You won’t need everything on this list for every event and we’ll tell you if there’s anything special needed for a particular event, so it’s a reminder list of what may be wanted hence the splitting into essential, desirable etc. We have rucksacks and compressor sacks you can borrow, and usually some pairs of nearly-new boots.

For DofE expeditions we have lightweight tents and cooking kit and we’ll give you detailed lists of what other kit you’ll need when you’re preparing - you have to carry everything for 2, 3, or 4 days so every gramme counts.

Essential items:


Desirable items:


Nice to have but not too important:


Not really worth bothering with:

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