Monthly Archives: September 2015

5 Packing tips for a hike

Whether it’s a short day hike or a multi-day trek, being prepared for your hike can ease your mind and ensure you have a great time.

  • Create a packing list & assess it after each hike. See what you did and did not use, and cross off unneeded or duplicated items. This ensures you take only what you need.
  • Layers Layers Layers. Make sure to pack an extra layer of clothes in your bag in case you get cold or wet and need to change.
  • Try to go with the lightest equipment possible. Most of the time the lightest equipment is also the most expensive, so try to prioritise and replace your heaviest items with lighter alternatives.
  • Ditch the heavy food. Freeze dried meals are a great alternative to carrying around heavy food items. Add in lighter snacks such as granola bars, dried fruit and nuts for in-between meals.
  • Have a first aid kit. Don’t leave the first aid kit at home in favour of more space in your pack. Bandaids, savlon, bug repellant and sunscreen are great staples to have if you don’t want to carry a lot.

Keep your energy up with our 24 hour ration packs

camping food packsGoing on a long hike or expedition for a few days and not sure what camping food packs are best to take? We take the guesswork out of it and have compiled several options for you to choose from based on your diet and needs. With both meat and vegetarian options available, you can choose a pack based on how long you will be adventuring for and your dietary needs.

Our two-day mountain marathon packs are great for weekend hiking. With all our packs being super lightweight, you can ensure you get the fuel your body needs without carrying a load of extra weight on your hike.

For the more extreme adventurers we have our day pack summit range, all 3,600kcal to ensure you have the energy to get you through harsh conditions such as extreme cold, watersports, relief efforts or just for those bigger eaters. With nine different menu options to choose from, there is something for everyone.

Take a look at our full 24-hour ration pack range here.