All the principal pieces of gear I will be using on the AT. Which clothing, shelter, cookware and backpack. Find out why key items were chosen, what everything weighs and how it all fits together into a system. What special feature made me select otherwise unremarkable hiking pants. Even why I had to dredge up geometry skills from school before making a final decision on tent fabric options!
Read all about it on the Gear home page.
Using data taken from the official centerline file from the ATC I’ve managed to create a Google Map of the entire Appalachian Trail. Shown full-screen, it’s pretty cool.
Except for brave hikers on Naked Hiking Day most of the time you will require clothing to protect your body from heat, cold, insects, poison ivy, abrasion and odd looks.
Gear is a subject that hikers spend an inordinate amount of time and effort (and money!) on, especially hikers who routinely tackle trips lasting more than 2 nights. So what does a thru-hiker have to think about gear-wise compared to his more casual cousin?
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I’d like to declare this blog open. May all who sail on her… something like that anyway.