Anyone ever done it? What was your experience? Any tips? I've signed up to do a competition to get as far away as possible in 56 hours by hitchhiking (it's been running for years). I know the advice of some might be not to do as i'll end up being gruesomely murdered or something, but I wonder if that reflects the current climate of being suspicious of strangers. I am hitchhiking with a male for safety reasons though as obviously i don't want to go to the other end and expect every stranger to be lovely and harmless.