Foraging 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.

  • Tarp / hammock/tent or shelter
  • Food for two evening meals, two breakfasts and one lunch
  • Stove for cooking
  • Billy Can
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insulated sleeping mat
  • Torch with fresh batteries & spare set
  • Knife, fork, spoon, mug, bowl and plate
  • Tea / coffee / whitener/ sugar etc
  • Water bottle (1 litre mineral bottle will do)
  • Wash kit & towel
  • Personal toiletries & medication
  • Antibacterial Wipes / Soap
  • Small first aid kit (plasters, bandages, headache pills etc.)
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Suitable outdoor clothing (see below)
  • Axe (If you have one please bring one – if not they will be supplied)
  • Knife (If you have one please bring one – if not they will be supplied)
  • Saw (If you have one please bring one – if not they will be supplied)
  • Whistle
  • Camp chair

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.