There is no one size fits all. Adapt for each excursion. Let me know if you think I have missed anything important.
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(for day tripping)
Solar power compact charger
Map and waterproof map case
Drinking bottle with water Filter
Head torch and spare batteries
Flask or brew kit
Survival bag or emergency storm shelter
Polarised sun glasses
Mobile phone & charger
Alcohol hand gel
Plastic Zip bags (for waterproofing)
Snacks and rations
Water purification tablets
Spare laces or string
Mid Layer – thin jumper or fleece
Top Layer – Down jacket
Pants and socks
(for when you are out overnight)
Vango 400 4 Season (-4) Sleeping bag. It will keep you warm, but is quite bulky – upgrade to a Venom if you can afford it.
Andes Bivvy bag for keeping your sleeping bag dry.
Wild Trek Inflatable ultralight camping mat
Vango 300 lightweight Tent
Jetboil Minimo Cooking System
Cutlery and mug
Light weight travel towel
WASHING AND SHAVING KIT
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Unbreakable travel mirror
Rinse-free body wash
SMALL FIRST AID KIT
[TIP – Remove packaging and break down items into what you need for one excursion – although keep instructions if you are not sure of dosage or application]
Calpol fast melts
Large and small plasters
Antiseptic cream, liquid or wipes
Travel sickness bands or tablets
Instant ice pack
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