MARLBOROUGH TRAMPING CLUB INC

WHAT TO DO

  • Decide on a trip that you would like to do and is within your current capabilities.                                     
  • Contact the leader at least three days before the trip                                                                                            
  • You will need to give your contact details plus an emergency contact number if different from your own.                                                                                         
  • Please let someone know if you are unable to make it on tramp day.                                                                              
  • Check that you have suitable gear and footwear.              
  • Be at the meeting place 10 minutes before departure time.  This is Horton Park on Wednesdays and the Council Office  Seymour St on a Sunday unless otherwise arranged.                               
  • Boots are preferable on all but a few trips where good sports shoes may suffice.  You would need to check on this with the trip leader.  Foot wear must be clean. especially the soles- this is to avoid spreading unwanted matter, eg seeds. We  also ask you not to wear your boots in other peoples cars.           
  • On all tramps comply with the leaders requests and stay within the main group.                                              
  • Be observant and take note of your surroundings and any particular landmarks                                            
  • Have the correct money for transport
  • Trampers like nothing better than an Ice cream on the way home so always carry and extra bit of cash.

Most importantly - have a great day out.  



WHAT TO TAKE

  • Adequate food for a full days outing
  • Extra food in case of an emergency (eg Muesli bars)
  • Adequate liquids for the trip.  Do not rely on being able to replenish water bottles from rivers.
  • PLB if you have one

Always have in your pack ;

  • Thermal Blanket
  • Note book and pencil
  • Whistle
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Torch
  • Toilet Paper
  • Spare boot laces
  • Water proof matches or lighter
  • Dark Glasses if going on snow
  • Any personal medications 

Small First Aid kit containing;

  • Antihistamine tablets      Band Aids
  • Roll Sticking Plaster         Scissors  
  • Panadol                              Thermal Sheet
  • Tweezers                             Lip cream
  • Crepe Bandage                  Dressing Pads

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Light weight, quick drying shorts and top                        (denim and pure cotton and not suitable)                  
  • Boots and good quality socks                                            
  • Gaiters are a real benefit but not essential. They   protect your legs when bush bashing and do help keep your feet dry.                                                              
  • Several layers of light weight clothing is best and it is imperative that a water/wind proof layer is in your pack at all times.  Even in the middle of Summer the weather can quickly change especially on alpine trips.

Carry with you; 

  • Warm jumper
  • Sun hat 
  • Gloves and a  warm hat
  • Thermal Long Johns and top
  • Water proof Jacket and over trousers