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We've got your Appalachian Trail packing list dialed. Here, take stock of what you'll need to thru-hike the trail. Just print it out and get packing.
by: The Backpacker Editors
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great info for when i go
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thanks for the tings i need ill make shure i have all of it
This is a descent list of things you could forget .. it never hurts to have one. However, I did 500 miles of the AT last year and hiked with lots of successful Thru's. Go ahead and scratch map and compass off that list, just bring the AT guide book instead. You can also scratch off the Bounce box unless you have special food you want or unless you just have noone anywhere that will help you in an emergency ( eg. ripped /lost tent ) Also, scratch the insect repellent and anything extra like the sun hat(the green tunnel) and the stuff sackS .. you only need something to keep your sleeping bag dry and something to hang your food in ( you can use the same dry sack for both but swapping will be a pain)
Bring gloves if you want them .. your socks will be NASTY! ( both pair)
An excellent resource for anyone of you who will be hiking is the Appalachian trail Class of 2013 group on Facebook. Don't be afraid to join the 2012 group as well to see what people posted last year.
Good luck - remember the AT isn't just a trail, its a way of life and it begins and ends way before and way after your time in the woods.
"Two pairs of socks, one doubling as mittens"? Anyone who has long-distance hiked before knows there's little chance you'll be wearing those bad boys on your hands... If you want mittens or gloves, bring mittens or gloves, and bring three pairs of socks: two to rotate (in case one pair needs to dry) and one for bed only. When packing for something like this, be careful thinking you'll get too creative with your gear, cause it probably either won't work or won't happen.
Can anyone tell me what the point of this list is? Anyone that is even contemplating a thru-hike should be able to come up with a comparable list on their own and could use this to supplement theirs in case they might have overlooked something. The way the author portrays this list is so someone can grab it and go, but they fail to give any mention any sort of experience, thought, planning, etc. that goes along with a thru-hike.
Need this hike!I am a 25 year old male ready for my next chapter! I am planing a April(2013) Start south to north thru-hike. I have never really hiked or camped before...but I am in good shape and in great sprits. If anyone could give me any help and or info that would be great!I dont have a huge buget for this.Please Email me at email@example.com or even if you perhaps would like to tag along! -thanks-
i heard that bounce boxes where a wast of time and money
29 y/o living in Virginia Beach area. Looking to do some prelim training/hiking in the VA AT portion during the week. Anyone interested to join can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm kinda of a newb at backpacking for more than a week, but not by any means to camping or being outdoors. I also intend on bring my dslr camera and an extra lens, so if you have similar interest that would be cool too! My goal is to conquer part of the AT For a few months in the spring but I'm flexible.
i am leaving GA late march for thru hike i am 64 and in good health looking for anyone who would like a partner email at email@example.com live in south carolina
How much should I expect to spend on all this gear?
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I plan on doing the thru hike heading north bound to Maine. I will be starting in march 2016 once i graduate college. Looking for a hiking partner to plan and hike with! Let me know if your interested! firstname.lastname@example.org
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