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Weekend Kit List – Autumn, Winter, Spring
  • Bushcraft knife – ideally, short carbon steel blade, with a Scandinavian ground edge, approx 3-4inches (8-10cm) in length, or the width of your hand
  • Tarpaulin - approx. 2.5x3m or 3x3m in blue or green
  • Fire lighting - equipment if you have it.
  • Clothing - your clothing should be suitable for the season, during cold months multiple thin layers are better than one thick layer. Include a spare set to get changed into if/when you get wet, and a plastic bag to put your wet kit into
  • Waterproof jacket - the UK weather is very temperamental in warmer months but you can guarantee it’ll be cold and wet in the off seasons. Breathable membrane materials used by manufacturers are better at keeping you dry e.g. Goretex, E-vent, paramo, or Isotex
  • Waterproof Trousers - if you have them. Breathable membrane means you will less likely be damp from condensation
  • Full finger gloves - for when it gets cold
  • Leather roper gloves - if you have them; useful but not essential
  • Hat - for when it gets cold
  • Sensible footwear - 3 Season walking boots are ideal during the autumn, winter, and spring. They provide ankle support, and are warmer and waterproof. They need to be worn in beforehand
  • Sleeping bag - a good 3-season sleeping bag throughout the spring, summer and autumn, you can always vent it if you are too hot. A 4-season sleeping bag during the winter is a must
  • Carry matt - a self inflating mattress is considerably warmer in winter
  • Survival bag - orange colour; if you need rescue this will stand out on a hill side far better than green
  • Drinking water bottle - a 1 litre (minimum) water bottle(s), or water bladder
  • A Billy Can/cooking pan - approx. 1 litre if you have one
  • Spoon, bowl and mug
  • Cleaning equipment - a household sponge and small bottle of multi-purpose soap
  • Torch and spare batteries - a head torch is ideal, as it will leave your hands free, but a not essential, any form of torch will suffice
  • Personal cleaning kit - e.g. wet-wipes, toothbrush and sun cream, and toilet paper. Avoid deodorants which will inform the wildlife to your presence
  • Carrier Bags x2
  • Snacks
  • Rucksack - 45-55 litre rucksack should suffice. Please bring all of your kit contained in one rucksack, as you’ll most likely have to walk with it
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