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Despite living in Vermont, I unfortunately don't have any personal experience with these resupply logistics, though I did want to pass along the Long Trail Vermont website. It has a lot of specifics that should be helpful in your preparation, especially on the following pages:
Long Trail Gear - includes general thoughts on gear for the trail, a list you can customize to fit your needs, thoughts on water filtration, and more
For packing, we would be happy to go into some specifics with you. Do you have some of your gear already and are looking to fill in the gaps or are you starting from scratch? For a thru-hike, there are many decisions to be made — often around the comforts and convenience of gear versus the weight it adds to your pack. If you share a few more details on what items you're in need of, we will be happy to provide suggestions for you. Additionally, if you want to discuss your entire setup one-on-one with one of our backpacking experts, you can schedule a free virtual outfitting appointment.
Hopefully this is a good starting point. Let us know if you want more specific recommendations and we'll be happy to help!
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