Kit List

Typical Kit Contents
The kit list is below. There will be a kit check at registration where you will have to show each of the items form the mandatory kit list below

Mandatory Kit 

  • Road Book(s) (Supplied by us) 
  • TrackTrail GPS Tracking device (Supplied by us)
  • Day pack or vest – max 10l suggested 
  • Sleeping Bag (you should ideally look for something that weighs less than 500g)
  • Headlamp with spare batteries 
  • Backup light source (lighter weight torch) 
  • Compass (lightweight Silva watch compass acceptable) 
  • Mobile Phone (Bring your charger and label with your name. We will transport it during the stages, and you can recharge your phone at camp every night) – 
  • Whistle – (built into backpack versions are ok) 
  • Survival blanket or bag – 
  • Blister Kit (no specific contents but you will be expected to manage foot care issues yourself. (We recommend Leukotape, sterile needle (and small amount of thread), dressings, alcohol wipes). We suggest reading Jon Vonhoff’s book “Fixing your feet”.
  • Personal medication and admin pack (toothbrush etc)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Shorts or tights
  • Tshirt or long sleeve shirt
  • Trail Shoes. If you wish, we will allow you to swap shoes at camp each day
  • Socks
  • Hat (lightweight fleece suggested)
  • Gloves (lightweight acceptable)
  • 6-stage food supply. Minimum 2000kcal per day 
  • Eating Utensil (Spork)
  • Hydration System or bottles. “Capacity” to carry 2l, but you choose how much to carry. (A roll-up Platypus is extremely lightweight and useful to carry extra water not in your main bottles)

Suggested / Optional Items

  • Rollmat / Thermarest / Balloon Bed (You won’t sleep well on a cold floor, so one of those is highly recommended)
  • Warm top / down vest for cold evenings/mornings
  • lightweight cup/mug – to drink tea/coffee from
  • lightweight travel towel
  • Earplugs (if you sleep light. You might get a tent with a snorer!)
  • Camera
  • Spare socks
  • Full leg cover, waterproof if forecast is poor
  • flip-flops or light hotel slippers
  • Separate GPS Device if you wish
  • Insect repellent for Kielder midges (Picaridin and Lemon Eucalyptus or DEET are best)