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No matter if you’re heading out for a day hike or a multi-day hike, you still need to ensure you have a small first aid kit available in case of an emergency. Here you'll find an ultralight hiking first aid checklist you can download.
Whether you are heading out for a 2hr walk in the bush or a 6 hr hike it's important you take a basic list of items to ensure your health and safety. Too many times we hear on the news, experienced hikers becoming disorientated and lost while our on trail.
Check out what's in my pack for my 5 day hike along one of Australia's iconic trails - the Great Ocean Walk. My base weight for this load out is 4.5kg and a fully loaded weight of 10.5kg including food and 2lts of water.
Refrigeration is one of those luxuries you leave at home when you’re out on the trail, so bringing food you’ve dehydrated at home or a commercially prepared freeze dried meal, is a tasty, lightweight option.
This list shows what I took on my recent 5 day backpacking trip along Australia's Great Ocean Walk. It's simple food, nutritious and super tasty and kept me feeling energised and full the whole way.
I know the argument is why carry more when you can carry less and increase the enjoyment of your hike? In this modern day, technology has allowed us to have lighter fabrics and materials, which in turn means we get to bring more food and a few luxury items while still being lighter.