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White Mountain Backpacks™
619 Plenty Road, Preston,
Melbourne VIC 3072 Australia
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Showroom Open: Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm
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Essential Hiking Equipment


  • Pocket Knife or Survival Tool
  • 20 Metres of Nylon Cord
  • Repair Kit for Tent, Jacket, Pack, Etc.
  • Sewing Kit
  • Signal Mirror
  • Whistle (Pea-Less)
  • Water Proof Bivvy Bags
    /or Zip-Lock Bags to Protect Valuables
  • Large Rubbish Bags (Several)
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries for Torch/Flashlight
  • Spare Torch/Flashlight Bulb


  • Compass
  • Local Maps
  • Map Case
  • Pencil


  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Compression Storage Bag for Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Mat
  • PU Coated Nylon Ground Cover

Cooking and Eating

  • Food
  • Water Bottles (2 of 1Lt Minimum)
  • Water Purification System
  • Eating Utensils (Knife, Fork and Spoon)
  • Metal Cup
  • Cooking Set
    (Preferably Combo Fry Pan and Mess Tin)
  • Cooking Stove
  • Cooking Stove Fuel

First Aid Kit

  • Appropriate First Aid Kit
  • Emergency Space Blanket
  • Blister Kit
  • Insect Repellent
  • Chap Stick
  • Sun Block
  • Sunglasses

Personal Toiletries

  • Biodegradable Camp Soap
  • Deodorant (optional)
  • Tooth Paste and Tooth Brush
  • Small Towel
  • Toilet Paper

Luxury (Non Essential) Equipment

  • Camera and Film
  • Headlamp
  • Notebook
  • Binoculars
  • Candle Lantern
  • Spare Candles for Candle Lantern
  • Camp Chair
  • Fire Starters
  • Space Blanket
  • Sleeping Bag Silk Inner Sheet
  • Book
  • Coffee Pot
  • Camping Pillow
  • Soft Drinks, Coffee, Hot Chocolate
  • 2 Way Radio
  • GPS
  • Machete/Tomahawk
  • Wire Saws

Essential Clothing

  • Clothing For All Weather Conditions
  • Appropriate Hiking Boots
  • Hiking Boot Spare Laces
  • Long Trousers
  • Warm Hat/Balaclava
  • Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Wide Brim Hat
  • Socks either Polypropylene or wool blend
  • Light Gloves or Mittens
  • Fleece Jacket or Woollen Pull Over
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Pants
  • PU Coated Nylon Poncho
    /In place of PU Coated Nylon Pack Cover
  • Light Weight Hiking Shorts
  • Short Sleeve Shirt
  • Camp Shoes or Sandals
  • Long Underwear
    (Or combination Thermal T-Shirt and Thermal Trousers)
Recommendations on amendments welcome.
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Gear Repair Australia
Gear Repair International
Backpacking Spinal Health
Essential Hiking Equipment
Low Impact Camping
Australian Tourist Refund Scheme
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