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Expedition Training Kit List


  • Sleeping bag and liner
  • Sleeping mat
  • Large expedition rucksack (65lts)
  • Rucksack liner
  • Small day bag and waterproof liner (approx. 25-30 litre rucksack and liner)
  • Water proof stuff sacks (bin liners/plastic bags OK but use the strong ones)
  • Walking boots (recommend good quality, high ankle support)
  • Waterproof jacket & trousers
  • 1 x thick jumper/fleece
  • 1 x lightweight fleece
  • 2 x long sleeved shirts
  • 2 x T-shirts
  • 2 x pairs walking trousers
  • Thermals or warm clothes (for cold weather/nightwear)
  • Underwear
  • 3 x pairs thick socks (max)
  • 3 x pairs thin/lining socks (max)
  • Warm hat & thick gloves (x 1 set)
  • Sunglasses (optional), lip salve
  • Wash kit & towel (lightweight towel recommended)
  • Hand sanitiser* – dry gel (no water needed, good for travelling, wet wipes also good)
  • Torch & spare batteries (head torch highly recommended)
  • Small note book/diary (in a waterproof bag)
  • Pencil (better than a pen when wet!)
  • Watch
  • 2 x water bottles (1 litre each)/ or combine day sac with bladder ie Camelback)
  • Knife, fork, spoon, bowl & mug
  • Plasters/Blister Patches
  • Additional snacks e.g. flapjacks, pack of biscuits, chocolate bar, dried fruit and nuts.


If it is likely to be cold during your training weekend we suggest you bring a few extra items to keep you warm and happy. As it is unlikely you will need these items for your actual overseas expedition, we suggest you borrow them from friends or family rather than buying them.

Don’t worry about fitting your extra items in to your rucksack, or having to carry extra weight, bring them in a separate bag which you can leave at the campsite.

  • Extra set of gloves or mittens
  • Extra hat or balaclava
  • Extra set of warm clothes for sleeping in, including thick socks
  • Borrow a thicker sleeping bag or bring a warm blanket to go over your sleeping bag


You will need to organise with your team who is going to be responsible for bringing the following items for team use.

  • ‘Long’ safety matches (waterproof ones are ideal)
  • Bin bags – for waste
  • You must bring all the food for your expedition training with you. Your teacher has been given your food budget and you will need to shop before you leave.

These items will be provided for you by Outlook

  • Tents
  • Stove and fuel
  • Washing up kit
  • Walking safety rope, sling and karabiner
  • Maps & compasses
  • Group First Aid kit and chlorine tablets (to allow participants to sample the taste of chlorinated water)

To download a copy of this Expedition Training Kit List, click here

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20 St Johns Road,
Penn, High Wycombe,
HP10 8HW

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