Lightweight Hiking GuideChoosing the right equipment and food for your lightweight hike can make a world of difference to the success of your hike. Experience will teach you a lot, but for now, read the guidelines below and you will be making a good start.
Before taking any item, there are four questions that you should ask:
Personal GearFirstly read pages 110 to 117 of the "Fieldbook for Australian Scouting", then take a look at Personal Gear.
Patrol GearThis is where a lot of additional weight can quickly be added to your neatly packed Pack. As a Patrol, think it all though carefully and make the appropriate allowances. Patrol Gear will help you.
Packing Your PackThis is something you need to know about, and do yourself. Packing Your Pack will provide you with some general guidelines.
Menu PlanningPlanning your Menu will keep your Patrol in good spirits and supplied with enough energy to still be smiling at the end!
First AidFirst Aid is the practice of attending to the simpler needs along the way.