Testing my camping gear on an overnight hike
My second gear test for Te Araroa Trail took me further afield than my garden, for a hike and overnight stay in Rotorua. My goals were to:
- Test my fitness over a distance of 35kms.
- Walk for the first time with a 12kg pack.
- Play with my Backcountry Navigator phone app.
- Check whether my tent was waterproof.
Before the trip, I found the appropriate map section on Backcountry...