Swap out Appalachian Tail Hiking Gear

For years all the hikes I did were day hikes. There was no need for equipment like a big pack or a tent. I started longer hikes with a colleague of mine. So the first think I did was purchasing some gear without any research. I just bought cheap gear (mostly from Decathlon). Guess what is coming next? I changed pretty much all of it 😉 If I wanna hike for about 6 months on the Appalachian Trail, I had to swap out most of my hiking gear. Don’t get me wrong. The Decathlon stuff is great for its price. But if you want to start a through-hike of the Appalachian Trail 2018 it’s just not the right one.

All of my equipment

If you’re interested in my actual Appalachian Tail hiking gear, take a look at my gear list! There, you’ll find all of my actual gear, with links where to buy and even the weight.

Big Agnes Tent

The last missing item is the Big Agnes Flying Creek UL2. I own a Decathlon tent called “Quickhiker Ultralight 2“. For the price of 150 dollar this tent is absolut fantastic. I really like it so far. It’s easy to set up, relatively small and also its weight is ok. But if you wanna hike for months the weight of this tent is just too much for me.

So, I wrote a friendly letter to the christ child and asked for a Big Agnes Flying Creek UL2 😉 Lets hope for christmas eve!!!

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