Takes you places

  • Gardens of Stone National Park

    Gardens of Stone National Park

  • Heysen Trail extended walk – Quorn area

    Heysen Trail extended walk – Quorn area

  • Federation Peak, Tasmania

    Federation Peak, Tasmania

    © Trevor Jones

  • Northern Flinders Ranges

    Northern Flinders Ranges

  • Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    © Jeremy Carter

  • Heysen Trail extended walk – Northern Flinders Ranges

    Heysen Trail extended walk – Northern Flinders Ranges

  • The Arch, Grampians, Victoria

    The Arch, Grampians, Victoria

    © Mark Proctor

  • Kangaroo Island Wilderness trail

    Kangaroo Island Wilderness trail

  • Flinders Chase Coastal Trek, Kangaroo Island

    Flinders Chase Coastal Trek, Kangaroo Island

    © Jeremy Carter

  • Blinman Pools, Flinders Ranges

    Blinman Pools, Flinders Ranges

    © Gabrielle McMahon

  • Deep Creek

    Deep Creek

  • Creek gorge, the Bunkers, Flinders Ranges

    Creek gorge, the Bunkers, Flinders Ranges

    © Jeremy Carter

Gear List – Day Walks

To participate in an activity, even a day walk or hike, you should ensure you have suitable equipment before undertaking the walk. Prime consideration is your safety, comfort and weather protection.

Gear Checklist

View the full Gear Checklist at the bottom of the page.

Bushwalking Clothes

Most members walk in lightweight quick drying shorts, a shirt, a hat and boots. A fleecy jacket or old jumper and a long sleeved rain jacket are needed to keep out the cold and wet. If the walk involves walking through scrub, gaiters can be useful to safeguard against irritating grass seeds and snakebites.

Day walks with Adelaide Bushwalkers © Jeremy Carter

Daypack

Carry all your gear in a small pack on your back. Do not carry gear in you hands as you will need them for balancing.

Boots

Boots should be comfortable, well fitted, have a strong sole and provide ankle support © Jeremy CarterBoots should be comfortable, well fitted, have a strong sole and provide ankle support. Most importantly, they should be large enough to take your feet and at least one pair of thick socks comfortably. The camping shops that specialise in lightweight pack-carrying gear can give professional advice regarding the right boot for you. This is one item that you will not be able to hire.

Good sneakers can be worn as an alternative to boots on some of the easier day walks.

Food

For Sunday walks, it is only necessary to bring water and cut lunch. Most members also bring snacks for during the day. More details on food are provided on the food page.

Many walkers find a gear checklist useful. We have included one at the end of this booklet.

Gear Checklist

  Item Day walk Weekend Walk 1 week Dry climate 1 week Wet climate
Shelter
Pack  
Waterproof pack liner or dry bags  
Daypack
Tent, poles & pegs  
Groundsheet  
Sleeping bag & inner liner  
Sleeping mat  
Clothing
Rain-jacket
Over trousers      
Light quick drying shirt 1 1-2
100 Polartec fleecy or light jumper
200-300 Polartec fleecy or heavy jumper  
Spare under clothes   1-2 3-5 3-5
Light quick dry shorts or longs
Thermal underwear  
Wide brim hat
Sunglasses
Gloves
Balaklava or beanie
Footwear
Boots
Camp shoes  
Socks 1-2 2-3 2-4
Gaiters
First Aid & Toilet
First aid kit
Sunblock cream
Lip balm
Blister treatment equipment
Toothbrush & paste  
Toilet paper & trowel  
Paracetamol and Anti-Inflammatory
Personal medicines
Puratabs, water filter or Tincture of Iodine  
Face cloth & soap or moist tissues.  
Food
Food bag  
Separate Lunch Bag and scroggin bag
1-2 litre plastic rigid Water containers
5-10 Litre wine skins  
Stove Lighter/Matches  
Saucepan and lid  
Detergent & tea towel  
Rubbish bag
Spare fuel  
Knife Fork Spoon  
Mug and Plate  
Other
Torch, spare globe & batteries
Compass, map & map holder
Whistle
Pocket knife
Insect repellent
Light book  
Camera & spare battery
Spare film  
Spare Pack Buckle  
Money


Wynn Vale, upper Dry Creek and nearby areas, 12 Dec
Mt Aspiring NP NZ, 23 Feb 19 - 2 Mar 19
Snowy Mountains, NSW, 25 Feb 19 - 5 Mar 19
Bogong High Plains, 8 Mar 19 - 15 Mar 19
Mt Crawford Forest, 6 Apr 19 - 7 Apr 19
Hiking gear for hire at reasonable rates. Try out gear before you buy your own.
Meetings 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month, in the hall at the North Adelaide Community Centre.
Joining ABW takes you to new places you may never have heard of, off the beaten track, and to have new experiences.