Packing List

You need the following equipment during a Character Weekend. Don't forget anything, and don't bring any more than what is listed below.

Equipment Guidelines: Your backpack should weigh only 15 kg, not including 3 litres of water (that you must also bring and carry with you). At the start of the weekend, you will be given an extra 5kg which consists of food and extra equipment. So make sure you can carry a 20+kg load over extended distances! 

Other (unnecessary) kit like cameras, phone, etc. will be held for you so that you’re not distracted during the weekend (so don’t even bring it!) For each team two mobile phones are available in sealed emergency package per team (only in case of emergency). Make sure that these phones are charged correctly!

Equipment Tip: Try to borrow items you do not already have, usually participants only use them once, so purchasing could be a waste of money.

Packing List


  • Hiking Backpack (min. 50 ltrs)
  • Waterproof cover

(packed in a waterproof/resealable bag)

  • Medical Aid Card
  • ICE numbers


  • Sleeping bag (warm: 0 to -5 ℃)
  • (iso) Sleeping mat
  • 2 persons tent (portable)


  • Toiletries as you need (Nb. 'poop' shovel, medicines/toilet-paper)
  • Flashlight/Headlight
  • Bible (required!)
  • Sunblock Cream
  • 10 meters parachute chord per team


  • Hiking boots/Shoes
  • Socks (3 pair)


  • Trousers, outdoor/survival
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Sweater/fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear
  • Fleece scarf
  • Gloves
  • Hat, cap
  • Water- and wind- proof coat
  • Sunglasses


  • Mess tin (vark pan)
  • Mug
  • Knife, Spoon, Fork
  • Water bottle
  • Scourer (for cleaning)
  • 3 litre water
  • Camping Gass Stove(2 people can share)