I laughed the first time I read about "camp shoes" that people would take an extra pair of shoes with the intent of almost never wearing them. I was wrong!
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!
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!
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.
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!