Your Expedition Kit List

This list is an illustration of the items you may need when undertaking a DofE expedition. This list is to be used as a GUIDE only and there is no obligation to buy the specific items we recommend. The DofE Charity receives a royalty from all sales of DofE Recommended Kit items from any shop, which helps to support our work with young people. Please check the 10 Questions a DofE participant should ask prior to completing the DofE Kit List.


1 pair of walking boots (broken in)DofE Recommended Kit
Jacket/coat (waterproof and windproof)DofE Recommended Kit
2 walking trousers (warm, NOT jeans)DofE Recommended Kit
Flipflops/sandals (optional for campsite use)
Warm hat and/or sun hat (as appropriate)
1 pair of gloves (if appropriate)
1 pair gaiters (optional)


Rucksack liner (or 2 strong plastic bags)DofE Recommended Kit
Torch (handheld or head torch and spare batteries)DofE Recommended Kit
Box of matches (in waterproof container)DofE Recommended Kit
Wash kit/personal hygiene items (some items could be shared as a group)DofE Recommended Kit
Small quantity of money (optional)
Notebook and pen/pencil


Camping stove fuel (in an appropriate and safe container)DofE Recommended Kit
Tin opener (if required)
Plastic bags (for rubbish etc.)
Toilet paper or trowel
Tick remover (location dependent - ask your Supervisor)


Stove multidisc (lid/chopping board)DofE Recommended Kit
Ball, playing cards etc.

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