Watching hikers purchase $600 tents was a tad bit irritating as I didn't have that kind of disposable income, fortunately I read up on 3F UL Gear Lanshan 2!
Each person may have slightly different needs but having the ability to reach out when you need it can't be overlooked, consider a tracker as a MUST have!
Making sure to drink enough water and not to start becoming dehydrated is super important when you are out on a hike as hydration is vital to success.
The Vargo BOT 700 is a great piece of gear if you want to aim towards only boiling water and going stove-less or even perfect for cooking on the go!
I believe most hikers are undernourished which leads to the little incidents of injury over time, these things that take people out of the hike.
When you take on the Appalachian Trail you are committing yourself to 4-6 months of consistent travel, you want to have a place to stop and call home.
Most people associate waterproof with "better" gear for when they hike and for many parts of your gear this is more than likely true except for shoes!
When you are looking for ultralight backpacking tents the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV Carbon 2 Tent has got to be at the top of your list!
The Altra Lone Peak 4 is one of the favorites of thru-hikers currently, it has a quality fit and can last a very long time on the trail when treated right.
Finding a perfect jacket that will help you log miles is something many thru-hikers have issues with. The Torrid Apex from Enlightened Equipment is perfect!