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Weekend course kit list – summer

We live in the UK, and mother nature often has a cruel streak, so packing well is so important.


    • Sleeping bag - A 2-season sleeping bag throughout the summer; you can always vent it if you are too hot, and you can wear your spare clothes if too cold

    • Carry matt - a self inflating mattress is significantly warmer and more comfortable as they insulate you from the ground.

    • Survival bag - Orange colour, if -in the future- you need rescue this will stand out on a hill side far better than a green one

    • Clothing - Your clothing should be suitable for the season, long sleeves and legs afford protection from sun and scratches but are warmer. Bring a warm layer for evenings. You should also consider a spare set to get changed into if you get wet, and a plastic bag to keep your wet cloths separate from your dry ones.

    • Waterproof jacket - the UK weather is very temperamental, this is a must

    • Waterproof Trousers - if you have them, useful but not essential

    • Gloves - Highly recommended, given the unpredictability of the English weather. not essential.

    • Beanie hat and or sun hat (with brim) - useful but not essential from late spring to early autumn courses.

    • Sensible footwear - 2 Season are suitable through the summer. They should still provide ankle support and be waterproof. 3 Season walking boots are still ok but will be a that bit warmer.

    • Torch & 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 & paste, sun cream, and toilet paper. Avoid deodorants which will inform the wildlife to your presence.

    • Carrier Bags x2

    • 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.

    • Eating equipment - Spoon, bowl/plate and mug.


    • Bushcraft KnifeNot essential for our courses, we will loan you one and you will have the option to buy one from us.But if you have one feel free to bring it with you.

    • Tarpaulin - approx. 2.5x3m (minimum), or 3x3m ideal. Not essential for our courses, we will loan you one and you will have the option to buy one from us.

    • Fire lighting equipment (if you have it) - E.g. Swedish fire steel. Not essential for our courses.

    • Drinking water bottle - A 1 litre (minimum) water bottle(s), or water bladder. Not essential for our courses as water will be available.

    • A Billy Can - or a cooking pan approx. 1lt if you have one. Not essential for our courses. one will be made available to cook in.

    • Cleaning equipment - A small household sponge and small bottle of multi-purpose soap. Not essential for our courses. one will be made available.


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