I've just returned from four days in the Brecon Beacons, working with Marlborough College on a life skills week for 180 fourteen year old students. My small part in this enormous logistical exercise was to run two 2-day hill walking expeditions for twelve of them at a time.
We were wild camping in remote mountain campsites with no facilities so we had a carry all of our equipment in our rucksacks. Despite being given a packing list, many of the students failed to being essential items or brought inappropriate items and learnt the hard way from their mistakes or laziness. There is nothing like experiential learning to drive the message home!
I was asked many times over the course of the trip 'What's in your bag then?' and so I thought I'd share the contents of my rucksack here, so you can see what I need to survive 48 hours in the hills.
In addition I would be wearing Boots, Thick Socks, Underwear, Lightweight Trousers and a Wicking Top.