Kit list

The list below serves as a general guideline and exact requirements may differ from hike to hike.

A short hike will use very little from the lists, while a 5 day hike will use a lot more. If you wish to get a spreadsheet packing list, which also doubles as a weight calculator, email John from the contact page.

Information extracted from the Cumhike group.

General Clothes First aid kit
  • Camera & extra batteries / memory sticks / film
  • Candles
  • Lighter or water proof matches
  • Map of area
  • Pocket knife
  • Sack-liner
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bin liners (for waterproofing)
  • Compact shovel
  • Small torch & batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof rucksack liner
  • Bathing costume
  • Gloves
  • Hiking boots & spare laces
  • Adequate rain gear
  • Scarf
  • Shirts
  • Socks (woollen)
  • Shorts
  • Spare shoes
  • Sun hat & woollen cap
  • Towel
  • Tracksuit
  • Underwear
  • Emergency blanket (space blanket)
  • Crepe bandages
  • Elastic bandage (snake bandage)
  • Eye drops
  • Anti-inflammatory cream / Deep Heat
  • Pain killers / Anti Inflammatory tablets
  • Imodium or Charcotabs
  • Disinfectant
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal medication
  • Plasters & scissors
  • Needle & thread
  • Vaseline
Food Kitchen Toiletries
  • Cheese wedges & butter
  • Coffee / tea & sugar
  • Cremora
  • Cup-a-soup
  • Dehydrated food
  • Energy bars
  • Powdered energy drink
  • Pasta & sauce
  • Spices
  • Tuna
  • Vienna’s
  • Cooking pots
  • Cutlery
  • Dish cloth
  • Scourer
  • Washing liquid (bio degradable)
  • Garbage bag
  • Gas stove with spare canister
  • Mug or cup
  • Plate or bowl
  • Sealable plastic container
  • Deodorant
  • Sunblock
  • After-sun lotion
  • Moisturiser
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Tissues
  • Soap (bio degradable)
  • Personal Hygiene items