What gear, food and equipment would you take for two weeks wilderness hiking?
If you are planning a long backpacking trip (into really wild country) what gear would you need?
Matthias Siegel, over at Matt Down Under, has put together a terrific gear list for his trip to the South West Cape area of Tasmania (see map below)
He leaves on the weekend, and will fly into Melaleuca airstrip and then explore the South West Cape region, probably heading out the Port Davey Track to Lake Pedder.
Matthias is a great mate of Frank’s (who taught him every thing he knows…..which is not a lot) He writes up very concise posts about his bushwalking trips, gear, food and travel. They are recommended reading.
If you are after an excellent gear list and a few ideas about what to take on your next trip (and why) , Matthias’ information is well worth a read. The full list and comments are here at: My bushwalking checklist
Below is a more detailed Google map of the area with some of Matthias’ route plotted:
View South West Cape + Port Davey Track in a larger map