Winter Overland Track Gear List.

I recently completed the Overland Track in winter and had six beautiful days out in the Central Highlands. The equipment and gear I took on this winter Overland Track journey differed from what I took in spring. Of most note was a more robust pack to carry the weight and a four season tent.

Most of my gear stays the same year round and I will tailor a select few items to handle different conditions.

The weather in Tasmania can vary in every season, I have had snow on the ground in summer and perfect shorts and t-shirt days in winter. The Overland Track is no exception.

  • Osprey Aether 70 pack
  • Macpac Olympus 4 season tent
  • Neo air xlite sleeping pad
  • Ember III quilt
  • Aeros pillow
  • Aeros deluxe pillow (yes I know, two pillows)
  • Furno 360 stove and pot set
  • Long handle spoon
  • Small folding knife
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet kit
    • Paper
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Body Glide
  • Black diamond spot head torch
  • Edelrid micro spikes
  • Denali trekking poles

Clothing

  • Day time thermal set (merino)
  • Shorts – north face
  • Synthetic shirt – Kmart cheapie
  • 200 weight Merino jacket
  • Liner socks
  • Medium weight socks
  • Gloves – soft shell
  • Peaked hat

In camp clothes

  • Insulated pants
  • Hooded down jacket- Macpac equinox
  • 2nd merino thermal set – kept dry
  • Heavy warm socks
  • Beanie

Rainwear

  • Cloudveil goretex
  • North Face rain pants

Electronics

  • IPhone 6
  • Power bank with integrated solar panel
  • Camera canon eos 1100d plus spare batt
  • Garmin etrex summit – way out of date but still does the job of point to point.
  • Spare torch and GPS batteries

Food

  • Muesli for breakfast + portioned milk powder.
  • Coffee, various sachets
  • Snack am, weetbix bar and small snickers
  • Lunch, cheese and salami on ryvita biscuits
  • Snack pm, cliff bar and or snickers
  • Dinner, backcountry cuisine meal components, portioned each day with different spices to preference. (Much cheaper than individual packs and you can season to your own taste)
  • Cup of soup – many different flavours.
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