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!"
"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!"