Northumbria Explorer Kit List

Personal Gear - Camping:

Roof tent or ground tent, there are good reasons for either

Sleeping bag & pillow
Good quality 3/4 season bag

For ground tents, Thermarest or airbed - comfy and pack small

Cooker & Cooker Fuel
Personal preference - Calor and Camping Gaz is widely available
Cutlery & Crockery - a small Thermos is handy
Washing up bowl etc. Ortlieb folding bowl - strong and pack small
Wash Kit

Personal Gear - Clothing:

There is a vast array of quality expedition clothing available at most good outdoor shops. Modern technical fabrics are excellent, providing warmth, comfort, breathability, etc. Layering is the best principle. Long sleeved shirts and loose fitting trousers are ideal when the sun is very hot. Don't forget a hat and sunglasses, and always wear sun-screen if we're lucky to get fine weather. You'll need a fleece as it can get cold in the evening later in the year. Stash a waterproof coat in your vehicle in case of rain and wellies might be a good idea if we've had a lot of rain. Good trekking shoes are best during the day. 


Please ensure your vehicle is in sound mechanical condition before you depart on the trip. If possible have it serviced and thoroughly inspected to ensure everything is in order. This list is only a guide. As I am sure you can appreciate I am not able to carry spares to cover every model so please bring what you feel may be necessary. Further advice is available on request.

Auxiliary Drive Belts
Coolant Hoses
All Oils
Tool kit
Fire extinguisher x 2
Bulb Kit
Warning Triangle x 2
Tow Rope
Jerry Cans
Hi-Vis vest
Spare Keys

Any other items you feel are relevant to your vehicle.