TAUPO TRAMPING CLUB    New Zealand

 

 

DAY TRIPS

 

WHAT YOU NEED as a MINIMUM for a DAY TRIP - all carried in a good day back-pack

 

If you need essential medication make sure you take two days supply, and

a complete change of clothes could or should be left in the bus whilst you are tramping

OVER-NIGHT TRIPS

 

WHAT YOU NEED as a MINIMUM for a LONGER (overnight) TRIP - all carried in a back pack  with liner

 

If you need essential medication make sure you take two days supply, and

 a complete change of clothes could or should be left in the bus whilst you are tramping

Boots, waterproof parka and light over-trousers, spare warm clothing (wool or fibre fleece)

 

Warm hat and gloves

 

Survival "space" foil blanket or bag

 

Torch (LED Head Torch is best as it leaves your hands free & batteries last) and candle, water-proof matches and toilet paper

 

First Aid kit - including water purifying tablets

 

Fire-lighting materials - [waterproof matches or zip lighter, fire-lighter or piece of rubber]

 

Relevant map, compass, pen and paper and, for the techno freaks

 

GPS plus your reading glasses if you wear such things

 

NOTES / EXTRAS

 

Lunch: This is your personal selection, a hot drink is advisable on a cooler day plus a filled water bottle, or better still, a water bladder so you can drink on the move. Some over-the-counter SPORTS GELS give an immediate energy boost

 

A seemingly uneventful trip could be held up for some reason and evenings and nights can be cold – so be prepared

 

In addition to the DAY TRIP kit:

Something to sleep in (Sleeping bag, liner, mattress and tent if no hut - if you are a hardened tramper than perhaps just a fly sheet without tent!)

 

Something to feed yourself with  (Stove, gas supplies, matches, billy can or other cooking pot, eating utensils - and of course FOOD)

 

Gear for use in the hut / tent (Light weight footwear, complete change of clothing - dry, light and warm)

 

Toilet stuff (Even trampers  clean teeth, wash their face or feet so soap, wash flannel and micro-fibre towel)

 

 

Taupo Tramping Club       PO Box 650 Taupo 3351