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
- Hand Sanitizer
- Body Glide
- Black diamond spot head torch
- Edelrid micro spikes
- Denali trekking poles
- 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
- Cloudveil goretex
- North Face rain pants
- 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- Garmin etrex summit – way out of date but still does the job of point to point.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
- 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.