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Complete Starter Guide to Clothing on the Appalachian Trail

When you go on an Appalachian Trail thru-hike, what clothes do you carry versus what clothing do you wear? Do you keep one specific set of clothing for daily hiking and one for sleeping, or is there a need for multiple hiking clothes items? And what about when the weather is unpredictable- do you bring …

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Merino Wool: A Superior Fabric For Thru-Hiking Clothing

Merino wool has long been a favorite of thru-hikers for its superior performance and versatility. This natural fiber is soft, breathable, and moisture-wicking, making it an ideal choice for extended treks in hot weather conditions. Unlike synthetic fabrics, wool from merino sheep does not trap heat or sweat, making it a more comfortable choice for …

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