Ah, it's that time of year. Time when we are considering our hiking plans and what we need in the realm of gear to have a safe and enjoyable trip. Here is a typical gear list for a spring start of a long distance hike on the Appalachian Trail. Use it to help construct or modify your gear list. At the end are links to small business outfitters and other retailers.
Sample Gear List for Long Distance Appalachian Trail Hike
Gear List of a 2015 Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker