Bad Weather

Part Nine: Hitchhiking in Bad Weather

Walking and hitching through a snowy mountian pass from Chile to Argentina

When it rains, it pours, and this is oftentimes true while your hitchhiking.

If you decide to hitchhike in bad weather, make sure you are prepared. If it is raining, have clean, dry socks on hand. If it’s snowingmake sure you’re well-insulated and have dry clothes avalible to you.

If you have a tarp, you can try and use this to keep yourself relatively dry.

If you find yourself not in desperate need of a ride when the weather breaks, try to utilise this time to dry your equipment, if the situation allows for it. Hang wet socks or gloves from tree branches.

Drying gloves on a thorny berry bush during a rare break in the rainy weather of southern Chile

At the end of the day, try to find a place to dry your gear, such as the inside of a gas station near the heater.

Part One: Hitching the Ride

Part Two: The Ride

Part Three: Night Hitchhiking

Part Four: Finding Food

Part Five: Places to Sleep

Part Six: Getting Extra Cash

Part Seven: Buses & Taxis

Part Eight: Health Care While On The Road

Part Ten: Hitchhiking Gear

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