Checklist

to-do-list
Nope, that’s not how it works 😉

Preparing to rendezvous with the Sahyadris?
Here’s an exhaustive checklist of all the things you’ll ever need for your adventure!

For Summer/Winter One-Day treks:

  • Basic First Aid kit*
  • Identity Card
  • Trail/ region map
  • Cap/ Scarf/ Bandana & Sunglasses
  • Water (Minimum two litres.)
  • Electrolyte Powder/Drink (Electral/Gatorade/Glucon D, etc.) OR Lemon and salt.
  • Calorie dense snacks (Nuts & Dry fruits, Plum Cake, Chocolate bar, etc.)
  • Fruit Juice/drink (Mazaa, Tropicana, etc. )
  • Insect repellent (Odomos, Good Knight fabric roll-on, etc.)
  • Hand Sanitizer (Dettol, Lifebuoy, etc.)
  • Spare newspaper & Tissues
  • Multi-Tool/ Swiss Army Knife
  • Torch/ Headlamp with spare batteries.
  • Powerbank
  • Safety Pins, Rubber bands & Whistle (Useful in emergencies.)
  • Optional: Rope, Camera.

For Monsoon treks:

  • Quick Dry T-shirts are preferable over cotton tees.
  • Poncho
  • Additional set of clothes, socks, etc.
  • Plastic sheet to wrap electronic devices.

For Multi day treks (in addition to above):

  • Sunscreen (SPF 50+)
  • Rehydration pouch/ bladder
  • Tent & Sleeping Bag/ Mat
  • Trekking pole
  • A spare set of clothes & footwear (Floaters, sandals, etc.)
  • Water filter/ Thin cotton cloth & water purification tablet.
  • Instant food (soup, noodles, etc.)
  • Utensils
  • Antiperspirant powder
  • Magnesium Flint/ Match boxes (Or candles, to be used as last resort.)
  • Cotton swabs (Use it to loosely cover your ears at night.)
  • Basic Toiletries: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Chewing Gum, Mouthwash, Shower gel (for use as face wash, shampoo & washing clothes, etc.)
  • If there are few/ unreliable commercial establishments at the destination, carrying a toilet seat sanitizer spray is a good idea (Peesafe, Uspray, etc.).

*First aid kit:

  • Scissor
  • Band aids (Regular & Waterproof)
  • Analgesic spray (Relispray, Volini, etc.)
  • Antiseptic Liquid (Savlon, Dettol etc.)
  • Antiseptic powder (Povidone-Iodine based powders like Cipladine, Savlon, etc.)
  • Cotton roll & Bandage
  • Crepe Bandage
  • 1 inch wide medical tape (paper or cloth.)
  • Micropore tape
  • Tablet for motion sickness (Avomine), Acidity (Gelusil, Digene, etc.).
  • Mild pain relief tablet (Crocin)

Note: Always consult a doctor before taking any medicine.


Do’s:

-Always carry a bit of extra cash and preferably in different places.
(I learnt this the hard way 😛 )
-Always make sure someone knows where you are going (You have seen 127 Hours, right?) and the tentative schedule as well, if possible.
-Always check frequency of public transport from remote locations as well as time for the last bus/train back from the village.
-Preferably wear full sleeved/ length clothes that won’t restrict your movement and also protect you from insect bites and scratches.

Don’ts:

-Never wear valuables or jewellery.
-Do not smoke, litter or vandalize.
-Do not consume liquor or other intoxicants.


Bhimashankar 66Z


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Cheers!
Keep Trekking

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Siva Bandaru says:

    Nice info buddy …. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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