Kit June

Kit for expeditions from June 2021

You bring indicates items you provide.

SEEE indicates items arranged by leaders, who will agree with you locally how this is done.

 

You

SEEE

CLOTHING

 

 

1 pair of walking boots (broken in)

Yes

 

2 pairs of walking socks (1 pair for each day if desired)

Yes

 

Jacket/coat (waterproof and windproof)

Yes

 

Waterproof overtrousers

Yes

 

2 fleece tops or similar, preferably 1 thin + 1 thicker

Yes

 

2-3 T-shirts (thermal optional) 1 for each day

Yes

 

2 walking trousers (warm, NOT jeans) – 1 can be zip-off

Yes

 

Underwear

Yes

 

Warm hat and sun hat

Yes

 

1 pair of gloves

Yes

 

1 pair gaiters

Optional

 

Midge headnet

Yes

 

Neckerchief

Yes

 

PERSONAL KIT

 

 

Facemask & small bottle of hand gel

Yes

 

Rucksack

Yes

 

Rucksack liner (or 2 strong plastic bags)

Yes

 

Sleeping bag in waterproof bag

Yes

 

Sleeping mat

Yes

 

Waterproof bags

Yes

 

Whistle

Optional

 

Torch, preferably head torch, and spare batteries

Yes

 

Personal first aid kit (see below)

Yes

 

Food (at least 3000 calories per day)

Yes

 

Emergency rations in sealed bag/box

Yes

 

Water bottle

Yes

 

Cutlery

Yes

 

Plate/bowl

Yes

 

Mug

Yes

 

Sunblock

Yes

 

Insect repellent

Yes

 

Towel

Yes

 

Small quantity of money (optional)

Yes

 

Notebook and pen/pencil

Yes

 

Watch (stopwatch function is handy)

Yes

 

KIT SHARED BY THE GROUP

 

 

Plastic aprons, gloves and eyewear for COVID protection

 

SEEE

Tent for individual use

 

SEEE

Camping stove(s)

 

SEEE

Gas for stove

 

SEEE

Group first aid kit

SEEE

Box of matches (in waterproof container)

Yes

 

Cooking pans

 

SEEE

Tin opener (if required)

Optional

 

Tea towels

Yes

 

Plastic bags for rubbish etc.

Yes

 

Sponge to mop out wet tent

Yes

 

Toilet paper

Yes

Trowel (if available)

Helpful if you have it

SEEE

Map 1:25 000 for area

Helpful if you have it

SEEE

Compass

Helpful if you have it

SEEE

Map case

Helpful if you have it

SEEE

Whistle

Helpful if you have it

SEEE

Glo-stick

 

SEEE

Camera (optional), properly protected

Optional

 

Survival bag (if available)

 

SEEE

Water purifying tablets

 

SEEE

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL KIT

 

 

Head/neck scarf

Optional

 

Hydration pack or extra water bottle

Optional

 

Small pocket tool

Optional

 

After-sun cream

Optional

 

Sunglasses

Optional

 

Case/box to protect glasses overnight

Optional

 

Waterproofing (pre-expedition)

Optional

 

Spare boot lace(s)

Optional

 

BE PREPARED Extra items to have available in the group, just in case …

 

 

Tape, string, cord, cable ties, sanitary products, toilet paper, multi-tool …

 

 

PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT

Protection

Disposable non-latex gloves

Face mask

Alcohol gel

Wound dressings 

Fabric plasters/waterproof plasters

Blister plasters i.e. Compeed

Bandages

Roller bandage (you can use neckies for triangular bandages)

Additional items (always good to have)

Guidance leaflet (this will come with any purchased kit)

Safety pins

Antiseptic wipes

Adhesive tape

Tick remover

Tweezers 

Any personal medication (leaders need to be aware of this)

Here is a list of some very light things that can help you deal with the unexpected on an expedition.  Some are personal, others can be shared by the group, but it is worth thinking about them and packing them safely where you can find them.  Most of them will be in your house, but that won’t help if you are in the hills.

  • Cord, string, paracord Make sure you have enough to tie things together, make a spare guy rope etc.
  • Tape Duct tape is very useful, but you don’t need a big roll.  Wind some round an old credit card, lengthwise, and it will help patch all sorts of things.  It is very strong, and waterproof.
  • Cable ties  Have some of different sizes, if possible.  They can hold a boot together, or a rucksack, or whatever.
  • Multi-tool or small knife  This can cut things, be a screwdriver (both types) and help you repair all sorts of things.
  • Sanitary products  Be aware that strenuous exercise can lead to an unexpected period.
  • Toilet paper  Have some extra, folded in a poly bag.
  • Kitchen roll  Have some folded in a poly bag.
  • Freezer bags  These can keep things dry, but also be used to patch things, using tape.  Use one to carry your emergency kit.