Personal field equipment

Safety in the Field

  • Required Footwear

    • Hiking boots or hiking shoes with good grip, support, and protection.
    • Certain classes may require a secondary type of footwear, of which you will be made aware in advance.
    • Failure to have suitable footwear may result in being excluded from certain field localities.
    • Merino wool socks are advisable for their moisture wicking properties and will aid in the prevention of blisters.
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    Equipment Footware
  • Recommended Clothing

    • Range of clothing for all weather conditions
    • Waterproofs/rain gear
    • Sun protection (e.g., wide-brimmed hat, bandana, buff/snood)
    • Sunglasses with 100% UV protection
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    Field Clothing
  • Other Field Equipment

    • Water bottle/hydration pack (minimum 1 litre/32 fluid oz capacity)
    • Backpack (daypack)
    • Personal medications and first aid kit, including blister care
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • Specialised equipment may be required on certain courses
    • Some participants have found walking poles beneficial
    • A camera, binoculars, and compass-clino can be useful
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    Field Equipment