Packing your kit

This will be checked at the end of the test when you leave. It should take you no longer than 20 minutes to pack

You have to carry/transport your kit 300m, with one hand free to open and close gates etc.

Kit should be neatly and safely packed - everything should be securely fastened making sure nothing will fall off when you are walking or travelling.

Important parts of the kit should remain dry (i.e. clothes, sleeping bag, food) Wet items should be separated from gear that needs to remain dry. Be able to explain how you would adapt the packing of the kit if it's raining (a wet pack).

Suggested Kit List

Your kit should be systematically packed to allow you to put up your tent easily and quickly when you arrive at the next campsite

Your torch and first aid kit should be readily available.


  • Tent. Don’t forget your pegs and a small mallet.
  • Clothes, including waterproofs.


  • Sleeping bag, sleeping mat


  • Cooker, spare fuel/gas bottle and matches or lighter.
  • [Plumbers heatproof mat to put under your cooker to stop the grass burning]
  • [Heat proof silicone mat hold hot pans and use as a pan stand (£1 in Poundland)]
  • Pots/pans or wok
  • Plates, bowl, mug
  • Cutlery – make sure this includes a sharp knife to prep your veggies
  • Food,
  • Seasonings, herbs, spices
  • Small chopping board – you can make one from an ice cream tub lid – cut it to fit inside your largest cook pan
  • Water Bottle


  • Washing up bowl
  • Washing up kit – scouring pad, washing up liquid, tea towel
  • [Clothes pegs to peg out tea towel to dry]
  • Washing kit including towel
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Plastic bags for rubbish (also for protecting your clothes and sleeping bag from getting wet in a rucksack).


  • Fire Bucket
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Head torch/torch,


  • Rucksack / drybag(s) / barrel(s) to pack it all in!


  • CCY Membership Card (vital) and ‘Fundamentals of Good Camping’ book
  • Menu