Shrewsbury School

Walking Expeditions Packing List

WALKING EXPEDITION PACKING LIST: Gold and Silver
(For an expedition two – four days)                     

Group Equipment
Tent (Inner, Outer, Poles, Pegs, Spares)*
Stove* (where own supplied, inspection by instructor required)
Pans & Handle* (Marked with volumes)
Fuel* (with safety stopper)
Pan Washing Kit (1 x wire wool scrubber & soap)
Matches (waterproofed)
Group Shelter*
Food (refer to separate training notes: low weight, high calories & carbs, not tins, bottle, glass or pot noodles)
Group First Aid Kit*
Camera and Batteries, & memory card (waterproofed)
Roll of Gaffa Tape

Personal Equipment
Sleeping Bag* (synthetic not natural fibres like down)
Roll Mat*
Rucksack* (65 Litres, lined with waterproof liner)
Rucksack Liner (thick heavy duty waterproof polythene bag)
Waterproof Bags (for isolating wet and dry kit & clothing in the pack)
Torch & Batteries (turn batteries around in carriage)
Wash Kit (minimal, ½ toothbrush, 1 mini tooth paste per group, small cake of soap)
Insect repellent (Avon Skin So Soft…if you can get hold of it & Face Net)
Sun Cream (Factor 30 minimum)
Personal Medical & Repair Kit (Plasters, safety pins, sewing needle, cotton, blister kit, compeed, spare boot lace)
Spare Clothes (lifa/synthetic long sleeve shirt, thin fleece, trousers (two if shorts worn) underwear, socks (thick loop stitch), emergency puffa jacket or similar)
Pen Knife (one between group is sufficient)
Waterproof Jacket* (with attached hood, taped seams, storm flaps over zips, drawstrings at base, Velcro cuffs, neck seal)
Waterproof Trousers* (preferably those than can be removed without taking off boots)
Woolly Hat & Gloves (even in summer)
Sun Hat & Glasses
Note paper & pencil
Route Cards & Map*
Compass*
Watch
Mug* (marked off with volume marks)
Plate*
Knife & Spoon (strong polycarbonate plastic ideal)
Lifa (non-cotton) top
Thin Fleece
Walking Trousers/Shorts (not jeans, quick drying synthetic ideal)
Boots (with ankle support and worn in)
Walking Socks (loop stitch)
& ‘non chaffing’ underwear

ADDITIONAL KIT FOR CAMPS WITH A BASE - eg. TALLY:
Packed in a Civilian Style Holdall
Old Trousers
Trainers
Casual Shoes
Selection of warm tops
Selection of T-shirts
Selection of Tracksuit Bottoms
Socks for a week
Underwear for a week
Alarm Clock
Book to Read
Pyjamas/Night Wear
More Comprehensive wash kit (Shower Gel etc.)
Wetsuit (if Kayaking on the programme) 

Kayaking Activities
Spray Cag*
Over trousers*
Wet suit*
Thermals
Water shoes/wet suit boots
Neoprene gloves*
Spray Deck*
Bouyancy Aid*
Kayak*
Paddle*
Dry Bags*
Paddle Leash*

Canoeing Activities
Spray Cag*
Over trousers*
Thermals
Water shoes/wet suit boots
Neoprene gloves*
Bouyancy Aid*
Kayak*
Paddle*
Dry Bags*

* Available from Stores

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