There are several considerations to take into account when resupplying for food, fuel and other amenities on the Long Trail. Compared with other long distance trails, the Long Trail is one of the easier trails to resupply on. There are friendly businesses that will accept packages, a few good grocery stores, and the distance between towns is not to far. This equals -> less food to carry between sections, and if desired – more frequent showers, pizza and ice cream.
While flexibility is a good virtue to have, proper resupply planning will go a long way.
Resupply Styles – Purchase en route, cook and ship, buy and ship – The different ways to approach food.
Food List Examples – An example simple meal plan, gluten/vegan meal plan, and a largely self/prepared meal plan.
Northbound Resupply Maps – Maps showing some different options for a northbound hike.
Southbound Resupply Maps – Maps showing some different options for a southbound hike.
Box Preparation For Mail Drops – Protocol for shipping resupply boxes to locations along the Long Trail.
Lodging and Outfitters – Many of the lodging options and outfitters in the trail towns close to the trail. List shows which businesses will accept packages for hikers.
Trail Town Ammenities (Northbound) – Table showing available services in the various towns along the trail to help you make decisions about where to leave the trail to resupply. Ordered for Northbound hiking.
Trail Town Ammenities (Southbound) – Table showing available services in the various towns along the trail to help you make decisions about where to leave the trail to resupply. Ordered for Southbound hiking.