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Additional Equipment Tuesday, 1 Jan 2019 - Thursday, 31 Dec 2020

Please complete the form below if you require additional equipment for an upcoming School Camp or Duke of Ed Expedition. Please only use this form if you have already completed your registration and online Medical Form.

Please ensure your order is placed no less than 24 hours prior to the start of your program to allow us to prepare your equipment.

Equipment ordered below will be labelled and distributed to participants by Somerset Staff on arrival at Camp.

Please note that equipment ordered through this form is non-refundable, so please choose carefully before proceeding.

Headtorch - Black Diamond Gizmo 360degrees Adventurer 2.5 - perfect for camp and Duke of Ed, offering more comfort than a foam mat, lightweight, anti-fungal foam, blue colour, stuff sack, velcro strap and repair kit, 183cm x 51cm x 2.5cm, (rrp $89.95) Somerset Price * $79.95 *


Student Details

If your school does not appear in the dropdown, please select 'Other'. If your Award Unit is not your school please select 'Other' and list the details.

Program Details

Hire Equipment

Please note: There are no refunds on hire equipment orders, so please be sure of your purchase. You can place orders via the Somerset Store up until midnight prior, unless stated otherwise.

Hire Options for School Camps

Somerset is able to provide sleeping gear (sleeping bag and mat) for hire. This sleep gear will be available for participants to collect at the start of camp from their Group Leader.

Somerset is able to provide a range of equipment for hire, including tents, sleeping gear and rucksacks. This equipment will be available for participants to collect at the start of the expedition. Please note if you intend to share a tent, the other party must also check the tent hire box as the hire fee is per person, not per tent.

Hire Options for Duke of Ed Programs

SPECIAL OFFERS - Purchase Equipment

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoThe Duke of Ed Starter Pack ($180) - A saving of over $20!
Head Torch / Water Bottle (1L) / Rain Jacket / Foam Mat / Travel Towel / Map Case / Compass / 1x Back Country Freeze-Dried Meal (flavour selected upon arrival from Lamb, Chicken, Beef & Vegetarian options)
See below product listings for pictures of the included items.

Purchase Equipment

Somerset is able to offer good quality outdoor gear at affordable and often discounted prices. Our gear has been specifically selected to well-suit our programs. Any gear purchased will be labelled with the student's name and will be ready for the student to collect from their Group Leader upon arrival at camp.

Not sure what you need at this stage? You can come back later and order via the Somerset Store or via the Additional Equipment section on the School Camps and Duke of Ed pages. You can place an order for any equipment up until midnight prior to the program, unless stated otherwise.

Black Diamond Cosmo - batteries incl. (please bring your own spares – requires 3 AAAs), lightweight 86g, up to 200 lumens LED, 6 diff. lighting modes, up to 130 hour run-time on low lumen setting, (RRP $64.95) Somerset Price * $49.95 *

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoNalgene 1 Litre Bottle - assorted colours, leak-proof and extremely durable, wide-mouth, BPA-free, dishwasher safe - Great for camp and after! (rrp $19.95) - Somerset Price * $18.50 *

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoThe 3 Peaks Traveller - with hood, lightweight, waterproof (seam-sealed), breathable, Ripstop polyester fabric, stuff sack for easy storage, assorted colours, (rrp $70) Somerset Price * $59 * Please click below for further info. and a size guide.

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Somerset Rainjacket Information

Product Details

3 Peaks Rainon Traveller Rainjacket

Fabric Outer: Ripstop woven Polyester - strength that is waterproof, breathable and comfortable.

Fabric Inner: fully lined, mesh upper, taffetta sleeves & lower section

Features: all seams sealed, adjustable velcro elastic cuffs, reflector piping, tuckaway hood, packs into own poket, comes with storage bag, draw cord hem for additional waterproofing, internal security pocket, easy access zipped pocket, heavy duty zip, waterproof storm flap, reinforced studs.

Comments: The Traveller is a versatile jacket that is ideal for camp and everyday use. It is light weight and packs away to a small size.

