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DofE Expedition Kit List

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Stan

It's Duke of Edinburgh time... otherwise known as DofE.

Those of you who are brave enough to get involved are going to need the
correct kit.  It's essential for you to be fully prepared to get through your bronze, silver
and eventually gold award expeditions.

Here at Outdoor Megastore, we have experienced staff who will make sure that
you pick the correct gear. And at Outdoor Megastore, you WILL NOT pay through
the nose for your equipment - we will beat any price - anywhere (that has it in stock.)

Here's a quick list - this is by no means a comprehensive list.  There's lots more
equipment you will need, but if you're doing DofE - you will already know this!

These are the items you will need when undertaking a DofE Expedition for any level of Award.  This is to be used as a GUIDE only.  Quantities of some items depends on level and duration of your expedition.

TO WEAR WALKING:

Walking boots (make sure you break this in beforehand-blister plasters)
Walking socks (take a few pairs to change when wet)
Thermal top or t shirt
Shirt
Sweater (woollen or fleece) layering is best
Walking trousers (you can get zipped ones that turn into shorts)

PERSONAL KIT (TO CARRY):

Rucksack - remember - you will have to carry this for long periods of time
Rucksack liner
Sleeping mat
Sleeping Bag
Waterproof bag for storing your sleeping bag
Sleeping bag liner
Survival kit
Notebook and pen/pencil
Torch - hand held and spare batteries (or head torch)
Watch
Whistle
Maps
Emergency food rations
Water bottle
Knife, fork and spoon
Small pocket knife
Plate, bowl,mug
Box of matches (in sealed container or waterproof bag)
Wash kit
Towel
T shirts
Spare socks
Spare shirt
Spare fleece
Spare walking trousers or shorts
Pair of trainers
Hat
Gloves
Suncream
Long johns
Gaiters
Over trousers
Waterproof jacket

GROUP KIT - to carry between your team

Tent
Camping stove/s
Camping stove fuel
Cooking pots
Scourers
Maps
Compass
Camera
Tea towels
Food
Plastic bags for rubbish
Washing up liquid

I know it may look like the list is endless - but remember, once you've bought your
kit it will last you through to your gold award!

Take into consideration the weather at all times.

Good luck to you all and I hope to see you in store soon.

By the way...any pictures of you either 'doing' your expedition or receiving your award
would look great on our facebook page ;-)

Stan


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