Essential kit for Forest School practitioners

  • Clothing – waterproof coat, trousers, warm layers, socks, waterproof boots, a winter hat, a summer hat.
  • Fire-lighting – fire strike, tin for tinder, dry store for firewood, fire gloves.
  • Tool use – small penknife, loppers, pruning saw.
  • Camera
  • A reflective journal
  • Paracord or rope and essential knots information laminated.

Our favourite extras

  • Storm kettle
  • Wheelbarrow or trolley
  • Laminated nature ID charts


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