Comprehensive weekend trip gear list

This list contains everything committee members take with us on weekend trips. Obviously delete for yourselves as appropriate, but this may be useful for those of you who forget things or don't know what to pack.

Hiking Gear and General Clothing

  • Walking boots
  • Socks
  • Walking trousers - not jeans!
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Rucksack
  • Drybags (to line your rucksack or sufficiently thick bin liners)
  • Water bottles / platypus / flask
  • Woolly hat
  • Gloves
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Sufficient underwear (+ a couple of spares in case you get wet)
  • Thermal top (obviously time of year dependant)
  • T-shirts (synthetic for walking in)
  • Suitable jumpers (e.g.: fleece)
  • Bag for all your extra kit
  • Sleeping bag
  • Roll mat (Hut dependent)
  • Survival bag
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Buff or similar
  • Trainers for evening and journey up
  • One set of normal comfy clothes for the journey up and evening
  • Belt
  • Pyjamas

Toiletries etc.

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturiser
  • Lipsal/Vaseline
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Glasses / Contacts and solution
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair bobbles & pins
  • Wet wipes (infinitely useful in every situation
  • Towel
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Soap / Shower gel
  • Personal medication (painkillers for hangover?)
  • Earplugs (useful if you have a snorer in the room)
  • Eye shade
  • Tampons etc.


  • Lunch for each day hiking
  • Any snacks for the journey up
  • Snacks for the hike (e.g.: chocolate raisins)


  • Phone & charger
  • Camera (with charged battery and a memory card)
  • Preferred tipple for evenings
  • MP3 if owned for the bus journey
  • Compass and whistle (mainly for leaders but if you have one bring it)
  • Money!