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s Con d n a d o able fo it u s g in s o toring s / Cho g in s u d king an o o c , e n ie Hyg fuel safely plan u n e m a g n Prepari Advice for buying kit Boots sturdy and waterproof with ankle support (trainers are OK for Bronze if you have to). Brush off the mud when dry after you get home. Dont spend a fortune! Comfort is most important. Walking socks keep your feet as dry as you can to avoid blisters (flip flops are a good idea for the campsite to air your feet! no running around in socks on the
campsite) Tents the cosier the better, make sure you all know how to put it up (and quickly, straight away when you get to camp it might rain!). 3-man tents usually only sleep 2 comfortably (buy one that is for one more person than you need) Sleeping bags stuff them in, dont roll them wrap in a TOUGH black bin bag to stay dry. 2-3 season is best! Kipmat the only thing that can be attached to the outside of your rucksack (it MUST be in a sealed binbag too! getting this wet = hypothermia!) Clothes Use a layering system to trap air (which will keep you warmer) Inner layer (T-shirt/synthetic base layer) Middle layer (fleece/jumper) Outer layer (waterproof and windproof jacket) Legs NO JEANS or thick cotton tracksuit bottoms!! (why?) Synthetic tracksuit bottoms are best or walking trousers (maybe with long-johns underneath?). You must have waterproof over-trousers too. A hat is essential (to protect you from the sun!) Ideally, you should have a map case or zip-up plastic wallet to contain your map, route card and compass (there needs to be at least 2 compasses per group). Rucksack 55 to 65 litres with lots of outside pockets for easy access to water, food, waterproofs, notepads, pencils etc. A Head torch is a good investment too, rather than a torch (its hands free!) https://www.dofeshopping.org/dofe-expedition-kit-list/ This is downloadable (and on our website) and good to tick off what you need, have bought and have packed..but make sure you have everything on our school kit list at least In Erdington You can get almost everything from here !!!
Its on New Street in Birmingham YOU GET 10% DISCOUNT WITH YOUR REWARD CARD) We have arranged for representatives from Go Outdoors to come to school and show examples of required equipment and provide advice about suitable purchases for expeditions. This will take place in the School Hall on Monday 26th March from 6-7:30pm. There will not be any opportunity to order or purchase equipment on the evening. It is purely a chance for parents and students to seek advice and guidance before spending any money. A 10% discount will be available in-store if students bring proof of their DofE membership. In Tamworth and Birmingham In Wednesbury Some recommended brands GOOGLE: dofe kit list (search the internet!!!) HIRING KIT We can lend you these items for 10 per item and a returnable deposit of 20 per item: Tents (3-man or 2-man) Stove & fuel Sleeping bag Kipmat Rucksack It is advisable that you buy your own equipment really If you want to hire anything, you need bring the money in an envelope labelled DofE kit hire and what you want to hire (CASH ONLY) to Miss Wilson in C3.8. You will be advised of a time to collect the equipment.
Bronze kit must be ordered by Friday 20th April 2018. Kit List Group Kit Carried by. Packed Personal kit (other) Packed Rucksack and liner (55-65 litre) Wear ! GROUP: NAME: Sleeping mat Sleeping bag Personal kit (toiletries/medical) Tent inner Water bottle/Platypus Toothbrush and toothpaste Tent outer Knife, fork, spoon Deodorant Tent poles/pegs Mug and plate/bowl Stove Personal toiletries (including sanitary products) Matches (in sealed bag) Pots and pans Tea towel
Fuel Emergency contact card Washing-up liquid and scourer Maps (and map case) Compass, route cards String Head torch/Torch and spare batteries Personal kit (Clothing) Packed Walking boots Wear ! Walking socks (1 per day) T-shirts/base layers (1 per day) Fleece top/jumper Walking trousers (not jeans) Underwear Shorts, Sunhat (warm weather) Woolly hat, scarf, gloves (Cold weather) Waterproof coat/top and trousers Small towel Toilet paper Sun cream, mosquito repellent Blister plasters Plasters Antiseptic wipes Emergency whistle Paracetamol/aspirin/ibuprofen Alarm clock/watch Notebook and pencils Any other personal medication (anti-histamines, inhalers, epipen etc.) Money Water purification tablets (Gold) Camera
Bin liners (for keeping things dry and for rubbish) Nightwear Comfy footwear(for campsite) Packed The only kit that can be attached to the outside of your rucksack is a sleeping mat, which must be in a waterproof bag You have a copy of this in your booklet but have a look and ask questions NOW ! Today you need to decide who is carrying what of your shared kit Rucksack Challenge Draw on your rucksack outline where will you put the following items and the rest of your kit: Tent inner Clothes Stove Water Food to cook Pots and pans Waterproofs Trail food Emergency rations Torch Toiletries First aid kit Rucksack Challenge Suggestion !
