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Your Shake Down

Congratulations on completing your Shakedown! You probably dropped a noticeable amount of weight in gear you didn't need after all. Maybe we even switched a few items out for you and you were able to lighten your load that way! Now you can rest assured that you won't be tackling the first 31.7 unforgiving miles of the Appalachian Trail with those various and sundry items you thought you may find a use for but turned out would only sit in your pack, being the dead weight they are. You can also relax knowing that you picked up those easy to forget, must have items you weren't even quite sure you needed in the first place! Those first few days you would have gone without them will be MUCH more comfortable now! Way to go! You are well on your way to being a thru hiker of the Appalachian Trail!