But yeah the compass does little good without a map. Also sounds like you are going to be sweating a lot with all that cold weather gear. There is one issue i seem to find contradictory info on shoe size.
I am avoiding the scale because i dont like what its going to say. Look forward to your ongoing updates! Hi, sleeping pad is a must for me. As a wise man once said theres nothin like safe sex thanks for this rundown of your gear, very helpful.
My pack was close to 40 pounds when i went before and i traded stuff in so now its down to 23, including food. At hikers typically go through 3-4 pairs of bootsshoes throughout the course of the trail. I are starting down in springer on april 23rd.
Ive read both that maps are very necessary to all you need are the data guides and at companion. I guess i did a poor job listing out all of my items because i do have a sleeping pad. Do no trust you packs water proof cover, if your hiking for any length of time, categorize all you stuff and put each category in its own water proof compression sack.
I will probably using my iphone to search appalachian trail sherpa within the first few miles. I know for a fact that shoes should be a good snug fit to avoid blisters but on the other hand, some thru-hikers are suggesting starting with slightly bigger shoes because feet will apparently swell to an extra size. The icebreaker zip-up will also be used exclusively at camp.
If youre an experienced backpacker, and see and glaring mistakes that ive made (nearly inevitable) please speak up. So to avoid extreme swamp ass, for both you and pony fart (i have yet to figure this name out), you should convince your loyal readers to have a fresh pair (or two or three) of briefs (for pf) and undies (for you) to meet you both at each mailbox pickup. Zach, we have been really enjoying the videos and watching you get ready for the trail. Exactly! Keep the weight with food under 25lbs! The less weight the more fun the hike. Wow, i am very impressed with your packing abilities! I also vaguely wonder how much will get chucked out for weight issues after the first few miles.
Wow, i am very impressed with your packing abilities! I also vaguely wonder how much will get chucked out for weight issues after the first few miles. I will probably using my iphone to search appalachian trail sherpa within the first few miles. Seems like a lot, but looking forward to reading about it. Im curious as to how much ill require hot food, i tend to eat trailmix most of the day as is, but i have also never lived outside before. Lol well at the very least you could lose the trowel, 3 of the bananas, the nalgene bottle, and the sleeping bag liner.
I guess the trail is marked super well, rendering maps unnecessary. Not to mention it just wears you out so much faster. Meet the crawfords, the family of 8 currently thru-hiking the appalachian trail my concern is that i have to wait until 2019 to choose a different provider. Well let me know ill be out there next year leavin atlanta in the beginning of march cool manvery interesting. I only call them super bad ass because they are super bad ass.
Nalgene (considering how much shit ive gotten for this already, it might be swapped out for a gatorade bottle) (semi-hidden) blue rope to hang food in trees and away from tent (so bears dont eat you in your sleep) (super bad-ass, whoever invented this is 1 billion times smarter than i will ever be) the mess looks a lot less intimidating once the clothes are in their stuff sacs and this is what 6 months of stuff looks like on my back (knife in hand of course). If you can find em, put them in a compression sack and then put that into a water proof sack, this will make your life better in many ways on the trail just wondering how the trip is. No i dont know how much my pack weighs. Medium-weight wool socks are help to protect your feet, theyre good at not retaining moisture, and take longer to retain a stank. My pack was close to 40 pounds when i went before and i traded stuff in so now its down to 23, including food. Look forward to your ongoing updates! Hi, sleeping pad is a must for me. Hope this helps! Wow- apparently the 2,179 mile trail wasnt intense enough for you guys! Thats so rad. I am avoiding the scale because i dont like what its going to say. Mostly because i consume a lot of it. As for the stove, we already bought a big new one.The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France