Long distance hiking gear
First of all, you should go as lightweight as possible. To find out whats possible for you, it is a good idea to think about what you want to do.
Enjoy a trail an entire hiking season, doing 10 miles per day or less? Or find your limits in distance you can cover in one day?
Mr Matt Shafter did a lovely video about why you should go ultralight.
- Neemor: on PCT (stoveless, UL/minimalist approach)
- McLegend: post PCT, he knows also a thing or two about healthy nutrition.
My setup is thought for doing some miles per day and therefore lightweight (SUL to be exact).
I send all my no longer used gear free of charge to people who may need it.