All the protective people I talk to say the Buddy System is common sense. What garden club or Sunday School class drills the message into our heads as women? Maybe if we all just got a t-shirt and put ((We Hug)) on the back, we would scare enough people away that they wouldn't mug, rape, abduct or kill women? There really aren't a lot of women being hurt on the Silver Comet Trail. Many more people are hurt in shopping places in the parking lots.
So what if women still go on the SCT alone? Most of them survive, so maybe it isn't a big deal. How would you encourage some female to use the Buddy System and become more aware? I do have comments if anyone wants to post them.