Updated Oct 2018.

Individual & Team Clothing and Equipment

Refer to Ten Tors Equipment Standards for acceptable standard.

Each participant is expected to have:

Category Items Guidance
Rucksack With separate waterproof liner. The weight carried should be no more than 1/3rd of the individual’s body weight and up to a maximum of 13.6 kilos (30lbs).
Walking Kit Base layer

Mid layer – shirt or synthetic sweatshirt or microfleece



Boots giving ankle support

Base Layer – Ideally wicking to remove perspiration

Mid Layer – Made of substantial material with long sleeves.

To be wind resistant and ideally quick drying. Leggings/track suits/jogging trousers are not acceptable.

Good quality walking socks not sports socks

Worn in and in good condition.

Poor weather
Jacket with hood
Over trousers
Hat x 2
Robust and capable of keeping the wearer dry under very wet conditions over an extended period.
Recommended to provide additional waterproofing.
Not fingerless and ideally waterproof.
Warm hat covering ears and sun hat preferably with brim.
Spare Clothing
(To be packed in a waterproof bag(s))
Base layer
Mid layer – shirt or synthetic sweatshirt or microfleece (Long sleeves)
Thermal layer – Substantial fleece or Softshell.
Thermal layer.

Recommend carry more than one spare pair of Socks.

Sleeping Kit Sleeping mat
Sleeping bag (in waterproof bag)
Large, heavy duty bag to carry wet tent
Thermal insulated and body length carried in a waterproof bag.
To provide good insulation with a Lower Limit rated down to -2 C or less, comply to European standard EN13537 or limit -2C or less to comply with EN23537. More help Cabot Scouts supply the tent but you have to carry it and it may be wet!
Rations & Water Food: 1 1/2 days
Emergency rationsEating container, utensil & mug
Matches and toilet paper
Water: 2ltrs
Water sterilisation (For 48 hrs & in date)
Meals: 2 x lunch (Sandwiches etc, they will not be stopping to cook) day 2 sandwiches must not be Meat.  Peanut Butter, Jam etc is fine, 1 x Evening Meal (hot) Wayfarer type main meal and plus a pudding, 2 x B’fast (hot), only 1 Breakfast needed when we leave on Saturday Morning.  Nibbles & Snacks to eat whilst walking.  Meals must be labelled.
Emergency rations (high energy foodstuffs (nuts, dried fruit, mars bar etc & an instant hot Chocolate drink) to cover extra night on moor, clearly marked and in sealed bag.If platypus/camel back used, a robust 1 litre water bottle in addition to manage water sterilisation is recommended. Be aware of purification time with system used.Note: When we leave on the Friday you are expected to have eaten before hand.
Personal Survival Kit Watch
Survival Bag
Personal First Aid kitPocket knife/tool
Notebook & pencil
Head TorchPersonal Medication if needed.
At least two per team. Baseplate min 10 cms.
At least two per team.
All team members to be aware of distress/response signals.
All participants to be aware of how to use.
Contents: handwash, blister kit, insect repellent, sun cream, pain relief tablets & personal medication as required.Waterproof paper preferred.
Spare batteries for all head torches including LED.If inhalers are used you will need 2 of each type.
Cooking Cooker
Cooking utensils
At least two per team.

Stuff to leave in the minibus for the end:

(To be packed in a small rucksack/holdall with name tag – to be left in minibus)

Category Items Guidance
Spare Clothing Change of clothes

To be packed in a small rucksack/holdall with name tag – to be left in minibus

A complete change of warm clothing, including a warm jacket and underwear, Socks and trainers/shoes

Towel Towel Towel & Deodorant
Bag Plastic bag for boots
Food Snacks and drinks Snacks and drinks

Team Equipment. Each team must carry: (supplied by Cabot Scouts)

Category Items Guidance
Maps & Compass Minimum 2 At least one Dartmoor Training Area Map1:25,000 (GSGS 6500 Edn2) and civilian map, all marked with RBNA, CROW Access Land, river crossings & SC/CP.
Tent Tent x 2 (minimum) + pole repair kit Shelter for 2 – 3 per tent.
Toilet Trowel Recommended for use if toilet facilities not available (lightweight plastic suggested).
First Aid Pack x 2 Contents: 6 plasters, 1 wound dressing, cleansing wipes, 1pr latex gloves, Zinc Oxide tape (2.5 cm wide), 2 x triangular bandages and safety pins, 2 x Melolin gauze dressings and 1 pr blunt-nosed scissors. All Team members to be aware of content and use:
Hi Viz surcoats x 2 For use when crossing or using roads. Bands alone do not provide enough visibility.
Mobile Phone One per team. For emergency use only. TM to seal in opaque bag issued at Registration.