Survival Course Kit List

You do not need much for a Survival School course.  Please save your money and do not buy expensive kit.  The more you know, the less you need to carry.


Kit List

  • Suitable outdoor clothing (see below)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insulated sleeping mat
  • Knife, fork, spoon, mug, bowl and plate
  • Water bottle (1 litre mineral water bottle will do)
  • Torch with fresh batteries & 2 spare sets
  • Wash kit & towel
  • Whistle
  • Personal toiletries & medication (to include sunscreen, insect repellent and lip salve)
  • Antibacterial wipes/soap
  • Pair of Gardening Gloves
  • Tea or Coffee + whitener
  • Small first aid kit (plasters, bandages, headache pills etc.)
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Camera + Notebook + pen (optional)

Outdoor clothing

Outdoor clothing should be tough and comfortable.  Wearing several thin layers is better than a few thick layers.  A waterproof jacket and several sweatshirts underneath are sufficient.  Jeans should not be worn, as they are slow to dry, clinging and cold.  Natural colours or camouflage will give you a better chance of spotting wildlife.  Walking boots are ideal, but wellies in wet weather and trainers in dry weather will suffice.

Please pack your torch, antibacterial wipes/soap and insect repellent at the top of your bag.