Everything you need to know

Find everything you’ll need to make your expedition the best ever right here! What you’ll need, where to find it, plus our recommendations on how to prepare. Discover your spirit of adventure and get inspired by our range of expedition resources helping you and your team to plan, train and complete an adventurous self-sufficient journey. 

Expedition Kit List

Use our Expedition Kit List to plan what you need for your expedition. Remember, it is just a guide – don’t pack it if you don’t need it!

Expedition Kit Guide

Whether you are doing a Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE Award, this guide is just a summary; the best place you can get advice is from your DofE Expedition Supervisor, who will check your kit.

Expedition Resources

We’ve put everything you might need to know about the different aspects of your expedition onto simple posters. Use these to help prepare for your expedition.

Where to buy your kit

Discover the best places to buy your kit – and don’t forget to use your DofE Card, you can save at least 10% and often up to 40% – plus every purchase generates a donation to the DofE charity.

Unbeatable offers on waterproof boots!

Browse Hi-Tec’s range of DofE recommended great value, performance, fully waterproof footwear, ensuring your feet are fully equipped for all outdoor adventures. Every style of lightproof waterproof walking boots are available in the Hi-Tec collection. Quality full grain leathers to vegan-friendly synthetics uppers, all our waterproof boots are instantly comfortable and super durable.

Unlock your potential with Radix

Plant based, gluten free, nutritionally balanced and made with premium natural ingredients, Radix food is the newest edition to the DofE Recommended Kit List. Enjoy Mexican Chilli, Smokey BBQ, Basil Pesto, and more!


Lifesystems and Lifeventure

Check out our range of 50+ DofE Recommended products ready to see you through your expeditions.


Open Gold Residential Kielder Northumberland

Set in the heart of Kielder Forest Northumberland, in partnership with Forestry England. Includes conservation, restoration and team building tasks!