hi forum,

i'm planning a solo trip west-east across the u.s., probably two weeks or a bit more all told. it's my first real go, though, so i'm getting a bit apprehensive about (cheap) lodging for the majority of the trip that's far away from friends and family. is it totally unreasonable for a single guy to consider camping out alone or sleeping in the car? safety is the major concern. any experience or advice on that front, and as compared to just hostelling the whole way?

found a bit on this in earlier threads--apologies if i missed an identical post.

thanks! great site...