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Time-Lapse of What to Pack for 5 Months on the PCT [VIDEO]

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If you’ve ever wondered what to pack on an extended backpacking trip, look no further.

This short, stop-motion video shows exactly what’s required for a five month thru-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.

The video shows what to pack, how to load your backpack, and even shows some food drop options.

Let’s be clear about something, the Pacific Crest Trail is no easy undertaking. It’s 2,650 miles, which is why it takes about five months to hike!

Because of that fact, it’s important to pack smart and light. You’ll notice there are no non-essential items in the video.

You also need to time the trip right, or you could encounter some tough conditions and instead be winter camping. If you do undertake a thru-hike of this caliber, make sure to pack high calorie foods to help you through. This means lots of Snickers as the video shows!

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Time-Lapse of What to Pack for 5 Months on the PCT [VIDEO]