Kit list for Chase Walk

Personal kit to be worn or carried by EACH COMPETITOR – if you are missing even one of these items you will not be able to take part:

Warm shirt
Warm hat
Socks
Full length legwear suitable for outdoor use — (NOT denim)
Two long sleeved tops
Warm gloves or mittens
Quality wind & waterproof coat & over trousers
Food for consumption en route
Pencil and paper
Whistle and Compass. The compass should be of Silva or Suunto type with a roamer and base plate to take and walk on a bearing
Torch with spare batteries and bulb. Your torch must be of a suitable size to provide sustained light suitable to illuminate your route over several hours during darkness. LED torches do not require spare bulbs. Wind up torches are not suitable. – You can bring a second torch as a spare
Watch
Polythene exposure bag at least 6’x2’6” 500 gauge (or metric equivalent) – foil blankets may be carried in addition but not instead of
Mug
Hi-visibility waistcoats with reflective banding which must be visible front and rear.  These must be worn at all times during the hours of darkness (after 6pm), at any point on the route where motorists would benefit from seeing the hi-viz (please see the note above about not walking on roadways) or when instructed to do so by an event marshal
Completed route plan from walkers’ handbook.

In addition each TEAM must carry

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 (We will provide)
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

Please bring everything on the 5th and 12th for a kit check (except food)

Here is the handbook please download it and READ IT.  You will all be given your own copy of this next time I see you.

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Chase challenge practice walk

For the practice walk this sunday you will meet at the windmill pub car park (Meir Heath) at 8 am SHARP to be taken to Cannock Chase to walk the first half of the route.  Please make sure you bring food and drink with you as you will be walking over lunch.

We are expecting to see the whole team there on Sunday (except Tom Moss, I believe Tom is on a first aid course).  I have included a map below of where you are meeting

Kai