Equipment List

During the course of the 12 walks, my base pack weight will vary depending on the climate and terrain. For three season conditions (ie. summer, spring, autumn) it will be between 3 – 4 kg. During the winter months or when hiking for extended periods in snowbound terrain,  I will generally be carrying an extra 1.5 to 3 kg (scroll down to Winter Hiking at the bottom of the page for details).

BACKPACK

SHELTER

SLEEPING SYSTEM

CLOTHING

Base Layer

  • Hiking Shirt: REI Desert Shirt (long sleeves)
  • Shorts: Macpac Cross Terrain 
  • Socks: 3 pairs – REI merino wool liner socks or Wrightsocks Coolmesh.
  • Bandana: cotton / no-frills.
  • Hat:  Adapt-a-cap

Insulation Layer

Outer Layer

COOKING

Except during the colder months I will not be cooking during the 12 walks (see Food for details). When I do cook, I will be carrying the following items:

  • Alcohol stove (Pepsi Can model from AntiGravityGear)
  • Windscreen (aluminium ovenpan liner cut to size)
  • Hard plastic Spork 
  • 0.9 lt.- lightweight aluminium non-stick pot or alternatively a plastic container with lid when not cooking.
  • Pot cozy
  • Small lighter / Matches
  • Fuel bottle (capacity 8 ounces / 0.24 litres)
  • Cotton wool ball coated in Vaseline (2) – for emergency fire starting.

MEDICAL KIT / HYGIENE

In regards to consumable items, such as sunscreen, toothpaste, hand sanitizer and insect repellent (when needed), I will generally transfer contents into small dropper bottles, thereby saving on space and weight.

  • Duct tape
  • Antiseptic wipes (4)
  • Paper medical tape
  • Sunscreen
  • Ibprofun (10)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sewing needle
  • Dental floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush

HYDRATION

  • 2 x 600ml plastic bottles (one for each side of the pack).
  • 2 litre Platypus hydration bladder (if hiking in arid areas I may take more than one).
  • Aqua Mira Drops (chlorine dioxide) for water purification.

FOOTWEAR

OTHER EQUIPMENT

WINTER HIKING

When the temperature is consistently below freezing, I will often carry the following items which will either replace or supplement the above mentioned gear: