I would highly recommend if you haven't camped to get some basic gear that I listed above which is very price friendly for a starter and build as you go.
Long distance hiking is an amazingly fun and mind freeing experience, leaving the trappings of a house while allowing freedom from the ties that bind us.
One thing most hikers need to learn and evaluate is to understand base weight and why it is important for your success when you are long distance hiking.
A good R-Value can mean a big difference in a comfortable sleep system. You definitely want to ensure you properly are prepared for cold nights!
When choosing the gear to take with you on hikes, whether day, section or thru, the proper multi-purpose gear to help limit your weight is vitally important
If you treat wool well it will last you a long time through crazy hard hiking and backpacking, all while keeping you nice and warm through the wind and rain
This bag is amazingly light and a perfect match for someone who is looking for solid warmth and a ultralight option then the Sea to Summit Spark is perfect!
Four season hiker or backpacker then this is probably the nicest pickup for lightweight gear while providing a super high R-Value to ensure you stay warm!
It performs so well that I bought it for my family. The Outdoorsman Lab ultralight sleeping pad is an incredible deal in its price to performance!
You want to size your backpack to the task. You will be looking to carry this backpack over 2000 miles and over time it will wear on you and your body.
This is an amazing value for the cost allowing you to carry on the trail for a very low weight. It has enough space to fit you and your bag!!