During a thru-hike it is important to carry the right gear. This ensures that you won’t run into problems on the trail. However, it can go both ways: carrying too little can mean you are missing essential gear, but carrying too much can indicate you have unnecessary stuff with you. If you are hiking with a 30kg backpack, chances are you are carrying unnecessary gear!
The right gear for you is dependent on the type of trail and the circumstances you will encounter. What type of shoes should you wear? Do you need hiking poles? And if so, how do you use them? We investigated it for you!
What to pack and what to leave behind.