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Another AT Gear List

Prior to officially deciding I would attempt to thru hike the Appalachian Trail, I was the proud owner of a ginormous REI pack, a hefty REI tent, and a youth North Face sleeping bag that had wrongly been stored in a stuff sack for as long as I can remember. These pieces of gear came into my possession courtesy of Santa Claus during my younger years as a cub scout and boy scout.

I knew, however, this gear would not get me to Maine. I found a fun, well-paying job during the summer of 2021, knowing that most of what I made would be set toward the gear fund. But I knew next to nothing about anything having to do with gear made after 2010. So I went to work researching, buying, and testing. I now have a relatively lightweight kit made up of some really quality pieces of gear.


Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Shoulder Pocket

Nylofume Pack Liner

= 2.17 lbs


Gossamer Gear The Two

  • Extra room for activities for me and space for Katie when she visits

4 Gossamer Gear Stakes (Corners)

2 TOAKS V Stakes (Main Lines)

4 TOAKS Hook Stakes (Bathtub Floor)

  • Because I like it looking all taut and pretty

Tyvek Footprint

  • Is it Tyvek? I think so. Did I pull a scrap piece of whatever it is from the mud at a construction site near my house? Maybe.

= 2.19 lbs

Sleep System

Enlightened Equipment Enigma

  • 20 Degree

Sea to Summit UL Pillow

REI Flash Insulated Pad

= 2.68 lbs

Jake Markland gives his complete AT Gear List here.


December 3, 2023

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