Having read various trail blogs and listened to various podcasts, I feel I should have a phrase that philosophically aligns with what I’m trying to do. One of the podcasts I’ve listened to is The Trail Show, and they’ve use the phrase “embrace the brutality”. I feel this is a bit strong and just not me – for example, it seems more like head-banging heavy-metal rock whereas I’m more easy-listening classic rock. So I have chosen the phrase “accept the depravation”. We’ll see if this fits as I get closer to starting the trail and once I’m on it.