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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Walking Tips: What to Take

It's important to take the right gear on a long-distance walk, and it's essential not to take too much of it. You've got to carry everything on your back, and you'll soon regret taking that extra pair of smart trousers when the pack's digging into your shoulders.





Medical and Toiletries


Not all treks need you to carry food, but the following is roughly what I would take for an eight-day trek, and it includes enough food for ten days (it's a good idea to carry extra food in case of emergencies). Make sure you take too much food rather than too little; you can always lighten your pack by having a feast or two.

Camping and Cooking Gear

Obviously not all treks require camping and cooking gear, but here's the minimum you'll require if you're going to be living out under the sky.

Other Things to Consider

And last, but not least, don't forget to pack your smile. It makes walking so much easier...