Head up from Gibbons Track, through Muir Track and onto Parahara Valley Track, then heading up the un-maintained Parahara Stream Circuit, coming out onto the Odlin Timber Track and staying at Odlins Number 2 Campground.
Tawhitokino is a nice balance of being far enough away that you don’t get car campers, but close enough that you don’t have to carry a pack 4 hours up hills to get there.
Essentially a couple of overnight tramps put together, we wanted to cover a couple of sites in the Coromandel Area; including a walk to the Pinnacles and across the tip of the Coromandel. We had our first experiments with dehydrating our own food, so were also keen to try a much lighter way of carrying our meals around.
A simple overnight stay in the Mataitai Forest.
It’s nice to know, that IF something should go wrong in the great outdoors (and there is plenty that can) – I have the survival training to be able to make do with what is presented to me.
It’s really easy to load yourself up to the point where you struggle to lift the pack anymore. But what are the Bushcraft Essentials, what do you really need as a bare minimum?
While it’s important to have the proper equipment on you when the need arises, it’s even more important to know how this equipment fits within the Survival Priorities that arise in a survival situation.
Heading right to the tip of the Coromandel.
Heaven on Earth? Quite possibly. And we got to spend 2 weeks there!
Some of you may remember my earlier article about the Mystery Ranch Crewcab – a great modular pack that fit’s the Mystery NICE Frame system – well – here is another. The Mystery Ranch Mountain Ruck.