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    What to pack for a 2 day trip - Kaimais

    Hey Team,

    So I am heading out for a 2 day trip into the Kaimai's, planning to stay in a hut. I was wanting to ask if anyone has a list of gear to pack handy that I could use please ? just don't want to overlook something? as well as keep the pack as light as possible.

    I was going to pack an extra days food in just in case.

    Cheers for the help

    M

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    My rough list for an overnighter

    Clothes:
    Jacket
    Fleece or merino jersey
    Puffer jacket (optional depending on area)
    Baselayers top & bottom
    Shorts
    Gaiters
    Boots
    Socks
    Beanie

    Sleeping:
    Sleeping bag
    Sleeping mat
    fly or tent

    Equipment & other shit:
    First aid kit
    Epirb
    Powerbank
    Headlamp and spare batteries
    Lighter x2 (seperate storage)
    Firestarter
    Map and compass
    Permit
    Plastic bags
    Length of paracord

    Hunting:
    Rifle & bolt
    Ammo
    Meat bags
    Knife & steel
    Binos & rangefinder (optional)

    Cooking:
    Gas & stove
    Bowl
    Cutlery
    Mug
    Billy
    Water bottle

    Good idea to take a sleeping mat even if staying in a hut, can always sleep on the floor if the bunks are full. Fly/tent optional for same reason. Probably missed something too
    Last edited by Jvaughan; 15-04-2021 at 01:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jvaughan View Post
    My rough list for an overnighter............Probably missed something too
    Something to cook and eat perhaps. ? :>) Apart from that your list is very good_
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    Under hunting equipment don't forget magazine. Made that mistake once.
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    Greetings All,
    The area that you can often save a bit of weight is food. People tend to take too much. For an overnight trip try to take stuff that does not need cooking. Muesli for breakfast. You can put this in a plastic bag with a plastic spoon. It can double as some spare food. Sandwiches for lunch with pack proof bread. Salami, cheese sardines or whatever for filling, no need for butter or spread. One of those dehydrated meals you can eat out of the packet for tea. I have often used my large stainless cup on my stove to heat water for drinks so the billy and the bowl could be left behind. Being an old Fudd I have no idea what the power bank is for. If you need it to charge your phone in 2 days you should be talking less and hunting more. After each trip try to identify the things you didn't need and drop them off your list if they appear often.
    I heard a story about taking too much food that may have been true. Some trampers noticed that there was always an over supply of food and steadily reduced the amount they took down to nothing at all. Other trampers spotted this and adopted the practise. All went well until all of the non food carrying trampers went on a trip together. There were some awkward moments sitting around waiting for others to produce their food until the awful truth dawned on them. No-one had any. There were some hungry and bashful trampers that emerged from the bush at the end of the trip. True? I hope so.
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    Put rocks in a pack to the weight you think the animal you shoot will weigh, then stuff whatever else will fit into that pack...ditch the rocks and you are good to go.

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    Also found out a couple of weeks ago that dehydrated food is very heavy if there is no water supply where you go. You would think in Tongariro there would be plenty of water but not the case, all streams completely dry.

    I'm going to get some neoprene pouches made up I can put some frozen meat into in small portions along with pre cooked potatoes that I can fry up in a small pan. Make up a stew and portion it up and freeze it. I reckon it would stay frozen for a couple of days and then be ok for a day or two after that. No reason some bacon couldn't be put in for breakfast. Couple tins of Baked beans wouldn't go astray either.

    The dehydrated stuff doesn't give you much energy either as there are actually very few calories in them.

    Spend some time sussing out water availability and be ready to hump some in if you have to. I'm sure others with more experience might have some other ideas.

    This came about after we were going to spend two nights in the bush but ran out of water on first night due to amount taken by dehydrated meals. We had to come out on second day. Also energy levels were stuffed as we weren't getting good nutrition from those meals. Proper food would have weighed less than the water and we would have had enough water for a second night in.

    Yep I'm rethinking the entire food thing for overnighters.
    Last edited by Gordo; 15-04-2021 at 04:36 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan501 View Post
    Hey Team,

    So I am heading out for a 2 day trip into the Kaimai's, planning to stay in a hut. I was wanting to ask if anyone has a list of gear to pack handy that I could use please ? just don't want to overlook something? as well as keep the pack as light as possible.

    I was going to pack an extra days food in just in case.

    Cheers for the help

    M
    What hut are you headed for?...chatting to a guy today that seen 5 (3 stags, 2 hinds) on the way into a hut...someone else took a six (nice animal) from above Thompson's a couple of days ago

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    I made my own dehy mince. Is bloody good. Just cook a bunch of mince af if you were making spag bol. Mince, onion, garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms and seasoning. Once cooked, dry it in the oven or a dehydrator.
    In the bush just add boiling water. Add it to some instant mashed potato. Add a bit of biltong to the mix. Comes out mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chur Bay View Post
    I made my own dehy mince. Is bloody good. Just cook a bunch of mince af if you were making spag bol. Mince, onion, garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms and seasoning. Once cooked, dry it in the oven or a dehydrator.
    In the bush just add boiling water. Add it to some instant mashed potato. Add a bit of biltong to the mix. Comes out mean.
    How long does it take to dry in the oven? I take it just on a low heat with the fan on? Sounds good.

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    On food, I find mixed nuts to be perfect. High in calories and relatively light for the amount of high quality fat it provides. Rice is also good, anything can be mixed into it to cook. In the end food isn't as important as water. I like those bottles with a filter in them (e.g. Katadyn befree) so i can filter water straight from a stream. A pair of extra socks is almost always appreciated. I don't bother with bowls and mugs, just bring my billy and the multi purpose lid. Just drink coffee from the lid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohawk .308 View Post
    How long does it take to dry in the oven? I take it just on a low heat with the fan on? Sounds good.
    Can remember exactly. I just had on 50 or so with the fan on. Didn't take that long.The last lot I did was in a dehydrator.

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    Cheers I’ll give it a go

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    Look up fishnhunt nimrod packing list. I use it and it's excellent for everything you need.
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    You would probably be fine with 1/2 doz of sardines, a block of cheese, and some tins of corned beef, oh and don't forget some onions.
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