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In the Mountains

Packing for an Adventure pt 3

Example List for Trekking Nepal The final list in my series on Packing for Adventure. Here is part 1 and part 2. This final list is for my upcoming trip to Nepal. This trip will last from September 29th to November 6th. I will be trekking the Three Passes in the Khumbu region of the Himalaya for 16-18 days and then visiting Chitwan Jungle for around 4-days. From there I will be going solo on a trek in the Annapurna foothills with a trekking company on behalf of Soulful Concepts, a company I will be working with on an upcoming…
Morning View

Packing for an Adventure pt 2

Example List for Wilderness Guiding This article is the second part of my series on Packing for an Adventure. The following list is what I use when on a professional guiding trip. This list only reflects my personal gear. The company I work for also requires the packing of emergency equipment, communication devices, and fresh food. My total pack weight for work is between 18 and 22kg on a typical trip. The weight provided is the ‘base weight’ which is the total weight of everything in the pack, minus worn clothing and consumables. The weight will go up with food…
The Tarkine

Packing for an Adventure pt 1

Tips on Packing for a Backpacking Trip: General Packing One of the questions I get asked most is: How do I pack for a backpacking trip? Getting out of your comfort zone and seeking adventure is all part of the Wild Living Blueprint. Stepping out your front door takes risk, but with risk comes the chance of great reward. Proper preparation will go a long way towards your success. This is a huge topic for discussion, and I am going to try to simplify it for you. Below are some packing examples and a backpacking trip itinerary for my upcoming…
Tasman Island from the Blade

Guiding at the End of the World

As seen on fjallraven.com.au Imagine standing on the tallest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere. From 300-metres up you can see Australian Fur Seals, which at this height are just little black dots. Across from you, on the towering cliffs of Tasman Island, stands the 100-year old gleaming white tower that is the Tasman Lighthouse. It took you three days of walking to get here. You arrived on a white sand beach via boat. You passed over a small mountain. You meandered through the Ellarway Valley, and across Tornado Ridge. You trekked seven kilometres across the imposing heathland of Cape…

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