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Choosing hiking gear for a multi day hike

Heading off on a multi day hike? It’s one of life’s great pleasures, but the right gear and a good dose of preparation goes a long way. When you’re preparing for a multi day hike it’s important to check that all of your hiking gear is in good, working order and will be suitable for the conditions you expect on the hike. If it’s not, or you’re missing items, it’s important to borrow, rent, or buy the right gear, as the wrong gear can be the difference between a great trip and a failure (and in the worst cases, it can be dangerous).  The next five points generally require a bit of research, but once you have a reliable stove, sleeping bag, tent, or shoes, you won’t have to start again every time you plan a hike (and you will get to develop strong opinions about why your item is the best choice).

Two people at Calm Corner, Murramarang South Coast Walk. Photo credit: Remy Brand / DPE
Photo Information Murramarang National Park Remy Brand / DPE, 2023

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