Over Night Bushcraft Course Kit List

You will need the following equipment if you are booked on to one of our over night courses:


Must Have

Waterproofs: As we all know, the wonderful British weather can be unpredictable, and with the nature of the courses that we provide means that we continue rain or shine, so be prepared for all weathers! The ability to stay dry is essential, especially in the colder months, so make sure you have a reliable set of waterproofs with you. Also, be sure to have suitable footwear – walking boots are recommended, ideally ones that will keep your feet warm and dry.

Suitable Clothing: Your clothing should be hard-wearing, warm and comfortable. We advise you go for several layers of clothing to allow maximum versatility, so you can add or take away layers depending on the conditions and activity, and they need to be suitable for the outdoor activities you will be doing.  Jeans are not recommended, as they can be cold, restrictive and very slow to dry. Outside of the summer months we recommend a woollen hat, and in warmer weather, we advise you to bring a sun hat or cap of some sort to help against sunburn/heatstroke.

Medication: We do have a comprehensive first aid kit in the woods with us. However, if you have medical needs that mean you need to take any form of medication, can you please bring enough to cover your stay (plus spare in case of any losses). In addition, please make sure that these are in a clearly labelled waterproof container. If your condition is serious ie heart condition, type 1 or 2 diabetes, acute allergies, asthma etc please let us know in confidence, just in case of emergencies. We want you to be safe during your course, and to get the most out of it!

  • Water bottle
  • Knife, fork, spoon -or a ‘Spork’ and cooking spoon
  • Plate
  • Cup
  • Bowl
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insulated sleeping mat
  • Torch with fresh batteries & two spare sets
  • Wash kit & towel
  • Whistle
  • Antibacterial wipes/soap
  • Small first aid kit (plasters, bandages, headache pills etc.)
  • Spare changes of clothing
  • Notebook and pen
  • Snacks

If You Like

Tools – If you have your own bushcraft knife and small folding saw and you wish to bring them along then please do. Our instructors will give them the once over to check that they are safe and suitable for the tasks taught on the course. You will not need to bring an axe as all axes are provided, should they be needed.

Tarp – If you have your own and want to use it great! If not, we have one you can borrow.

Hammock – If you prefer to sleep in the woods with a hammock, then please feel free to bring it along.


If you are on a self catered course, then you will need to bring the appropriate amount of food for the duration of the course. Do not under estimate how much food you will need. We do have grills and some pans for you to use if you wish. You can also cook over the campfire.

If you are on a catered course, then please let us know of any food allergies or requirements ASAP.

If you have any queries or would like more details about what you need to take, please contact us, we will always be happy to advise.