Equipment


 

The Youth Club is well stocked with quality equipment for use by candidates on expeditions.

Candidates may borrow the following for use on expeditions:

  • Maps
  • Tents
  • Trangias (stoves)
  • Sigg (fuel) bottles
  • Rucksacks
  • Waterproof Jackets
  • Waterproof Overtrousers
  • Group Shelters
  • GPS units

Please do not waste money buying the above items unless they will be regularly used!  This is particularly true of rucksacks – models equivalent to those available to candidates cost in excess of £80.

Candidates need to provide…

The rest of the kit should be provided by the candidate:

  • Walking Boots (must provide ankle support – it is very important not to purchase walking shoes)
  • Compass (available from the Youth Club, priced at £15)
  • Food

There are also a number of other small items that the candidates will require, however, these are items the candidate may already have or be able to borrow or purchase at minimal cost.

If you are in any doubt regarding which kit to buy then please feel free to ask the DofE staff, who are knowledgeable and willing to help.