Travel Kit Guides


The following kit guide has been designed by Expedition Media and its members with experience in this challenging environment. Personal and technical equipment is listed which can make your adventure more comfortable and help achieve your goals on location.

Please note: All Expedition Media Travel Kit Guides are based on a three week expedition. Some items will need to be re-packed for travel, according to travel regulations .

Day Sack

Quantity Item Tick
1 Personal day sack - rucksack with light air mesh back system - 25 litre.
1 Passport/ID (or copies of important documentation) keep in waterproof bag.
1 Emergency contact list (laminated).
1 Communications kit: Sat Phone/Mobile/VHF Radio Handset.
1 Basic First Aid Kit (incl. silver survival blanket).
1 Headwear & additional protective clothing
1 Iodine drops/water purification kit.
3 Isotonic hydration packets.
1 Compass & map.
1 Pen knife/Leatherman.
2 Few days supply of medication (such as malaria tablets).
4 Energy bars/snacks.
1 Head torch (+ spare batteries).
1 Antisceptic hand gel.
1 Toilet roll/wet wipes
1 P20 (one application) suncream.
2 Spare clothing layers
1 Spare gloves
1 Spare Hat
2 Hot Water bottle (place in sock to prevent freezing)

Main Kit Bag

Quantity Item Tick
1 Rucksack/Holdall (85+ litre) waterproof.
1 Passport/ID (include copies of important documents - air tickets/filming permits etc).
1 Personal medical supplies (Including malaria tablets).
1 Wash kit (Include foot powder, Dettol soap & wet wipes).
1 Travel towel (large).
1 Thermal underwear.
4 Pairs of underwear.
4 Pairs of liner socks.
4 Trekking socks (heavy weight).
1 Pair of lightweight trousers - loose fit (Expedition Media highly recommends the Bear Grylls range by Craghoppers).
1 Fleece jacket.
1 Lightweight fleece.
3 T-shirts.
1 Mountain bib (ie. salopettes).
1 Down jacket (with hood).
1 Waterproof jacket, wind stopper with hood.
1 Snood/Balaclava.
1 Headwear & light weight fleece gloves.
1 Ski/Waterproof gloves.
1 Dry bag 22-litre (with clothes for travel home).
3 Karabiners (various sizes).
2 Bungee cords (heavy duty).
1 Paracord (approx. 10 metres).
1 Pair of mountaineering boots (fleece lined).
1 Snow shoes/Crampons.
1 Tent booties.
1 UV protective sunglasses (neck tie for glasses).
1 Ski goggles.
1 Tent.
1 Sleeping bag (4 Season).
1 Camping mat.
1 Camping stove & lighter/matches/firestick.
1 Insulated mug & eating utensils.
1 Food treats (such as: tea bags, marmite & tabasco etc).
1 Spare torch (+ batteries).
1 Roll of gaffer (Duck) tape.
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Choosing the right kit is crucial if you are going to operate effectively in tough environments for any length of time - trust me - I have learnt that the hard way!

Bear Grylls (Mountaineer, Adventurer, Presenter)

Top Tips

Spread the risk!

Divide your medical supplies into two dry bags in case of loss or damage to the bag.

Make photocopies of important documents and keep separate from originals. It is always worth having all those documents scanned and emailed to yourself so copies can be downloaded if internet access is available.

If carrying your main kit bag while trekking, have a practice run at home for an hour, fully loaded - this allows time for adjustments before you are on location.

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