Walk Kit List: What I’ll Be Taking On My Expedition

Emily Woodhouse Big Adventures, Gear

Arrgh! All the Tors is finally coming together and I’m leaving on Saturday! This week has been a weird mix of normal life, catching up from 2 weeks in Ireland and talking to the press. Not something I’m used to!

One of the biggest questions has always been… will it all fit? Will I be able to carry everything I need for 11 days on Dartmoor and be completely self sufficient. Well so far it looks promising. I haven’t bought the food yet, but everything else looks like it’ll go nicely. Excellent.

As per my usual kit list posts, here’s what I’m taking, split into manageable sections with pictures (no spot the odd one out this time!)

Bags & External

  • Vango Sherpa 60L + 10
  • Rubble sacks
  • Gaiters – Outdoor Designs
  • Boots – Zamberlans


  • T-shirt
  • Baselayer – Helly Hansen Merino
  • Trousers – Kilipi
  • Socks x3 pairs – Darn Tough & Berghaus
  • Underpants x 5
  • Waterproof Trousers – Berghaus
  • Waterproof Jacket – Mountain Equipment
  • Hat – Rab
  • Gloves – Rab Latok
  • Buff
  • Fleece – Berghaus
  • Belay jacket – Rab Photon jacket


  • Sleeping Mat – Alpkit Numo
  • Sleeping Bag – Mountain Equipment
  • Long johns
  • Tent – Vaude Lizard
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Torch


  • Stove – Primus Eta Lite
  • Gas – Primus
  • Lighter
  • Spork

Other Equipment

  • 1st Aid Kit
  • Steri tabs
  • Pen knife
  • Camelback
  • Hard water bottle
  • SPOT Tracker
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Gorilla Pod
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream
  • Paper and pencil
  • Map
  • Compass
  • Spare batteries
  • Whistle
  • Hairbrush & ties
  • Watch
  • Spare laces
  • Route card
  • Emergency contact details
  • Personal medication
  • Trowel


  • Food
  • Emergency jellybabies

Okay, I haven’t bought these yet. I’m going to the shops on Thursday. You can see my post about food for expeditions to get an idea about how much I’m taking. I’ll post a picture of the monstrous amount of food in a heap on social media, then fill it in here.

EDIT: Here is is!!

  • 11 x Firepot XL meals
  • 2 boxes of fruit oatcakes
  • 2 peshwari naan
  • Poppy and sesame seed crackers
  • Sports mix
  • Jellybabies
  • Cashew nuts
  • Loads of fruit snacks
  • Chocolate coated hobnobs
  • Penguins
  • Chewee Bars
  • Morrisons flapjack bites
  • Peanut butter
  • Porridge breakfasts (with sultanas)

Wish me luck!

P.S. If you’d like to show your support for my challenge, please donate at www.justgiving.com/all-the-tors-challenge to help buy my Mountain Rescue team waterproof jackets!