Most projects will involve some degree of tramping. The estimated tramping time, difficulty, terrain and/or track types will be outlined in each Project Profile. From road end, volunteers could expect to hike to the project site from between two and six hours.
Tramp Categories – Duration and Difficulty
Each Project Profile will categorise the duration and difficulty of what to expect while tramping in the backcountry while on a HutReno project. Listed below are abbreviations that specify duration and difficulty. As with all tramping, variations to these categories should be expected.
This information is used with permission from the Howick Tramping Club in Auckland.
S = Short (under 4 hours)
M = Medium (4-6 hours)
L = Long (6 hours +)
EDW = Easy Day Walk
MDW = Medium Day Walk
HDW = Hard Day Walk
MDT = Multi Day Tramp
Overnight Tramping Check List
Keep it lightweight because you have to carry it!
This information is used with permission from Valerie Holt; President Howick Tramping Club in Auckland.
Maps / track info / hut pass or tickets
Compass / GPS / cell phone / PLB
Pen / pencil / paper / notebook
Booking info / flight tickets
Wallet / credit card / cash
Tramping pack, liner & pack cover
Water bottle / bladder
Carry case for pack on airplane
Gas cooker / canister(s)
Cutlery, bowl, mug
Teatowel (chux) / potmit / dishcloth
Tramping boots, socks & gaiters
Shorts / polyprop longjohns – quick drying
Thermal top(s) – quick drying
Polar fleece jacket / long sleeved jersey
Balaclava / gloves / over-gloves
Sunhat / sunglasses
Crampons / ice axe
JUST IN CASE / SPARE
Sunscreen / lip cream for snow
Spare batteries for torch, camera
Spare boot laces / strong cord / clothes line
Matches / lighter / candle / rubber / fire starters
Plastic bags x 4
Hut shoes & dry socks/crocs
Polar fleece trousers & top
Thermal top & longjohns
Warm hat & gloves
Sleeping bag/liner/stuff bag
Closed-cell or inflatable mat & stuff bag
Muesli / porridge / whole milk powder
Toast / spreads
Teabags / coffee / milo / powdered juice
Muesli bars / scroggin / fruit cake / chocolate
Crackers / bread / tararua biscuits
Margarine / butter
Jam, cheese, salami, tuna sachets, pickle
Dehy / add dried veges, potato, meat or pasta
(split 2-serve into 2 zip-lock plastic bags)
Instant Pudding / whole milk powder / dried fruit
Biscuits / chocolate
Allow at least 1Litre per 6 hours
More in hot weather or if hill climbing
Hydrate well before & after tramp
Multi-Day Tramping Check List
Ex MSC Bushcraft Manual (2006)
Soap/Towel – Small
First Aid Kit
Medication & Equipment
Crepe Bandages/Binding Tape
Non-Adherent Dressings of Various Sizes
Butterfly Closures (1 pouch)
Gladwrap for Burns
Pencil & Paper
Alcohol Wipes/Antiseptic Cream/Saline
Pain Relief – Dispirin/Paracetamol/Panadol
Water Purification Drops
Cord or String
Fish Hooks & Line
Bandage & Plasters
Pencil & Paper
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Enquiry Form for DOC
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