Survival Camp

The Plan

The Survival Camp goes along the Six Foot Track, one of the best known in the Blue Mountains.
Day 1: Katoomba Railway Station to Cox’s River (17km)
Day 2: Cox’s river to Ranger’s Station (18km)
Day 3: Ranger’s station and Jenolan Caves (8km)
 Get pumped, because it’s going to be an awesome Camp!

What to bring

  • A decent backpack
  • Good walking Shoes (Preferably something with a solid sole and some ankle support. Don’t take new shoes as they’ll give you blisters)
  • A good change of clothes for Mass
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Warm Clothes (a jumper and long pants)
  • Thermals (It will get cold!)
  • Space Blanket
  • Beanie or Balaclava
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Torch
  • Food for all days (2 Breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners).
  • At Least 1.5 L of Water
  • Garbage Bags


Applications for the Survival Camp, like other camps is done through CareMonkey. CareMonkey is the platform through which we will be sending all camp applications from now on.

For those who do not have a CareMonkey Account please fill in the Google Form and we will create a Google Form for you as soon as possible. Click here to open the Google Form.

Camp Cost

$35 (Frontier Club Members) or $45 (Non-Club Members)

If you would like to make a direct transfer to Frontier Club account, the details are as follows:

Account Name: Frontier Club
BSB: 032 087
Account Number: 132 650
Please make the payment reference: SURNAME Survival Camp


The following is a list of experiences from past survival camps to help this year’s survival camp participants to prepare well for the trip. Although the participants are expected to experience some hardship on the trip these should result the nature of the walk rather than a lack of preparation.



Tinned food such as peached, tinned frankfurts etc. These tend to be heavy and contain excess water which adds to the weight of the pack.

Meats which may have the capacity to go off. Eg. Sausages etc. If you wish to bring meat it is best to bring bacon/frankfurts which tend to which tend to last for a longer time. If possible try and get small servings of meat in vacuum sealed packs that would be used during one meal.


Foods which are high in energy e.g. chocolates, peanuts, dried fruit, muesli bars etc.
Food which are light and can be prepared easily by adding water, e.g. noodles, Vetta meals etc.
A large variety of foods with small quantities of each. This tends to make meal times more interesting and prevents the participants from experiencing nausea from eating to much of one particular type of food



New shoes- these will tend to give you blisters after a few hours walking.
Sand shoes- eg. Dunlop volleys, these do not support the ankles and can lead to discomfort after a few hours walking.
Bring more than one set of shoes. It can be quite heavy.

Bring (one of the following)

  1. Army boots eg. GPs
  2. Hiking Boots
  3. Joggers with high sides that support the ankle.etc.



Thick Woollen Socks


Nylon/Cotton socks- these tend to get irritating after a while (particularly when wet).

The Backpack

It is important to have a backpack that can accommodate all your gear inside of it. Items hanging off the backpack tend to get irritating while you are walking and also have a tendency to be lost or knocked off by branches while walking through the scrub. If possible try and get a backpack with a waist strap at this tends to take a lot of weight off the back. When packing the backpack it is good to place the heavier items at the bottom of the backpack and the lighter objects up the top. The overwhelming feedback that comes from previous trips is that the lighter your pack, the more enjoyable the trip will be. When packing, a good rule to follow is that if something does not keep you warm or you cannot eat it, then don’t bring it.

Keeping dry

Some ways to keep dry include:

  • Wearing a water proof jacket/poncho
  • Limiting the insider of your back pack with a garbage bag.
  • Wrapping the tent and all your clothes individually in garbage bags before placing them in the backpack.


There are taps at the campsite on the second nights. We recommend bringing 3 – 4 L of water

Contact Details

 James Carroll

Ph: 0487 200 604