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What to bring on day trips.

Pack: A day pack is required to carry your gear.

Coat: A rain jacket is essential on ALL trips. In winter bring water proof overpants as well as gloves.

Footwear: Boots or runners (check with leader), they must be worn in and wear one or two pairs of socks, "crocs" for water crossings.

Pants: In summer wear shorts or light trousers and in winter wear warm trousers. Jeans are not recommended.

Shirt: In summer wear a light shirt and in winter wear a warm shirt or thermal top.

Hat: In summer wear a broad brimmed hat and in winter wear a beanie or cap.

Jumper: A woollen jumper or "Polartec" jacket.

Food: Bring a packed lunch and snacks such as fruit, nuts, sweets, chocolate, biscuits, fruit/muesli bars.

Water: Bring at least two litres of water and on hot days you will need more.

In car: A change of clothes and footwear left in car will make the trip home a lot more pleasant if day is wet.

Other: Sunscreen (essential), lip balm, sunglasses, personal medical requirements, toilet paper, first aid kit and camera.

What to bring on weekend or extended trips or pack walks.

Pack: A bag or back pack (essential on pack walks) that is large enough to carry all your gear.
Back pack must be comfortable and line with a garbage bag or pack liner to keep your gear dry on pack walks.

Coat: A rain jacket is essential on ALL trips.
In winter bring water proof overpants as well as gloves.

Footwear: Strong boots, they must be worn in and comfortable, wear one or two pairs of socks.
Gaiters are useful when walking through scrub and snake bite protection.
A light pair of runners or "crocs" are useful around camp and water crossings.

Pants: In summer wear shorts or light trousers and in winter wear warm trousers.
Jeans are not recommended.

Shirt: In summer wear a light shirt and in winter wear a warm shirt or thermal top.

Hat: In summer wear a broad brimmed hat and in winter wear a beanie or cap.

Jumper: A woollen jumper or "Polartec" jacket should be carried on ALL walks.

In camp: A change of clothes, thermals on cold nights can make life around camp a lot more comfortable.

In car: A change of clothes and footwear left in car will make the trip home a lot more pleasant.

Sleeping bag: Down bags are the best for low weight and bulk. A silk sheet will help to keep your expensive bag clean.

Sleeping mat: A sleeping mat is essential such as closed cell mats but the best is air mats such as "Thermarests".

Tent: A strong and waterproof tent is essential and it is possible to share a tent to cut down on weight. A ground sheet to protect tent floor.

Cooking gear: A light weight stove such as "Trangias" - (they use methylated spirits), or "Wisperlight's" - (they use shellite) are a must, and fuel to suit stove, and waterproof matches or place normal matches in watertight container.

Food: Food must keep well, easy to prepare, nutritious and light.
Breakfast: Muesli, porridge or dried fruit, plus a hot drink such as tea.
Lunch: Rolls or crispbread such as "Ryvita" with cheese or pre-cooked meat or other fillings. Fruit, biscuits and drink.
Dinner: Packet soup as starter, instant dinners such as "Continental Pasta & Sauce" mixed with tinned tuna or pre-cooked meat as the main meal, packet fruit for dessert such as "Goulburn Valley" or dried fruit soaked in water.
Snacks: Dried fruit, nuts, sweets, chocolate and fruit/muesli bars.
These will keep you going through the day.

Water: Bring at least two litres of water and on hot days you will need more. Add gatorade or staminade powder on hot days to stop/prevent leg cramps.

Other: Sunscreen (essential), lip balm, sunglasses, personal medical requirements, first aid kit, toothbrush and toothpaste, toilet paper, whistle, wine bladder (to carry water in on pack walks), torch, spare batteries and camera.