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Sleeping Bags on the AT: Down Vs Synthetic For Warmth

When you’re sleeping out in the cold night air, the last thing you want is to be shivering and uncomfortable. That’s why it’s important to choose the right type of sleeping bag for your Appalachian Trail hike. Down bags are more compressible and lighter weight at the same temperature rating than synthetic models, but they …

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NoBo, SoBo, FlipFlop: Choosing Your Way to Hike the AT

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a time-honored tradition, but which direction should you go? Should you start at Springer Mountain in Georgia and hike northbound to Maine? Or should you start at Mount Katahdin in Maine and hike southbound to Georgia? Let’s take a look at choosing how to hike your A.T. thru-hike and whether …

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Resupplying Via Amazon Lockers on the Appalachian Trail

A new concept for thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail is taking advantage of Amazon Lockers to order resupplies of their food and supplies. Located along the trail, these lockers provide an easy and convenient way for hikers to restock without having to carry heavy packages for hundreds of miles. What Are Amazon Lockers? Amazon has …

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Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike: How Long to Complete the Hike

Hiking the Appalachian Trail can be a tough journey. It’s 2,190 miles long and has an elevation change of over 500,000 feet. The trail extends from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Finding how long it takes to thru-hike is important to planning your necessary time off, finances, and many other things …

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AT Showers: Managing Your Filth Level While on the Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a challenge for anyone who takes it on, but managing your personal hygiene can be even more difficult. With so much time spent in close contact with other hikers, you’ll need to take care of yourself if you want to avoid developing odors that are far from pleasant. In this blog …

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AT Thru Hiker Guide: Managing Device Power on Trail

If you are a long-distance hiker on the Appalachian Trail, one of your main concerns will be how to keep all your electronic devices charged as you use them for multiple functions. The answer? Well, it depends on what kind of electronic device(s) you have and where along the entire trail you are at. We …

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Puffy Jackets on the AT: Down Vs Synthetic For Warmth

When it comes to staying warm on the Appalachian Trail, there are two options: down or synthetic. Synthetic jackets tend to be more affordable, but they don’t offer the same compression in a backpack as a down jacket would. The question is whether a down or synthetic jacket is better for a thru-hike on the …

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