Blueies Backpack Checklist

Friday 30th September 2016

Here is the backpack checklist of what I put in my bag for 3 days hiking in the Blue Mountains. Probably still way too many things. I am still learning to optimise!

Full list in photos:

CARRYING
– big backpack 70L
– rain cover for pack (optional)
– foldable small pack (optional)
SLEEPING
– tent
– footprint (optional)
– sleeping bag inside a bin bag
– liner (optional)
– mattress
– air chair (optional)
CLOTHES DAY
– Hiking Boots
– liner socks + wool socks
– Hiking Pant
– Merino underware
– Merino Bra
– Merino Shirt Short sleeves
DEPENDANT ON WEATHER – on me or in bag
– Merino Long Sleeves
– Rain Jacket
– Rain Pant
CLOTHES NIGHT
– Flip-flops (optional)
– Merino leggings
– Merino shirt
– Merino Long sleeves
– Fleece Jumper
– Down jacket
– Gloves
– Scarf
– Warm hat
CLOTHES SPARE
– Spare liner socks + wool socks
– Spare underware
WALKING TOOLS
– Sunscreen
– Insect repellent
– Trekking Poles (optional)
– Gaiters (optional)
– Hat (optional)
– sunglasses (optional)
– Binoculars (optional)
WATER GEAR
– Camelback 3L
– Nalgene bottle 500ML
– Purification tablets
NAVIGATION
– Maps
– GPS (optional)
– Compass (optional)
COOKING
– Pot 2.5L
– Gas stove
– Gas bottle 600ML (a 345Ml would be enough for 3 days)
– Lighter (optional)
– Flinders stone
– Sponge (optional)
– Washing liquid (optional)
– Small microfibre towel (optional)
TOILETRY / NIGHT GEARS
– Deodorant
– Toothbrush + toothpaste
– Glasses, spare contact lenses, contact lenses box, product (if needed)
– Few cottonbuds
– Spare hair bands
– Small microfibre towel (optional)
– Mooncup (optional (girls / if needed)
– Earplugs (optional)
– Eye Mask (optional)
– Headtorch
READING / WRITING / RECORDING (optional)
– Small notebook and pen
– Electronic book
– Sound recorder
FIRST AID KIT
– Spare batteries for headtorch (AAA) and for GPS (AA)
– Tape
– Patch for mattress
– Antiseptic cream for bites and stings
– Pawpaw (burns, dry skin, minor cuts)
– Thermometre
– Diarrhea kit (dehydration capsule, Smecta, Immodium, Tiorfan)
– Strepsils
– Tick remover
– Eye drops
– Nurofen, paracetamol, aspro
– Compeed
– Bandage for sprains
– Backpain patches and tiger balm
– Bleeding injuries kit – alcohol swab, betadin, band-aid, dressing pads, sterilstrips, cissors, tape for pad
– Whistle
– Tweezers
OTHER
– Spare ziplog bags
– Safety blanket
FOOD – BREAKFAST
– Various tea bags
– ‘Back country’ brand – porridge with dried fruits
– Cereals in ziplog bag
– Apple
FOOD – LUNCH
– 2 wholemeal wraps  per day (bag of 6)
– Long salami
– Cream cheese 140g
FOOD – SNACKS
– Cereal bars
– Almonds and sultanas
– Chocolate
FOOD – DINNER
– ‘Back country’ brand – chicken tikka masala 2 serves
– ‘Back country’ brand – Lamb and olives  2 serves (carried by Christina)
– ‘Back country’ brand – Apricot crumble 2 serves
– ‘Back country’ brand – Apple pie 2 serves (carried by Christina)
CAMERA GEARS
– Camera + lens + battery
– Spare lens
– 2 spare batteries
– 2 spare cards
– Gorilla pod
– Timer
– Filter ND400
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