Preparing for Skin
While at Dragon Skin you will be
camping for three nights and spending the day hiking through the forest doing
activities. Teams must be fully self sufficient, while the terrain is generally
not too hard you may encounter prolonged rainy and cold conditions for which
your whole team must be prepared.
VOCs can be up to 10 KM apart.
During the day you will make your way to various activities and although it is
entirely up to you how many activities you do, you could end up walking quite a
You must spend the entire event
together as a team, you cannot split up for any reason. You need to get along
with each other. Teamwork does not always come naturally, you need to listen to
each other, and consider what each member of your team has to say. When you
decide on a course of action, such as how to do an activity or where to walk to
next, do it together and then support each other in implementing it, if the
idea isn't working stop together and discuss the problem again.
What to take with you
You must carry all your personal
and team equipment with you all weekend.
There are some Compulsory Items
you and your team must have, see the equipment list.
PACK LIGHT! Keep you pack's weight
to no more than 20% of your bodyweight, this may affect how team items are shared
amongst your team.
Whatever you do, don't just let
mum and dad pack for you!
KEEP DRY! Line your pack with a
strong plastic garbage bag, and put your sleeping bag in a separate bag. If you
put anything like a tent on the outside of your pack, put that in a plastic bag
This is up to you but you must be
adequately prepared for wet and cold conditions and be able to camp outside a
VOC independently of help.