Sherry's Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike List

A Listmania! list by Sherry Leitner
The list author says: "The older I get, the more important reliable, lightweight gear becomes. I hope everyone will consider getting out on the great trails we have in this country - and do it without lugging 50lbs. on your back!

Some of this is the actual gear I carry - some items (like my hammock tarp, under and over quilts) are not available through Amazon.

I'll be starting my thru-hike this spring. You can follow me at www.postholer.com/Turtle Feet Wish me luck!"
Aquamira Water Treatment Drops 1oz
1.  Aquamira Water Treatment Drops 1oz by Aquamira Technologies
The list author says:
  "Most reliable water treatment in all weather conditions.  Often mechanical filters will freeze in cold temps, or fail altogether - very frustrating to say the least."
$13.18   Used & New from: $7.58
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

Salomon Women's XA Pro 3D Ultra Trail Running Shoe
2.  Salomon Women's XA Pro 3D Ultra Trail Running Shoe by Saloman
The list author says:
  "I adore these shoes.  I bought these to use on the middle states of the Appalachian Trail.  I might just buy a second pair to have after the hike, just in case Salomon discontinues this style!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock
3.  Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock by Grand Trunk
The list author says:
  "This is one is similar to two different hammocks I own.  Depending on the time of year and your location, you might need to add a bug net to this.  Super ultalight!"
$15.99 - $41.31
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (604 customer reviews)

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Vargo Triad Alcohol Stove
4.  Vargo Triad Alcohol Stove by Vargo
The list author says:
  "Love alcohol stoves!  The benefit of this model is the fact that it's Titanium.  Titanium = Lightweight.  The vargo stoves also offer a 3 pronged stand for your cook pot as well."
$20.88   Used & New from: $19.48
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Light My Fire Titanium Spork
5.  Light My Fire Titanium Spork by Light my Fire
The list author says:
  "My 'spork' is one ended, but I like this design as well."
$12.82   Used & New from: $10.52
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (774 customer reviews)

MSR Packtowl Original
6.  MSR Packtowl Original by MSR
The list author says:
  "I actually cut this length in half when going ultra-light.  Don't throw the other half out, it just doesn't have a snap for hanging.  Store it in your cook pot."
$22.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Wigwam Dry Foot Liner Sock
7.  Wigwam Dry Foot Liner Sock by Wigwam
The list author says:
  "I like using a sock liner under my hiking socks."
$5.50 - $17.89
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Thorlo Unisex Wool/Thorlon Thick Cushion Hiking Sock
8.  Thorlo Unisex Wool/Thorlon Thick Cushion Hiking Sock by Thorlo
The list author says:
  "Great brand."
$14.20 - $18.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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Asolo Women's Attiva GTX Hiking Suede Boot
9.  Asolo Women's Attiva GTX Hiking Suede Boot by Asolo
The list author says:
  "I'll be wearing Asolo's on the first and last legs of my Appalachian Trail Thru-hike."
Out of stock
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Sea to Summit Mosquito Head Nets
10.  Sea to Summit Mosquito Head Nets 
The list author says:
  "You'll always want a bug net in your backpack - when you don't have it you'll wish like hell you did!"
Out of stock
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Golite Jam 2
11.  Golite Jam 2 by GoLite
The list author says:
  "Great pack for lightweight backpacking. This is the pack I'll be using for my AT thru-hike.  It's a smidge on the small side, but that will keep me from carrying the unnecessary."
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Duofold Women's Dri-release Wool Mid-weight Single Layer Thermal Ankle Length Pants  #391B
12.  Duofold Women's Dri-release Wool Mid-weight Single Layer Thermal Ankle Length Pants #391B by Duofold
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Duofold Women's Mid-Weight Two-Layer Thermal  #627A
13.  Duofold Women's Mid-Weight Two-Layer Thermal #627A by Duofold
$12.80 - $14.13
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Outdoor Designs AS-G73 Medium Perma Womens Gaiter - Navy
14.  Outdoor Designs AS-G73 Medium Perma Womens Gaiter - Navy by Outdoor Designs
The list author says:
  "Some like gaiters, some don't.  I do.  Gaiters keep the top of your boots and bottom of your legs/pants dry.  Depends on where you're hiking..."
$40.45   Used & New from: $29.49

Suunto A-10 Compass
15.  Suunto A-10 Compass by Suunto
The list author says:
  "All the compass you need."
$14.10   Used & New from: $10.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)

Mountainsmith Rain Cover
16.  Mountainsmith Rain Cover by Mountainsmith
The list author says:
  "Make sure your rain cover fits your pack."
$16.04 - $33.64
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

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2000 Miles to Maine: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail
17.  2000 Miles to Maine: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail DVD ~ Chad Molter
$19.95
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Companion-2010 (Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association)
18.  Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Companion-2010 (Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association) by Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association
Used & New from: $0.57
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Appalachian Trail Data Book - 2010
19.  Appalachian Trail Data Book - 2010 by Daniel D. Chazin
Used & New from: $0.01
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
20.  A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "Hilarious account of Bill's AT experience.  A must read!"
$6.00   Used & New from: $2.29
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,253 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters
21.  Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters by Winton Porter
The list author says:
  "This is authored by Winton Porter, the owner of Moutain Crossings, the legendary first civilization stop for a north-bound thru-hiker on the AT.  While I haven't read this yet, I've heard nothing but good about this book.  Can't wait to meet Winton in March!"
$9.56   Used & New from: $2.93
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Snow Peak Trek 700 Titanium Pot
22.  Snow Peak Trek 700 Titanium Pot by Snow Peak
The list author says:
  "This is the pot/mug combo I'll be carrying with me!"
$44.95   Used & New from: $40.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Footpath My Ass!: And Other Keen Observations Made by a Middle-aged Woman Hiking the Appalachian Trail
23.  Footpath My Ass!: And Other Keen Observations Made by a Middle-aged Woman Hiking the Appalachian Trail by Theresa Croteau
The list author says:
  "Very entertaining!  I just finished this book - one of those that you're sad to have to finish. A definite recommendation for a female hiker."
$16.82   Used & New from: $13.56
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 2/19/11
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