Below is a list of standard items recommended for Practical Leadership Weekends. If there are any amendments to this standard list and you require any additional/alternative items that are more suited to your specific expedition itinerary, you will be informed in advance.
Sleeping bag and liner
Large expedition rucksack (65lts)
Small day bag and waterproof liner (approx. 25-30 litre rucksack and liner)
Water proof stuff sacks (bin liners/plastic bags OK but use the strong ones)
Walking boots (recommend good quality, high ankle support)
Waterproof jacket & trousers
1 x thick jumper/fleece
1 x lightweight fleece
2 x long sleeved shirts
2 x T-shirts
2 x pairs walking trousers
Thermals or warm clothes (for cold weather/nightwear)
3 x pairs thick socks (max)
3 x pairs thin/lining socks (max)
Warm hat & thick gloves (x 1 set)
Sunglasses (optional), lip salve
Wash kit & towel (lightweight towel recommended)
Hand sanitiser* – dry gel (no water needed, good for travelling, wet wipes also good)
2 x water bottles (1 litre each)/ or combine day sac with bladder ie Camelback)
Knife, fork, spoon, bowl & mug
Additional snacks e.g. flapjacks, pack of biscuits, chocolate bar, dried fruit and nuts.
If you take prescription medication, ensure you bring enough supply for the duration of the weekend. All known medical & mental health conditions and/or prescription medications should be declared to Outlook at the earliest opportunity.
Cold Weather Kit
If it is likely to be cold during your weekend we suggest you bring a few extra items to keep you warm and happy. As it is unlikely you will need these items for your actual overseas expedition, we suggest you borrow them from friends or family rather than buying them.
Don’t worry about fitting your extra items in to your rucksack, or having to carry extra weight, bring them in a separate bag which you can leave at the campsite.
Extra set of gloves or mittens
Extra hat or balaclava
Extra set of warm clothes for sleeping in, including thick socks
Borrow a thicker sleeping bag or bring a warm blanket to go over your sleeping bag
You will need to organise with your team who is going to be responsible for bringing the following items for team use.
‘Long’ safety matches (waterproof ones are ideal)
Bin bags – for waste
You must bring all the food for your expedition training with you. Your teacher has been given your food budget and you will need to shop before you leave.
These items will be provided for you by Outlook
Stove and fuel
Washing up kit
Walking safety rope, sling and karabiner
Maps & compasses
Group First Aid kit and chlorine tablets (to allow participants to sample the taste of chlorinated water)
Download a copy of this Practical Leadership Weekend Kit List