Bushcraft Kit List

A Rucksack to contain all your belongings (all your personal kit will need to go inside of your rucksack, plus a third of your teams additional kit) Your sleeping bag can be strapped on the outside and your spare kit left with your leader. Keep your kit to the absolute minimum and as light as possible as only you will be carrying it.

Sleeping Bag – Optional

Survival Bivi Bag (can be purchased from Amazon for approximately £3.50)

Warm clothing, comprising thin layers, tee shirt plus long sleeve shirt and sweatshirt, plus warm quick drying trousers.

Jeans, track suits or similar are totally unsuitable as they will not retain heat and take forever to dry.

Woolen hat

Fleece (preferably) or additional thick jumper


Two pairs socks, one thin (next to skin) plus one thick outer pair

Hike boots (Wellies or trainers are not suitable)

Waterproof hat coat and trousers

Plate, mug, cutlery

Small wash kit

Pen Knife (not essential for each Scout but will be very useful – at least one per team.


Head Torch

Small box/plastic bag of natural tinder

2 litres Water

Complete Change of Clothes in a plastic bag with name attached to top. Bag will be kept by leader for emergency use only.

Each Team must have

First aid kit

Waterproof matches

Map and Compass

1 x small billycan, which can be suspended over a fire, for making porridge.

1 x roll of aluminum foil

1 x roll toilet paper (toilets will be very basic)

Waterproof matches.

1 x clean sheet of polythene for use as a food preparation surface.

1 x small bow saw or similar

1 x tarp-basher (will only be used in the event of heavy rain)

1 x ball of string

6 x small bungees

1 x black rubbish bag

1x small hand axe (if required, by those who are judged by their leader to be competent in their use.

Any other equipment need must be made from natural materials and only by members of the team.