Gear List

Click here to view what I will carry with me. My base weight before food and water) is about 9kg. Food will be about 1kg a day and we will need to carry between 3 and 7 days food at a time. We will be able to resupply in nearby towns which may involve some hitchhiking in and back.

I am definitely past my “Best by Date” so needed to reduce the weight I am carrying as much as possible. So I have spent the last few months scouring the internet to get a good understanding of what to stuff in my pack and what to leave behind.

Anyone who has been to my place knows I have a garage full of gear to choose from including 8 or 9 packs, 5 sleeping bags, 4 tents and enough pots, plates and cups and clothes to outfit an army. So it has been a bit of a mission to come to my final list.

Sleeping bags for every occasion

Weight became the decider. But it is hard to get good light weight gear in New Zealand as we tend to be a tough breed who boast about our ability to carry huge loads. But I am too old for that now!! So I have done a lot of online shopping and have managed to get my pack weight down to a bare minimum. It has cost me at least $1 for each gram saved.

This is what I will wear while I am walking each day
Nice striped Injinji toes socks.
Contents of my pack
Contents of my pack.
This lot fits in the bag shown that will be on my front. I will add my daily snacks and my phone will be on the case shown.
First Aid and repair gear.

2 thoughts on “Gear List

  • Thanks so much for this Karen, I’m planning the Te Araroa hike with a friend (we met on the Bibbulmum track) in Oct 21 (post Covid?). I have a -4 down sleeping bag just wondering if that will be warm enough? Thanks again Anne

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