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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.

This is a bare minimum kit for the Ultralight Hiker.

Your kit should be compact and put into a waterproof wallet/pouch.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Multi-Day Ultralight Hiking Gear List BAG  FOOD + DRINK Backpack (35-75 ltrs) Meals Dry Bags Snacks Packing Cubes Water Bottles and/or bladder Water treatment system SLEEPING COOKING Tent or Hammock Stove Sleeping bag or Quilt Stove Fuel Sleeping pad Matches or lighter Compressible pillow Cookware Utensils NAVIGATION CLOTHING - WARM WEATHER Map or Guide Wicking t-shirt Compass Trekking pants and/or shorts Wicking underwear RAIN PROTECTION CLOTHING - COLD WEATHER Waterproof jacket Wicking base layer Waterproof pants or skirt Wicking leggings Fleece or down jacket FOOTWEAR Beanie Hiking boots or shoes Gloves Socks Camp shoes PERSONAL ITEMS Watch SAFETY Heaplamp Mobile...

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