This is a bit of a simple gear list and it isn’t quite finished but should give people some idea of what I am carrying. Most of it was bought at Living Simply with hours of help from Chris….Thanks, Chris! I have matched it up against the prime list given on the Te Araroa site. I’ll edit this up later once it is all finalised, and I have an idea of weight, if I get time.
I have now added a “The other end of Te Araroa” post which explains what gear was used and how it worked as well as some things I would have liked to have had.
Pre Te Araroa Gear List
|Te Araroa site gear list||My gear list|
|Several pairs of trail socks||3 x Merino trail socks|
|Decent trail shoes (light-weight ones that drain well) or boots – personal preference||Boots – Lowa Ranger 3|
|Leggings/shorts/thermals||Gaiters – Lowa Alpine Gaiters
2 x Nylon Shorts
1 x Thermals (top and leggings)
|2 x shirts||2 x Merino Shirts|
|Merino long sleeve/thermal top||Jersey|
|Decent waterproof coat (can be a life-saver!)||Stony Creek Stow it Jacket|
|Waterproof trousers||Waterproof trousers|
|Primaloft jacket||Might buy one when I get southward.|
|Windproof shell||Fleece Jacket|
|Buff/wooly hat/sunhat||GBI Fire benie
|High SPF Suncream||Done, but only SPF 30
|Descent backpack||Aarn backpack|
|Light-weight tent/bivy||MSR Hubba Hubba|
|Blow-up sleeping mat||Therm-a-Rest – Evolite Regular|
|Down sleeping bag/waterproof bag||One Planet – Bungle -4 Regular DWR|
|Cooking stove/fuel/cooking pot/spork||MSR – WindBurner Stove System
Primus Titanium Cup
Light My Fire – Titanium Spork
|Laminated maps||No, but I have printed out the Northland set and posted the rest here under files.
|GPS with trail downloaded||On phone|
|Marker pen/sharpie||I got a dry erase pen instead. Should be OK on the maps and I can erase mistakes.
|mobile phone/waterproof bag||Mobile phone|
|PLB (Personal Location Beacon)||Ocean Signal – Rescueme PLB1 (Beacon)|
|SOS Survival Tin||Aide Void R1 1st aid kit|
|First aid kit incl. Hikers Wool||Done….possibly excessive.
|Emergency foil blanket||Yes|
|Light-weight walking poles – personal preference||No – well, maybe. If I meet someone I will try theirs.|
|A stool tool/loo roll||Fiskars Nyglass Transplanter|
|Headtorch/spare batteries||Tikka +|
|Food/snacks/water/electrolyte||10x dehydrated dinners.
10x OSM bars.
10x gruel (instant porridge)
|Water purification tablets/UV steripen||Sawyer – Mini Water Filtration System|
|Hi-viz vest and/or pack cover – essential for road walking and forestry sections||Tuffviz Hiviz Vest|
Interestingly, my pack has ended up a bit heavier than I was aiming for. 13kgs base weight. With food and water this will add up to an initial walking weight of about 17kgs….which sorta sucks and was partially the reason for buying the dehydrated food. I need to make sure my fitness will be OK as all my training walks were with a 13kg pack. Cest la vie.
( “The other end of Te Araroa” post.)