“Make a rain cape, and an over the shoulder sling bag, and buy a sturdy pair of Keds tennis shoes. Stop at local groceries and pick up Vienna sausages… most everything else to eat you can find beside the trail…and by the way those wild onions are not called “Ramps”… they are “Rampians” … a ramp is an inclined plane.”
Ultralight Backpacking Pioneer/All Around Badass Emma Gatewood on Appalachian Trail gear lists in 1970. Gatewood was the first woman to do the AT solo in one season, and she did it the first time at the age of 67. Because she “thought it would be a nice lark” (“It wasn’t”).