Te Araroa Gear List & Walkthrough :: Long White Gypsy

Te Araroa Gear List & Walkthrough :: Long White Gypsy

Here it is, my final pre-Te Araroa gear list!

I’m still a good couple kilos over weight than I would like, but it will be interesting to see what I can shave off in the first couple of weeks. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

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  1. Darren Wilson on September 23, 2022 at 12:11 am

    hi Michelle
    For a towel I use a chux cloth and i picked up a Mountain warehouse towel only 28gr for both and they take next to know room.
    I use a chux cloth to warp my cooker and put it mi my cooking pot with the gas canister it stops it rattling and gives me a spear cloth
    warp around 15 mm thick of strapping tap around your treking polls and i use duck tape on one and strapping tape on the other
    also you can use had sanitiser to help get afire going . i dont use compression sacks i would put your down jacket in a zip lock bag and just put your quilt in its own bag . i find not having round cylindrical items in my pack makes it eraser as you dont have round lumps in your bag .
    wish i could start my journey now but a illness in the family has derailed all my plans….. yup im sad , Gutted
    have a great and safe adventure

  2. Glam by Cheryl on September 23, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Thanks for sharing. Always love seeing others packs

  3. zoe on September 23, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge ! I just found your channel and am so excited to watch more of your videos. I’m from Aus and really want to hike the Te Arora but I know nothing about surviving outdoors or thru hiking so I’m excited to learn 🙂

  4. Steve L on September 23, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Tea strainer??

  5. TheKath1000 on September 23, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Thank you so much for all your videos! I’m dreaming of doing the TA next year and doing some longer hikes in Australia at the moment. Your channel thought me so much!

  6. Lindsay Smith on September 23, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Well done your gear is looking good what you are taking is very much as I have done. To lose some weight I would look at your compression sacks with your sleeping bag and down jacket if you use 2 or even one sea to summit or similar water proof bag that you can put both items in will save some weight. As mentioned above chucks cloth is all you need and yes one in your mug works well too. Maybe not need to take a sitting pad as you already have an assortment of things you can use ( your coat or any waterproof sack ) The difference between shoes or boots in mud or sand is small if you sink into mud it will go over boots as well as shoes
    and you will it is easier to dry shoes than boots. A victornox kitchen knife is a great knife to take and will save some weight also. wishing you well. Im sure as you walk you will go through your gear in your mind and figure out what you are not using and post it home. Happy walking

  7. Brendan Larsen on September 23, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Great video thanks. For a towel I’ve got a pack towel. Super lightweight and easy to dry. What kind of jacket have you got?

  8. Cameron Higgins on September 23, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Honestly this channel is amazing, deserves way more attention! ☺️

  9. T Cormio on September 23, 2022 at 12:42 am

    FYI try using a baby wrap as a towel – it’s light soft and quick drying – can be used for multiple purpose

  10. R S on September 23, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Water filtration?

  11. Catherine Booth on September 23, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Hey Michelle – I’m really interested in why you chose to bring both your Garmin and the PLB? I have the InReach Mini and for me it serves as both

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