All My Pretties: Gear for the AT

It’s fun to see how little I can get away with, however, this still feels like too much. What is comfort?

Pack and Poles

  • Osprey Kyte 46 + rain cover
  • Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles

(Trekking poles are indispensable. Take them. You will thank the goddesses.)

Shelter and Sleep System

  • LanShan 3F UL Gear tent
  • Tyvek w/corner grommets
  • Hikemax aluminum stakes x11
  • Airoads peg stakes x2
  • Hyke & Byke Eolus 0 degree sleeping bag
  • Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor Extreme sleeping bag liner
  • Nemo Fillo Elite UL pillow

(As a solo badass woman hiking the AT, I think it wise to bring the 0 degree sleeping bag. Yes, even in March. I am currently in my bag with a liner, wool socks, fleece yoga pants, wool shirt, fleece mid-layer, and a down jacket. Stay cozy.)


  • MyCharge Adventure 20100mAh (this might’ve been overkill, might downsize.)
  • Anker IQ wall charger
  • Petzl Actik Core head lamp (Love)
  • Sharpie
  • iPhone cord
  • Extra carabiner
  • Leather man Squirt PS4


  • 1L + 700mL water bottles
  • Cnoc Outdoors Vecto 2L water badder
  • Sawyer Squeeze + coupling (makes those mountain streams taste crisp and unprotozoa-y)
  • Aquamira water treatment
  • Buoy electrolyte squeeze

Cook System

  • BRS-3000T stove
  • Toaks titanium 900mL pot
  • Toaks titanium spoon (Love my spoon)
  • Sea to Summit X Cup
  • Two mini lighters
  • 250 fuel mix
  • Carabiner and paracord
  • Sea to Summit dry bag 13L
  • Bandana

(As of now I am thinking about ditching the whole cook system and just eating dirt.)

Diddy System

  • The Deuce #2 shovel (in gold)
  • Witch hazel wipes
  • Ziploc


  • Buff
  • Exofficio undies x3 (amazing)
  • Darn Tough socks x3
  • Meriwool baselayer
  • Fleece yoga pant
  • Wicking shorts
  • Sport top
  • Hat
  • Gore-Tex gloves
  • Columbia Arcadia rain jacket
  • Columbia Storm Surge rain pants
  • NaturalUniform camp shoes
  • Winter down booties (these actually kept my feet cold because they were separated from their cuddle buddy!)
  • Patagonia down jacket
  • Amazon Essential woman’s quarter-zip fleece
  • Ridge Marino mid weight wool long sleeve
  • Nike sports bra
  • Altra Lone Peak 4 mid mesh hiking shoes (Love. These. Shoes.)

Aid Kit

  • Knee compression sleeves (key when first starting out)
  • Leuko tape
  • Ear plugs (for the snorers in all the places)
  • Lacrosse ball (great for massaging feet and backs)
  • Day/nightQuil x1 day
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Diva cup
  • Dr. Bronner’s soap
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Hair brush
  • Toothpaste/brush
  • Quick dry washcloth
  • Meds
  • Eye drops
  • Ibuprofen


  • AWOL 2020 AT guidebook (very handy)
  • Journal and favorite pen
  • Fanny pack waterproof
  • Money/cards
  • Phone

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Comments 2

  • Katie Lynch : Mar 17th

    Hi Robin,
    Very exciting to hear of your trip! When do you leave? Where are you starting from? Let us know when you pass through Ma or VT or Me… would be fun to walk a mile with you!
    ps. Have you considered bringing some sort of safety equipment for the times on the trail when you feel you need it? I’ve heard that it might be good to consider something for your protection – just a thought…

    We will be cheering you on – keep posting!
    Love, Katie

  • Bangles : Mar 19th

    How much does all of this weigh?

    ALSO: who drew your picture? It’s beautiful!!


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