The Gear

This is the stuff that I hauled with me on the AT in 2004. It is, mostly, what I would take with me if I was starting from Springer in early April, or south from Katahdin in mid June. Gear choices are personal things, so get to know your gear before you start a long distance hike. I tend to be conservative, particularly with clothing. I could cut another couple of pounds from this list if I was willing to be a bit more liberal with my risk level and if I was willing to spend a few hundred dollars to buy slightly lighter versions of what I already have.

Base Gear