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December 14, 2020  |  Tips & Guides  |  Water Filtration

BikeHikeSafari: Appalachian Trail Gear List

Appalachian Trail Gear List

This is a complete Appalachian Trail Gear List. Below is a list of the best to take when hiking the Appalachian Trail. The list will keep your base weight around 6kg/13lb. The Appalachian Trail thru hike gear list is my personal recommendations on what gear to take thru hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Table Of Contents
  • Appalachian Trail Gear List
    • Shelter + Pack + Sleep System
    • Best Footwear for the Appalachian Trail
    • Clothing for the Appalachian Trail
    • Best Rain Gear for the Appalachian Trail
    • Trekking Poles and Snow Gear for the Appalachian Trail
    • Cooking Gear for the AT
    •  Electronics and Camera
    • Other Gear


  • Evernew Ti DX Stove Titanium 86 Grams.
  • Snow Peak Trek 900 Titanium Cookset with homemade aluminum foil lid 114 Grams.
  • Sea To Summit X-Mug – 78 grams
  • Titanium Spoon 12 Grams
  • Gerber STL 2.0 Knife 28 Grams
  • Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter System 85 Grams
  • Steripen rechargable– 140 grams
  • Katadyn Micropur Water Purifier Tabs 20 Grams.
  • Bic Lighter – 20 Grams – A necessary item, obviously.
  • 600ml Coke Bottle to store alcohol for stove – 27 grams

During the hot sections of the Appalachian Trail I will go ‘Stoveless’, using a small plastic peanut butter jar to rehydrate food, this should save about 200 grams of weight and a lot of extra weight in fuel that I will not need to carry.

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