Packing List

Welcome to Hike Australia’s original purpose, it all stems from an Overnight Hiking Packing List. I have no doubt I will add and change parts of this, my intention is to cover many of the items with articles and reviews. I will link them as I go.

Hiking Pack

  • A Pack to put it all in (Duh)
  • Rain cover for pack

Sleeping Gear

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Pillow

Cooking / Eating Gear

Survival & Sanitation

  • Water-Proof Bags x3
  • Compass and/ or Map
  • Camp Towel (Small / Microfibre)
  • Water Filter (Good idea at least)
  • Purification Tablets
  • First Aid/ Survival Kit
  • Matches
  • Stone & flint (Optional)
  • Knife -> Swiss Army knife or Leatherman are great. (Aka Multi-tool)
  • Headlamp -> Spare Batteries *may* be a good idea
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Anti-Bacterial evaporative liquid
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Small Spade -> “Doug”
  • Loo Paper
  • Rope – Optional
  • Tarp – (ie 2m x 1.5m)
  • Small square of Closed Cell foam for sitting (Yoga Mat cut to size)

Clothing & Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Thermals (Top and Bottoms)
  • Fleecy or Warm Top
  • Rain Jacket / Outer Shell
  • Rain pants (Overpants)
  • Gaiters