There is a huge amount of choice in shops and online and we hope we can help you make informed decisions, with suitability, necessity and price as key concerns.
We deliver training on expedition kit to participants. The kit guide and downloads here are a refresher for the participants of what was covered in their training and should help bring parents up to speed with what is needed for an expedition. We hope you find the guide useful, please get in touch if you have any suggestions or feedback.
Personal Clothing and Kit
Activ Adventures provides each team at our partner schools with their tents, trangias (stoves), trangia fuel, maps and compasses.
Each participant must provide their own personal first aid kits and food for their expeditions. Training that we run in schools include sessions on kit and equipment, food and cooking and packing and carrying rucksacks.
Some important information anyone heading into the countryside should read: Ticks and Lyme Disease (NHS)
We talk through the kit list during our expedition training sessions. The training aims to guide participants in making informed decisions about what is needed on expedition, including the type of rucksack to get, what makes a waterproof jacket and trousers ‘waterproof’, and what to think about when buying or borrowing walking boots. Please do read the kit guide (download above) for advice.