The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a great youth charity which helps young people fulfill their potential and prepares them for life and work. The charity works with thousands of young people providing a programme of activities that promote development and build confidence between the ages of 14 and 24.
The programmes are based on Bronze, Silver and Gold award schemes, for which each one requires four to five types of activity to be completed. These activities include volunteering, physical activity, developing personal skills and working away from home with others (gold only).
A fantastic activity which also forms part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is ‘Expedition’. This requires the individual to plan an adventurous journey in the UK or Abroad which can be challenging, but is very fulfilling for the young person and helps promote self confidence. We stock a variety of D of E approved brands and equipment which the young person will need to complete their trip – So we decided to create a collection to show the best items for anyone looking to complete this aspect of a Duke of Edinburgh Award.
You can find all of these products and more at www.simplyhike.co.uk
Vango Banshee 200 Tent - Pine Green
Vango Venom 200 Sleeping Bag - Volcano
Lifesystems Camping First Aid Kit
Vango Trek Self Inflating Mat
Trangia 25-1 GB UL Cooker with Gas Burner
Lifesystems Windproof and Waterproof Matches
Life Venture Camping Bowl
Life Venture Camping Plate
Life Venture Titanium Cutlery
Life Venture Stainless Steel Bottle 800ml
Explorer Trek GTX Walking Boot
Bridgedale Mens Woolfusion Trekker Sock
The North Face Mens Paramount Peak Convertible Pant - Asphalt Grey
Berghaus Mens Paclite Pants - Short Leg
The North Face Terra 65 Medium Rucksack - TNF Black
Wayfayrer Camping and Hiking Food - Various Meals
Light My Fire Spork
Light My Fire Fire Steel Scout Edition
Petzl Tikka 2 Head Torch - Grey
Recta Elite Compass
Berghaus Map Case - Black
Rite In The Rain Universal Maxi Notebook - Side Spiral
Lifesystems Mountain Lite Whistle - Orange
Other items which are useful include:
Ordnance survey map
Phone charger - perhaps solar powered Snacks
If you have any other tips for kit to take with you please feel free to comment below!