Ten Tors 45 mile

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Event  

2012

2012 45-mile team
45-mile team - Oakhampton camp at dawn

Training  

2012

Easter camp: Sunset at Sittaford Tor
Easter camp: Sunset at Sittaford Tor

Easter camp: Drying out near Burrator Reservoir
Easter camp: Drying out near Burrator Reservoir

Ten Tors training - relaxing on Great Links
Ten Tors training - relaxing on Great Links

Ten Tors training, route planning
Ten Tors training, route planning

45 mile training, North Dartmoor
45 mile training, North Dartmoor

Kit Minimum Compulsory Equipment and Clothing for the Ten Tors Expedition  

  • Blue – Supplied by you
  • Red – Supplied by School

Each TEAM must have: -

  1. Instructions for Teams Participating in Ten Tors (FTT5)
  2. A Route Card (FTT 8B)
  3. Two Dartmoor Training Area maps (GSGS 9295 Edn 9-GSGS)
  4. A Manned Locations Map (FTT12)
  5. Team Identification Panels (2 large 2 small)
  6. ID wristbands per team member

Team Equipment Provided by Team Members

Each TEAM must have: -

Item Quantity Comments
SILVA type compass 2 Rule: base plate to be at least 10 cms.
Torch 2 Rule: Normal filament torches are to have a minimum lens diameter of 3.5 cms; torches employing LEDs are to have a minimum of 2 x LEDs.1 LED is acceptable if the  LED if over 1 watt.
One torch per tent group plus spare batteries.
First Aid Kit 2 Recommendation: should include Band-Aid strips (6 cms wide), Zinc Oxide plaster (2.5 cm wide), 2 x 10 cm wide bandages, 2 x triangular bandages, 2 x Melolin gauze dressings, antiseptic wipes, blunt-nosed scissors, pain killers, Calamine cream, insect repellent, sunscreen. Individuals to carry blister treatment. All Team members to be aware of contents of First Aid Kit.
Food 2 lunches,
2 main
meals
1 breakfast
Rule: at least 1 main meal must be hot. Gas cartridges must be of the self sealing type, (single pierce cartridges are not acceptable)

Recommendation: Meals to be individually wrapped and labelled for easy identification.
Tent x 2 Rule: to provide complete shelter for the entire team. Bivvy bags are not accepted.
Tents are to be either of standard design (waterproof flysheet, non-waterproof inner and waterproof groundsheet) or a single skin waterproof design with built-in waterproof groundsheet.

Individual Equipment

Each PARTICIPANT must have: -

Item Quantity Comments
Rucksack 1 Rule: to have a separate waterproof lining, no larger than 65 litres and a maximum loading of 35 lbs.
Waterproofs 1 jacket
1 trousers
Rule: jacket to have an attached hood. Both garments to have taped seams and to be of robust construction; these must be capable of keeping the wearer dry under very wet conditions over an extended period.
Warm headgear 1 Rule: should cover ears and top of head.
Footwear 1 pair Rule: to offer ankle support and have a Vibram-type sole and must be in good condition.
Gloves 1 pair Rule: to offer protection to the whole hand, fingerless style gloves are not acceptable.
Sleeping bag 1 Rule: to be in a waterproof bag. Should have temperature rating to support user down to comfort of 0 degrees Celsius.
Water containers 1 Recommendation: All water carrying systems are acceptable providing that they are serviceable; platypus type with a separate hard bottle provides an effective system, total capacity of 2 litres.
Whistle 1 Recommendation: Team members to be aware of distress and response signals.
Water sterilisation tablets 48 hours supply Rule: to be in date, iodine or chlorine
Recommendation: To be carried in a rucksack pocket to be quickly accessible.
Survival bag 1 Rule: of body length and manufactured from heavy duty plastic (garden fertiliser bag material thickness). Aluminium space blankets are NOT acceptable. Team members to be aware of method of use.
Sleeping Mat 1 Rule: Rolled or folded, thermal insulated and of body length. If carried on outside of rucksack to be in a waterproof bag. (Mr Guy has spares if you don’t have your own)
Reserve Food Pack 1 Rule: for emergency use only and to be individually wrapped and labelled. To contain a hot drink, high energy foodstuffs enough to sustain user for an additional night on the moor.
Clothing
Socks 2 pair Recommendation: Duplicate of set normally used when walking.
Base layer 2 Recommendation: Wicking type preferred; i.e.made from a synthetic material: Cotton T-shirt is the acceptable minimum for base layer but not preferred.
Mid layer 2 Rule: Long sleeved and of substantial material. Recommendation: Micro fleece top; A thick rugby shirt, or sweatshirt are the acceptable minimum.
Trousers 2 pair Rule: To be robust and to be wind resistant. Typical acceptable standard is Army style light-weight green trousers. Tracksters will ONLY be acceptable if EACH pair is accompanied by a set of thermal trousers.
Insulation layer 2 Rule: Heavy weight fleece or synthetic insulation jacket with full length zip. 2 lighter jerseys (e.g. Mid layer) can be substituted in lieu of 1 thick "fleece jacket" or "synthetic insulation jacket".

N.B.

Rule: Half of the above Clothing is to be wrapped in a waterproof bags as "Spare Clothing"; both halves of clothing are to be of similar standard.

Recommendation: All spare clothing should be in separate substantial waterproof bags and clearly labelled with contents. Freezer Ziploc bags for food are very good for this purpose.

Use of Mobile Telephone

EACH TEAM IS AUTHORISED TO CARRY ONE FULLY CHARGED MOBILE TELEPHONE. IT IS TO BE SEALED IN A WATERPROOF BAG AND IS TO BE CARRIED BY THE TEAM LEADER. IT IS TO BE USED IN EMERGENCY ONLY AS INDISCRIMINATE USE WILL LEAD TO THE TEAM'S DISQUALIFICATION.