Gear Guide

Trekking Gear Checklist
We can supply your trekking, camping and hydration needs.

Note:

There is no where along the Track to get access to medications

If travelling with friends or as part of a group you may be able to share some of the creams/lotions.

Please check your ‘What’s Included and What’s Not’ list

This list is our recommendation of what to take

Toiletries

1Toothbrush
1Toothpaste
1Roll on deodorant (odorless recommended)
2Rolls of toilet paper
1Wet ones
2Small soaps (small soaps are best in case you lose one in the fast flowing rivers)
1Ladies hygiene products
2Antibacterial Hand Gel

Camping Trekking Gear

170-75 litre (minimum) backpack
1Daypack
You do not need a daypack if you are carrying your own pack
12 person tent (included in Australian Led Treks)
1Groundsheet (big enough to go under your tent)
13 leg stool (optional)
1Sleeping bag (0 to +5 rating)
1Self inflating mattress or foam roll
1Pillow (optional)
1-2Walking poles – this is essential
1Head Torch (and spare batteries)
1Deep plate (big enough for cereal and dinner)

Medical Kit

1Medications as Prescribed by your Doctor
(Anti malaria, antibiotics for wounds and infections, anti inflammatory, anti vomiting, epi-pen
etc…)
1Anti-Inflammatory medications (eg. Ibrofen, Voltaren, Nurofen)
1Antihistamines (e.g. Telfast, Phenergan 10mg)
1Antiseptic lotion/cream (e.g. Paraderm Plus, Betadine, Bepanthen)
1pktBlister Pads (optional)
1Diarrhea Tablets
1Foot fungi powder - Resolve (Johnson baby powder also works well)
Gastrolyte (must have)
1Headache Tablets
2Insect repellent
(We suggest ‘Bushman Plus’ – always keep it on)
2 pktsLarge size band-aids (cloth type)

Clothing

1Walking boots and spare boot laces
1Sandals – adventure style with good grip and covered toes and
Thongs
1Long cotton pants or equivalent and long shirt / thermal (for night
time)
1Rain jacket
1Shirts for trekking/sleeping
1‘Skins’ style sports clothing shorts – (2XU sports wear optional)
(Highly recommended, great to reduce chafing)
2Walking shorts or walking pants and sleeping
Swimwear (for rivers and hotel)
4Pairs of woolen hiking style socks
3Comfortable underwear / bras (micro-fibre recommended)
1Gaiters (optional)

Extras

Extras (Below are some ‘optional extras’)

Diary and pen
Playing cards
Large zip lock bags (for personal items, clothes, lollies)
Approx. 400 Kina (PNG money) for drinks and/or fruit on the track
if needed.
(Sometimes villages sell ‘bilum bags’ to trekkers, they cost approx K60-K100
Take small change e.g. K5 and K10 notes)