Interested in properly gearing up for a thru-hike? Check out our resources and gear lists!

Gear For Thru Hikers

When you are looking to thru hike and not just day or section hike the gear choices matter much more. Focusing on buying the perfect gear for you is far more important than the gear for others!

Budget Ultralight Reviews
Puffy Jackets on the AT: Down Vs Synthetic For Warmth

Puffy Jackets on the AT: Down Vs Synthetic For Warmth

To Stay warm on the Appalachian Trail, there is 2 options: down or synthetic. Synthetic jackets tend towards affordability, but don't offer compression & more!

Hammocking the AT (Why Many Choose This Way)

Hammocking the AT (Why Many Choose This Way)

Hammock use on the Appalachian Trail is an amazing experience for many. The trail is nearly perfect for hammock use as there is consistent forest throughout.

Why You Need to Choose a Backpacking Quilt for the Trail

Why You Need to Choose a Backpacking Quilt for the Trail

When deciding on your gear you may wonder more about whether a backpacking quilt is better than a sleeping bag for the average thru-hiker.

Should You Take a Hammock or Tent on Your Thru Hike?

Should You Take a Hammock or Tent on Your Thru Hike?

A thru-hike is a great way to test yourself, and see how far you can go. But when it comes to deciding what gear to take with you, the options are endless.

Cleaning Your Clothing on the Appalachian Trail

Cleaning Your Clothing on the Appalachian Trail

When you choose to start washing clothes on the Appalachian Trail you need to approach it in a way that can keep you cleaner and maintain the environment.

9 Best Quilts for Thru Hiking in 2021

9 Best Quilts for Thru Hiking in 2021

Tired of carrying a heavy down sleeping bag? Instead choose to carry a lightweight, compact and warm backpacking quilt! Review of the best backpacking quilts!