What you need as a minimum for a day trip - all carried in a day backpack.


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

a complete change of clothes 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 foil blanket or bag.


Torch (LED head torch is best as it leaves your hands free and batteries last), candle, waterproof matches.


First Aid kit - including water purifying tablets or water filter.


Fire-lighting materials - waterproof matches or lighter, fire-lighter or piece of rubber.


Relevant map, compass, pen and paper.


GPS if you have one.


PLB if the party is not carrying the club PLB.


Lunch: This is your personal selection; a hot drink is advisable on a cooler day plus a filled water bottle, or water bladder. 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.



For a longer trip, i.e. overnight or multiday - In addition to the day trip kit:


Suitably-sized backpack and liner.


Sleeping bag, liner, mattress and tent/fly sheet if no hut.


Stove, gas supplies, matches, billy or other cooking pot, eating utensils and food.


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


Toilet gear/toilet paper, lightweight towel, biodegradable soap.


Sleeping bag, liner, mattress and tent/fly sheet if no hut.

Taupo Tramping Club       PO Box 650 Taupo 3351