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Tramping

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.

General

Maps / track info / hut pass or tickets
Compass / GPS / cell phone / PLB
Pen / pencil / paper / notebook
Booking info / flight tickets
Wallet / credit card / cash
House/car keys

GENERAL EQUIPMENT

Tramping pack, liner & pack cover
Water bottle / bladder
Leki pole
Carry case for pack on airplane

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

Gas cooker / canister(s)
Billy
Cutlery, bowl, mug
Dishwash detergent
Teatowel (chux) / potmit / dishcloth

TRAMPING CLOTHES

Tramping boots, socks & gaiters
Raincoat
Overtrousers
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
Insect repellent
Spare batteries for torch, camera
Spare boot laces / strong cord / clothes line
Pocket knife
Duct tape
Sewing kit
Matches / lighter / candle / rubber / fire starters
Plastic bags x 4
Emergency blanket
Whistle

OVERNIGHT

Hut shoes & dry socks/crocs
Polar fleece trousers & top
Thermal top & longjohns
Nightwear/underwear/hankies
Warm hat & gloves
Sleeping bag/liner/stuff bag
Pillowcase/pillow
Torch/candles
Solar shower
Mosquito net
Laundry liquid

TENTING

Tent/bivvy bag/fly
Closed-cell or inflatable mat & stuff bag
Groundsheet

Food

Breakfast

Muesli / porridge / whole milk powder
Toast / spreads

Drinks

Teabags / coffee / milo / powdered juice

Snacks

Muesli bars / scroggin / fruit cake / chocolate

Lunch

Crackers / bread / tararua biscuits
Margarine / butter
Jam, cheese, salami, tuna sachets, pickle

Dinner

Soup
Dehy / add dried veges, potato, meat or pasta
(split 2-serve into 2 zip-lock plastic bags)
Instant Pudding / whole milk powder / dried fruit

Supper

Biscuits / chocolate

Water

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)
BATHROOM KIT

Soap/Towel – Small
Toothpaste/Brush
Glasses/Contact Lenses/Mirror
Toilet Paper
Comb
Ear Plugs

First Aid Kit

Medication & Equipment
Triangular Bandage
Fire-Lighting Equipment
Crepe Bandages/Binding Tape
Non-Adherent Dressings of Various Sizes
Butterfly Closures (1 pouch)
Blister Blockers/Sleek
Band Aids
Gladwrap for Burns
Plastic Bags
Cotton Buds
Scissors/Tweezers
Pencil & Paper
Safety Pins
Disposable Gloves
Throat Lozenges/Quickeze
Alcohol Wipes/Antiseptic Cream/Saline
Pain Relief – Dispirin/Paracetamol/Panadol
Antihistamine Cream/Tablets
Water Purification Drops

SURVIVAL KIT

Emergency Shelter
Fire-Lighting Equipment
Whistle
Cord or String
Fish Hooks & Line
Sharp Knife
Bandage & Plasters
Plastic Bags
Aluminium Foil
Pencil & Paper

ENTERTAINMENT

Books/Cards/Sudoku
Camera/Binoculars
Diary

EXTRAS

Thermos/Milk Container
Lunch Box

PARTY

Juice
Glasses
Party Snacks

EXTRA TRAVEL CLOTHES

Towel/Soap/Shampoo

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The Health Benefits of Being Eco-Active

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HutReno Projects

Details and logistics about the Projects.

HutReno Timeframes

Timeframes to prepare for a project, duration of a project, the best time of the year for a project, project frequency and more.

Enquiry Form for DOC

If you are a DOC employee wishing to propose a hut that requires renovation, please complete and submit this form.

HutReno Stories

We share volunteers’ stories here to give you a sense of the HutReno project experience.

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