Story: Tramping



This is a typical assortment of the gear one person would need for a long tramp. Most important are the clothes, mainly made of light, warm synthetic fabrics such as polypropylene and polar fleece. There is also a tent, sleeping bag, cooking gear, map and first-aid kit. Many people take a mountain radio or emergency locator beacon when heading into remote areas. Not shown is the food, which adds many kilograms to the load.

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Carl Walrond, 'Tramping - Equipment and food', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015