I have kept a record of what I have spent so far on getting myself ready for the Appalachian Trail.
I have paid for items in both GBP and USD.
To make things as easy as possible. I have converted the USD amounts into GBP.
If there is no amount next to the item, it means I already owned it. I have also rounded the amount to the nearest whole number.
This does not include additional costs such as paying for a personal trainer, supplements while training (including protein powder), & visiting my Naturopath, dentist etc.
In order to fund the below, I have been buying items slowly throughout the year as I had money come available through Patreon, speaking gigs, and other paid work I do.
E.g. My big purchase in January was the visa, in February I paid for my flight to Atlanta, in March, I bought my Thermarest, etc.
This way I was able to spread out the costs and it wasn’t a big hit to take in one go.
Appalachian Trail - Thru Hikers Companion 2017 - £7
How to Hike the Appalachian Trail: A Comprehensive Guide to Plan and Prepare for a Successful Thru-Hike - By Chris Cage - Free
Take A Thru-Hike: Dixie's How-To Guide for Hiking the Appalachian Trail - $6/£5
Visa & Insurance
US B/B2 Visa - $160/£124
To have the visa delivered - £18
Insurance (GlobalLink) - £108
Travel & Accommodation
Travel to London - £22
London to Gatwick Airport - £14
Flights to Atlanta - £354
Accommodation in Atlanta - $100/£78
Accommodation 2 nights @ Hostel - $60/£47
Travel from the airport into Atlanta via- train then Uber to the hostel - $70/£54
Travel to Springer Mountain Car Park - $10/£8
Flight home from Boston to Manchester - £190
Big Ticket Items
Raidlight Sleeping Bag
Osprey Auro 50 Backpack - £140