Equipment Lists

Equipment List (Competitor)

  • Well tried and worn in strong footwear/running shoes
  • Comfortable backpack
  • Mobile phone & spare, charged battery
  • Identification and a little emergency cash
  • Glow sticks and reflective tape for night walking
  • Water (at least 1 litres)
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Whistle & string
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • First Aid kit (personal) including anti-chapping cream, cloth sticking plaster or blister pads, elastic bandage etc.
  • Folding scissors or penknife (to cut plasters etc)
  • High energy snacks inc. chocolate, dried fruit, glucose tablets
  • Plastic bags to keep clothes dry
  • Wool/fleece jumper x 2 (non cotton)
  • Warm pants for night walking
  • Beanie & gloves
  • Spare socks
  • Spare T-shirt if hot
  • 2 Torches & Batteries
  • Map marked with Operation Flinders Challenge route & checkpoints

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Equipment List (Support Crew)

  • Changes of clothes for different conditions, such as shorts, t-shirts (long & short sleeve) or thermal shirt if wet/cold.
  • Spare socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Spare shoes (lighter shoes for last 2 sections)
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Fleece jacket and spare beanie
  • Dry towels
  • Wash bowl & soap
  • Spare map
  • Torches with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Lots of water & soft drinks
  • Hot food (sweet, savoury)
  • Hot drinks
  • Snacks including glucose tablets, biscuits, chocolate, salt snacks, hot food and fruit.
  • Full first aid kit plus massage cream & sunscreen
  • Blankets and space blankets.
  • Deck chairs for sitting around, and for your tired competitors.

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