Sizing Guide


  Small Medium Large XLarge
Height cm 160-170 170-175 175-180 180-185
Chest cm 85-90 90-95 95-100 100-105
Arms cm 66-73 73-81 81-86 86-90


Colours: we purchase raincoats in navy blue, royal blue and bottle green. Which colour is which size? This varys regularly - your coat will be one of these 3 colours!     

Further Information

Please have your child/ward try on the jacket when it is handed-out at camp. If the size is incorrect we can swap prior to the programme. No size exchanges can be made after this.

For a useful Fact Sheet on choosing a raincoat Click Here

IMG 0274rainjacket specsrain waterproof

Headtorch - Black Diamond Gizmo200cm long x 50cm wide x 10mm thick.A mat is needed for insulation from the ground and for comfort. A perfect and inexpensive option for camp. Purchase a sleeping bag below and get the mat for just $9.95!

Headtorch - Black Diamond Gizmo 360degrees Adventurer 2.5 - perfect for camp and Duke of Ed, offering more comfort than a foam mat, lightweight, anti-fungal foam, blue colour, stuff sack, velcro strap and repair kit, 183cm x 51cm x 2.5cm, (rrp $89.95) Somerset Price * $79.95 *

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Somerset Self Inflating Mat Information

Product Details

360 degrees Adventurer 2.5

Outstanding comfort along with lightweight versatility 

Tapered mummy shape, anti-fungal foam, brass valve, repair kit, velcro strap and stuff sack.

A more comfortable alternative to a foam mat.

How do they work? A layer of foam is sandwiched inside an air tight outer with a valve. When the valve is opened the foam expands and sucks air into the mat.

Instructions for Use 

To inflate:

Step 1: Check the ground for any sharp objects that could damage or puncture the mattress. Unroll mattress and lay ­at on the ground you have checked.

Step 2: Undo valve anti-clockwise and allow air to be drawn in, in­flating the mattress.

Step 3: Once fully in­flated, close valve clockwise. If extra ‑firmness is required, blow extra air into the open valve, then close valve with mouth still on valve.

To deflate:

Step 1: Fully open valve anti-clockwise

Step 2: On a ­flat surface, roll the mattress up towards the open valve – expelling air through the valve

Step 3: Once rolled up close the valve clockwise to prevent more air from being drawn in. Unroll the mattress and fold in half. Roll the mattress up a second time toward the closed valve. This second roll will force more air up towards to valve end, once you are close to the valve open it again to expel the ‑final amount of air.

Step 4: Close the valve again, and use the supplied Velcro strap to keep the mat rolled up tight.

Caring for your Mat

It is not recommended to store your mattress rolled up in its storage sack for long periods. For maximum performance of your self infl­ating mattress, store the mattress fully expanded with the valve open. This allows any moisture from your breath trapped inside to escape and dry out during storage. Storing the mattress fully expanded will maintain the memory of the foam, this allows the full potential of the foams’ expanding power when it is self infl­ating the mattress.

To clean your mattress, inflate the mattress and ensure valve is closed. Use a mild soap and warm water to spot clean dirty areas, rinse with fresh water and air dry out of direct sunlight.

ALWAYS ensure mattress is dry before storing.

KEEP AWAY from any open ­flames, sparks and embers

DO NOT use an air pump or compressor to infl­ate the mattress. 

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The Oztrail range of SLEEPING BAGS provide excellent insulation performance, and at our discounted price offer a quality investment. All come with compression sack.
*Special* - add a foam mat for just $9.95 when you purchase a sleeping bag - select below!
MICROSMART 360Versatile and Warm | minus10degrees | cocoon hood | rectangular-tapered | compact & lightweight pack size | 1.8kg | can be fully unzipped open flat | greater wriggle & foot room | rrp $199.95 – our price $120.00
TREKSMART 3Maximum Warmth for Minimum Weight | BEST FOR EXPEDITION AND DUKE OF ED | minus10degrees | cocoon hood | mummy shaped (snug fit) | compact & extra lightweight pack size | 1.6kg | rrp $179.95 – our price $90.00 - OUT OF STOCK
LAWSONEconomical and Practical | minus5degrees | contoured hood | rectangular design | comfortable soft touch material | rrp $89.95 – our price $69.95

Headtorch - Black Diamond Gizmo Oztrail or Sporttrek - 100% cotton, keeps sleeping bags cleaner. Good in summer with unzipped bags, and helps insulate in winter. The liner comes with a carry bag.

