Gearlist for Mountain Ventures

We’re heading to Wicklow next weekend so in order to BE PREPARED you have to have the following.

backpack

Essentials:
Hiking boots
Two changes of clothes
Good waterproof raincoat with hood
Rain trousers or gaiters
Several pairs of thick socks
Warm Hat & Gloves
Thick jumper
Survival bag
Whistle
Toiletries
Sleeping bag
Water bottle
Torch (with extra batteries)
Emergency rations (a few bars or sweets)
A few black bags (for lining your rucksack if it rains)
Necker

Optional Gear (if you have it):
Map of Wicklow (Discovery Series 56 or 62)
Compass
GPS
Pen knife
Camera
Gaiters
A deck of cards