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What’s in my Pack? AT Gear List for a Late March Start

What do you take on an AT thru-hike?

My name is Linnea and I’ve been thinking through that question for the past several years. I’ve become one of those people who uses a kitchen scale to weigh everything that goes into my pack. I’m 4’10 and don’t want to get I don’t get hurt carrying my pack for months on end. As a result, I’ve spent months researching gear as I’ve tried to balance the weight of each item, how much money I was willing to spend, and what comfort items I’m not willing to go without.

The resulting gear list is the result of these compromises and my starting base weight (total pack weight minus food, water, and fuel) is 13.93 lbs.

Fair warning, the rest of this post is pretty dry since it contains my gear list as well as my logic for including various items.

Head here to check out Linnea's complete list.


March 26, 2024

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Hey! I'm Linnea and I'm thru-hiking the AT NOBO in 2024. I feel in love with AT in 2007 when I went on my first backpacking trip and I've wanted to thru-hike ever since.

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