hikers and cyclists. We also enlist the help of shuttle providers along the trails. GreenPackin’ will ship your order to these locations. For planning purposes, take a look at our Google maps accessible through this site. Using these established networks allows a hiker greater flexibility with planning mail drops and also ensuring that you will always be able to obtain the foods and products you want and enjoy. These networks are a vast improvement to the typical US Post Office General Delivery option often employed by long distance backpackers and hikers. GreenPackin’ is not limited to shipping to trail locations only, we will be happy to ship to your home or any other location you request. David Jenerick Founder / President of GreenPackin'

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