Dartmoor Plodders

No Retreat-No Surrender

KIT LIST PDF Download


Easiest kit list is in the download above. The below remains as a basic online reference.


Category Items Guidance
Rucksack
To have a separate waterproof lining.  The weight carried should be no more than 1/3rd of the individual's body weight and no more than 13.6 kilos (30lbs)
Walking Kit
Base wicking layer - vest
Middle layer – long sleeve shirt
Trousers
Socks
Boots (ankle support)

Made of substantial material e.g. sweatshirt/microfleece
To be wind resistant

Vibram type sole and in good condition.
Waterproofs/
Poor Weather
Jacket with hood
Over trousers
Gaiters
Gloves/Mittens
Headgear
Robust and capable of keeping the wearer dry under very wet conditions over an extended period
Recommended to provide additional waterproofing.
Ideally waterproof and not fingerless
Cold weather; Warm hat covering ears. 
Warm weather: Sun hat with brim.
Spare Clothing
(To be packed in a waterproof bag/bags)
Base wicking layer - vest
Middle layer shirt/microfleece
Outer insulation layer - fleece
Trousers/thermal long johns
Socks



In addition shorts may be carried

Sleeping Kit
Sleeping mat
Sleeping bag (in waterproof bag) 
Bivvy bag (optional)

Thermal insulated & body length.
Three seasons; comfort down to zero degrees C

Rations & Water
Food:  1 1/2 days
Emergency rations
Water:  2ltrs 
Water sterilisation (48 hrs in date)
Eating container, utensil & mug
Matches and toilet paper
2 x snack, 2 x lunch (hot/cold), 1 x eve (hot), 1 x B’fast (hot). Meals should be labelled.
Emergency rations (high energy foodstuffs & hot drink) for extra night clearly marked and in sealed bag.
If platypus is carried a 1 litre water bottle to manage water sterilisation is highly recommended.



Personal Survival Kit
Map (Leader & Navigator)
Compass
Watch
Whistle
Personal First Aid kit

LED Head Torch
Pocket knife/tool
Notebook & pencil

At least two per team baseplate min 10 cms
At least two per team
All to be aware of distress/response signals
Pers First Aid to contain: antiseptic hand-wash, blister kit, insect repellent, sun cream, pain relief tablets & personal medication as required.
Spare bty for non LED head torches




  • Team Equipment.  Each Team must carry:

    Category Items Guidance
    Tent Tent x 2 (minimum)
    Shelter for 2 - 3 per tent.  A Bivvy bag alone is not acceptable.
    Bothy bag (or 2 x Survival bag)
    Bothy bag for 6 pax
    Useful if poor conditions anticipated or a min of 2 x survival/bivvy bags per team.
    Cooking
    Stove x 2
    Fuel Containers x 2
    Cooking utensils
    Tin opener
    To be clean.  If using gas a spare gas container to be carried.
    Robust with a secure stopper


    Toilet Trowel
    x 2
    For use in emergency
    First Aid Pack
    x 2
    All Team members to be aware of how to use contents of first aid pack, to contain: Zinc Oxide plaster (2.5 cm wide), 2 x 10 cm wide bandages, 2 x triangular bandages, 2 x Melolin gauze dressings, antiseptic wipes, and blunt-nosed scissors.
  • Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy
    Simply the Best of the 60's (CD1)
    -2:23