Day Trips

Day walks for me and my walking companions can be anything from three hours to a full day of eight or nine hours on the hoof. But I’m usually happy to call it quits after 25 kilometres or so. Anything more isn’t a lot of fun. The contents of my day pack is adjusted before each walk according to predicted weather and the known landscape conditions, but there’s a basic kit that I cart around mainly for safety reasons.

Bay of Fires. Tasmania
Day Walk. Bay of Fires. Tasmania.
Gear List: Day Walks.
  • Boots. Socks x2 pair woollen (85% ) Stockpile Outbacks. Gaiters: Sea to Summit.
  • Walk Shorts & Short-sleeved shirt with double pockets.
  • First Aid Kit including compression bandages for snake bite.
  • Walking Poles: Lekis.
  • Compass & Maps. Map case. GPS. Romer. Pencil. Notebook.
  • Rain jacket. Usually a light weight Mont.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Whistle.
  • Day pack: Vaude 30 litre.
  • Waterbottles. Plastic 2x 1 litres.
  • Hat: broad-brimmed.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toilet paper. Mini trowel.& Hand sanitiser.
  • Warm coat. North Face light polarfleece. Mainly winter.
  • PLB.& phone: In hard plastic waterproof cases.
  • Food.
  • Torch.
  • Insect Repellant.
  • Camera.
  • Matches.
  • Survival Kit. Should be in one pouch. Matches, length of cord, small torch, signalling mirror, notebook and pencil, small multi-purpose pen knife, cable ties, roll of tape, needle and thread.
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