As we all know, the lighter your pack, the more you will enjoy your multi-day hiking adventure in Australia or overseas.
With this in mind, Byron Community College recently ran a Lightweight Hiking Course which gave participants expert advice on choosing the lightest affordable equipment and dehydrated food.
A highlight of the Course was a gourmet hike cooking class with dishes such as:
- Miso soup
- Linguine with speck, hard fried in ghee and garlic and embellished with fresh snow peas and shaved parmesan
- Thai rice with coconut milk, lemon grass, snow peas and chilli tuna fillets
- Chocolate chia pudding with coconut milk
- Billy tea
The Course also included a local day ‘off track’ hike and the option of overnight camping and hiking experience.
The Lightweight Hiking Course was presented by Steve Millard from Byron Hikers who has extensive experience planning and leading hundreds of hikes all over Australia and the remote Indian Himalaya. Steve loves sharing his knowledge to encourage more people to experience the simple pleasures of hiking in the wilderness. Most importantly Steve wants more people to become aware of the need for conservation of our precious national parks and natural areas. Email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This lightweight hiking class will run again through the Byron College in February/March 2023. For those keen to learn more hiking recipes the book Xtreme Gourmet has lots of information on ‘high energy, lightweight recipes for the outdoor enthusiast’.