Packing Guide for
Vist Our Webshop for Bushcraft kit
Our sister company HuskyGård sources all our bushcraft and outdoor kit. They stock up on all kit we and you will need. So let them or us know what you'd like to see in their shop.
If you want to purchase kit in connection with a VaraVild course or event you will get special prices from them!
Kit needed for the course
Bushcraft is not about stacking up on expensive kit. In fact it is about leaving the kit behind and realizing you can do without.
Still, you will need to bring some basic kit:
- small day sack
- warm sleeping bag, make sure it is suitable for the season!
- insulated sleeping mat (no inflatable air beds etc!)
- suitable outdoor clothing and a spare set including waterproofs*
- wellies or hiking boots
- lightweight tent or similar shelter**
- hat, cap or bandana
- woolen hat
- cutlery (knife, fork, spoon or spork), mug, bowl and plate
- water bottle
- personal medication
- wash kit and towel
- good insect repellent
- small first aid kit
- head torch with fresh batteries & 2 spare sets
- notebook and soft lead pencil
* Outdoor clothing:
Outdoor clothing should be sturdy, comfortable and comprised of several layers to allow for maximum versatility. Jeans are not suitable as they are cold, restrictive and slow to dry.
**Lightweight tent or similar shelter:
You will need a sleeping system that can be closed or has fine mosquito netting and is water proof such as a lightweight tent, bivi bag or a hammock and tarp. If you inform us in advance you can buy a hammock and tarp system from us (See "Sourcing of bushcraft related kit" below).
Regarding cutting tools (knifes, saws, etc.)
Cutting tools are very important in bushcraft while at the same time being dangerous. If such tools are needed during the activity they will be provided by us. You are allowed to bring your own bushcraft related cutting tools such as a knife, folding saw etc. However, this is not a requirement. Saws etc. may only be used if authorized by the guides. You are never allowed to bring and use axes during this course.
Sourcing of bushcraft related kit
We can source many of the items you may need for the course at a special price via our partner HuskyGård. Contact us if you are interested in certain kit or packaged kits even if you can not currently find it in their web shop.