What To Bring

This article contains descriptions of equipment to bring on various activities

Day Walking

  • Current Medical Information Form found on the website here
  • Water - up to 2 litres recommended for a full day walk
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves and hat
  • Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event 
  • Suitable clothing and footwear - note denim pants are uncomfortable
  • Wet weather waterproofs, jacket and pants
  • Walking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator
  • Torch or headlamp for contingencies

Day Walking / XC Skiing / Snowshoeing in the Alps

    Activities in the Alps require additional safety equipment due to the fact that weather can change really quickly from benign to dangerous
  • Current Medical Information Form found on the website here
  • Water - 2 litres recommended - exercise in the Alps uses prodigious amounts of fluid
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves and hat
  • Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event (snacks for morning and afternoon tea and lunch)
  • Suitable clothing and footwear - note denim pants are uncomfortable
  • Wet weather waterproofs, jacket and pants
  • Thermal top and bottoms
  • Walking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator
  • Torch or headlamp for contingencies
  • Whistle
  • Toilet paper, trowel and sanitiser
  • A set of dry clothing in a separate bag to be left in the car to change into if you get wet

Multi Day walks


Preparation and planning for multi day walks can turn into a monumental exercise. There is no substitute for working from a list. The bottom line is to ensure that nothing crucially important is forgotten and secondly that you can actually lift the pack off the ground and attach it to your body. Thirdly its a good idea to check out if you can walk with this encumbrance! 

Your leader will provide you with a detailed list of equipment and food you will require appropriate to the event being undertaken. 

Canoeing

  • Current Medical Information Form found on the website here
  • Water - up to 2 litres recommended or come prepared to boil or treat river water
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves and hat
  • Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event 
  • Suitable clothing and footwear - bare feet not recommended
  • Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator
  • Torch or headlamp for contingencies

Car Camping

As for Day Walks and / or Day Walking in the Alps

 

Cycling

For single half day or full day cycling events consider bringing

  • Current Medical Information Form found on the website here
  • Puncture repair kit including pump
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Sunscreen
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event
  • Suitable clothing and footwear - note denim pants are uncomfortable
  • Wet weather waterproofs
  • Basic tools for bicycle maintenance
  • Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator
  • Torch or headlamp for contingencies
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