Gear I’m Taking on the Appalachian Trail in 2024
Here it is. The long anticipated gear list for my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2024.
The gear I plan on using was for the most part collected over the last 5 or 6 years, in anticipation of a thru-hike. I tried to hit that sweet spot between weight and durability, which is hard without spending a little bit of cash. It’s a reminder that thru-hiking is a luxury, that requires resources, and room for careful planning over a long period of time. Note this list is 99% complete, I haven’t provided specifics for my first aid kit, and some other miscellaneous items, but I’ll be throwing them on here soon enough.
This list will grow, shrink, and change in coming months as I trim, tweak, and rethink my trail systems. For example, I may choose to go with a bear canister over a bear bag, considering they’re required on several sections of the AT, and it removes some of the chore of needing to find and execute solid bear hangs. Details on that to come.
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