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoThermal Tops are 3 Peaks Polypro, long sleeved with crew neck AND Thermal Bottoms are typical long-johns. All thermals are black colour, 100 % polypropylene, durable, fast-drying, perspiration-wicking, comfortable, lightweight, breathable, perfect for warmth-layering at camp. (rrp $35) Somerset Price * $24.95 * Please click below for further info. and a sizing guide.

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Somerset Thermal Information

Product Details

3 Peaks Peak Polypro

100% Polypropylene fabric has been specifially chosen for its next to skin warmth and comfort. 

Durable and fast drying, polypropylene naturally wicks perspiration moisture away from the skin to help stay dry and comfortable during outdoor activity. Retains the body's natural heat.

Long-sleeved crew neck top and long john pants.

Comfortable, lightweight and breathable. Close-fitting with free movement.

Sizing Guide

  Small Medium Large
Height cm 160-170 170-175 175-180
Chest cm 85-90 90-95 95-100
Waist cm 70-75 75-80 80-85
Hip cm 90-95 95-100 100-105
Arms cm 66-73 73-81 81-86


Further Information

Please have your child/ward try on the thermals when they are handed-out at camp. If the size is incorrect we can swap prior to the programme. No size exchanges can be made after this.

Top Tips - How to layer clothing for warmth

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Headtorch - Black Diamond Gizmo Pack-towel - lightweight, compact, absorbent, micro-fibre, fast drying, large -size 50 x 100 cm, blue or green colour. This towel is perfect for camp and can be used after for sports, the gym or in the car.

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoOz Trail Blue Tongue - 2L water bladder inside small backpack. Reservoir - 2L, BPA-free, anti tear/microbial/fungal, silica gel bite valve, insulated tube, wide filler opening, bladder can be removed and used inside a full rucksack when hiking. Pack - assorted colours, adjustable waist belt, contoured air-flow adjustable shoulder harness, multiple zippered storage pockets, reflective strips, padded back. Great for camp and after.

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoKarrimor Urban 30L Capacity Daypack. Padded back and straps, adjustable buckles, organiser pocket, reflective detail and bungee cord. Colours - true blue or black. RRP $49.95 - *Somerset Price* - $39.95

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoSunscreen and Insect Repellent - Cancer Council Sport 50+ 110ml. Bushman Heavy Duty 75g ($29.95)

Purchase Equipment below this point is best suited to our Duke of Ed Programmes

 Karrimor Cougar 70L Rucksack The Karrimor Cougar 70L is 600 Denier Polyester; reinforced with 420 Denier High Density Nylon. Has a 'SA2' back system for on-the-back and one-the-move adjustable shoulder, hip and chest straps. Complete with side compression, expansion side pockets, 2 lid pockets and a rain cover.

We highly recommend this rucksack to get you through all levels of the Duke of Ed!

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoWater/UV/Freeze proof. Protects maps from creasing and the elements.

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoFor use with navigation on all expeditions.

EXPEDITION EATS - Meals, Mugs, Plates & Cutlery

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoFREEZE DRIED MEALS - Main-size Back Country Meals. Just add hot water from your trangia cooker, stir, wait 10 mins and dinner is ready! RRP $11-12 - Somerset Price * $8.90 * Please click 'read more' for more info and details about preparation, ingredients, allergens, etc.
Please note: These meals are suitable for dinner meals only - lunch needs to be able to be eaten cold.
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Somerset Freeze Dried Meal Information

Product Details

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Back Country Freeze Dried Meals

Back Country Cuisine is a range of uniquely convenient food dishes designed especially for the outdoor adventurer. BCC uses the finest ingredienst to provide outdoor adventurers with nourishing, sustaining and tasty meals.  

