Gear List

Overnight tramp gear list

SUGGESTED PACK LIST AND FOOD IDEAS FOR OVERNIGHT TRAMPS IN SUMMER

Pack List:

Tent (if needed)

Tramping pack/s – big/day pack and padlocks (if needed)

Waterproof rain jacket

Waterproof over trousers

Cap

Walking pole

Pack cover

Boots and putties/gaiters

Tramping socks x 2 for 4 days – wash and dry on back of pack when walking

Shoulders pads (if needed)

Drinking Bladder or Water bottle

Sleeping bag

Bed roll (cover in plastic)

Small pillow (if needed)

Hut shoes – jandals are good

Torch and/or headlight

Book – FMC Bulletin – Readers Digest – Crosswords and pen

Hutt Pass or Hutt tickets

Hikers wool (if needed)

Plastics bags for sitting on, dirty washing, dirty boots

Sunglasses and normal glasses (if needed)

Cell phone (battery charged)

Camera (battery charged)

Maps, compass, itinerary, travel doc’s, driver’s licence, credit cards, money etc

Stove, billy and gas (cannot take gas bottle when flying) and matches

Plate mug knife fork and spoon

Tea towel, scrubber, cloth, detergent

Soap for washing clothes or body

Thin clothes-line and pegs

Warm and cool clothing

Togs

Towel

“Wet Ones” (if you prefer to soap)

Tissues (lots as can use as toilet paper also)

Toiletries/makeup – plus comb/brush

Small mirror if a contact lens wearer – spare lens and cleanser

Sun tan lotion

Insect repellent

Medications including anti-histamines

First aid – plasters etc

And….. Food

Suggested Food Ideas:

Breakfast:

Favourite cereal (muesli, Weetbix or porridge) – top up with chopped raisins, dried apricots, other dried fruit, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds etc and add dried milk powder in zip lock bag (first day perhaps take a banana to cut into this).  Just add boiling waterTea bags, coffee (cappuccino is nice) milo (in zip lock bag – include milk powder), cold drink mix I think bread and spread is weighty – have a large serving cereal instead

Lunch:

Cabin bread/spicy pita/roti bread

Marmite (in small “hotel” containers) or other spreads

Tomatoes (can carry in egg carton fastened with rubber band)

Cheese slices

Hard boiled egg/s (for first couple of days)

Salami

Sliced biltong

Thinly sliced carrot sticks (in zip lock in little water)

Cucumber

Fruit straps (can buy them in vege section at Supermarket)

Nibbles during the day:

Scroggin

Chocolate

Muesli bars

Barley sugars

Ginger biscuits

Pre-dinner:

Instant soup or 2 minute Noodles and cabin bread

Herbal Tea/coffee/tea

Wine or Spirits (mixed with Tang orange) or Port (decant into wine bag)

Dinner:

Back Country dehydrated meals

“Instant” Macaroni Cheese and salami or bacon

Dehydrated vegetables or dehydrated stir fry vegetables

Dehydrated mince and add spices, sauces, etc

Boil in a bag rice

Beef stir fry (first night) and satay sauce mix

Sun dried tomatoes in zip lock (probably two bags!) /Olives

Pasta

Rice risotto meals

Instant potato and gravy

Sardines and tuna/salmon

Back Country desserts

Jelly or custard and soaked dry fruit

Dried yoghurt mix and instant pudding

Chocolate

After Dinner:

Milo and marshmallows