Extreme Survival Course Kit List


  • Suitable outdoor clothing (see below)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bivi bag (if you don’t have one please contact us for advice on where to buy one)
  • Insulated sleeping mat
  • Knife, fork, spoon, mug, bowl and plate
  • Water bottle (1 litre min)
  • Torch with fresh batteries & 2 spare sets and spare bulb if possible
  • Wash kit & towel
  • Personal toiletries & medication
  • Antibacterial Wipes / Soap
  • Small first aid kit (plasters, bandages, headache pills etc.)
  • Compeed blister treatment
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Billy Can
  • Whistle
  • Tarp
  • Hammock if you have one, if not it is fine to sleep on the ground
  • Walking Boots
  • Emergency Rations (Chocolate, Kendal Mint Cake, Nuts & Raisins etc)
  • Sheath Knife (you will need your own knife, please contact us if you do not have one)
  • Laplander Folding Saw
  • Fire Steel
  • Rucksack
  • Roll of plastic freezer bags
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 318 – preferably waterproofed or in map case
  • Compass (we would recommend the Silva 4)
  • Map Case
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Tea/ Coffee/Whitener/Sugar etc.
  • We would suggest bringing as little extra kit as possible due to the terrain.

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, especially osprey, red deer and roe deer.