Today, a reader emailed me with a challenge. He'd like to see a discussion about the best gear list for a thru-hike of the AT that takes advantages of resupply. So what have you got? You don't have to post a full gear list. Let's just focus on the biggies: packs, shelters, sleeping bags, hiking shoes, sleeping pad, clothing, ect. Also, he's willing to go without a stove. So what about some suggestions for good ready-to-eat food along the way?