This is a review of the most important or interesting gear that I used on the Appalachian Trail in 2016.
While officially lightweight in 2014 at 18lb (8kg) on Day 1 and 15lb by the end, in order to reduce the strain on my feet I have reduced my base pack weight (i.e. excluding food, water and fuel) in 2016 to around 11lb (5kg). But how?
This is a review of all the principal gear I used on the Appalachian Trail in 2014 along with suggestions to myself for changes I might make if I restart next year.
I finally got a chance to spend the night outside in the new tent in the new bag on the new pad! Some pictures and notes on how it went…