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I am in progress of planning a section hike on the A.T. for next summer and need some help planning my 600-700 mile trip. I have never been on a trip of such magnitude, i have been on many long weekend backpacking trips and countless one night or day hikes in the Rocky Mountains in Northern and Southern Colorado. Im currently in the process of updating my gear list right now its not very far along because because alot of the gear I own I didnt mind carring on my back for a weekend but dont want to carry for 600 miles and lots of it is dated i.e. Dad's old gear that has been passed down that was bought when he was in college, 1980s. My goal is for my pack to be 35-40 lbs. Also i have not had to deal with hanging my pack for bears before because they are not very populous in Southern Colorado so some information about that would be awesome ive read a quite a few articles but nothing beats first hand.
So far my gear list consists of
Osprey Aether 60 w/bladder
Sleeping bag (its old, i believe 30 F, I was thinking with a compression sack it would be ok because it is a little bulky but I've used it on my trips in Colorado in the summer and had no problems.)
Im still debating Tent or Hammock
Aquamira water purification
im still doing research on cooking gear and and a stove because the one I currently have is really heavey and bulky and there is no way im going to carry it on my back for 600 miles
The rest of the list is still a work in progress
Thanks for all the help!!