Spring is the perfect time for getting outside. Walking, hiking, camping… what ever your activity we want you to be prepared for all weather conditions and environments! We have listed our recommendations and advice to make sure you don’t leave out those vital pieces of kit.
For walkers, it is important to keep the weight you’re carrying down to under 20% of your body weight, but factor in your body strength and stamina.
These are our recommended 10 essential survival items to keep in your daypack at all times whenever heading out into the wilderness.
- Navigation – Map & compass
- Hydration – Carry two full bottles
- Nutrition – Always have some extra food
- Illumination – Torch, spare batteries
- First aid kit
- Insulation – extra clothing layer
- Repair kit – needle/thread, tape, multitool
- Sun protection
- Mobile phone
- Emergancy whistle
A pack or bag
A pack or bag is a personal thing and everyone has their preferences. We have designed the KitBrix Day Pack for the outdoor adventurer. Designed using heavy duty, wipe clean tarpaulin we wanted to develop a ‘quick grab and go’ bag that looks the part and holds up in all conditions. Read the full Day Pack spec here
Always pack clothes you can layer.
- Avoid cotton – if it gets wet, you get colder
- Find clothes with lots of pockets
- Clothes take up the most space in your luggage, so don’t pack too many!
Minimise toiletries spillage disasters by storing everything in resealable plastic bag and keep to a minimum.
- Toothbrush and travel toothpaste
- Biodegradable soap
- Laundry kit – To wash your clothes on the go
- Pocket size tissue packs
Don’t forget to carry your most important documents
- Journal, pen
- Passport (if needed)
We have designed a downloadable kit list to keep you prepared at all times to do the sport you love best. Make sure it's practical and accurate. Slip in to your KitBrix lid to keep safe. You can even use a non-permanent marker on the pocket cover to tick off items. Download here