My AT Budget


Great to be back in the cold (Cleveland, Ohio) everyone! My flight came in at midnight-thirty last night and I was so relieved, except the part where the airlines canceled my flight and lost my luggage. They couldn’t find crew to fly the plane to the Orlando Airport so they were like, “LOL KTHXBY”. No, they rescheduled my flight and sent me on my way. No crying babies on my flight, thank sweet baby jesus.

Kevin Legs

First time I’ve been this muddy in a long time. LOVE IT

So far I’ve been lying around the house, I went for a run, and now I’m planning on purchasing all of the things I don’t already have. Purchasing you say? Some might ask, “Kevin, didn’t you spend all of your money on cheap hookers and booze while you were working on that cruise ship”. To those people I’ll tell them to keep their damn mouths shut. For everyone else, I’ve included my budget below that I tried to follow. I ended up right on the money in the end!


Click here for my bidget leading up the the AT —–> 2015 Budget

We’re in the Money

Although, I have spent my fair share of money on useless things, like this unicorn costume modeled by my Serbian friend Marko, I was fairly responsible while on board trying to save for the trail.  If you look at my budget, it breaks everything down from bi-weekly salary to daily expenses. The last cell is in the document is of course the most important aspect of surviving on a cruise ship, beer. $1.77 per corona with a dollar tip for good bar tenders :).


Serbian friend Marko. He wore this all night actually.

Making a budget was the best thing I did in my preparation. I now have enough money to make payments on my student loans, and for the trail. I’ve allotted $5,000  for each expense.  I’m hoping with the application of a seasonal job, I can make enough money for extra gear, shake down hikes, and of course, more beer and other fun things.


Ta ta for now. Tune in next week for my cruise ship secrets and gear list.

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