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Standard Gear - Day Walks

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This is a recommended list of gear that should be carried on day walks (bushwalks less than a whole day, with no overnight camping).


Check Lists

These two checklists are for gear that should be carried on day walks (bushwalks less than a whole day, with no overnight camping). Electronic equipment is optional.

DAY WALK - Summer

DAY WALK - Winter

Walking Boots / Walking Shoes Walking Boots (waterproof)
Walking Clothes Walking Clothes
* Wicking layer (underwear layer) * Warm thermal wicking layer (underwear)
* Lightweight sun protection layer * Windstop layer (Fleece / Wool)
* Removable Windstop Layer (Fleece / wool) * Waterproof shell (Coat & trousers)
* Waterproof coat / Poncho * Cold protection Shell (conditions dictate)
Gaiters (mud/bushes/snakes) Gaiters (mud/bushes)
Hat (sun protection) Hat / beanie / balaclava (Rain/cold protection)
Back Pack Back pack with waterproof protection
Water bottle / Water bladder Water bottle / Water bladder
Gloves
First-aid kit First-aid kit (incl: Thermal blanket)
Toilet paper Toilet paper
Toilet spade / trowel Toilet spade / trowel
Maps Maps
Compass Compass
Whistle Whistle
Food Food
Sun glasses Sun glasses (snow glare)
Sunscreen lotion (UV Protection) Sunscreen lotion (UV protection)
Snowshoes (heavier snow)
Camera & film Camera & film
GPS GPS
PLB (EPIRB) PLB (EPIRB)
Next G phone (Variable coverage) Next G phone (Variable coverage)
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