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Expedition Preparation


When packing try to fit as much equipment inside your bag as possible. Think about packing so that things that you won’t need until you get to camp are towards the bottom of the bag, and things you are going to need throughout the day are at the top.  Try to avoid having anything on the outside, if the weather is poor equipment on the outside will get wet.

Try to only have your roll mat on the outside of your bag, wrapped in a black bin liner!

Suggested Kit List 2/3 day Expedition

  • Rucksack Liner
  • Sleeping Bag (School can supply)
  • Thermarest / Foam Mat (School can supply)
  • Survival Bag (School will supply)
  • Torch
  • Watch
  • Compass (School can supply)
  • Paper/Pencil
  • Map & Case (School will supply)
  • Small toiletries bag
  • Washing up equipment
  • Water Bottle / Flask
  • Mug/spoon/plate
  • Suncream/sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Trangia Cooking Stove

Clothing 2/3 days

  • 3 x Change of Socks
  • 2 x Trousers/shorts
  • 1 x Underlayer
  • 2 x T-Shirts
  • 1 x Fleece
  • Water Proof Jacket and Trousers (Compulsory)
  • Sun Hat
  • Walking Boots (Compulsory)
  • Flip Flops for at camp

Food Ideas – 2/3 DAYS

These are only guidelines. Foods that are quick and easy to cook are advisable. It is a requirement by the Duke of Edinburgh Award that students cook at least one substantial meal each day.






Breakfast – High carbohydrate and calorie breakfasts are important for all students.

  • Hot drink (Tea/coffee/chocolate) Instant milk
  • Big breakfast (in a tin)
  • Bagels
  • Bacon / Mattersons Sausages
  • Ready Brek / Porridge

Lunch – Something that could be made in the morning before commencing the walk

  • Wraps / Pita Bread / Bagels
    (Bread that can be squashed)
  • Tuna / peanut butter
  • Fridge raiders ready cooked meat
  • Ginsters sausage rolls/pasties/scotch egg.
  • Crisps
  • High calorie lunch bars

Evening Meal – A good evening meal is essential after a long days walk.

  • Instant mash
  • Quick cook pasta
  • Ready cooked meat (Corned beef, sausages, fridge raiders meat, anything tinned)
  • Stir fried veg, noodles in a bag, Stir fry sauce.
  • Dolmio packet pasta, bolognaise, rice
  • Beans, pulses, lentils
  • Try to avoid fresh meats

Snacks – Important, quick energy source while walking

  • Crisps
  • Sweets, chocolate
  • Plenty of water
  • Nuts and dried fruits