Search How to pack a rucksack on Google Videos if you want 10 minutes of even more of this! Torch, emergency rations, first aid kit Stove, pans, mug Clothes (separate bags) Tent Water, Trail food, Lunch Key Points: Red sections are easy to access. Heavy items should be near the top of the main section and close to your back. Stuff clothes (wrapped in bags around bigger items in the main section) Use the bathroom scales to see how heavy it is NO MORE THAN OF YOUR MASS !! Keep sharps away from the edge of compartments. Waterproofs Notepad, pencils Camera? Food to cook (noncrushable), cutlery Sleeping bag (sealed) Kipmat (sealed and securely strapped to the outside wrapped in a tough binliner) Wearing it: The hip belt should take most of the weight and should be at the top of the hip bone. Shoulder straps
should be tight-ish, ensuring the rucksack is high and against your back. Be as one with your rucksack Considerate & Careful Camping !!! PITCHING CAMP Pitch your tent as soon as you arrive (then collapse afterwards!!). If other members of your group arent helping with this, get them to fetch some water and start cooking or making cups of tea!! Tents must be at least 3m from any other tent, so you dont trip over the guy ropes. Choose a spot that is on flat ground, sheltered from the wind but NOT under a tree. Position the entrance away from the wind. Check that pegs will go into the ground easily, and insert them at a 45 angle. Peg out all of the guy ropes in line with the seams. There should never be any rubbish on the ground outside your tent use a black bag for rubbish. NO equipment or clothing should be left outside your tent. Keep everything inside or in the porch. Make your bed and get out your headtorch before it gets dark. Dont wear boots inside your tent and keep the inside clean and tidy. Dont let the inner tent touch the flysheet, otherwise it will get wet. You must be silent between 11pm and 7am. Dont go to the toilet on your own. STRIKING CAMP Wipe the bottom of your groundsheet dry before you pack it. Tie up guy ropes and shake water off the flysheet before packing the tent away (hang up tents to dry fully as soon as you get home). Make sure you check your pitch for any litter it should be spotless!! Hygiene and Cooking Safely
It is a good idea to try cooking one of these meals at home first. Use water from boil in the bag meals for washing up or making cup-a-soups. Use alcohol hand-gel before handling food directly and after you use the toilet. Clean mugs, cutlery and pans with washing up liquid (in a small bottle - shared) and a scourer in hot water to kill bacteria do this as soon as you have eaten. Dirty water should be disposed of onto soft ground away from fresh water. Put all rubbish into a black bag as you go along. Meth's bottles need to remain sealed at all times and well away from stoves. Gas canisters for stoves must be re-sealable (if you buy your own gas stove IF UNSURE DONT BUY IT! CHECK WITH US FIRST) School minibuses have fire extinguishers. Stoves must be more than 1 metre away from tents (never cook in the porch or have naked flames in the tent) Check cans have a ring-pull so you dont need a tin opener. Nesting pans are best (ones that fit inside each other) Use a plastic or tin mug for drinks. Trangia Gas Stoves (you have to buy your own gas!!) They have NO real nutritional value a snack not a substantial meal. Supernoodles are just as bad Good with dried pasta but not in a jar, packets are best OK for 1 day sarnies but
easily squashed pitta bread is better st The same as bread! Quick and easy as part cooked These dont travel well unless you have a banana case ! Avoid tins if you can, but maybe one for breakfast is ok Food choices YES or NO ? Ideal, easy to cook, no mess and nutritious.. But expensive !! Better than pot noodle but you really need to add meat, bread or something else too Ideal for filling pitta breads Food, Glorious Food You must eat regularly for energy and warmth. What you actually eat is down to personal preference but a sensible diet should be followed as much as possible. Ideally your choice of food should:
