In addition to preparing physically and mentally, a key part of hiking the Appalachian Trail is picking the right gear. With a wide range of options, it’s important to choose items that will be not only useful daily but that will be lightweight. Each hiker chooses gear they think will work best for them, so here we simply present our gear lists. These will likely fluctuate as we decide what works best for us, but for these are our starting lists. Enjoy!