Kit List: Walking Expeditions
GRIP Expeditions will provide the following for students:
- Tent, sleeping mat, group first aid kit and emergency shelter.
- Stove and fuel and maps.
Students /parents will need to provide the following: (it’s not an exhaustive list)
- Walking boots
- Students will need a 65-100 litre Rucksack. Large enough to put sleeping bag inside and all other stuff except mat. Students often buy smaller dry bags to help keep things organized and dry.
- Sleeping Bag of a suitable warmth (at least 3 season), a compression sac can be used to make this smaller.
- Small Wash kit
- Head torch
- Compass (for Silver and Gold Award only)
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Day clothes. Polyester/Nylon are warm and quick drying. NOT Cotton and Denim as they stay cold and wet. Tracksuit bottoms/shorts/layers of tops: thermals/t-shirt/fleece top. Extra layers if cold. Long sleeve tops are best even in hot weather as they will help prevent sunburn and sunstroke.
- Spare set of clothing for in the evenings
- Spare shoes for in the evening (may be wet campsite grass)
- Pocket Knife
- Sun cream/insect repellent (think about sharing between the group)
- Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
- Mobile phone (1 or 2 between the group is fine)
- Sun Hat (that preferably covers the neck as well)/Sunglasses
- Water bottles (enough to carry 2 litres each)
- Food for the whole of the expedition including emergency rations.
- Transport to the venues is not provided, you have to make your own way there.
New boots should be worn prior to a training day to ensure correct fit and comfort. Blisters often prevent a young person from completing their expedition.
Pupils without the appropriate equipment outlined as a minimum above, will not be able to participate due to safety reasons. Parents will be expected to pick pupils up from the school, or from whichever base is being used, should such a situation arise.