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AZT Gear List

The gear list for the AZT hike is very similar to our AT gear list:

Shelter: NEMO Dagger 2 with Footprint– we don’t own a one-person tent so better stick with what I know.

Backpack: Osprey Ariel 65, will also bring pack cover just in case.

Sleeping pad: Therm-a-rest Z Lite (Zpad) only because weight was needed to be cut and I was concerned about rocks potentially popping an airpad. She was very sad to see her Big Agnes go.

Sleeping bags and liners: Nemo 15 degree bag with liner for the cold nights at elevation.

Clothing: 2 sets hiking clothes/socks, sleeping clothes/socks, sun sleeves, sun hat, EMS 600 fill down jacket, OR down hat and gloves, rain coat (more to use as a layer).

Shoes: Altra Timps with DirtyGirl gaiters and crocs for camp.

Cookware: Jetboil Flash cooking system

Snowpeak Titanium double wall mug (14 oz)

Snowpeak Titanium spork

1 small fuel cannister


Gerber 4-inch stainless steel serrated knife

TP plus hand sanitzer

Biodegradable camp soap

Bic lighter


Make shift first aid kit, somethings include: Ibuprofen, Neosporin, band aids, bleed stop, vitamins, sunscreen, Babywipes

Toothpaste/ toothbrush

Nail clippers

Water filtration: Four one-liter Smartwater bottles. The threaded platypus hoser tube will connect onto a Smartwater bottle.  Sawyer Squeeze (we opted for this since it’s only 1 person versus 2 and the gravity filter was starting to have issues with air bubbles in the tube).

Find the full article, written by Eric and Hayley here.


April 3, 2023

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Eric and Hayley

Eric and Hayley grew up less than 20 minutes apart in small towns on the North Shore of Massachusetts. It took 27 years for them to meet each other and have been together for the past 8 years. We’re hiking the Appalachian Trail Southbound in 2022. Eric hiked the AT northbound in 2011 and was known as “Mountain Dew”. Hayley has always enjoyed the outdoors and got into backpacking soon after meeting Eric. We are excited to start this adventure on June 27th.


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