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Gear Lists

Day walks

  • Leader must have map and preferably a PLB
  • Leader should consider the use of UHF radios if there are more than 12 people on the walk
  • Walking shoes/boots
  • Torch
  • Compass
  • Raincoat
  • Warm clothing
  • Matches/lighter
  • Water/water sterilising
  • Pocket knife
  • Signal mirror and whistle
  • Emergency blanket
  • Food (normally morning tea and lunch)
  • First aid kit including compression bandage for snake bite
  • Optional personal gear: sunscreen,repellant,binoculars,camera,GPS,map

Extended Through Walks: Light weight or ultralight weight gear
Final selection of gear is dependant on walking environment and length of walk. The gear list below is typical of our five to ten day walks in more extreme alpine environments.

  • Tent/tent footprint
  • Sleeping mat/sleeping bag/inner bag/dry bag for sleeping bag & inner bag
  • Stove/fuel/spoon/pen knife/cup/cooking pot/scourer/chux tea towel/matches/lighter/grippers
  • First aid kit/whistle/signal mirror
  • Shirt and shorts to wear and one spare set/raincoat/rainpants/nylon overgloves/hat
  • Thermals/beanie/gloves/warm coat/dry bag for spare clothes
  • Compass/map/GPS/map case/pencil/spirax notebook
  • Head torch/sun glasses/camera/wallet
  • Water bottles/platypus water containers/steripen or puritabs
  • Boots/crocs/socks/gaitors/walking poles
  • Rucksack/liner bag/spare plastic bags/pack cover
  • Toilet gear/towel/sun screen/insect repellant/lip balm
  • therma rest chair
  • food: typically 600 to 800 grams dry weight.