PACK­ING IT IN

A multi-day walk re­quires es­sen­tial gear to en­sure your ad­ven­ture is safe and en­joy­able.

Australian Geographic - - Going Wild -

BACK­PACK: 65–80L ca­pac­ity CLOTH­ING: take lay­ers (base, mid, outer), plus a Gore-Tex jacket and pants and a down jacket TENT: light­weight three-sea­son rat­ing

SLEEP­ING BAG: three-sea­son rat­ing SLEEP­ING MAT: three-sea­son rat­ing BOOTS: worn-in hik­ing; leather rec­om­mended GAITERS: to pro­tect lower legs from scratches and leeches

TREK POLES: highly rec­om­mended, be­cause they aid bal­ance with a heavy back­pack, plus take some of the load off the legs PACK LINER: keeps all gear in­side your pack dry

FOOD: de­hy­drated ra­tions are light­weight and nour­ish­ing WA­TER: a wa­ter blad­der (e.g. CamelBak), plus a bot­tle and wa­ter pu­ri­fiers FIRST-AID KIT: know how to use it

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