If you are on this page you must have an expedition coming up soon. Hopefully you’re pretty excited... you should be! Get ready for an amazing experience...
On the left of this page you’ll find various links with essential information to help you prepare for your expedition. Please, please, spend time getting properly prepared for your expedition: I promise you - it will make all the difference.
There are two kit lists, one for bronze and one for silver (for Gold kit list go to open gold centre page). You use the same kit list for the practice and the final expedition, however for silver check how many you are walking for for the practice expedition as you may only be walking for 2 days for the practice and then 3 days for the final so you will need different amounts of food.
D of E participants in NPT also get a 10% discount in GO outdoors in Swansea. You just need to download the sheet of discount cards on the left and print it off an cut one out to get the discount. All the store will need to know is which D of E gorup you are in and the name of your D of E leader.
It is essential you also read the 'how 2 pack exped rucksack' document, if your bag isn't packed right then the assessor won't let you start the exped.
Also read the food advice document (food 4 B&S) to ensure you have the right food.
Remember your kit will be checked by an Expedition Assessor before you leave for the expedition, if you don't have the right equipment properly packed then they may not let you do the expedition.
Also get together in your expedition team and sort out who is going to carry what. There is no point in all of you taking a tube of toothpaste or a can of deodorant for example. You’ll also need to split up the group equipment, things like: tents, stove and fuel for the stove. Decide who is going to take what. The tent will split into the inner part, the outer part and the poles and pegs.
If you borrow kit from either Neil or your school you must return it DRY and as you borrowed it or you will be charged. This is really important as we have lots of groups using our kit in quick succession and we don't have time to sort out, clean and dry all the kit between groups. So if you don't do it then it means then other people will lose out... If you borrow kit from Neil then you must pay a £20 deposit per person that will be refunded once the kit is returned clean and dry, if you forget to bring £20 then I will take your mobiles as a deposit instead!
Ok, that’s the nagging over! Most importantly, be ready for the challenge of a lifetime: you will have an unbelievable time and a sense of achievement that you will cherish for the rest of your life - just keep imagining the finish line!
And remember... ENJOY IT!