Tararua Tramping Club

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Trip Information Weekend Gear

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Day gear


  • Day pack
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Waterproof parka
  • Jersey or Fleece
  • Shorts or walking trousers (no jeans or cotton)
  • Balaclava or similar hat, sunhat
  • Mitts or gloves
  • Longjohns
  • Overtrousers (can depend on season, but essential if above bushline)
  • Torch
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Waterbottle (fill at home)
  • Personal first aid kit and Red Cross First Aid phone app
  • Compass, GPS, phone, or navigation device
  • Topo maps of the area, track description


  • Sun protection (depending on season)
  • Gaiters
  • Thermos with a hot drink

Weekend Gear


Do NOT bring cotton clothing (leave cotton clothing at home!)

  • synthetic shirt/polypropylene or wool/merino singlet
  • bushshirt/polar fleece jacket/wool jersey
  • quick drying shorts
  • underclothes
  • two pairs wool/polypropylene socks
  • boots
  • gaiters
  • handkerchief

Storm clothing

  • Waterproof parka and windproof overtrousers
  • wool/synthetic mittens
  • balaclava/hat

Change of clothing

  • polypropylene/wool top
  • polypropylene/wool long johns
  • socks
  • underclothes
  • hut footwear

Sleeping gear

  • groundsheet
  • sleeping mat
  • sleeping bag and liner

Other gear

  • GPS device, compass and Topo maps of the area, track description
  • Personal Locator Beacon (available on loan from the gear room)
  • Headlight or torch, with spare batteries, (and spare bulb if applicable)
  • personal first aid, first aid manual, or Red Cross First Aid phone app
  • DoC hut tickets/annual pass
  • toilet paper
  • insect repellent
  • whistle
  • matches in waterproof container, or lighter
  • candle, or led lantern
  • 1 litre of water
  • camera, spare camera battery
  • antihistamine tablets
  • water purification tablets
  • small towel
  • sunhat
  • sunblock
  • sunglasses
  • togs
  • toilet gear
  • stove and fuel
  • billy, billy cleaner
  • pot mitt or billy handler
  • tent, poles, pegs
  • fly
  • poles and pegs

Line pack with large plastic survival bag to keep all gear dry, or use smaller waterproof bags.

Snow, Winter, and Alpine conditions

  • additional top layer and longs, socks
  • overmitts
  • snow goggles
  • crampons and ice-axe (check with trip leader)

Extra pack weight approximately 3 kg.

See also

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