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.

CLOTHING

1 pair of walking boots (broken in)
2 pairs of walking socks
2 pairs of sock liners (optional)
Jacket/coat (waterproof and windproof)
Waterproof overtrousers
2 fleece tops or similar
2-3 t-shirts (thermal optional)
2 walking trousers (warm, NOT jeans)
1 pair of shorts (if appropriate)
Flipflops/sandals (optional for campsite use)
Warm hat and/or sun hat (as appropriate)
1 pair of gloves (if appropriate)
1 pair gaiters (optional)
2 pairs of sock liners (optional)
2 pairs of walking socks
1 pair of walking boots (broken in)

PERSONAL KIT

Rucksack liner (or 2 strong plastic bags)
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Torch (handheld or head torch and spare batteries)
Personal first aid kit
Food (including emergency rations)
Box of matches (in waterproof container)
Wash kit/personal hygiene items (some items could be shared as a group)
Small quantity of money (optional)
Notebook and pen/pencil

GROUP KIT

Camping stove fuel in an appropriate and safe container
Tin opener (if required)
Plastic bags (for rubbish etc.)
Toilet paper or trowel
Maps (1:25 000/1:50 000)
Tick remover (location dependent - ask your Supervisor)

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL KIT

Stove multidisc (lid/chopping board)
Waterproofing (pre-expedition)
Ball, playing cards etc.
Emergency lightsticks
Water purifying tablets

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.

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