Weekend Hike Training – Well Done!

Well done to all those that went on the hike training at the weekend. The weather was perfect for it, if a little too cool in the evening. Everyone worked really hard and got the job done, so give yourselves a pat on the back.

Hopefully, everyone learned something as well and also now has an idea of what is required to plan and carry out a route with all your kit on your back.

Now that you are back home in the dry you need to do the following as soon as possible:

  1. Get all your kit out and wash / dry it.
  2. Get all the CAG loaned kit out:
    • Get the tents out, hang them up, dry them, clean off any mess and rubbish and check for damage. If there is any damage you will need to make repairs if possible.
    • Trangias: need an almighty clean up. Brillo pads are brilliant and will take off most if not ALL of the gunk that is on them. Don’t worry about scratching the non stick pans, they won’t be damaged by the pad. Just get scrubbing and make them sparkle ready for the next users.
    • Sleeping bags & mats: they need to be dried out by hanging. Remove any marks with a damp cloth and make sure they are dry before putting away.
    • Rucksacks: we need to know which of the ruck sacks have been eaten by mice. When you return them please can you show any mouse damage. All packs need to be cleaned with either a damp cloth or a stiff brush first.
    • Map cases, maps and compasses: all need to be cleaned, any route markings removed and folded back together.

All kit needs to be returned on the first meeting back (Tuesday Feb 26th).

Let us know if you have any questions!

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