This guide is aimed at helping participants and parents to choose and then find the right kit for their expeditions and DofE adventures.
Having the right equipment is essential for expedition safety and well-being as well as comfort and enjoyment.
Fitting everything you need for an expedition into your rucksack can be the first challenge and it’s important to keep your stuff dry.
No other piece of kit impacts the enjoyment of your expedition more than what you put on your feet.
It’s important to plan your outfits to make sure you have all the layers you need for your expedition.
Make the most of your cooking equipment and know how much energy you’ll need for your expedition.
Plan breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for every day of your expedition.
Know how to look after yourself, and your kit, in hot, cold, wet or windy weather.
Participants need to be well trained and experienced in using cooking stoves in the outdoors before going on expedition.