Originally Posted by titanium_hiker
The mantra of this forum is "PICTURES!"
it really helps to see where you're coming from.
There is a stack of info about hiking on the web- yes a lot of it is US based, but it is adaptable to here- though one thing to remember is that water isn't as available as it seems to be along the AT- the all knowing "they" suggest carrying 2 litres of water... which means you have to get the weight down on the rest of your gear.
PS: Let me translate for you americans... ute = pick up truck, swag = traditional camping gear, akin to a sleeping bag + bivy.
Yep yep thanks for that, I figured three litres would get me into enough trouble. I normally carry 20 odd litres in the car, not gonna happen on a hike I'm afraid!!! My first trip is likely to be the 6 foot track in the blue mountains, only 50 kilometres (no I'm not going to convert it!!!), the tourists seem to be doing that in three days!!! They must be sitting around alot.
Thanks also for the translations...sometimes I forget where my target audience is from!
I'll do some pictures when I do the first shake-down trip. I'm lucky enough to have National Park across the road
easy to bail out!