Appalachian Trail Gear List

  • Category Weight
  • Pack
    1.21 lb
  • Shelter
    1.51 lb
  • Sleeping
    1.94 lb
  • Clothing
    4.47 lb
  • Food
    8.96 lb
  • Water
    4.7 lb
  • Kitchen
    0.84 lb
  • Hygiene
    0.33 lb
  • First Aid
    0.26 lb
  • Electronics
    1.1 lb
  • Miscellaneous
    1.27 lb
  • Total 26.6
    lb
    • oz
    • lb
    • g
    • kg
  • Consumable 13.75 lb
  • Worn 3.25 lb
  • Base Weight 9.6 lb

Description

This is the gear list for my planned Appalachian Trail (AT) 'thru-hike'.

My target was to be able to carry up to 5 days of food and up to 2L of water with a total pack weight of less than 25 lbs. In practice there will be a few occasions where I may need to carry 6 days of food for short periods. Water sources are fairly plentiful on the AT so I do not anticipate having to carry more than 2L of water at any point.

The notes in the Clothing section refer to Andrew Skurka's 2015 article Core Backpacking Clothing.