A ton of tips for the aspiring Appalachian Trail hiker
A close look at gear, technique and attitude
By Paul Comstock

Table of Contents

Part 1

Intro

What's the point?

Now the bad part

What to wear

Part 2

Cooking on the trail

Finding water

Part 3

Treating water

Carrying water

Trail guides (books)

Shelters

Animals

Part 4

Dirt, hygiene, medical

Getting lost

The heavy stuff

Part 5

How to hike 15 miles a day

Hiking poles

Little things

Safety

Resting

Hostels

Stop to shop

Part 6

Trail maintenance
Leave no trace

Trail magic

Camera

Stuff sacks

Where's the easy part?

Training to hike

Miscellaneous

Photographs




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