Knockree Hostel Weekend – Gear List and Info

Hi all,

We will be heading to Knockree this weekend and staying in the hostel. We will be meeting on Friday at 6.45pm, travelling to Knockree and heading out on the hills on Saturday. We will be staying in a hostel but everyone will need lots and lots of warm clothes and rain gear (rain coat with a hood and rain trousers). At the moment the forecast is “thick cloud cover with a couple of showers”

As discussed with the scouts – Mobile phones will not be needed, mobile coverage is very limitied. any Scout’s phones will be collected by leaders at the start of the weekend.

We are aiming to be back at the Den on Sunday at 12pm.

The full gear list is below:

  • Neckerchief
  • Full raingear (Trousers, and Jacket with hood: Must be water proof
  • Warm Clothes
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Hiking boots
  • Towel
  • Wash gear
  • Eating Utensils (Cup, plate, bowl, knife, fork, spoon)
  • Water bottle
  • Torch – preferably a head torch with spare batteries
  • A rucksack to put it all in
  • Plastic Bags

Bring the following if you have it:

  • A penknife (if you have permission from your parents)
  • A basic first aid kit
  • Flint & Steel
  • Compass
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