I am wanting to walk to Illinois from my home in Ohio here in a couple of weeks and I was wanting some advice. My plan is to try and stay close but somewhat away from the high way and walk in the surrounding neighborhoods. I will camp at night and ask home owners for the use of their yard. *objects that I am taking* backpack military sleeping bag winter 1 man tent self inflating mat camping pillow sewing kit first aid kit bandanna 5 water bottles (they can and will be used to store some things since the top is very wide) One of the water bottles is metal so I can boil water with it if need be. cell phone (turned off and left for emergency calls) 50' of para cord duck tape space blanket 2 lighters and water proof matches (I do not own a feral rod....) Hen and Roster knife pocket folder map compass deodorant, soap, tooth brush and tooth paste cash I will be wearing new (I am currently breaking them in) water proof hiking boots made of leather. I will also be wearing long johns, jeans, a scarf, gloves and a bomber hat. For my torso I will be wearing a t-shirt, then a sporting jack and then a hoodie. I have it in layers so that I can shed for when I get hot. Oh, and I will be wearing wool socks. *extra t-****s, longs johns, socks and jeans I plan on eating mostly coconut shavings and peanut butter. The coconut shavings because of the high calorie content (energy food) and the peanut butter because it has carbs, protein and fiber. Just about the only thing I need is c vitamin and red meat. I guess I could take c pills to help my immune system. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice. Either would be greatly appreciated.