Four days walking along the beach is a great intro to tramping the lenght of NZ. The weather has been wonderful, shorts and T shirt conditions the whole way down and I even had a swim in the surf on the Thursday. Got sun burnt yesterday, as I packed in 34 km to reach the holiday camp and a warm shower. Some great campsites at Twilight Beach and again at the Bluffs. and plenty of freash air. Good stuff. More to come as soon as I get the time.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
|Vacuum packing machine in action|
|Pasta broken down into meal lots|
For multi day tramps, like the Te Araroa trail, I find that by using a small vacuum packing machine, I am able to both reduce the size (and bulk) of the meals and improve the shelf life. By sealing the meals in airtight conditions they often last for weeks without deteriorating and it reduces the chance of moister getting in to things like milk powder. I now have over 357 separate meals ready to use on my Te Araroa journey.