Checklist – Slackpack Trail

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Manukuza Trails Guide 

Checklist - Slackpack Trail

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.

HAPPY TRAILS !!

GEAR TO CARRY

Please note that these items must be carried with you

CARRYING & CAMPING

  • Backpack: Daypack
  • Backpack Cover (Rain)
  • Head Torch
  • Plastic packets (litter)
  • Waterproofing: Bag Liner/ Plastic Bag
  • Tarpaulin with cord and a few pegs (Rain)
  • Seating: Seat Pad/ Tripod Stool

TOILETRIES & HEALTH

  • Sun Screen Lotion
  • Toilet Trowel
  • Toilet Paper [used with lighter]
  • Anti-Chaff Treatment
  • Personal First Aid
  • Personal Medicine

GENERAL

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

EATING & DRINKING EQUIP

  • Water Bottle/ Hydration Bladder [3l]
  • Additional 4l Water Storage [Bladder, Coke bottles [cheap, light, collapse easy, strong]]
  • Water Purifying Filter (Sawyer)
  • Water Purification Drops
  • Pot Set (should you want to cook during the day)
  • Stove & fuel (should you want to cook during the day)
  • Mug
  • Knife & Spoon/ Spork

CLOTHING

  • Hat/ Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof Jacket: Lightweight
  • Poncho

FOOD EXAMPLES

Lunch:

  • Provita, Salti-cracks, tuna, cheese wraps, chicken-mayosachets, salami, etc.

Snacks:

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

Drinks:

  • Rehydrate/ Salt Tablets/ Game

Other:

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

 

KIT BAG DROP OFF ITEMS

Please keep your bag size to a small tog bag

CAMPING

  • Table (Provided)
  • Ground Sheet / Tarpaulin (Optional)
  • Bivvy Bag
  • Sleeping Bag [Sheet in summer]
  • Ground matt (sleeping on)
  • Pillow
  • Mosquito Net
  • Bright Torch & Batteries (night watch)
  • Dish Cloth
  • Scouring Pad
  • Washing Liquid [small/ decanted]

OPTIONAL CLOTHING

  • Night: Thermal Long Johns
  • Night: Thermal Top
  • Jacket/ Fleece: Sleeveless
  • Neck Gaiter: Buff
  • Winter: Beanie
  • Winter: Gloves
  • Winter: Jacket: Polartec
  • Ear plugs for light sleepers
  • Winter: Duvet jacket [light]

EATING & DRINKING

  • Empty 2l Coke Bottles
  • (Provided) Water Jerry Can (20l per drop off)
  • (Provided)  Braai tongs
  • (Provided) Braai Grid
  • (Provided) Kettle
  • (Provided) Kettle Stand
  • Collapsible Bucket/ Basin [for water collection]
  • Pot Set (should you want to cook)

CLOTHING

  • Colours: Neutral Colours including Brown shades, greens, dark khaki, etc.
  • Underwear
  • Socks [x2]
  • Shirts [x2]
  • Shorts [x2]
  • Swimming Costume [for washing]
  • Trekking Pants [quick drying]
  • Belt
  • Walking Boots (Comfortable/ WORN-IN)
  • Sandals/ Crocs
  • Gaiters: [Sand, grass seeds]

FOOD EXAMPLES

Breakfast:

  • Pronutro, Futurelife, Oats-so-easy, muesli, nuts, dried fruits, dried crispy bacon, eggs, etc.

Dinner:

  • Limited space in a cooler box: Braai meat, Easy to cook meal on a small braai grid shared by all

Drinks:

  • Limited space in a cooler box: Soft drinks etc

  • Coffee, tea, powdered juice, cup-a-soup, etc. [prepack into mini Ziplock bags]

TOILETRIES & HEALTH

  • Personal Toiletries
  • Insect/ Mosquito Repellent [Deet]
  • Soap [biodegradable]
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush & Paste
  • Malaria: Prophylaxis – contact Doctor
  • Towel [quick drying]
  • Face cloth/ Bandana/ Buff
  • Toilet Trowel
  • Toilet Paper [used with lighter]

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