The Kruger Trail Preparation List

The items in Green are optional/nice-to-haves and the items in Blue can be shared in a group of 2 or more

Clothing 

  • Boots/walking shoes & extra laces 
  • 4 Pairs of thick outer socks 
  • 4 Pairs of thin liner socks 
  • 6 Pairs of underwear 
  • 2 Quick-drying t-shirts 
  • 1 Long sleeve t-shirt 
  • 1 Pair of quick-drying zip-off trousers 

Sleeping/Shelter Gear         

  • 2 Pair of shorts/zip-off trousers 
  • Heavy-duty bush shirt / Jacket
  • Rain jacket/poncho 
  • Fleece / down vest 
  • Hat (wide brim hat or peak) 
  • Swimming Costume 
  • Tracksuit pants, t-shirt and flipflops sleepwear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mattress (foam rather than inflatable)  Tent* see notes (Rucsacs go inside) 
  • Inflatable pillow (or just stuff your excess clothing into a t-shirt) 

Cooking:

  • Gas stove, gas canister & cooking pot
  • Aluminium windshield
  • 2 x Lighters in separate (watertight) 
  • Plastic plate, mug
  • Cutlery Spork knife
  • Dishcloth 

Toiletries:

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Lightweight trowel zip-lock packet  □ Facecloth 
  • Biodegradable body/facewash 
  • Other personal toiletries 
  • Quick-drying towel (or Kikoi) 
  • Waterless hand soap

Other  

  • Backpack with rain cover 
  • Pocket knife 
  • Trekking poles (walking sticks)
  • Zip-Lock bags (to keep electronics & other dry)
  • Sunscreen, lip balm & insect repellent
  • Dish soap & washing sponge/scourer
  • Dry-bags for sleeping bag and clothes 
  • 3 litres water in bladder & water bottles 
  • Biodegradable laundry detergent
  • Camera & spare batteries
  • Lightweight clothesline & washing pegs
  • Plastic packets for trash 1 per pax
  • Headlamp & spare batteries 
  • R200 in a zip-lock packet

Emergency / First Aid

  • Painkillers/anti-inflammatories (Paracetamol & ibuprofen) 
  • Plasters, strapping tape and gauze 
  • Antiseptic cream 
  • Antihistamine (Non-drowsy) 
  • Anti-chafe cream (use daily) 
  • Burn Shield 
  • Strepsils
  • Rehydrate  □Rennie 
  • Antacid 
  • Zam-Buk 
  • Duct tape 
  • Emergency/space blanket

Food (Ideas/Suggestions) 

Breakfast: Snacks: 

  • Future Life or Oats-O-Easy (ration per day) 
  • Raisins / Rusks 
  • Energy/breakfast bar

 Lunch:          

  • Seed-loaf rolls or crackers (ration per day) 
  • Cheese spread triangles (ration per day)
  • Tuna & Noodles / Couscous
  • Smash with Salami / Tuna 

 Dinner:           

  • Penne pasta or 2-Minute Noodles 
  • Quinoa / Couscous / Smash
  • Salami / Tuna / Quorn mince
  • Mini-Snickers and Jelly Babies 
  • Peanuts & Raisins

General:        

  • Sugar and salt
  • Couscous (with dried veg)  
  • Game
  • Biltong / Droëwors (ration per day)
  • Chips (small packets – 1-2 per day) 
  • Instant coffee or tea & powder milk
  • Lemon juice 
  • Vinegar
  • Worcestershire Salt
  • Garlic Powder
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