Checklist – Mulitday wilderness Backpack

 “if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the wild,
step out of the vehicle and touch the soil” 
Manukuza Trails Guide 

Checklist - Mulitday wilderness Backpack

Please follow this check list carefully. Certain of these items are essential others use

your discretion. Should you wish to leave something off or do not have access to it

contact your trails guide.



  • Colours: Neutral Colours including Brown shades, greens, dark khaki
  • Underwear
  • Socks [x2]
  • Shirts [x2]
  • Shorts [x2]
  • Quick drying pants
  • Belt
  • Walking Boots (Comfortable/ WORN-IN)
  • Sandals
  • Gaiters: [Sand, grass seeds]
  • Remember warmer “layers” for early mornings & evenings in the cooler winter months. Jacket, beanie etc
  • Hat/ Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Buff
  • Waterproof Jacket/ Poncho: Lightweight
  • Swimming Costume [for washing]


  • Backpack: Multi Day
  • Backpack Rain Cover
  • Daypack: Super Light
  • Head Torch
  • Torch & Batteries (night watch)
  • Collapsible Bucket/ Basin [for water collection]
  • Stuff Sacs/ Dry Bags
  • Plastic packets (litter)
  • Waterproofing: Bag Liner/ Plastic Bag
  • Tarpaulin with cord and a few pegs (Rain)
  • Bivvy Bag
  • Mosquito Net
  • Ground Sheet / Tarpaulin
  • Sleeping Bag [Sheet in summer]
  • Ground matt (sleeping on)
  • Pillow (collapsible)
  • Portable Chair or Seat



  • Identification/ emergency contact details
  • Car Keys
  • Trekking Poles


  • 2 x 2l Coke bottles [cheap, light, collapsible, strong]
  • Additional 4l Water Storage [Collapsible Bladder/ Water bottle]
  • Water Bottle/ Hydration Bladder [3l]
  • Water Purifying Filter (Sawyer)
  • Water Purification Drops
  • Stove & fuel (all meal to be cook on this)
  • Mug
  • Knife & Spoon/ Spork
  • Pot Set
  • Washing Liquid [biodegradable small/decanted]
  • Scouring Pad
  • Dish Cloth


  • Multi-Tool/ Pocket Knife
  • Sewing Kit
  • Cable Ties
  • Camera
  • Matches & Lighter
  • Mobile Phone & Charger [keep off/ on aeroplane mode
  • Binoculars
  • Solar Power Bank
  • Para-Cord [+10m]



  • Pronutro, Future life, Oats-so-easy, muesli, nuts, dried fruits.


  • Provita, Salti-craxs, tuna, cheese wraps, chicken-mayo sachets, salami, etc.


  • Pasta, dehydrated vegetables, smash, soya mince, bully beef, tuna, salami, chorizo, pre-packaged hiking meals, spicy rice, 2 minute noodles, couscous.


  • Energy bars, biltong, trail mix, sucking sweets, biscuits, etc.


  • Coffee, tea, powdered juice, cup-a-soup, etc. [prepacked into mini Ziplock bags]
  • Rehydrate/ Salt Tablets/ Game


  • Sun Screen Lotion
  • Lip Protection
  • Towel [quick drying]
  • Face cloth/ Bandana/ Buff
  • Soap [biodegradable]
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush & Paste
  • Toilet Trowel
  • Toilet Paper [used with lighter]
  • Malaria: Prophylaxis – contact Doctor
  • Insect/ Mosquito Repellent
  • Anti-Chaff Treatment
  • Malaria: Prophylaxis
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Personal Medicine
  • Personal First Aid

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