Gear Lists

Victor’s AT Hike:  Prep & Equip

Victor’s AT Hike: Prep & Equip

Preparation The Long Trail I feel like I’ve been preparing for a thru hike on the Appalachian Trail all my life: Initial forays onto the AT in Pennsylvania as a...

May 16, 2022 : Victor
How to Eat an Elephant – Preparing for the CDT

How to Eat an Elephant – Preparing for the CDT

BEHOLD: my stuff One bite at a time. Not that I would ever eat an elephant, even if I could - I am vegetarian. I first heard of this while...

May 4, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
Let’s Talk About Gear

Let’s Talk About Gear

Oh boy, gear! I've spent hours and hours looking at gear, comparing specs, and reading through other hiker's lists, and now the time has finally come to share my own...

Feb 20, 2022 : Miranda “Zazz” Turner
One Week Out – Colorado Trail Gear List

One Week Out – Colorado Trail Gear List

I'll admit, I turned into a real gear nerd this time around. I was not this detailed with my gear list on the AT, but the deeper I dive into...

Jun 29, 2021 : Kaylin
Let’s Talk Gear

Let’s Talk Gear

Any section of the Appalachian Trail will require its own combination of gear, however, a southbound hike beginning in June will throw both humid days and chilly nights in my...

May 27, 2021 : Ellie Tillma
2021 AT Gear List: My Top Five Before the Trail

2021 AT Gear List: My Top Five Before the Trail

I'm totally the person who has spent hours reading through others gear lists. I have probably spent too much precious  toilet time stressed out comparing and wondering why someone chose...

Mar 4, 2021 : A Wild Jocelot
2021 NOBO AT Thru-Hiker’s Gear List

2021 NOBO AT Thru-Hiker’s Gear List

Look at this stuff, isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete? I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plentyI've got whozits and whatzits galore. Quick stats for "Big Three" and...

Jan 19, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
Appalachian Trail Gear List for Older Hikers (Beginner-Friendly)

Appalachian Trail Gear List for Older Hikers (Beginner-Friendly)

Meet my stepmom, Nora. She’s loved hiking all her life and has dreamed about hiking the Appalachian Trail since she was in her 20s. Now at the age of 60...

Jan 8, 2021 : Jen Datka
Gear Suggestions for an Appalachian Trail Winter Thru-Hike

Gear Suggestions for an Appalachian Trail Winter Thru-Hike

If you have your sights set on a thru-hike, section hike, or even just an overnight on the AT this winter, this article will help you figure out what to...

Nov 18, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
What to Pack for Te Araroa: Gear 101

What to Pack for Te Araroa: Gear 101

New Zealand's Te Araroa is a trek like no other and it's important to know what gear is essential and what should be left behind.

Nov 12, 2020 : Danny Strayer