this is a group for slower-paced, stop-and-smell-the-roses kinds of outdoor adventures!! we will be scheduling camping trips, hikes that are beautiful and not technical or excessively difficult, and through hikes on some of the amazing new great walks in queensland!
please offer your ideas for hikes and trips and i hope to meet you soon!
here is some information about equipment you will need from the brisbane bushwalker club website:
• Day pack
• 2 Litres water
• Sunscreen • First Aid Kit
• Thermal top &/or jumper
• Morning tea & lunch
• Matches or Cigarette Lighter
THROUGHWALKS AND OVERNIGHT WALKS
• Parka, raincoat
• Sleeping bag and inner sheet
• Hat, gaiters, sunglasses
• Warm clothes for nights
• Durable day clothing
• Sleeping mat
• One change of clothes
• Swimsuit if near water
• Water bottles
• Matches or cigarette lighter
• Torch • Tent and/or tent fly, pegs
• Small piece of candle
• Map & compass
• Billy, frypan and billy lifters
• Plastic bowl & plate, cutlery
• First aid kit
• Cooking appliance and fuel
• Rubbish bag
• Food - high energy
• Soap, toothpaste, toilet paper
• Contact officer details
• Small towel
• Pen and paper
• Tent (large or small)
• Sleeping mat (Thermarest, li-lo, foam, whatever!)
• Warm bedding - sleeping bag and/or your Doona from home is good for winter
• Stove (small camping style or larger 2 burner family camping style)
• Billy or other cooking utensil • Food (Sat breakfast, lunch suitable to go in daypack, evening meal Sun breakfast and lunch. Nibbles for Sat evening social time)
• Usual day walking gear
• Folding chair - optional
• Pillow - optional
FIRST AID KIT
A small first-aid kit consisting of band-aids, paracetamol, wide elastic bandage, tweezers and anti-sting ointment will be sufficient for your first walk. This can be added to as you learn from others. A suggested list follows:
• 1 triangular bandage
• 2 non-adhesive dressings
• Tweezers, needles
• Safety pins
• Wound dressings
• 50mm elastic crepe bandage,
75mm elastic crepe bandage
• Elastic bandage or Micropore tape • Roll of plaster
• Gauze bandages 25mm, 50mm, 75mm
• Pencil & paper, plastic bags, first aid notes
• Cream for stings eg.Stingose, Paraderm
• Painkilling tablets
• Space blanket
Carry ID and any necessary personal medical instructions.
Remember the following when deciding on your menu:
• Take food that you personally like.
• Take more than you think you will need. Exercise builds appetites.
• Take food easily cooked. Best if it fits into one pot on one burner.
• Use food easily prepared and cooked. After walking all day you will want a meal with the least possible effort and fuss.
• Pre-cooking saves time and fuel.
• Fresh food keeps for a two-day weekend.
• Dehydrated food saves weight only if you camp near water.
• Dehydrated food is essential on extended walks.
• Canned food is more suitable for base camps due to weight and litter.
• Milk can be fresh, long life or powdered.
• Plan each meal separately to ensure nothing is forgotten.
• Rolled oats, muesli, cereal, breakfast bars, etc
• Powdered milk or individual small cartons
• Fruit, fresh or dried
• Bread or rolls with your favourite spread
• Breakfast bars
• Bread, white, brown pocket bread, pita bread, wholemeal, etc
• Crisp bread, Ryvita, Vita wheat etc
• Butter/margarine (optional, often best spread before leaving home)
• Spreads, jams, honey, cheese, vegemite, etc
• Cold meats, salami, cheese, small tins tuna
• Salad items, tomato, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, etc
• Snack pack fruits, fresh fruit (hard rather than squashy)
• Tuna with pasta or fried rice
• Noodle or pasta packages
• Casseroles can be pre-cooked and frozen or dehydrated
• Stir fried vegetables
• Sweet biscuits
• Chocolate, dried fruits
• Scroggin, mixture of dried fruits nuts sweets chocolate etc
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