Bushcraft course Kit List


Your clothing should be suitable for the season, during cold months multiple thin layers are better than one thick layer. You should also bring a spare set to get changed into. Please wear natural colours to improve your chances of spotting wildlife.

Suitable clothing

  • Waterproof jacket & trousers
  • Full finger gloves
  • Woolly hat during colder weather
  • A Sun hat is recommended during spring, summer and autumn courses.
  • Sensible footwear, these should be warm, waterproof and provide ankle support. 3 season walking boots are ideal during the Autumn, Winter, and Spring. 2 season are suitable through the Summer.

Hydration and Cooking

  • A minimum 1 litre water bottle, this can be an empty squash bottle.
  • If the day course does not include lunch then please bring food for Breakfast if required, lunch & Evening Snacks. We recommend quick meals to cook over the own camp fire / stove e,g pasta and sauce.
  • You may bring your own Camping Stove
  •  x2 Tea/coffee/dried milk/sugar Snacks
  • Knife, fork, spoon, bowl & mug These should be of a sturdy construction e.g. metal or plastic.
  • Bring all of your kit contained in one rucksack, for guidance a 45-55 litre rucksack should suffice for 2 overnight courses.

First aid and Personal medication

  • (e.g. insulin, ventolin etc)
  • Personal first aid kit should include plasters, anti-bacterial wipes, insect repellent, UV protection, and a small bandage.

Sleeping bag

  • For overnight courses, we would recommend a 2- 3-season sleeping bag throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn, and a 4-5 season sleeping bag during the Winter.
  • Roll matt/insulation mattSleeping system-Tent/Basha/Hammock etc
  • Cleaning equipment (A household sponge and biodegradable multi purpose soap are ideal)


Personal hygiene kit

  • This should include as minimum toothpaste, toothbrush, anti-bacterial wipes, and toilet paper.

Extra considerations

  • Torch & spare batteries A head torch is ideal, as it will leave your hands free to practice your bushcraft, but a head torch is not essential, any form of torch will suffice.
  • Pocket notebook & pencil with eraser for making notes

In the interests of safety

If you have purchased any extra kit that you wish to try out over the course then please do feel free to bring this with you to try out, however we would respectively request you to consult with one of our instructors prior to use in order for us to assess the suitability of such items (e.g. knives, fire lighting equipment etc).

Bushcraft uk wilderness living skills will provide all other equipment, and materials. Some of this equipment is available via our website shop.

Please note this list covers all of our courses and is just a guide for you for the particular course you are booking.

If you have any queries please contact us