What to bring

Read below for a list of everything you need to bring


Afternoon & One-day events

You’ll need the following items:

  • Hat, sunscreen and shades
  • Wet /wind/cold weather protection eg gortex jacket, fleece, umbrella
  • Insect repellant
  • Packed lunch & snacks
  • 2L Water bottle
  • Comfortable closed-toe hiking, trekking or sports shoes
  • Swimmers & towel
  • Seating – there will be times we’ll be sitting on the ground. If this is uncomfortable for you, you may like to bring a small cushion, blanket or low fold-up stool
  • Small day-pack to pop all these into

Retreats two days and longer

You’ll need all the items above as per afternoon / one-day events plus:

  • Tent, bivy bag, or tarpaulin (plastic sheeting to tie to trees or lie on to keep dry)
  • Sleeping Mat eg Thermarest
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Basic toiletries
  • Rope / string
  • 1 working whistle
  • Compass
  • Ritual offering (could be tobacco, a handful of rice grains or something that resonates for you)
  • Basic clock / time piece with an alarm (to switch phone off for 24 hours)
  • Camping plate and/or bowl
  • Tin or plastic mug
  • Fork, knife, spoon
  • Enough toilet paper for yourself
  • 2x black bin liners
  • Water containers – minimum 2 litres + 1 litre
  • Head torch with full batteries
  • Basic first aid kit (including pain killers, plasters, bandages etc.)
  • Warm clothing and clothing to change into – two layers of everything
  • Comfortable clothes for stretching/yoga activities
  • Waterproof layers (jacket & trousers)
  • Extra layers for warmth at night
  • Beanie and gloves
  • Spare shoes in case of rain
  • Socks to change
  • Backpack (max 65L)
  • Ingredients for ‘Master Cleanse’ – lemon, maple syrup, cayenne pepper

What not to bring

Remember, you can leave these at home:

(Ok – you can bring your notebook and pen)

But definitely leave these:


(Don’t worry, they’ll be waiting for you upon your return)

I look forward to seeing you in the wild!

Join WithNature for articles that explore our connection with nature and invitations to events and offerings.

Join WithNature, an invitation to relationship. Let me in