When I shot 35mm I eventually got around to bracketing by taking three frames at the exposure I thought would be correct, then one over and one under by a full stop. That way, no matter how I cut the film, one frame that was the exposure I planned on being correct would never end up being the last frame on a negative strip and I could always get it flatter in the enlarger negative carrier as a result. It would also leave me two other backups in case the first was somehow damaged and I'd have the other two in case my exposure calculation was off.

Since I stopped shooting 35mm I've also stopped bracketing although I will still expose a backup sheet.