Cookset used by Earl Shaffer while hiking the length of the Appalachian Trail

Description (Brief):

Stainless steel cookset includes pot which fits into another pot and lid with a wire handle attached to the side. The wire handle turns the lid into a frying pan. This was used by the donor, Earl Shaffer, during his hike of the Appalachian Trail in 1965. This was the second of three times Shaffer was said to have walked the entire length of the 2,180 miles of the Trail. The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, traveling through fourteen states along the Appalachian mountain range from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail’s northern end in Katahdin, Maine. The trail—completed in 1937 thanks to the cooperation of government agencies, private partners, and volunteers—continues to be sustained by public-private partnerships.

User: Shaffer, Earl V.

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: HikingLevel Of Sport: recreational


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Credit Line: Earl V. Shaffer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0189.05Accession Number: 1999.0189Catalog Number: 1999.0189.05

Object Name: cookset, camping

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 cm x 20 cm; 4 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1329008

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