So I plan on leaving in June for my first travel adventure. I'm going to hitch the country and see as much as possible and try and stay on communes and see alternative ways of living because I am sick of the materialism, greed, and fear in the world. My question is, I have $500 set aside solely for food. I plan on dumpster diving and trying to,make it last as long as possible but for you experienced travellers how long do you think I could make that stretch? I don't like taking free things and know I need to earn what I get in life. Thank you very much and peace and love to all!!