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Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Will I like, Manny am also currently taking up residence in Afghanistan. I always thought that hiking would be a good hobby to have. I did some hiking/camping out in Joshua Tree National Park while I was stationed in California. I've gotten my wife interested in Hiking. Being from Virginia I would like to start on some part of the appalachian trail. I have alot of questions so I would appreciate any help i could get. I really enjoy the outdoors and I know I will enjoy it even more when it's not part of my work. So the advice I was seeking is that my wife being of petite nature I dont think will be able to carry all that much. I was estimating maybe 20 lbs and thats going to probably be clothes and some water. So I will be carrying the brunt of the load. This isnt me saying that she cant pull her own weight by any means so please no one think im being sexist here. But I would appreciate advice on what kind of gear I would need to sus tain 2 people for roughly 5 days. I don't really mean food I know how to pack that but more of what tents/ packs you would suggest. And also maybe any warming layers and what not for a hike around september in Virginia. Sorry I'm so scatter brained on this. Been a long day. Thank you all.