What personal equipment do members use?

What personal equipment do members use ?

People require our assistance in all types of terrain, seasons, weather conditions and times of the day. It is therefore imperative that each member has the proper clothing, equipment and food to contribute positively to search activities. Effectiveness requires that the searcher remains safe and comfortable at all times. Proper equipment ensures that the team can concentrate on finding the missing person or object rather than taking care of improperly equipped members.

The below is a typical equipment list required for operational members of the team. We provide each member with around £200 worth of personal equipment for use during membership.

Provided by HANTSAR

  • Hi-vis Class 3 jacket
  • ID badge
  • Red polo shirts
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Softshell jacket
  • First aid kit contents

Personal equipment

  • Walking boots, waterproof
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Rucksack/belt kit etc.
  • Good quality Silva type compass e.g. Ranger 3
  • Good quality torch with spare batteries LED type bulb
  • Spare torch and batteries
  • Water
  • Note book (A6 size is ideal), pens, pencils.
  • Snack food e.g. cereal bars/mint cake
  • Whistle
  • Personal First Aid kit
  • Mobile telephone
  • Gloves, gardening type
  • Knife/multitool
  • Map case or similar