My recent social media post of the gear I was packing for a quick weekend in the royal National Park sparked some interest so I've thrown together this list of the equipment I took, which I managed to fit into a 45 litre pack.
This is the ‘dry’ list and doesn’t include food, water or gas. Total dry weight was about 9.5kg. It’s certainly possible to go lighter but I’m not really a madcap gram-shaver, and certainly not just for a casual overnighter.
Naturally, most of the stuff I use is available at Trek & Travel so I have provided links to the products in our web store. Some may be temporarily unavailable or older models, so the links may not be to the exact product.
Lowe Alpine AirZone Trek+ 35:45 litre pack
Sea to Summit Spark II sleeping bag
Sea to Summit Ultralight Insulated sleeping mat
Arc’teryx Zeta AR Waterproof Jacket
OR Foray Waterproof Overtrousers
Earth Sea Sky Vertical Fleece Top
Arc’teryx Atom LT Insulated Jacket
Other clothes (worn or in dry bag): 1 pair shorts, 1 pair longs, 2 t-shirts, 2 pairs socks, 2 pairs boxers
Optimus Crux Terra Weekend Stove & Pot Set
Matches, lighter and Light My Fire Firesteel
Sea to Summit X-Set 2 Folding Bowl & Mug
Opinel #8 Carbon Steel Folding Knife
Camelbak Crux 2L Reservoir
Nalgene 750ml N-Gen Water Bottle
Katadyn Micropur Forte Purification Tablets
Julbo Dolgan Sunglasses (old model)
NSW Topographical Maps (Otford & port Hacking)
Notebook, pens, camera
Home-packed First Aid Kit
Battered leather hat (model’s own)
Eagle Creek Quarter Cube with Toiletries (no longer stocked)