I have been getting my gear ready for my AT thru-hike!
Yesterday I received my backpack in the mail. A Deuter act lite 70 + 10 pack. I may have gotten a slightly larger pack than necessary, but I'd rather it be too big than too small. I jokingly said I'll just put Cheyenne in it, then she won't need her own pack! I'll be getting hers when she gets a little bigger so I'll be able to size it properly.
The other piece of gear I just got is my tent! I purchased the tarptent rainbow instead of the double rainbow, because I was afraid the double rainbow would be too big. I set up my tent as soon as it came this morning, and I'm really glad I went with the smaller of the two. There will be plenty of room for me, and Cheyenne, and all of our gear.
Now I have my dog, my backpack, and my tent. Just a couple more big items to go and I'm all set with that part of getting ready!