What Gear to Bring When Getting Outdoors

/What Gear to Bring When Getting Outdoors
What Gear to Bring When Getting Outdoors 2018-08-03T12:25:01+00:00

“We want all of our attendees to have an amazing memorable time, and having the right gear is one of the basic principles of the outdoors”

– Robert Bruce, Founder.

The good news is that we have teamed up with Macpac, who offer any Got To Get Out ticket holder a huge discount on gear, right up to event day. This discount, and of course the advice of Macpac store staff, is really helpful for Got To Get Out crew!

As an indication of what you might need to bring, we have prepared a few scenarios below. Your exact gear list will change based on the location, season, and facilities provided at the destination and will be sent to you when you book an event. But this is a useful start to get you thinking about what gear you might need, should you want to get outdoors with us!

Got To Get Out guides / hosts may ask to view your gear before departing on a trip, and have permission to open your bag to check.

Day Hike in summer (half day)

Essentials

  • Grippy walking shoes, or boots (avoid sneakers)
  • Day pack (est 30l)
  • High-energy snacks for the walk (e.g. scroggin or trail mix)
  • Food for lunch or main meals
  • Peaked or brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Water (1.5 l). Hydration pack or bottles
  • Breathable material clothing (avoid jeans, cotton)
  • Thermal or merino base layer (in case it gets cold)
  • Any personal first aid

Optional (highly recommended)

    • Rain jacket (you never know!)
    • Emergency blanket
    • Cooker, if allowed in the area, to make a hot tea or food

Day Hike in winter

Essentials

  • Grippy walking shoes or hiking boots (avoid sneakers)
  • Day pack (est 30l)
  • Beanie or head/neck scarf
  • Water (1.5 l). Hydration pack or bottles
  • Warm layers of merino, then fleece, then rain protection. Avoid jeans, cotton
  • Spare thermal or merino base layer in your bag
  • Any personal first aid

Optional (highly recommended)

    • Over trousers
    • Emergency blanket
    • Cooker, if allowed in the area, to make a hot tea

Overnight hike gear list

Essentials

  • 65l pack at least
  • Bag protector (rain proof)
  • Sleeping bag, inside waterproof bag
  • Sleeping bag liner (recommended to keep your bag clean!)
  • Water bottles or hydration pack; 1.5 liters at least
  • Rain/windproof jacket
  • Dry clothing for the hut
  • Spare socks, underwear for day 2
  • Toilet paper and other toiletries you make require
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • High energy snacks for the trip
  • Food for lunch on the trail, dinner in the hut, breakfast in the hut
  • Gas cooker, if none in the hut
  • Spare gas if required
  • Cup, mug, plate/bowl, knife/fork/spoon
  • Plastic bag (for rubbish – everything that comes in needs to go out)
  • First aid kit, emergency blanket

Optional (highly recommended)

    • Hut shoes (slides or slippers, etc)
    • A fly sheet for emergency or lunch shelter if raining

Need some gear? Head to a Macpac store near you to pick up high quality, durable gear for a great price. Quote Got To Get Out and you’ll get an awesome discount too!

Read about our partnership with Macpac here.