Dirt path

A dirt path leading
into the wilderness

Why These Items?

These items that I am showcasing below are the items that I would usualy take during the initial phase of my journey. Some items can defer for some cases, such as going to harsher climates that do not have many settlements along the journey.


Bags of Oats

Packets of Oats

These small satchets of oats were light to carry around during my trip. They are a packed with fiber and nutrition to eat as breakfast or as a snack along the way. They are simple to make as they only require hot water or, if you are lucky to find, milk.

Bag of pasta

Bag of pasta

Pasta was good to carry around. It was packed with carbohydrates that fueled me throughout my journey. It gave me something more substantial to eat during lunch or dinner.

Can of Sardines

Can of Sardines

Sardines were used as my main source of proteins and as another taste instead of constant blandness from the pasta and oats. Though the can was heavy to carry around, it is compact and packed to the brim with sardines. This allowed me to carry more in a smaller sizes.

A pot

A small pot

Carrying a pan around is quite a hassel and takes up too much space. Thus using a small pot, we are able to boil and fry food. The pot could be also used as a protective layer for any fragile items in the bag.

A knife

A knife

Having a knife on person was a very vital tool. This knife was not only used for cooking, it also provided kindling for a fire, creting shelters and even defending myself from any threats along my journey.

First aid kit

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is a must to bring on any of my trips. In the bag, I have bandages, antiseptic cream, scissors and a few painkiller pills. All these item are essential for medical situations that might occur out in the wilderness and when you don't have any communications to the nearest medical centre.

A lighter

A small lighter

Having a lighter in bag was the best way to start fires for warmth, cooking food or boiling water and signal fires. This lighter was very small yet have enough fuel to last me the whole duration of my journey. However, if I was to loose the lighter, I could also use a flint and steel or rubbing 2 sticks together. This was just to quicken my process of creating a fire.

A ball of rope

A coil of rope

Rope has a very broad range of uses to it. It can be used to support and create structure of a shelter, make snares to capture food, climbing up or absailing down clifts. This rope was essential when I was traversing very difficult terrain.

About Me

My Name is Lim Zong-Yi, a 22 year old Singaporean currently staying in Australia. I traverse and explore forested areas and plan wilderness trips for others via the enternet. Using this website, I can show what I carry during my trips around Australia and the rural places I've been to. I chose Australia as my main country to explore as it is the closest country that has a range of climates and biomes that I can exprience. I will occasionally give private tours and bring companions on my journeys.