Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Planning for Te Araroa

I am now well into the planning stages for my 5 month walk the length of New Zealand, along the 3,000 km Te Araroa trail and I have been really suprised just how much planning is needed. When I first came up with this project, I just thought, oh well, not much different to any other multi day tramp I've been on - just a bit longer, that's all. But no, each step takes a lot more work and planning.
Food prep is not a big concern for me, as food planning is what I really do best, so this has been really fun. Although re-supply in some of the more remote areas of the NI looks interesting and I am having to prepare food drops on some of the longer sections of the SI. I have now started buying food in bulk and breaking it down into meal size portions. It's going to make an interesting photo when it's all put together.