Gears & Preparation

Selected personal protective equipment for being in a range of situations at a Forest School in Singapore

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Weather: Hot and Dry
(Objective: Prevent Heat Exhaustion, Ease of Movement, Prevent Mozzie Bite)

In the hot weather condition in Singapore, the following items are the recommended PPE suitable during a Forest School program

Airy Clothes –
For Parks and Open area, to prevent hear exhaustion from the heat and sun.

Tights and Long Sleeve Clothes –
For Forest and Trek area, to prevent mozzie bites and cuts from branches and vines.

Footwear Advise-
Shoes should be worn in the forest and trekking environment, being barefooted in the park, open field will be good for the feet

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Weather: Wet and Rainy
(Objective: Prevent catching cold from being drench, Prevent excessive slips, Prevent Mozzie Bite)

In the wet and rainy condition in Singapore, the following items are the recommended PPE suitable during a Forest School program.

Normal Dry Fit Clothes and Shorts –
For Parks and Open area, to allow for quick dry when the clothes are wet.

Tights and Long Sleeve Clothes –
For Forest and Trek area, to prevent mozzie bites and cuts from branches and vines.

Footwear Advise-
Shoes should be worn in the forest and trekking environment, being barefooted in the park, open field will be good for the feet

 

In both conditions, small bag pack with water bottle, mozzie repellent, personal medication, cap/hat, poncho , a set of change of clothes and 2 ziplock bag should be carried at all times. It is advisable to put on dark coloured clothings to allow for easier washing time and effort at home (We understand the pain of muddy laundry for the mommies and daddies who have to do the laundry)

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