Part of this evening’s activity will include a full kit check, please bring with you ALL kit for inspection, the only kit you do not need to bring is food. Within your respective teams please discuss what pieces of team kit you all have.
THE KIT LIST
Long sleeved base layer
Warm long sleeved shirt
Long sleeved microfleece or suitable jumper/top
Full length legwear suitable for outdoor use (NOT denim)
Quality wind and waterproof coat & over trousers
Warm gloves or mittens
Food for consumption en route
Pencil and paper
Watch (or other device with a clock on it i.e. mobile phone)
Compass (The compass should be of Silva or Suunto type with a roamer and base plate to take and walk on a bearing, suitable for use with your OS maps)
Torch with spare batteries (if LED, if you do not have an LED torch you also need a spare bulb, wind up torches are not suitable.)
Polythene exposure bag at least 6’x2’6” 500 gauge (or metric equivalent) foilblankets may be carried in addition but not instead of.
Hi-visibility waistcoats (these will be provided if you do not have your own)
If you do not have any of this kit there is no need to rush out and buy it ahead of the next practice walk but you will need it for the actual walk or you will be disqualified.
In addition to this kit each team must carry (we will go through who is carrying what at Explorers):
First Aid kit which should include as a minimum a good supply of plasters, blister treatment, antiseptic wipes and wound dressings.
Emergency high energy food such as mars bars, Kendal mint cake or any such snacks according to your preference.
Thermos flask with hot drink.
Sleeping bag (suitable for keeping a casualty warm).
2 sets of OS maps of the route (1:50000 sheets 127 & 128). Total 4 maps. OR 2 of Explorer 244 Cannock Chase & Chasewater (1:25000) Photocopies may be used in addition but are not accepted as a substitute.
All rucksacks must display reflective material visible from the rear – A high level of Hi-visibility and reflective banding (which can be supplemented with red lamps such as bicycle lamps) is to be placed specifically around the rucksack of the team’s backmarker. This could be an additional hi-viz jacket worn around the rucksack.