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Horsetail Falls walk now open


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Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


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Background Notes 2d

2d Food list for extended walks

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When working out how much food to take, you need to allow about 1 kg per person per day. To ensure that rations last for the period of the walk, divide them into daily packs – and take food for one day more than your planned trip time. Suggested quantities below are per person for one day.


Food Type Recommended Quantity
muesli/oats 100 g
powdered milk 100 g
dried fruit 50 g
raw sugar 10 g


Food Type Recommended Quantity
crackers 40 g
bread (sliced fairly solid, rye or pitabread) 150 g
jam/honey/Vegemite/peanut butter 60 g
cheese 100 g
bacon/salami/tofu 80 g
butter 100 g
pre-prepared packet meal 1 serve
noodles 150 g /or rice 130
fresh vegies (garlic, onion, carrot, capsicum, beans) 200 g (for shorter trips)
dehydrated vegies (peas/carrots/corn 25 g
salt/pepper/herbs & spices (small amounts)
fresh fruit 2 pieces (for shorter trips)
dried apricots/peaches/raisins 80 g
instant/rice pudding 1

Drinks & snacks

Food Type Recommended Quantity
coffee 1 teaspoon
tea 2 tea bags
milo 3 teaspoons
nuts/chocolate/lollies 100 g
energy bars 1
oatmeal biscuit 1/2 pkts
soup 2 ‘Cup-a-Soups’
water allow 2-4 litres per day