Recommended Kit List

Survival Kit

Recommended Kit List

The list below is a general kit list for most courses. Please note the special additions or omissions specific to your course (see course details).

  • sleeping bag - ideally a 3 season rating
  • hiking boots or similar
  • waterproof jacket
  • woolly hat and gloves
  • spare warm clothes
  • torch, spare batteries and bulb
  • cooking pots and utensils
  • mug, plate, bowl, cutlery
  • basic toiletries
  • Insect repellent

Food and Drinks

Open fires are available for hot drinks and cooking, so bring an appropriate pot, ideally one which can hang over the fire. Although wild foods are often part of programmes, unless stated they will largely be an addition to what else you may bring. Water is available from large containers brought in each day.


On most occasions we are happy for people to bring knives, however it is important that they are of reasonable quality, sharp and used/ stored safely. Woodland Survival Crafts reserves the right to limit the use of knives to an individual/ group if it feels the safety of other people or property is at risk.

Important Notice

On nearly all courses you will be in a woodland environment, cooking on open fires. It is therefore quite possible to burn, stain, or otherwise damage your equipment. Woodland Survival Crafts can take no responsibility for the condition of your, or anyone else’s, equipment. If you are unsure about the suitability of any equipment you may wish to bring, please ask.