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CLICK ON LINKS IN THE TABLE BELOW FOR EXAMPLES OF APPROPRIATE KIT. IF IN DOUBT, ASK YOUR ADVENTURE TRAINING QUALIFIED STAFF MEMBERS FOR ADVICE
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blue text are links to examples of appropriate key NOT a mandate to buy that specific model/brand
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tent*1st aid kit + emergencyMEAL SUGGESTIONS
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rucksack* (must line with plastic bag(s) to waterproof contents)plasters & melanin padsbreakfast
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walking boots (Not highlegs) +waterproofing +spare laceszinc oxide tape and blister kitsporridge
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sleeping bag*antiseptic wipesbreakfast bars - low sugar, high carb
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sleeping bag liner for cold conditionssmall house wife kit & scissorshot drink, eg hot choc
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roll mat*bandage + triangular slinglunch
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glovesSurvival bagsoft cheese in tube. Meaty sandwich spread
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pen and paperRecommended Clothingtuna in a pouch
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lighter/matches - waterproofedunderwear + walking socksnoodles / soups
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sun glasseshats (sun + winter/woolly)wholemeal pitabread or wraps
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map + case + compassfleece (doubles as pillow)No: honey; pot noodles; jelly blocks
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toilet roll in plastic baggatorsdinner
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plastic bagsthin base layers (vest/shirts)'Wayfarer' camping meals
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wash kit + razor (males) + toweltrousers/lightweightsUncle Ben's express wholegrain rice pouches
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sun creamjumperVesta' meals
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headtorcht-shirtssnacks
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+ spare batteries (+spare bulb if not LED)breathable waterproofsdried fruit, (raisins, bananas) +peanuts
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No wind-up torchesEmergency Rations must be sealed…small amount of chocolate
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knife & fork etchot drink sachet or soupbiscuits
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water bottle (minimum 2 litres in hot weather)chocolate barcustard
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stove - e.g. trangia* + fuel, i.e. methylated spirits for trangia. NO PETROL STOVES. NO HEXI BURNERS!Dried fruit, peanuts, supernoodles (carb's)Avoid any TINS. They are heavy!
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proper fuel bottle* (sqn does not supply fuel)
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mess tins (trangias have their own)
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whistle
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alarm clock (not on a mobile phone)
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* = may be borrowed from the sqn subject to availability
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NO CAMOUFLAGE CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED FOR DofE EXPEDITIONS
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Lots of kit information and advice can be found on the DofE's official website. Click here for more.
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OS Landranger 1:50,000 Maps (pink): For Haddon Grove, DERBS: #119 "Buxton and Matlock"
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For Llanbedr, WALES: #124 "Porthmadog & Dolgellau"
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For Earlswood:
#139 "Birmingham and Wolverhampton"
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For Wensleydale, YORKS:
#98 "Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale"
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