Have a high energy content A mixture of carbs, protein and fat Be light and easy to carry (eg packets instead of tins/jars) Quick and easy to prepare Tins should have a ring pull to save bringing a tin opener It is sensible to prepare shared meals (if you can agree) takes less time, less washing-up and the other group members could be doing other useful things eg. Pitching your tent! Wayfarer Meals Expensive (4.50) but varied and easy to cook. Look on Amazon ! Try them first you might hate them! Menu Ideas (in no particular order) Breakfast Lunch Dinner Trail Food Museli/porridge /weetabix with sugar, dried milk and hot water (and dried fruit/chocolate chips). Filled Baguette, crisps (day 1 only) Carton of fruit juice Pasta and sauce with ham and squeezy cheese/cocktail sausages Dried fruit & nuts (allergy?) Cereal bars Chocolate bars Flapjacks Pepperami Flapjacks/ Cake bars Tea/coffee/ hot chocolate sachet Foil-packed potato, bacon and onion mix Beans & sausages in a tin Fruit cocktail in plastic container Coffee/tea/hot choc, sugar, dried milk Pitta bread, sandwich
paste/ cheese spread, Apple Carton of Ribena Boil in bag curry, uncle bens partcooked rice (no need to cook, just add to curry) Wayfarer Treacle Pudding All-day breakfast in a tin, pitta bread/ fried bread (needs oil) Pancakes and jam/choc spread Bread rolls and corned beef Sausage roll Carton of fruit smoothie Frozen steak and sausgaes, dried herbs, cous cous. Instant custard Tinned mackerel in tomato sauce, Smash/Rissoto A hiking friend of mine takes a plastic jar of peanut butter, scoops out about half. To remainder, add honey, chopped dried apricots, chocolate chips, raisins. Mix it all up. Then eat a tsp or two on regular basis on the trail. Emergency Rations: Mars bars, glucose tablets, Bottle of cola, Pitta breads, chocolate spread, dried fruit, raw jelly cubes, Kendal mint cake etc. (THESE MUST BE KEPT SEPARATELY AND WILL BE CHECKED AT THE END OF YOUR EXPEDITION) Menu Plan Breakfast GROUP: Lunch NAME: Dinner Trail food Day 1
Day 2 You will need to fill in a menu plan EACH now using the guidance you have been given All white boxes must be filled (dont worry if you dont bring exactly this menu on the practice) For the assessed expedition you will need to be more accurate though Have Emergency rations: a look around the supermarketGroup to shared decide put1 on this for 2the Kit what you will Tent group Tent group assessment ! Tent inner Tent outer You then need to write the names of who is carrying what in each Tent poles/pegs tent group Stove Pots and pans Fuel Washing-up liquid and scourer (these will be checked at the end of your expedition) String Tent group 3 Staff will now check. Suitability of your menu That tents, stoves are evenly spread among group members Then sign it You can then take it home Menu Plan Breakfast GROUP: Lunch
NAME: Dinner Trail food Day 1 Day 2 Emergency rations: Group shared Kit Tent inner Tent outer Tent poles/pegs Stove Pots and pans Fuel Washing-up liquid and scourer (these will be checked at the end of your expedition) String Tent group 1 Tent group 2 Tent group 3 Kit List Group Kit Carried by. Packed Personal kit (other) Packed Rucksack and liner (55-65 litre) Wear ! GROUP: NAME: Sleeping mat Sleeping bag Personal kit (toiletries/medical)
Tent inner Water bottle/Platypus Toothbrush and toothpaste Tent outer Knife, fork, spoon Deodorant Tent poles/pegs Mug and plate/bowl Stove Personal toiletries (including sanitary products) Matches (in sealed bag) Pots and pans Tea towel Fuel Emergency contact card Washing-up liquid and scourer Maps (and map case) Compass, route cards String Head torch/Torch and spare batteries Personal kit (Clothing) Packed Walking boots Wear ! Walking socks (1 per day) T-shirts/base layers (1 per day) Fleece top/jumper Walking trousers (not jeans) Underwear
Shorts, Sunhat (warm weather) Woolly hat, scarf, gloves (Cold weather) Waterproof coat/top and trousers Toilet paper Sun cream, mosquito repellent Blister plasters Plasters Antiseptic wipes Emergency whistle Paracetamol/aspirin/ibuprofen Alarm clock/watch Notebook and pencils Any other personal medication (anti-histamines, inhalers, epipen etc.) Money Water purification tablets (Gold) Camera Bin liners (for keeping things dry and for rubbish) Nightwear Comfy footwear(for campsite) Small towel The only kit that can be attached to the outside of your rucksack is a sleeping mat, which must be in a waterproof bag Packed
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