I have cut back. Work is slow. Then again cutting back helped me get back into backpacking. Once you have the gear, places to spend money on the trail are few and far between. My Honda civic gets 41 mpg on the road. cost about 140.00 round trip for gas to the smokies. Stayed one night at Grandprix hotel before coming home. Excellent hiker discount 29.00 a night! Son and I split all cost . I took 150.00 cash and debit card and came home with money after 6 days! Hard to beat. Wife really wants to hit Key West again next winter though! Bye Cash!