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Adventurer Level Campcraft Journey
EquipmentWhat you need to take will depend on the area, climate, distance and a range of other factors. The lists below are a guide only and you should adjust it to suit the hike you are planning. Keep your own notes on what works and what doesn't. Take particular notes on items you forgot to take (remember next time) and things that you don't really need.
Some simple rules
Your PackA framed pack will enable you to carry all your gear with the minimum of discomfort, and it is essential that a pack fits properly and is comfortable. Your pack should have wide shoulder straps and a firm, padded hip belt. If you do not have access to a proper pack, there are a number available for hire – contact the Regional Commissioner for Scouts for details.
Packing your GearPack all your gear into your pack. Don't leave anything hanging on the outside. It may fall off and get lost and will probably rattle and jiggle about annoying both you and your companions.
Packing foodPack dry foods in separate zip-lock bags. Use small plastic containers for wet foods like margarine and honey. Put the plastic containers in a good plastic bag to catch any accidental leaks.
How heavy is your Pack?Your full pack with all food and gear included should not weigh more than 20% of your normal body weight.
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