Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

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This article contains our Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List. For more information about all things Appalachian Trail, visit our Appalachian Trail page. Please remember that what you pack is determined by your level of comfort and risk tolerance.  It takes … Read More

Gear Review: Katadyn BeFree Water Filter

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We used a Sawyer Squeeze filter on the PCT in 2017.  Check out our review of that filter here.  On the Appalachian Trail in 2018, we decided to try a new water filter system.  The Katadyn BeFree water filter is … Read More

Pick the Best Long Distance Hiking Shoes for Thru-Hiking

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Your shoes are one of the most important pieces of gear you will use on a thru-hike.  One thing that always amazed people that we have talked with after our hike was what kind of long-distance hiking shoes we wore.  … Read More

Headlamps, Flashlights, and Lighting For Ultra Light and Lightweight Backpacking

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The flashlight is an essential piece of equipment.  Not only for safety but for general use while on the trail.  There are as many different kinds of flashlights out today as there are stars in the sky.  So how do … Read More

Gear Review: PCT Sleep System

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We are writing this review on a sleep system.  All of this gear together will determine how comfortable you are while sleeping and, thus, how well you sleep.  The gear will come and go depending on temperature but more importantly, … Read More

Gear Review: Sawyer Squeeze On the PCT

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Long distance backpacking will inevitably involve water purification, this is where the Sawyer Squeeze comes in.  While there are many options available to having drinkable water Sawyer makes a great product that is easy to use, lightweight, and quick.  With … Read More

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