(These meals are suitable for dinners only, as on Somerset expeditions the trangia stoves are not routinely setup and used at lunchtimes)


The flavours typically available at Somerset are below. (Flavours may sometimes vary due to availability)

The different flavours will be available at camp for students to select from before they set out on their expedition.

  • Honey Soy Chicken - a sweet and spicy blend of rice, chicken and vegetables (contains soy, sulphite)*
  • Chicken Alfredo - a tomato infused pasta with succulent chicken pieces (contains milk, gluten, soy)*
  • Beef Teriyaki - an eastern style dish of beef, rice and vegetables in a soy flavoured sauce (contains soy, sulphite)*
  • Cottage Pie - a tasty mix of savoury mince and veggies topped with potato (contains milk, soy, sulphite)*
  • Lamb Fettuccine - a delicate sour cream sauce over noodles, tender lamb and vibrant vegetables (contains gluten, milk, soy)*
  • Roast Lamb and Vegetables - oven baked lamb with mint gravy, veggies and potato mash (contains milk, soy, sulphite)*
  • Vegetarian Stirfry - a veggie medley with egg, infused with honey soy flavours on a bed of rice noodles (vegetarian) (contains egg, milk, sulphite)* 
  • Creamy Carbonara - italian style fettuccine and veggies in a cheese and mushroom sauce (vegetarian) (contains, egg, milk, gluten, sulphite)*

Please note:

  • *Manufactured on premises that proces gluten, dairy, egg, soy, fish, tree nuts, sesame and sulphite products. An allergen management program is implemented to store allergen products separately and ensure thorough cleaning between product lines. No added MSG (mono sodium glutamate E621) but glutamate products may be present from other processed ingredients. Please visit the Back Country website for further information on ingredients, allergens, etc - see the link below. 
  • in support of Somerset's 'nut aware' policy, we source meals that do not contain nuts/peanuts.
  • all meals are classed as halal

Easy Steps to preparing your Tasty Dinner - and you'll only need a spoon to eat it!

  1. Tear open pouch at the side perforation
  2. Pull open the base and stand upright
  3. Pour in the indicated quantity of boiling water. Stir thouroughly with your spoon, ensuring all the dry ingredients are wetted and lifted from the bottom of the pack.
  4. Reseal ziplock closure. Let stand for 10 mins.
  5. Create a bowl by tearing along the lower perforation.
  6. Eat and Enjoy!

freeze dried 

Further Information

These meals are suitable for dinners only, as on the expeditions the trangia stoves are not setup and used at lunchtimes. 

For a useful fact sheet on meal and food suggestions for Duke of Ed Click Here

For further information on Back Country products please visit the Back Country Cuisine website

meal flavours

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoSea to Summit X-SET Plate and Cup - Lightweight, folds/collapses flat, BPA-free silicone, comes in a mesh pouch. rrp $36.99. *Somerset Price $35.00 & comes with a FREE Spork!*

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoSea to Summit Delta Plate - lightweight, durable, thumb-grip, steep side-walls, BPA-free. Use as a plate or a bowl! *Somerset Price - $9.50*

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoSea to Summit Delta Mug - lightweight, durable, cool grip rim, 473ml, BPA-free. *Somerset Price - $9.50*

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoSea to Summit Delta Camp Set - plate, bowl, mug and cutlery, BPA-free. Comes in a mesh pouch. rrp $34.99. *Somerset Price - $30*

Headtorch - Black Diamond GizmoSea to Summit Delta Spork - a spoon, knife & fork in 1! Lightweight, durable and space saving. *Somerset price - just - $3.50*

Headtorch - Black Diamond Gizmo360 Degress Set - plate, bowl, mug and cutlery, BPA-free comes in a mesh bag. Lightweight and strong, made from polypropylene *Somerset price - $18*