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Axe, Saw, Forestry
Axe, Saw, Knife
Axe Use: Beard
Axe Use: Seton
Axe Use: Traditional
Blocks Tackles Purchase
Blood Red Cross
Broom: Camp or Witch's
Chuck Box Riddance!
Compass Bear Song
Cotton Kills Bear Song
Deduction in Tracking
Deduction & Detective
Equip, Pickle Bucket Camp
Fire Types, Wood Types
Fire Council Ring
First Class Journey
Flint & Steel
Ground to Air Signals
Indian Sundial Clock
Knife & Hatchet
Knots, Bends, Hitches
Knots: Diamond Hitch
Knots: Rope Work
Knots & Whipping
Lashing Practice Box
Lace or Thong
Learn by Doing
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace
Log Ladders, Notched
Logs: Cut Notch
Logs Split with Axe
Loom and Grass Mats
Lost in the Woods
Map & Compass
Maps: Without Compass
Menu (Adult IOLS)
Signal & Sign
Silent Scout Signals
Stalking & Observation
Stoves & Lanterns
Sun Dial: Scientific
Teepee (4 Pole)
Training in Tracking
Tracks, Ground, Weather
Tracking & Trailing
Trail Signs & Blazes
Trail Signs of Direction
Trail Signs: Traditional
Trail Signs for Help
Trees of the NE
It is the responsibility of the Leader to ensure that Scouts are properly equipped before they set out on any hike or walking
Have you checked their route? There cannot be any short cuts.
| Boots |
|Waterproof Coat & Pants|
| Gloves, |
| Compass |
| Whistle |
| Survival Bag (Emergency shelter)|
|Food and drink |
| Cooking equipment|
|First Aid Kit |
|Flashlight (Torch) (Spare batteries and bulb) |
| Need not be expensive nor heavy, but should have a composition sole. |
Ensure a good fit - too small will cramp - too big will blister.|
with one pair of Hill Socks.|
|Choose the lightest boots to do the job.|
|Modern boots require little or no breaking in - but traditional boots do.
(leather ones). |
| DO NOT attempt a walk in new boots. |
| When wet, allow to dry
naturally in an airy place. DO NOT use direct heat.|
|Wear your boots at home for a few hours each day so that you get
used to them, and them to your feet!|
|If they feel uncomfortable when walking, apply a plaster (moleskin) BEFORE the blister
| Outer garments should be water-resistant. They must also have an added factor of being windproof also.
Rain gear must be shower-proof. |
|Wear insulating clothing next to your skin.|
|Clothing to be strong but light, and must allow your body to breath. |
This must be the correct tent for the conditions that could be
expected. Lightweight for carrying, with flysheet and sewn in groundsheet. Items
can be split between the Patrol. Preferably in bright colors: orange, etc.
1. Tunnel Tent. 2+ persons. Low wind factor.
2. Dome Tent. 2 person. Can be unstable in high winds.
3. Mountain Ridge Tent. 2 person. Low wind factor.
Map and Compass
|Ensure that your Scouts are familiar with the Maps and compass you issue them
|Provide a good quality liquid filled compass with plastic base-plate and rotating
|Are your Scouts able to use them together and separately?|
|Provide a waterproof holder for the maps.|
|Ensure instructions/directions are precise, clear, and are understood by all
who take part.|
|Issue a spare map and compass in case of emergency.|
|First Aid Kit. Well equipped and serviceable. |
| Whistle. Pea type best.
|Flashlight/Torch. Issue with full set of spare batteries/bulbs.|
|Survival Bag. To act as an emergency shelter, as well as for suspect cases of
| Correct type for the job|
|Well packed - nothing hanging from it. |
| Framed (inside or out) with hip
|Line with plastic bag to make extra waterproof. |
| Pack soft items against
|Small items - knife, gloves, whistle, sweets, etc., in pockets or under lid.
Note that squirrels will eat though pack to get at snacks if left unguarded. |
Waterproof clothing near to top when packed.|
|Fuel and stoves away from food in strong NYLON bags in an outside
pocket. (fuel, etc., can
GOOD PACKING IS AN ART - PRACTICE IT.
"With careful packing and a sensible route, time given for rest,
rhythmic pace, carrying a Rucksack can be a satisfying experience."
TO AVOID PROBLEMS.
|Too Heavy. |
|Attempting too much before mind and body are ready for it.|
|Walking too fast. |
Going downhill too fast. |
| Wearing too many clothes. |
| Straps badly fitted. |
or unbalanced load.|
- Sleeping Mat.
- Packed Lunch.
- Thermals if required.
- First Aid Kit.
- Cooking pots.
- Spare clothing.
- Sleeping bag.
- Framed rucksack.
- Hip strap
Winter or Cold Weather/Mountains
2 Thermal Top.
4* Pullover (Not too heavy)
5* Fiber pile jacket (This
could replace 3 & 4)
8 Thermal trousers.
10 Heavy loop pile socks worn over thinner socks.
11 Waterproof boots.
13* Waterproof jacket, trousers.
* Critical Items.
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