Gear List

One Last Shakedown in the Shenandoahs: Pre-hike Prep and Reflections

One Last Shakedown in the Shenandoahs: Pre-hike Prep and Reflections

This weekend I spent two days on the Appalachian Trail to test out some new gear. I had been out that way just two weeks ago and it was brutally...

Mar 18, 2021 : Kelly B.
Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Image: riyan_hidayart When I first started hiking, I had no idea I'd be attempting a successful northbound thru-hike in 2021. There was also little indication that my gear list items...

Dec 13, 2020 : Darlene M
His and Hers PCT Gear List

His and Hers PCT Gear List

April 18 is only a few days away, which means that we are only a few days away from starting the PCT! We thought we’d jump on here to share...

Apr 14, 2019 : Jenna Ivey
What’s in My Life, and on My Back

What’s in My Life, and on My Back

Indulging the inner obsessive and researcher, I had a lot of fun figuring out what gear I would take. As my goal to hike the PCT was my first real...

Mar 7, 2019 : Riley Gibbison
Packing, Part 1: Six Months of Wilderness Living

Packing, Part 1: Six Months of Wilderness Living

Choices have been made. It’s surreal and exciting! You're packing; your feet begin tingling for trail. You can almost taste dewy, morning air and see sunlight peeking over the horizon....

Jan 13, 2019 : Madeleine Shell
What I’m Packing for the PCT

What I’m Packing for the PCT

With my start date only days away, I've finalized my gear list and am impatiently waiting to start hiking. Here is everything I'm packing up and throwing on my back...

Mar 31, 2018 : Taylor Key
Update 2: Gear List

Update 2: Gear List

Gear. If you've ever planned a thru-hike, I'm sure you can relate when I say that this is all I've thought about, researched about, talked about, and dreamed about in...

Jan 24, 2018 : Liz Kidder
Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Up the trail, the sun glimmered off an iridescent waist, rainbow reflections hitting the dirt path. Grown-out blonde hair tucked loosely into a bun. A stray stand comes loose in...

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
Raider’s Gear Review And Other Stories

Raider’s Gear Review And Other Stories

My fellow hiker trash, welcome! What lies before you is all the hiking gear I used to finish my 2017 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I've included, sizes, weights and ...

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
My AT Gear List: 10 Pounds That’ll Take Me To Maine

My AT Gear List: 10 Pounds That’ll Take Me To Maine

After spending godknowshowlong going through every gear list video, blog post, and forum that the internet has to offer - here I am.   In the spirit of "Hike Your Own...

Jan 9, 2018 : Kelsy Filler