At. Considerations of the budget, supply and equipment
Having good cards is important, but you can find that A. T. is usually well marked. Because the track is changed from time to time, one must learn to recognize the distinctive white plate that marks the path: a vertical rectangle painting two inches by six inches in a prominent place along the track. (Two shots are sometimes used when the path changes direction.) When the fire differs from your card, follow the torches. Above the tree, rock cairns are used to mark the route.
Budget: The minimum cost estimate while in progress is one dollar per mile. A precarious budget is $ 3000, although many of those who déchirurent day display and food choice will spend more. ATC considers the cost of transmission between $ 1000 and $ 2000, depending on the amount of equipment and clothing you already own.
Power Planning and Replenishment: these are the nuts of your travel plan, and the details will carry out extensive research. A wealth of information can be found in the guides and online, including ATC pages discussing replenishment strategies. With the exception of Wiltherness 100 Mile Maine, A. T. offer replenishment options approximately every 4 or 5 days. So you have a lot of flexibility to your original plan and change things along the track.
The Philosophy of the Arts: Minimalist hikers will always say that you can go lighter, but you have to decide for yourself where you are in the ultralight ultra-prepared spectrum.
The experience of the gears: The A. T. It is not the place for a traveling girl team. Make trips to become familiar with your team and take courses to make sure your off-piste skills are refined for the challenge.
Differences with the PCT: When you find an ultralight enthusiasm in the PCT, A. T. Hikers, however, adopt this trend. Many also choose to shift a lighter gear from more robust gear in major refueling locations.
Note that although the AT has no deserts or 13,000 foot passes, hikers still need to be aware of water sources (Pennsylvania long periods of drought) and climate-ready (Appalachians in the south and north of New England are prone to snow). Therefore, most A.T hikers do not use ice or traction trails, but many carry trekking poles for added stability.
Finally, because more than half the way passes through the lands where hunting is allowed, A.T hikers should do additional research and add white gold clothing to their list.
List of Appalachian Trail Backpacking Team
Take Precautions: Although brown bears are not found here, the average hiker is likely to find a black bear at some point. The best defense against bears in the field is to prepare and store food properly. The use of traps for bears in shelters that provide a container and in which use is mandatory. If you do not want to use a cartridge for the entire track, hang your food (and something fragrant) wherever you go.
On the track, make noise to alert the bears to your presence and give a bear place to get away if you see one. If the bear does not run away, avoid contact with the eyes and back off slowly. Do not run or the dead, even if the bear did a bluff charge. Firearms Carrying is heavily discouraged. If you are worried, take to take place.
Ticks and Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, though rare, is severe enough to halt the walk. Conceal in areas prone to ticks and the use of effective repellents against ticks. Check frequently and remove them quickly.
Note: Included in this checklist are the ten essential systems in all off-piste trips in navigation; sunscreen; isolation; illumination; First aid articles; lighter; Tools repair kit; The nutrition; hydration; Emergency shelter. For more information, see our ten essentials article.