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Planning to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

Whether section-hiking or thru-hiking, HMG has the gear you need to reduce your carrying weight by up to 50%!

Ultralight Gear for the Appalachian Trail Makes Cents!

Appalachian Trail Overview:

Traditional Gear

Ultralight Gear

Total Carry Weight

40 - 50 lbs

20 - 25 lbs

Average Miles per Day

15 miles

25 miles

Weeks to complete hike

25 weeks

15 weeks

Gear Costs:

Backpack

$120

$255

Tent

$150

$500

Sleeping Bag

$150

$225

Stove

$60

$75

Pad

$50

$180

Shoes

$400

$200

Other

$500

$565

Total Gear Costs

$1,430

$2,000

Food/Supplies

$2,000

$1,200

Opportunity cost of lost work:

Average Monthly Wage

$3,000

$3,000

Wages not earned while hiking

$18,000

$10,500

Total Cost of AT Hike

$21,500

$13,700

TOTAL SAVINGS WITH ULTRALIGHT

 

$7,800