DofE kit list

What kit do you need to bring on a DofE Expedition?


If we are your DofE EXPEDITION provider you will be provided with:

Tents | Stoves | Fuel for Stoves | Sleeping Mats | Maps | Compasses | Rucksacks

If you would like to bring your own, Please discuss with your instructor

You will need to bring the following:


  • 1 pair of walking boots (broken in)
  • 2 pairs of walking socks
  • 2-3 t-shirts
  • Thermal t-shirt (optional)
  • 2 fleece tops or similar
  • 2 walking trousers (warm, NOT jeans)
  • Underwear
  • Nightwear
  • Flip-flops/trainers/sandals etc. (optional for campsite use)
  • Warm hat &/or sunhat (as appropriate)
  • 1 pair gloves
  • 1 pair shorts (if appropriate)
  • Sunblock (if appropriate)
  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Jacket/coat (waterproof & windproof)
  • 1 pair gaiters (optional)


  • Sleeping bag
  • Waterproof compression stuff sack (5/10/15 litre)
  • Whistle
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Expedition food (including emergency rations)
  • Water bottle
  • Knife, fork, spoon or Spork
  • Plate/bowl
  • Mug
  • Box of matches (in waterproof container)
  • Wash kit/personal hygiene items
  • Towel
  • Small quantity of money (optional)
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Watch
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Spare boot laces

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